In Fort Hood story, are reporters rushing to press too fast?

Two stories on "fast news," and how the rush to press in the Fort Hood story may have led to major inaccuracies. ProPublica: "Remember the hero female cop who shot Hasan? Well, maybe she did and maybe she didn't." And, NYT: "Another officer, Senior Sgt. Mark Todd, 42, said (...) he fired the shots that brought down the gunman after Sergeant Munley was seriously wounded."


  1. Yes, they are rushing this story way too much. How many corrections have came out already?
    First they had him dead, when he was not.
    Then you had reports he was a terrorist with Al-Q ties, turned out wrong
    You had the FBI investigating him, and then the FBI comes out and say nothing really major
    And now you have issue on who shoot who.

    The press is running to quick with the story and have been getting it wrong.

  2. Another angle I’ve read is that the two guns he used only held 20 rounds each, but the injured suffered more than 40 wounds, i.e. friendly fire.

    1. Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. That or there were multiple shooters, and or he used different weapons. Not to mention they said it happened very quickly, so if he was unloading 40 rounds from two hand guns he had excellent hit ratio, and as proven it is really hard to aim two guns at multiple targets at the same time, so his reaction time would be slowed while dual-wielding.

      SO, the only explanation myself, and a friend who happens to be in the National Guard is that he got really high on PCP, or some other illicit super drug while watching equilibrium and he pulled off some crazy Gun Kata.

    2. Probably pass-through wounds from the FMJ. Police ammo is made to stop in the body after a hit as to cause minimal collateral damage to bystanders, but military ammo is required by international convention to not expand and cause unnecessary suffering and also for light armor penetration so it will pass through (depending on caliber and power).

      Only in Hollywood are empty barrels, crates, tables and bodies excellent bullet protection.

  3. With 24 hour news cycles requiring huge amounts of journalism manufacturing why ~wouldn’t~ anyone think the press is going too quickly…

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