Retired Four-Star General and MSNBC contributor Barry McCaffrey was humiliated on Monday after he was caught sharing a video that he claimed was of Ukrainian air defenses downing Russian jets but in reality turned out to be footage from a video game.
As The Daily Wire reports:
A retired four-star general and MSNBC military analyst is getting clobbered on social media after tweeting out footage he claimed showed Ukrainian forces downing a Russian plane, but turned out to be from a video game.
The tweet posted by retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey showed grainy footage of a surface-to-air missile downing a plane. McCaffrey initially called it an example of the “formidable” Ukrainian air defense, but took down the tweet after being relentlessly mocked.“Russian aircraft getting nailed by UKR missile defense. Russians are losing large numbers of attack aircraft. UKR air defense becoming formidable,” McCaffrey’s original tweet read.
Barry McCaffrey, retired 4star general, Clinton appointee and Trump Russia collusion hoax peddler tweets Digital Combat Simulator (DCS) video game footage and tries to pass it off as video evidence of Ukrainian Air superiority over Russia. (Deletes tweet)
— Rising serpent 🇺🇸 (@rising_serpent) May 16, 2022
Twitter users were quick to point out that it should have been obvious the footage was not real.
The incident is just the latest in an continuing flood of misinformation and propaganda being spread as the war in Ukraine continues to unfold.