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Fake News Gets It Wrong Over and Over Again After Legendary NBA Player Kobe Bryant’s Death

In the rush to get clicks, the fake news repeatedly reported false information.

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After news broke on Sunday afternoon of the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash, the fake news immediately rushed to report the details – often getting the facts wrong in the process.

Reporter Matt Gutman of ABC News may have gotten the story more incorrectly than anyone else, claiming without evidence that Bryant’s four daughters all died in the crash.

“[T]he fact that four of his children are believed to be on that helicopter with him, all daughters, one of them a newborn, is simply devastating,” he said during a live broadcast before adding, “hoping that this is not the case but, you know, from the police reports right now, it appears that Kobe Bryant is down in that helicopter.”

After Gutman reported the fake news, ABC affiliates soon ran with it and blasted the false report into many different local markets. It was later confirmed that Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter were among the nine people killed in the helicopter crash that took place in the hills above Calabasas, Calif.

Lindsey Mastis, another reporter for an ABC affiliate in Washington D.C., also reported fake news when she said: “Kobe Bryant is survived by his wife and four children, so it does not appear they were on board the helicopter.”

ESPN even reported that Bryant’s former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Rick Fox was killed in the accident, which Fox himself confirmed was fake news.

While most fake news reporters were getting the story wrong, others were busy pissing on Bryant’s grave based on a decades-old sexual assault accusation.

Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez angered thousands of Bryant supporters after she re-tweeted an article published following Bryant’s retirement from the NBA in order to drag his name through the mud.

Before she deleted her classless tweets following an epic ratio, Sonmez attempted to justify her actions to an enraged Twitter mob.

“Well, THAT was eye-opening. To the 10,000 people (literally) who have commented and emailed me with abuse and death threats, please take a moment and read the story — which was written 3+ years ago, and not by me. Any public figure is worth remembering in their totality even if that public figure is beloved and that totality unsettling. That folks are responding with rage & threats toward me (someone who didn’t even write the piece but found it well-reported) speaks volumes about the pressure people come under to stay silent in these cases,” Sonmez said in Twitter posts that she would later delete.

The fake news has showed yet again why they are so reviled by the American people in the aftermath of Bryant’s untimely and tragic death.

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WOW: 700 POUND Black Bear Shot With Bow and Arrow In New Jersey Sets World Record

The animal is the largest to be ever shot with a bow and arrow.

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A 700 pound black bear shot with a bow and arrow in New Jersey has been certified as the largest ever to be hunted with the weapon.

The creature was shot and killed on October 14th in Morris County. The Pope and Young Club, a bow-hunting sporting organization, certified that the animal breaks the world record for a bow-hunted black bear. The previous record was held by a bear killed in 1993 in California.

Jeff Miello, a native of the garden state, hunted the animal. He’s described the experience of breaking the world record for bow-hunting a black bear as an “inspiring journey, to say the least,” proud that New Jersey now has its first-ever world breaking animal.

A records director for the Pope and Young Club, Eli Randall states that the animal’s skull measures over 23 inches. He says its bone structure is the heaviest he has ever seen.

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Black bears are the world’s most common variety of bears. They’re not commonly hunted, and are not endangered, with healthy populations of the animal residing across the continental United States.

Bear hunting was reintroduced to New Jersey in 2003 amidst concerns that the populations of the bears were threatening to other animals. Despite this, some liberals are seeking to ban bear hunting once again, with new Governor Phil Murphy pledging to ban the tradition during his 2018 campaign.

The bear has been preserved through a taxonomy process, and will be available for public viewing at the Pope and Young annual convention in Virginia in March.

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