Sandy Hook Hoax Allegations Are Disturbing

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A family member alerted me to an Internet video providing "evidence" that the Sandy Hook shootings were actually a hoax. It now has more than 10 million views on YouTube.

It's just one of dozens of videos and posts online now, claiming that Sandy Hook was a conspiracy created by liberals in order to push through tighter gun control laws.

See what the conspiracy theorists are saying after the jump.

Some conspiracy theorists allege that the Obama administration is behind the supposed "Sandy Hook hoax." Others say the liberal media fabricated the whole thing.

Yes. I am totally serious.

Here are a few of the details the conspiracy theorists are taking issue with:

--Early reports that there was more than one gunman. (Perhaps the man police apprehended in the woods nearby had a very good reason for being in the woods and had nothing to do with the shootings. Is that so odd?)

--Discrepancies over the number and type of guns the shooter used.

--Accusations that some parents of the victims "weren't grieving hard enough." (Anyone who's lost a loved one knows that there are moments of intense grieving and moments that seem almost normal, even right after the loss.)

--Supposed photographic evidence that one of the victims didn't really die in the shootings. (Photos taken after the shootings were of the victim's little sister, people.)

I try to have some sympathy for these conspiracy theorists, reasoning that the shootings were so shocking for all of us that we've dealt with our horror in very different ways. Some have taken to Facebook and gotten in arguments over gun control. Some have performed random acts of kindness. And some, unfortunately, have reacted by trying to prove the whole thing had to be a hoax.

But I have to admit, these conspiracy theories make me sick to my stomach. In my heart of hearts, I believe these conspiracy theorists should keep their mouths shut and show some respect to the victims' families.

If you're not convinced, Salon has a great post debunking all of the conspiracy theories. Check it out.

What do you think of these conspiracy theories? Do they infuriate you, or do you think these conspiracy theorists have a point?

 

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CPN322 CPN322

I don't even know what to think of the human race anymore.

Pam Parks

It's disgusting that American's have to decode the mainstream media but, you get back what you put into it. Media has not been trust worthy and the readers get ridiculed when we now have to question everything. My advice, report truth on both sides whether it's good or bad. (don't claim you do, follow through)

Linda Marteny James

There have been "Conspiracy theories" about nearly every tragedy we have suffered in this country. It is very disrespectful of the victims and families and indeed all Americans. We all suffer when horrors like this happen. I can only imagine how the parents of those children feel when they hear that this never happened. We all wish that it hadn't happened, but saying that it didn't does not change the fact that it did.

Linda Cleaver

Although I do not want to believe it could be a hoax, I cannot rule it out. One thing no none has addressed...in all the video, you only see one still picture of children being lead out with a couple of adults. There were 600 kids in that school. If you recall Colombine, there were kids everywhere, parents etc...so where are those 600 children?? Sorry, but I am not convinced it was real.

nonmember avatar Larry Jambert

How do you not find it disturbing that federal and state agents investigating the case said that only hand guns where uses and the medical examimer said on live tv that all fatal wounds were caused by a long rifle. How is a parent npt allowed to see there child before they are burried!? Any logical person with half a brain doesnt need to buy into anything, the contridicting statements will arrouse suspicion to anyone. I read the Salon article and Im not impressed. There are serious holes in the Sandy Hook story and the intenet vodeo in question only asks logical queations. Thanks for your non-bias reporting...

nonmember avatar Larry Jambert

How do you not find it disturbing that federal and state agents investigating the case said that only hand guns where uses and the medical examimer said on live tv that all fatal wounds were caused by a long rifle. How is a parent npt allowed to see there child before they are burried!? Any logical person with half a brain doesnt need to buy into anything, the contridicting statements will arrouse suspicion to anyone. I read the Salon article and Im not impressed. There are serious holes in the Sandy Hook story and the intenet vodeo in question only asks logical queations. Thanks for your non-bias reporting...

handy... handy0318

A big part of the problem is that the news media outlets rush to be the first with exclusives and fail to fact check, report rumors and report things that turn out to have nothing to do with the event as part of it.  Then, when the dust settles and the official version doesn't mesh with all the soddy reporting, people start to think "conspiracy"...especially is it's an event big enough to prompt government action. 

Bonnie Morris

What about the facebook page that was made for Victoria Soto on December 10th?

kelti... kelticmom

Linda, so you need pictures of all 600, crying, traumatized little children with their terrified parents to believe this? The school was in lockdown. And I imagine the townspeople had more important things to do than snap cellphone pictures, and by the time the paparazzi got there, the kids were in a safe location until their parent's could pick them up. Columbine was a high school where teenagers ran berserk after the shooting. Elementary kids are kept close together and in one location in situations like these.

kelti... kelticmom

Bonnie, if you will read the Salon article, it cleary explains why page creation dates on Google are easily incorrect. For example, there is a foxnews article about the shooting that the Google cache says was created in 1983.

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