Originally Posted by squealpiggy
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!".
It was the mainstream media that spread the false rumors surrounding the tragedy, therefore they wanted everybody to know. I was watching CNN when they claimed that the shooter's mother was a teacher in the school. They even brought in a psychologist or psychiatrist to claim that the shooter killed children to get revenge on his mom because she loved them. Then as the facts became more apparent, they changed tune and used your excuse as to why they gave false information. Their apology was quick and inadequate, similar to the correction section of a newspaper.
Unlike the conspiracy theories of old that were based with little information, such as a single photo of lockness, the Newtown conspiracies is based on a lot of information given by the mainstream media. Therefore the "something, something" that you claim it represents doesn't apply to these set of conspiracy theories.