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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Melts Down After Spreading Fake News About AR-15 Purchase

Posted by M. C. Fox on February 21, 2018

So people apparently still watch Clinton News Network even if they aren’t trapped in an airport.

This guy doesn’t even try to come up with a decent lie. It is not as though talent and resources for telling whoppers aren’t readily available.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/02/21/cnns-chris-cuomo-melts-spreading-fake-news-ar-15-purchase/

CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the anti-Trump pundit who hosts CNN’s failing morning show, spread fake news about a gun purchase and then melted down after he was called out for it.

The story Cuomo retweeted is titled “I was able to buy an AR-15 in five minutes — I’m 20 and my ID is expired.” But the headline is completely false. The young man did not buy the weapon or go through a background check. So he did not buy an AR-15 in five minutes. He did not buy an AR-15 at all.

An accurate headline would read “After Five Minutes of Window Shopping a Clerk Offered to Sell Me an AR-15” — but that is not a story, that is a diary entry.

Nevertheless, the anti-gun Cuomo, who identifies as an objective journalist, retweeted this fake news, and was eventually called on it by Chet Cannon: “Hey, Chris Cuomo 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.”…

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