Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"Shotgun executive terror report dismissed as ‘hoax’ as Fox stands by story." Er, ah, maybe not.

"We believe we were intentionally misled by someone who misrepresented herself not only to the news media but to two of our sources on the story, an NRA board member from Colorado and a nationally-recognized Second Amendment attorney, both of whom as recently as yesterday were standing by the story. These sources now tell us they believe they were misled by the woman. We are working on a follow-up story that will thoroughly explain what happened."
See also: Shotgun executive ‘terrorist’ arrest story in Denver may be massive hoax.
LATER: FOX News outs David Kopel as a source in the hoax story -- Woman fabricated tale of Italian gun exec. being questioned after ‘terrorist’ claim.
David Kopel, a nationally-recognized Second Amendment attorney with the Independence Institute in Denver, first told FOX31 Denver about the alleged incident Saturday. He referred us to Korrine Aguirre, who, it now appears, concocted an elaborate but false story.


Anonymous said...

If I wasn't confused before, I'm SERIOUSLY confused now. W-T-F is going on (in words of one syllable or less)?

B Woodman

Anonymous said...

This was done to discredit the pro gun rights movement. It worked too! A whole bunch of well known bloggers and others swallowed it hook, line, and sinker.