YouTube video presents “real bullet shots and fake shots in Virginia WDBJ TV News Live Broadcast Shooting.”
The video below shows footage of shooting an actual handgun, complete with recoil/muzzle flip, spent casings exiting the weapon, and bullet impact versus the footage of the August 26 reported shooting of broadcast journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward which suggests the potential use of blanks or the equivalent during the event.
Such comparisons deserve the utmost scrutiny. Yet so too does the overall Western corporate news coverage (or exhibition?) of such tragic events. This is particularly the case in the wake of such sensationalized events as Tucson, Aurora, Newtown, Charleston, Chattanooga, and many others in between.