MSNBC host ends up with egg facial after mistaking this sound for gunfire

MSNBC host ends up with egg facial after mistaking this sound for gunfire
This is a soda can-free zone (Image: LU Staff)

MSNBC host Nicole Wallace was a bit skittish in reporting about the tragic shooting at YouTube’s headquarters in California on Tuesday.

Wallace, a noted gun-grabbing liberal who after the school shooting in Parkland said that “the Republican Party … has blood on its hands,” got a little hysterical on set when she turned an average everyday office sound into an alarm that there were gunshots going off.

She was reporting on the YouTube shooting, tying it back into a partisan mindset prior to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, when somebody in the studio opened a can of soda. Wallace mistook the sound for gunshots.

To her credit, she didn’t appear all that alarmed by the sound, which at the same is baffling. Who acts nonchalantly after hearing a sound he believes to be a gun report?

Here is the video:

Many people who viewed the segment took to social media to react. A couple of examples:

To be fair, Wallace may have simply heard Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s expert description of an AR-15.

Shooting someone with an AR-15 is “as if you shot somebody with a Coke can,” she said.

Our friends at NewsBusters point out this ironic tidbit – Wallace had been interviewing MSNBC law enforcement analyst Jim Cavanaugh, who once surmised that the explosion at an Ariana Grande concert terrorist attack may have simply been a balloon.

MSNBC reporters are so hell-bent on demonizing guns that they’re confusing shots fired with soda cans and popping balloons. Perhaps those items should be banned from their offices.

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

For your convenience, you may leave commments below using either the Spot.IM commenting system or the Facebook commenting system. If Spot.IM is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.