Sandy Hook shooting

Explosion of interest in Sandy Hook anomalies polarizes, prompts nasty media backlash

An aerial shot of the school parking lot and the black Honda allegedly driven by Adam Lanza.

The school parking lot and the black Honda allegedly driven by Adam Lanza.

By Craig McKee

It’s like a conspiracy theory on steroids.

Everything about the Sandy Hook shooting is more emotional, more perplexing, and more polarizing than any single “conspiracy” event in recent memory. Questions, theories, and challenges to what we’ve been told by authorities and the media are coming up faster and more frequently than we’ve seen in just about any other similar circumstance.

Confirmed facts are in short supply while emotion rules the day. Children are involved, so convincing people to question the facts is even more difficult than it would otherwise be. It seems that questioning potential conspiracies is something you can do as long as you keep your doubts in good taste. It’s hard to meet that standard when you’re questioning whether the mass shooting of children was actually a staged event (or at (more…)

Multiple suspects, a profusion of weapons, and arrests suppressed in Sandy Hook shooting story

Robbie Parker smiles right before getting into character at briefing.

Robbie Parker smiles right before getting into character at briefing.

By Craig McKee

It’s a story we’ve been fed before.

A horrific and violent mass shooting takes place. Innocent people die, a community mourns, and the world feels even less safe than before. People struggle to make sense of what appears to be a random event, the work of a disturbed lone killer.

The mainstream media present us with a narrative that leans heavily on emotion and the need for “healing.” In the early going, facts that don’t fit this story may be floating around, but they are soon trimmed as if they never existed. And once the narrative is set, it almost certainly stays that way.

Whether it’s bogus “terrorist attacks” like 9/11 or mass killings pinned on “lone gunmen” like we just saw at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the mainstream media fail to – or refuse to – point out the gaping holes in the official story. Often, they appear to (more…)