NY Daily News called out for epic front-page fail, absurd ‘AR-15 made for murder’ column

Ah, the New York Daily News’ “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment, and all to advance a ghoulish gun-grabbing agenda.

Today’s front page announced “Same Gun, Different Slay” (classy) and blared “Maniac used ‘Newtown’ weapon” and “AR-15 made for murder.” But as Twitchy reported, the FBI says Navy Yard shooting suspect Aaron Alexis used two handguns and a shotgun, not an AR-15 rifle.

Inside the paper is Mike Lupica’s column, “AR-15 is the rifle for the ‘sport’ of hunting humans.”

And here’s the completely inaccurate caption of the first photo in Lupica’s imbecilic column:

Before Aaron Alexis took an AR-15 rifle into the Washington Navy Yard on Monday and shot 12 dead before turning the gun on himself …

Some people called out Daily News opinion editor Josh Greenman.

Greenman revealed that Lupica’s opinion pieces fall “on the news side.”

It’s been hours since the news broke that Alexis didn’t use an AR-15 in his deadly rampage. But like Piers Morgan, the Daily News hasn’t gotten around to issuing a real correction or retraction for its monumental fail. The paper did finally add this finger-pointing paragraph to the online version of Lupica’s column:

The FBI’s assistant director in charge of the Washington Field Office said Tuesday that gunman Aaron Alexis acted alone in the Navy Yard shooting that killed 12 people and added “we do not have any information” that an AR-15 was used. Mike Lupica’s column was written Monday when The Daily News and The Associated Press among many others reported, using reputable law enforcement sources, that the shooter Alexis had used three weapons including an AR-15.

The inaccurate text of the column remains the same, including “Aaron Alexis took an AR-15 rifle into the Washington Navy Yard on Monday and shot 12 dead.”

Ladies and gentlemen: That’s “real” journalism.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

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