The New York Post and two prominent lawmakers fell for a false story that Taliban fighters hung a man from a seized U.S. military helicopter.
“Shocking video shows man hanging below Black Hawk flown by Taliban,” read the headline of the Post story, with video showing a man dangling from a Black Hawk helicopter over Afghanistan.
The report included comments from right wing pundits expressing outrage at the supposedly horrific image, which one commentator blamed on President Joe Biden.
Prominent lawmakers also fell for the video, which CNN reports was first posted by a comedian on Twitter, and alleged show show the execution of an Afghan interpreter.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wrote that the video