'That was an atomic bomb': NBA reporter deletes explosive tweets after claiming devastating blast in Lebanon was nuclear
Added 08-04-20 03:37:02pm EST - “Scathing critics on social media have savaged an NBA expert after he denied that a huge explosion in Beirut was from a factory explosion, instead insisting that the vast mushroom cloud from the blast was a result of atomic means.” - Rt.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “'That was an atomic bomb': NBA reporter deletes explosive tweets after claiming devastating blast in Lebanon was nuclear”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
As a shocking video showed a building collapsing in flames under an enormous cloud in the port area of the city, NBA reporter Chris Palmer told his Twitter following of almost 114,000 that the disaster was not the fireworks explosion that had been suggested by some Lebanese media outlets.
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Viewers had suggested that fireworks had been visible as the explosion happened, while Lebanon's National News Agency reported a fire had caused the catastrophe at an explosives depot.
"Lebanese media says it was a fireworks factory. Nope. That’s a mushroom cloud. That’s atomic."
He added a follow-up tweet doubling down on his theory, insisting there was "no question" it was an atomic bomb.
Chris Palmer, nuclear scientist. pic.twitter.com/HAWUneh0fb— Scout Tafoya (@Honors_Zombie) August 4, 2020
No, it’s not. And saying this falsehood to such a large follower base is dangerous.— Andrea Hangst (@FBALL_Andrea) August 4, 2020
you absolute dumbass— bring on the dancing horses (@inthefade) August 4, 2020
Obviously Chris Palmer doesn't know what he is talking about. It takes a twitter user all of two minutes to discover closer footage which proves it's not atomic.— Geoppetto Hosseltoff (@Geoppetto) August 4, 2020
Non-NBA people finding out who Chris Palmer is today: welcome.— Luis Paez-Pumar (@lppny) August 4, 2020
Chris Palmer is one of my favorite atomic weapon expert follows. pic.twitter.com/79E69wQSSW— Matthew Garrity (@GarrityMathew) August 4, 2020
CHRIS PALMER, NBA WRITER: This is an atomic bomb. That is a controlled detona----LITERALLY EVERYONE: pic.twitter.com/J9HxKwGzAx— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) August 4, 2020
Chris Palmer definitely is **not** having a good day. pic.twitter.com/KH37aRpqKx— Doge (@IntelDoge) August 4, 2020
If that was nuclear the camera person would have been incinerated— Damian Stack (@damianstack) August 4, 2020
Pretty sure an iphone doesn't keep recording when it's that proximate to an atomic explosion. If the EMP doesn't kill the phone, then the, y'know, release of atomic energy does.— alex // #BLM // #WearAMask (@menace2snacks) August 4, 2020
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