CNN Anchor: I Can't Remember a Mass Shooting on a Military Base

Posted: Sep 16, 2013 11:50 AM

CNN anchor Carol Costello doesn't recall the horror of the Ft. Hood shooting carried out by Islamic radical Nidal Hasan. During live coverage this morning of the Navy Yard shooting, Costello just couldn't remember ever seeing a mass shooting on a military base. More from Media Research Center:

CAROL COSTELLO: I used to work in Washington, live in Washington. This seems so unusual to me that a gunman could create this kind of havoc at a U.S. military facility.


COSTELLO: Have you ever heard of it happening before, Brian?

TODD: I'm sorry, Carol. I missed that question. Could you repeat it please?

COSTELLO: I was just saying that this is so unusual, because this is such a heavily-secured military facility. I've worked in Washington for many years, I've never heard of such a thing happening.

TODD: Well, we haven't either in this area, Carol. This is the first time we've seen something like this, at least in many, many years. Now you remember the Fort Hood shooting in 2009, where that was a member of the service who was convicted eventually of doing that shooting.

Let me refresh her memory. On November 5, 2009 Major Nidal Hassan, a radicalized Army psychiatrist, killed 13 fellow service members and wounded 32 more at Ft. Hood military base in Texas. Just two weeks ago, Hassan was sentenced to death after a lengthy trial.

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