MSNBC Host Reporting On Youtube Active Shooter Confuses Soda Can Opening For Gunshots

Kyle Becker Contributor
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MSNBC isn’t exactly known for its breaking news coverage.

A bizarre moment occurred during the network’s on-air coverage of the YouTube headquarters shooting when host Nicolle Wallace confused a soda pop can opening for potential gun shots.


“Steve Schmidt, I always go back to the horror of 9/11 and the complete reliance, you know, we’re in our tribes, we’re in our corners most of our lives,” Wallace said.

That’s when the near-unmistakable sound of a soda can opening – for some reason, live on-air – could be heard on the MSNBC set.

“I think we just heard some gunshots,” Wallace reported. “Should we listen to that for a second, control room? Not gunshots? OK. They’ll tell us if there’s something we need to — to dip in and listen to.”

In a breaking news situation, it is absolutely imperative to refrain from undue speculation. That might also entail saving your Mountain Dew fix for the office breakroom.