At the top of the 10:00 o’clock hour during the initial couple of hours of coverage of the Washington Navy Yard shootings, CNN’s Carol Costello said she could not remember the last time there was a shooting at a U.S. military facility. Thankfully, the reporter she was speaking to, Brian Todd, helped her with her memory when it comes to Fort Hood.
CAROL COSTELLO: I used to work in Washington, live in Washington. This seems so unusual to me that a gunman could create this kind of havoc at a U.S. military facility.
BRIAN TODD: Yes.
COSTELLO: Have you ever heard of it happening before, Brian?
TODD: I’m sorry, Carol. I missed that question. Could you repeat it please?
COSTELLO: I was just saying that this is so unusual, because this is such a heavily-secured military facility. I’ve worked in Washington for many years, I’ve never heard of such a thing happening.