In reporting the Sandy Hook School massacre, the major news media again showcased the sorry state of professional, i.e., paid journalism. By assembling their misreporting in one place we can arrive at an imagined scenario which manages to get everything wrong, including the identity of the perpetrator:
The shooter, 24 year old Ryan Lanza of Hoboken New Jersey, had argued with four staff members at the school the day before the murders, all of whom are among the victims. His mother, Nancy Lanza, was a teacher at Sandy Hook School. Lanza, the father of one of the students, was buzzed past security and got into an argument with staff at the front office. He then used guns he'd acquired legally to kill staff and students, targeting his mother's classroom. Lanza also killed his father, and his girlfriend is missing.
As late as Wednesday the news media couldn't put together end-to-end accounts that agreed with verifiable facts, or each other. As Paul Roberts notes:
News reports indicate that the accused dead gunman, whom no one can interrogate, if he is indeed the culprit, killed the children with handguns, not with an "assault rifle" left in the car, but that the medical examiner said the children were killed with rifle shots. The discrepancy is obvious. Either the news reports are incorrect, the medical examiner is wrong, or someone other than Adam Lanza shot the children.
and as Niall Bradley at Veterans Today says:
Listed among the slain school teachers and administrative staff was the school principal, 47-year-old Dawn Hochsprung. Right here we encounter our first problem:Sandy Hook School Principal Dawn Hochsprung told The Bee that a masked man entered the school with a rifle and started shooting multiple shots - more than she could count - that went "on and on."
How could the principal have survived to give this statement to local press describing what happened ... if she was one of the first to be killed?
In one excess of Mao Envy, police issued this bizarre threat to those who dare deviate from from the approved narrative:
Anyone who posts fake material about the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School or killer Adam Lanza could face arrest, Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said at a press conference Sunday.
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