Last night we told you about Cody Davis, a 20-year-old with an expired ID who claimed he was able to buy an AR-15 in 5 minutes. The TL;DR version is that young Cody is full of it as he never went through the actual process of buying the gun, which would have entailed a background check, etc.
— Investigative Photog (@usaphotodude) February 19, 2018
Which brings us to CNN’s Chris Cuomo who is now taking some well-earned heat for retweeting Cody’s BS. Here’s Chet Cannon calling Cuomo out:
Hey, @ChrisCuomo from CNN. Saw the article you retweeted: “I WAS ABLE TO BUY AN AR-15 IN 5 MINUTES”
Did you see the part where he admits to neither filling out the necessary paperwork (which would initiate the background check) NOR purchasing the AR-15? Weird. pic.twitter.com/wLfaiKCqaM
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) February 21, 2018
Cuomo, however, defended the RT with more BS, saying “the kid’s age and lack of ID wasn’t a deterrent”:
Isn’t the point that the kid’s age and lack of ID wasn’t a deterrent? and this isn’t all gun shops. Place I bought my shotgun basically goes farther than law requires and makes judgments about whom to sell to. Point is the system should be better https://t.co/sL1j0hYtTg
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) February 21, 2018
Way to miss the point. The kid lied in the headline as he never participated in the actual “system” Cuomo wants to “be better”:
His lack of ID would have been a deterrent had he actually participated in the system.
But he didn't participate in the system. He walked into the store, asked to hold gun, took a picture with it, and walked out.
This doesn't count as "buying" to anyone. Not even you. https://t.co/cxmlmE29lf
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) February 21, 2018
Cuomo, who has over 1.2 million followers, doesn’t seem to mind sharing the false information:
Right. You're justifying sharing a false story to over a million people while screaming about "facts first". Just breathtaking dishonesty. https://t.co/AnFBw4RzLx
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 21, 2018
Nope — no apology or deletion:
Deterrent to what? There was no sale. No paperwork was filled out.
You should just apologize and delete the RT. It's a false story and your industry has enough credibility problems as it is. https://t.co/hW4nmDgJmN
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) February 21, 2018
To put this in terms that CNN people can understand, apple vs. banana:
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) February 21, 2018
The point is that the headline for that story is a complete and utter lie and that it would be breathtaking that you are defending the insipid truthiness of the complete and utter lie of the headline except you have proven to have not a single iota of intellectual integrity. https://t.co/kjTA2Q3uXB
— alexandriabrown (@alexthechick) February 21, 2018
Cuomo should stop digging. But will he?
— Mike Opelka (@stuntbrain) February 21, 2018
FAKE NEWS: 20-year-old who claims he was able to buy an AR-15 in 5 minutes … wasn't https://t.co/lFmvOzFR7q
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 21, 2018