Something Smells At Sandy Hook

It should “be enough” that authorities tell us something and we believe it without question, without doubt. “Unscrupulous individuals” should not be allowed to expose or otherwise “exploit” contradictions in the official stories. The investigations of the  “non-believer” “jackals” must be thwarted by law before their vile sickness can spread.

This is the state of the union in Connecticut in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting according to three state lawmakers (Reps. DebraLee Hovey, R-Monroe; Dan Carter, R-Bethel; and Mitch Bolinsky, R-Newtown) who are looking to pass legislation that will prevent journalists from seeing death certificates of the children who supposedly died at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Interestingly, when one of those lawmakers (Dan Carter) was asked how many requests had been filed by journalists or “non-believers” to get the death certificates since the shooting, he had no specific numbers… but he did say “I’m sure there were some of them,”…


This past week the Public Broadcasting Service presented its viewership with a flurry of reportage and commentary on the Newtown tragedy, taking special care to closely associate the incident with the issues of gun control, mental health, and school safety. Specific programs have included Washington Week, PBS NewsHour, NOVA, and FRONTLINE. This degree of coverage from an outlet with significant credibility among the educated professional class is especially unusual.

Yet even more bizarre is the dubious assumption by PBS’s programming directors that the event has taken place as described by their often untrustworthy and sensationalistic commercial peers at CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. Instead of providing a genuine news alternative by acting as a corrective to such slipshod reporting PBS has wholeheartedly run with the “official story” of the event—that Adam Lanza was the sole perpetrator. With this the publicly-funded network has moved beyond a much-needed interrogation of the incident to evaluating what social control measures should be introduced or the extent to which existing ones should be ratcheted up.

The FRONTLINE special, “Raising Adam Lanza,” which aired on Tuesday, February 19, is a case in point…


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