I recently saw a video in which you made a number of ridiculous, patently false claims regarding the Sandy Hook shooting and its aftermath. A number of these claims revolved around the availability (or alleged lack thereof, I suppose) of the victims death certificates. These claims are nothing new and were debunked years ago, so I was a bit surprised when I discovered that this video was relatively new. As a self-professed reporter (and please correct me if you have any sort of formal training in this field) affiliated with a popular Internet “news” program, I would have guessed that you would be a bit embarrassed by this misstep and eager to correct your mistake once you learned the facts, but apparently that is not the case. As of today, it doesn’t appear as if you have issued a retraction. It’s almost as if you’re not actually interested in the truth. Again, please correct me if anything I’m saying here is off-base. After all, this is just hearsay.
So what I’d like to do is extend a challenge to you: I – as a private citizen – will attempt to order a yet-to-be-determined number of the victims death certificates, from the town of Newtown, at $20 a piece. You have made the claim that this is impossible; a “felony”, I believe it is you said. If I am successful, you must donate the cost of those certificates (again, $20 for each one ordered) to the charity of my choosing. For example, if I successfully order and receive five death certificates from Newtown, then you are to donate $100. If I fail, I will donate a $300 flat fee to the charity of your choosing. And if you’re not a particularly charitable guy, I’ll even allow *ahem* “legal funds”, such as the one Wolfgang Halbig claims to have started for Jonathan Reich. Of course, if you are right and obtaining these death certificates is a felony, you won’t receive any money… because I will be in jail.
So what say you? Are you brave enough to put your money where your mouth is? Will you man up, accept the truth (which I fully understand isn’t as attractive to your audience), and issue a retraction (unlikely as I don’t believe InfoWars has ever issued a single one)? Or will you do what I fully expect of you and ignore this altogether? The latter certainly wouldn’t surprise me as Wolfgang Halbig has owed me $1,000 for months after I called his bluff and accepted (and met) one of his challenges. He won’t even respond to my e-mails at this point. Speaking of Wolfgang, are you sure that this is the kind of guy you want to get your information from? He’s barely literate and a known, exposed liar. You may want to look into the time he wanted to purchase dowsing rods for an entire school district, believing they would help him locate guns and drugs. James Randi ultimately had to talk some sense into him. Or look into the time he claimed to be Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal driver. That one’s a real hoot.
I’ll be posting this letter on my blog (feel free to check it out if you’re into actual research) and while I won’t hold my breath, I certainly do hope you will consider taking me up on my challenge. It’s a great opportunity to expose the truth – the real truth – and raise some money for charity. I am a man of my word and will do whatever is necessary to make good on my end of the deal.
Shill Murray (not my real name, BTW)