A graphic video that was said to be never before seen footage of the 9/11 attacks made the rounds on TV and online Monday. Hundreds of websites, along with NBC News and CNN, among other outlets, aired clips from the video captured by the NYPD. Some outlets ran the video in its entirety (See CNN’s report here and NBC’s here).
There is just one problem: the video is not new.
ABC’s Chris Cuomo acquired the complete video in the weeks after the attacks, with clips airing on “Primetime Live” soon thereafter (photo above). Fox News Channel acquired the footage in 2002, and has used portions of it in its 9/11 memorial coverage since.
Cuomo himself tweeted about the video yesterday morning, writing: