True story!

This is CNN.

https://twitter.com/gwshark11/status/379799054328147968/

Ah, real journalism.  Why not just make the chyron text “Musket Morgan wuz here“?

https://twitter.com/AdamBaldwin/status/379817550810337282

Slight problem with the “news” that the suspected Navy Yard shooter carried a “legally purchased AR-15 shotgun”:

Good thing your gun-grabbing betters really know their stuff.

Radio host Dana Loesch mocked CNN’s snafu on her blog last night:

The network must have binders full of fact-checkers. Thanks, low-info journalists!

You’re not alone.

Luckily for CNN, the science is settled:

Some people mentioned that while the gunman wasn’t using the “AR-15 shotgun” of myth and legend, it’s possible CNN meant “AR-style shotgun.”

It’s unlikely that’s what CNN meant. The “AR-15 shotgun” language made it into the CNN report available on many news websites.

Anyone ever heard of an AR-15 shotgun? Stupidity

A photo posted by Redeye Tactical (@redeye_tactical) on

But CNN’s live-blog currently uses this text instead: “Alexis used a legally purchased AR-15 gun.”

There’s an awesome opportunity here for an enterprising gun manufacturer.

Update:

And the latest on the “AR-15 shotgun”: CNN’s Pamela Brown says the suspected shooter didn’t use an AR-15 anything.