In the immediate aftermath of the Washington Navy Yard shooting on Monday, it was widely reported the killer, Aaron Alexis, used an AR-15 rifle during the massacre. Investigators have since confirmed there is no evidence to suggest Alexis used an AR-15 – and the stories that he had legally purchased the rifle earlier in the week proved to be false.
“He didn’t have one. He didn’t buy one. He didn’t use one,” Glenn said on radio this morning.
On radio this morning, Glenn played a compilation of news reports that insisted an AR-15 was used in the attack. “He didn’t have one. He didn’t buy one. He didn’t use one,” Glenn said.
The range of falsity propagated by many in the media is pretty remarkable. It looks like, in this situation, the desire for a pro-gun control narrative trumped the actual reporting of the facts.
Perhaps there was no greater offender than the anti-gun advocate Piers Morgan, who offered this oddly specific (and false) gem: “He was armed with an AR-15, another rifle and semi-automatic glock. I believe he used the AR-15 for most if not all of the shooting. That gun was legally purchased.”
Hear all of the clips below: