The Agony of Sandy Hook Continues Four Years Later

 

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The Agony of Sandy Hook Continues Four Years Later

DECEMBER 14, 2016

By Doug Porter

San Diego Free Press

http://sandiegofreepress.org/2016/12/ the-agony-of-sandy-hook-continues-four-years-later/

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Sane people had their hearts broken four years ago today. Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza first shot and killed his mother, then went to Sandy Hook Elementary School, opened fire and killed 20 children and six staff members before killing himself.

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The massacre in Newtown Connecticut was the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. It was also, as New York magazine points out, the first major American tragedy subjected to the full force of the internets conspiratorial machinery in real time.

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Insane (a state of mind that prevents normal perception, behavior, or social interaction) people adopted this tragedy as the gateway into a fact-free world, brimming with conspiracy theories, and full of hatred for the victims and their families.

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A Yuuuge Conspiracy?

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sandyhead

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One of these truthers Alex Jones has the ear of the President-elect of the United States. Candidate Trump called in to the radio show of the conspiracy-mongering founder of InfoWars and declared Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down.

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Even though the original reasoning behind Sandy Hook conspiracy theories it was to trigger an all-out ban on gunshas failed to come to pass, the madness lives on.

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Heres an item from November 18, 2016, about the man who Donald Trump called after winning the election to thank him for his support, via the Daily Beast:

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On the Jan. 13, 2015, edition of his show, Jones promoted one of his more disgusting theories: that the Sandy Hook massacre was staged.

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Sandy Hook is a synthetic completely fake with actors, in my view, manufactured, said Jones. I couldnt believe it at first. I knew they had actors there, clearly, but I thought they killed some real kids. And it just shows how bold they are, that they clearly used actors. (There is absolutely no evidence to support this.)

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And on his program Thursday, Jones doubled down on several of his thoroughly debunked Sandy Hook conspiracy theories, including: that CNNs Anderson Cooper was using a green screen to report on the shooting, that Sandy Hook Elementary was closed years before the shooting, and that weird videos exist of parents fake-grieving.

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Keeping Noah Posner From Being Erased

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Last month, a 57-year-old Florida woman named Lucy Richards was indicted on charges of sending death threats to Lenny Pozner. He lost his son, Noah at Sandy Hook, and has devoted the last several years of his life to fighting Sandy Hook truthers.

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Reeves Wiedemans story in New York earlier this fall about Pozners battle with the purveyors of these crackpot stories is a must-read.

sandy hook

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When the medical examiner found Noah lying face up in a Batman sweatshirt, his jaw had been blown off. Lenny and his wife, Veronique, raced to the school as soon as they heard the news, but had to wait for hours alongside other parents to learn their sons fate.

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It didnt take much longer for Pozner to find out that many people didnt believe his son had died or even that he had lived at all. Days after the rampage, a man walked around Newtown filming a video in which he declared that the massacre had been staged by some sort of New World Order global elitists intent on taking away our guns and our liberty. A week later, James Tracy, a professor at Florida Atlantic University, wrote a blog post expressing doubts about the massacre. By January, a 30-minuteYouTube video, titled The Sandy Hook Shooting  Fully Exposed, which asked questions like Wouldnt frantic kids be a difficult target to hit?, had been viewed more than 10 million times.

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As the families grieved, conspiracy theorists began to press their case in ways that Newtown couldnt avoid. State officials received anonymous phone calls at their homes, late at night, demanding answers: Why were there no trauma helicopters? What happened to the initial reports of a second shooter? A Virginia man stole playground signs memorializing two of the victims, then called their parents to say that the burglary shouldnt affect them, since their children had never existed. At one point, Lenny Pozner was checking into a hotel out of town when the clerk looked up from the address on his drivers license and said, Oh, Sandy Hook  the government did that. Pozner had tried his best to ignore the conspiracies, but eventually they disrupted his grieving process so much that he could no longer turn a blind eye. Conspiracy theorists erase the human aspect of history, Pozner said this summer. My child  who lived, who was a real person  is basically going to be erased.

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The complete article may be read at the URL above.

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Sincerely,
David Dillard
Temple University
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The Agony of Sandy Hook Continues Four Years Later

DECEMBER 14, 2016

By Doug Porter

San Diego Free Press

http://sandiegofreepress.org/2016/12/ the-agony-of-sandy-hook-continues-four-years-later/

.

A shorter URL for the above link:

.

http://tinyurl.com/ztuvl8u

.

.

Sane people had their hearts broken four years ago today. Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza first shot and killed his mother, then went to Sandy Hook Elementary School, opened fire and killed 20 children and six staff members before killing himself.

.

The massacre in Newtown Connecticut was the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. It was also, as New York magazine points out, the first major American tragedy subjected to the full force of the internets conspiratorial machinery in real time.

.

Insane (a state of mind that prevents normal perception, behavior, or social interaction) people adopted this tragedy as the gateway into a fact-free world, brimming with conspiracy theories, and full of hatred for the victims and their families.

.

A Yuuuge Conspiracy?

.

sandyhead

.

One of these truthers Alex Jones has the ear of the President-elect of the United States. Candidate Trump called in to the radio show of the conspiracy-mongering founder of InfoWars and declared Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down.

.

Even though the original reasoning behind Sandy Hook conspiracy theories it was to trigger an all-out ban on gunshas failed to come to pass, the madness lives on.

.

Heres an item from November 18, 2016, about the man who Donald Trump called after winning the election to thank him for his support, via the Daily Beast:

.

On the Jan. 13, 2015, edition of his show, Jones promoted one of his more disgusting theories: that the Sandy Hook massacre was staged.

.

Sandy Hook is a synthetic completely fake with actors, in my view, manufactured, said Jones. I couldnt believe it at first. I knew they had actors there, clearly, but I thought they killed some real kids. And it just shows how bold they are, that they clearly used actors. (There is absolutely no evidence to support this.)

.

And on his program Thursday, Jones doubled down on several of his thoroughly debunked Sandy Hook conspiracy theories, including: that CNNs Anderson Cooper was using a green screen to report on the shooting, that Sandy Hook Elementary was closed years before the shooting, and that weird videos exist of parents fake-grieving.

.

Keeping Noah Posner From Being Erased

.

Last month, a 57-year-old Florida woman named Lucy Richards was indicted on charges of sending death threats to Lenny Pozner. He lost his son, Noah at Sandy Hook, and has devoted the last several years of his life to fighting Sandy Hook truthers.

.

Reeves Wiedemans story in New York earlier this fall about Pozners battle with the purveyors of these crackpot stories is a must-read.

sandy hook

.

When the medical examiner found Noah lying face up in a Batman sweatshirt, his jaw had been blown off. Lenny and his wife, Veronique, raced to the school as soon as they heard the news, but had to wait for hours alongside other parents to learn their sons fate.

.

It didnt take much longer for Pozner to find out that many people didnt believe his son had died or even that he had lived at all. Days after the rampage, a man walked around Newtown filming a video in which he declared that the massacre had been staged by some sort of New World Order global elitists intent on taking away our guns and our liberty. A week later, James Tracy, a professor at Florida Atlantic University, wrote a blog post expressing doubts about the massacre. By January, a 30-minuteYouTube video, titled The Sandy Hook Shooting  Fully Exposed, which asked questions like Wouldnt frantic kids be a difficult target to hit?, had been viewed more than 10 million times.

.

As the families grieved, conspiracy theorists began to press their case in ways that Newtown couldnt avoid. State officials received anonymous phone calls at their homes, late at night, demanding answers: Why were there no trauma helicopters? What happened to the initial reports of a second shooter? A Virginia man stole playground signs memorializing two of the victims, then called their parents to say that the burglary shouldnt affect them, since their children had never existed. At one point, Lenny Pozner was checking into a hotel out of town when the clerk looked up from the address on his drivers license and said, Oh, Sandy Hook  the government did that. Pozner had tried his best to ignore the conspiracies, but eventually they disrupted his grieving process so much that he could no longer turn a blind eye. Conspiracy theorists erase the human aspect of history, Pozner said this summer. My child  who lived, who was a real person  is basically going to be erased.

.

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The complete article may be read at the URL above.

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Sincerely,
David Dillard
Temple University
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jwne@temple.edu
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