MSNBC’s Chris Hayes has been covering the story of a small explosive device that detonated outside a building housing a barbershop and the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP and aired a segment last night with an image that caught our eye:


We had no idea the damage to the building was this extensive. Note the gumball machine — not exactly what you’d expect in the offices of the NAACP.

We’ve run a Google-image search for the pic above and didn’t get any hits. Is this damage from the original explosion? Is this damage done by the police or fire department in response to the incident? It’s not clear from what little we saw on MSNBC.

We ask these questions because we don’t know how you get the damage we see above from this:

firecracker or bomb

And where was MSNBC’s photo taken in relation to the barbershop and the NAACP office?

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Tweeters continue to ask why there’s a lack of coverage of the incident by the MSM:

The FBI, along with local police departments, will hold a news conference later today to update everyone on what they know.

We’ll update this post as necessary.



Well, now. This is interesting.

After a little bit of digging, a reader has found the source of that image Hayes used. And surprise! It’s not from the Colorado Springs NAACP office at all. It’s not even from this country.

The original photo was taken outside a kebab shop near a mosque — in France:

kebab shop vandalism

MSNBC just added that fancy “NAACP BOMBING” graphic:





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