Chris Cuomo retweeted a bogus story about a 20-year-old who claimed he bought an AR-15 with expired identification and even after learning that wasn't true, the CNN host still thought there was a valuable lesson to learn.
Here’s the original tweet that caught Cuomo’s eye:
Notice it says, “I was able to buy an AR-15… and my ID is expired [emphasis added].” Like most people these days, Cuomo didn’t bother to seek out the full story which completely negated what “Cody Davis” said in his “#GunReformNow” tweet:
After he walked me through the paperwork, all five pages of it, I told him I changed my mind and wanted to think more before I bought an AR-15. He told me it wasn’t a problem and listed the store hours if I wanted to come back… It took seconds for the salesman to take an AR-15 off the shelf and begin selling it to me. If I had stayed for maybe three minutes longer to fill out less paperwork than I did for the hiring process at my school’s bookstore, I would’ve driven home with an AR-15.
But he didn’t drive home with one and it only took the salesman three-seconds to put the AR-15 Cody DIDN’T buy back on the shelf. That’s about as long as it took for Cuomo to be blasted for spreading a blatant lie:
Not so fast:
And after he was called out for the bold-faced lie, Cuomo objected and pushed for gun control like it isn't important that a "respectable journalist" pushed a false story:
No apologies necessary over at CNN even when a prominent figure at the network spreads fake news. Then again, that’s CNN’s calling card.