Late last week, our old pal Jimmy Fetzer made the bizarre decision to resurrect a particularly birdbrained claim first published on Maria Hsia Chang’s reprehensible”Fellowship of the Minds” back in January of last year. This claim, like many before it, originates with professional con man Wolfgang Halbig and posits that Danbury Hospital posted about the Sandy Hook shooting a full forty-eight minutes before the first 911 call had been received by Newtown Police, proving once and for all (for real this time!) that the event never happened and that Danbury Hospital – like literally everyone else on the planet, save for Wolfgang Halbig at this point – was “in on it”. This is, predictably, absolute hooey.
If you choose to not put yourself through the torture of visiting Fetzer’s site (or even the archived version available from The Wayback Machine, which I’ve linked above), you’re not missing a whole lot other than a paragraph or two of Fetzer’s signature claptrap and a very on-brand “screenshot” from Halbig, which appears to be a photo of a computer screen, taken with what I can only assume is a flip phone:
Now if you’ve followed this site for any length of time or if you’ve read my complete debunk of Fetzer’s rancid “Nobody Died At Sandy Hook”, then you’re likely very familiar with how these folks operate and as such may already know where this is going. Hell, even if this is your first time here, there’s still a good chance that you’ve figured this one out. Either way, I’m asking that you bear with me here, because it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and I kinda miss ragging on these clowns.
While I could write plenty about how stupid it is to believe that whoever was in charge of Danbury Hospital’s Facebook account back in December of 2012 not only had advanced knowledge of the Sandy Hook shooting, but was too stupid to wait an hour or so to post about it (not to mention the 200+ comments that not only failed to notice, but knew exactly what the post was about), for the sake of brevity I’ll cut to the chase: the time you see on Facebook posts (as well as comments, etc.) is dependent upon your timezone. If you’re in Kaliningrad Time, as an example, then all posts will be shown in Kaliningrad Time. Etc. Of course this makes total sense; with twenty-four different timezones across the world, think about how confusing things could get otherwise. So as long as you are logged into Facebook while physically located somewhere within the Eastern Standard Timezone (the same timezone as Danbury, CT)and your PC reflects that, then you’ll see that this particular post was actually published at 11:47AM:
11:47AM EST is of course over two hours after the first 911 call was received in connection with the shooting. Halbig (or whoever snapped the photo that was eventually forwarded by him to both Fetzer and Chang) either had his PC set to Pacific Standard Time or – and I believe this is much more likely – simply wasn’t logged into Facebook at all, causing the site to default to PST.
Here’s what that same post looked like after I logged out, maybe only two or three minutes after I captured the previous screenshot. Notice the post now shows 8:47AM, just like Halbig’s “screenshot”:
If you have a Facebook account, or if you’re willing to create one, then feel free to try this for yourself. It’s dead simple, and in doing so you will have done more investigative work and shown more critical thinking skills than Halbig, Fetzer, and Chang (two of which are, as they’re likely to remind you, former college professors) combined.
Here’s a direct link to the post:
Thank you to Michael for bringing Fetzer’s post to my attention as well as Gina, who managed to beat me to the punch.