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Fort Hood Gaffe

November 13, 2009, 6:27 AM
The Huffington Post says the media fell hook, line and sinker for the military account of what happened at Fort Hood last week: “First, it was the ‘death’of Major Hasan, not corrected for many hours. Then, for days, the story of how a female cop brought down the shooter, even as she was receiving serious wounds. Yet I noticed just hours after the attack that scattered eyewitnesses, via the Web and Twitter, were saying that the killer re-loaded after Kimberly Munley went down. How could he have done that if she had just plugged him four times, supposedly ending the rampage? Some of those witnesses said they yelled at the second cop to shoot Hasan--which he did, and then went up and kicked his gun away. Yet for days the media rarely questioned the military's ‘official’ story of Munley as savior. The New York Times was one of many who put Munley on the front page and declared, on Nov. 7, that she was the person who nailed Hasan. Its headline: ‘She ran to gunfire, and ended it.’”
 

Fort Hood Gaffe

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