Mass shootings

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…)