Originally Posted by taansend
It's been one month now since the Newtown shootings.
Normally by now (as someone who lives in the US but has never even touched a gun I am always intrigued by people who want to use them) we have heard the life story of the alleged killer & one or two motives as to why he did it & also the days leading up to the massacre.
But it's been eerily silent in this case.
On the morning it happened I remember hearing there were two shooters. Then one. I heard something about a convicted criminals car being at the school - someone who was related (in some way) to the Lanzas, but then no more. I heard the mother was away at a hotel for the 2 nights previous to the shootings. I heard that the kid tried to break into the school a few days before but then that kind of drifted away. I heard he tried to buy guns at a Dicks Sporting Goods but that seems moot as his mum seems to have had an mini arsenal of weapons at the house.
Does anyone have any proper information on the motive, his last few days or any new information?
What happens is that competition in the news marketplace results in a rush to publish and so in the days following a major event there are rumours, falsehoods, mistakes and confusion all being published without being checked. This results in large amounts of poor information being released into the public sphere, which of course is then seized upon by conspiretards for whom any information that does not conform to a realistic narrative is seized upon and trumpeted as proof of something something something.
What that something represents is "The mainstream media don't want you to know this, but I know it so I am more special and clever than you!".