Certainly any sane and rational human being would find themselves struggling to choose the single most batshit insane component of the thoroughly preposterous and repulsive “nobody died at Sandy Hook” conspiracy theory. And it’s because there are a whole lot of them – many of which contradict one another – and they’re all just so, so stupid. “It was a real shooting, but carried out by ‘Mossad death squads’!” That was what James Fetzer originally wanted everyone to believe, at least until he abruptly abandoned the notion, likely after realizing that it wasn’t outrageous enough to flesh out into a full-length book. “Adam Lanza never existed, and all photos of him are simply doctored photos of H.P. Lovecraft!” That’s a real one, I swear! Google it!
Personally, I believe the profoundly stupid claim that some of the victims – or, as the story goes, the child actors that played them (aaand then somehow disappeared forever) – magically aged five years in two months and then performed alongside Jennifer Hudson at Super Bowl XLVII is the clear-cut winner here. Hands down. The whole thing is just too bonkers, top to bottom. But coming in at a very close second for me is another absurdity that has a lot in common with the Super Bowl babble, such as logical gaps so large that you could drive a couple of bucket-wheel excavators through them, side-by-side; a healthy dose of Prosopagnosia; and of course the nonsensical belief that the Obama administration – or whichever bogeyman is alleged to have been responsible for orchestrating such incredible theater – was able to rope hundreds if not thousands of people into their grand scheme, only to risk it all by re-using “actors” in different, prominent “roles”. And that is the claim that David Wheeler, father of six year-old victim Benjamin Wheeler, played the part of both grieving father and FBI Special Agent on the day of the shooting. Ridiculous on its face, the myth has somehow endured, even in spite of a wealth of actual facts to the contrary.
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There are so many unbelievably disingenuous claims in this sad and ugly book that it’s actually rather difficult to choose one as the most egregious, but just about everything on page 32 can be considered a serious contender. Read More →
“Nobody Died At Sandy Hook”
By “Dr. Eowyn” (aka Maria Hsia Chang)
“Infowars reporter Dan Bidondi said (5:45 mark), “The school’s been closed down for God knows how long. [Neighbors] can’t understand why there were kids in that building because it was condemned.” pg. 30
Which neighbors? Not a single name is given, and seeing as how this claim comes from a “reporter” for one of the most notorious and profitable conspiracy cranks on the planet (Alex Jones), a grain of salt may not be enough: you may want a shaker’s full before you even consider ingesting this one. The fact is that you can find a number of interviews with area residents all over the place, and none of them seem to be even the slightest bit confused by the fact that children were at the school. Certainly if the school had been closed for some time, as Fetzer claims, someone would ask what they were doing there. Read More →
James Tracy spends a lot of time harping on inconsistencies in early news reports. Stuff like this isn’t indicative of anything other than the inherent problems with the 24 hour news cycle. Entire books have been written about the subject, including Howard Rosenberg’s “No Time To Think”. Rather than spend time pointing out the obvious (that misinformation thrives in chaos), I’m going to do my best to limit my fact checking to his claims that are not based off of early reports. There will be exceptions here and there, when I think they’re necessary or the claims are particularly egregious. Read More →
There’s a surprisingly popular flavor of conspiracy theory, seemingly born and bred on the Internet, that I find simultaneously abhorrent as well as totally fascinating in a way, so it ends up being difficult for me to just ignore it. It’s the idea that mass violence in America — especially in the form of shootings — is non-existent, and that all instances of such are elaborate ruses — “false flags” — played out by “crisis actors” in an attempt to disarm the well-behaved and law abiding public. The Sandy Hook elementary school shooting that took place on December 14th, 2012, in Newtown, CT, is a powerful magnet for these goofball theories, and it was ultimately my most powerful motivation for this site.
While reading a Reddit AMA with James Fetzer, the schizophrenic meatball and lifelong crank responsible for penning the atrocious “Nobody Died At Sandy Hook”, I realized that it was getting more and more difficult to sift through the unbelievable amount of shit and nonsense (in the form of conspiracy theorist websites). Fantastic sites like MetaBunk and Sandy Hook Facts/Sandy Hook Analysis were out there, but they were being buried by AdWords-rich tripe like… IlluminatiSheeple… UnleashingTheDisinfo… I don’t know; there are just so many of them. And I know one more site isn’t going to bring the appropriate amount of balance, but I can certainly try my best to make sure that my voice is heard by people who may be on the fence about this stuff. People like James Fetzer are a lost cause and I’m not trying to convert them; I’m just trying to make sure everyone else knows these types are completely full of shit and that just because they position themselves as anti-mainstream, they’re no different from every other scam artist trying to make a quick buck off of you.
I won’t limit myself to James Fetzer or even Sandy Hook, but my first order of business will be a thorough, chapter-by-chapter debunk of the awful “Nobody Died At Sandy Hook”. It may take a little while, which is why I’ll be doing it chapter-by-chapter (hey, I have other shit to do too), but I may break it up with discussion and debunks of other prominent “false flag” conspiracy theories, especially if a new one arises. And these days, that’s a very real possibility.
Thanks in advance for reading. Please feel free to drop me a line personally if you have any questions or comments or insults, which I’m sure some of you will have plenty of. The comments section will remain open on all posts unless it becomes a total shitshow. Or maybe I should say until it becomes a shitdown, which is an inevitability given the subject matter.