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CNN faced backlash this week after it published an article that sought to cast doubt on footage the the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released of weapons that it found inside Al-Shifa hospital after special forces commandos raided the Hamas-controlled hospital.
The far-left network suggested that Israel may have “placed” weapons at the scene where they allowed reporters to record what they found.
Fox News correspondent Trey “Yingst is shown a bag located behind an MRI machine inside the hospital with two AK-47 guns visible on top of it,” CNN reported. “However, the IDF video filmed earlier shows only one AK-47 gun. It is unclear where the second AK-47 gun came from and why it is not visible in the earlier IDF clip.”
“It is possible the weaponry was removed from the scene and replaced prior to the news crews arriving,” the report added. “However this does not explain why more guns are visible when the press arrive than in the original IDF video.”
The IDF slammed CNN’s report, saying that more weapons were displayed in the follow up news coverage because “more weaponry and terrorist assets were discovered throughout the day.”
“Suggestions that the IDF is manipulating the media are incorrect,” it added. “We are acting with full transparency whilst maintaining the safety of our troops and operational readiness.”
David Harsanri, senior editor at The Federalist, mocked CNN by posting a photograph of a display that law enforcement officials set up of a major drug bust.
“CNN analysis: Feds might have rearranged coke,” he wrote.
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) November 18, 2023
“Fair enough. From here on out, CNN reporters go in first,” said political commentator Stephen L. Miller.
“No way? They arranged the Hamas weapons found at the hospital (linger on that for a moment) so the media could see and photograph the cache as easily as possible,” said Fox News contributor Guy Benson. “That’s now being treated as ~suspicious~”
“You people are demented,” added podcast host Dave Rubin.