strange 911, sandy hook story
January 23, 2013 in Weird News
Published: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
I know some stupid people. I know some Sandy Hook conspiracy theorists. But I repeat myself.
A Google search would indicate growing claims there was no shooting in Newtown, Conn., and the interviews and funerals were performed by “crisis actors” the government hired … all to rally support for gun control.
Regarding such claims, Daily Kos blogger Michael Lazzaro penned Saturday, “It’s important to remember that for the most part these people were already spectacularly stupid consipracy theorists before the Sandy Hook shootings ever happened.”
I can relate. Before Sandy Hook, these people told me the “Loose Change” video charged the government orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks to rally support for a war.
“Sandy Hook Hoax” and “Loose Change” have the same structure: Dozens of outlier items that don’t hold up on their own are pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle with menacing music … uncovering a diabolical secret plan by a government that was too incompetent to cover up Secret Service agents hiring prostitutes.
“Loose Change” argued the Twin Towers were brought down by a controlled demolition because jet fuel from crashed jets wouldn’t burn hot enough to melt steel. That’s true, but jet fuel does burn hot enough to cut steel’s strength by 50 percent. So the tower falls, and each tower floor below it would collapse under the cumulative weight of all the floors above falling on it.
“Sandy Hook Hoax” has a lot of weak links, as well:
z “Emilie Parker was supposedly a shooting victim, but she was in a photo with President Obama after the shootings.” The Parkers had three daughters, and middle daughter Madeline looked somewhat like older daughter Emilie. A current photo of the family shows Madeline is a spot-on match for the girl with President Obama.
z “Robbie Parker laughed before a press conference; he’s an actor, not a grieving parent.” When your daughter is part of a massacre, and you have to deal with that while addressing the national media spotlight, then you can tell us what coping mechanisms are fine and off limits.
z “It’s a media conspiracy.” A former coworker reminded me: Only people who have never worked in media believe the media could orchestrate anything. Honestly, some days we can barely orchestrate the media.
A friend argues a Sandy Hook hoax based of those points, plus videos of people from the shooting compared to grainy photos of the crisis actors he claims were used.
I’m not trying to be racist here, but a lot of us white people look the same. I’ve been told I look like Christopher Reeve and James Bond, and a telemarketer said Saturday I sounded exactly like her son-in-law (I responded, “Tell him I said hi.”).
The mind makes the connections it wants to make. In this case, a government hoax is more plausible than two white women who look the same. Don’t waste your time arguing, because you can’t reason people out of what they weren’t reasoned into.
I’ve already given this more consideration than it deserves. It doesn’t even deserve my normal snide conclusion. But if it makes you feel better, make one up and say the government wouldn’t let my column finish that way.
Kevin Wilson is a columnist for Clovis Media Inc. He can be contacted at 763-3431, ext. 313, or by email:firstname.lastname@example.org