MSNBC Mistakes Someone Opening Soda for Gunshots [VIDEO]
According to Grabien News, Wallace, an anti-Trump Republican, was lamenting how difficult it was to pass gun control after school shootings. She was tying it to her time in the Bush administration during the 9/11 attacks.
"Steve Schmidt, I always go back to the horror of 9/11 and the complete reliance, you know, we're in our tribes, we're in our corners most of our lives," Wallace was saying when someone opened a can of soda either on set or in the control room.
"I think we just heard some gunshots. Should we listen to that for a second, control room? Not gunshots? Okay. They'll tell us if there's something we need to dip in and listen to."
The incident brought mockery of Wallace on social media.
https://t.co/mOCRh1dGPZ and these are the people who want to lecture us about guns people who don't even know the difference between a gunshot in and open soda can. 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣 bunch of morons.— David Dave (@David4884Dave) April 5, 2018
Time to ban Nicole Wallace.— Cliffy 4469 (@Cliffy4469) April 5, 2018
Was anyone wounded, when that gunshot went off?
No, wait, that was a soda can; and Nicole Wallace is a waste of humanity.
If you confuse a soda can opening with 100+ decibels of gunshot sounds, it's time to quit reporting news.— Mark Rubello (@MarkRubello) April 4, 2018
Tucker Carlson got in on the act on his Fox News show. He called Wallace “MSNBC’s resident genius” and warned his viewers to “listen very carefully as she lectures you on the Second Amendment because she knows a lot about it.”
This story is merely the latest and most hilarious example of the media failing to demonstrate even a basic knowledge of guns. As someone who has both shot guns and opened soda cans, this reporter can say there is a substantial difference in the sound both make.