A post by our sister station, KLAQ has been burning up the internets for the past couple of days.  It's a clip from a show that shows former KFOX and KVIA anchor, Ben Swann, questioning whether or not the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting really took place.

In the clip, Swann says that early reports of details of recent mass shootings, like the Colorado theater shooting during a Batman movie premiere, appear to not jibe with what the 'official' story becomes later.  He goes on and on about eyewitnesses who are interviewed by the media immediately after the incident in which they tell of multiple shooters, not the 'lone wolf' shooters that are officially being reported by law enforcement.

Here's the thing about 'eye witnesses' - they are notoriously bad sources of information.  The heat of the moment, the different angles that people see things from, a person's own life experiences - all those things can color how one person sees an incident from the way another person sees the exact same incident.

When the news media swarms an area where an incident like Sandy Hook has happened, there are a huge number of cops, parents, looky loos, helicopters swirling overhead, mass confusion, and mass panic.  Someone who is seen running from the scene could be someone running away in fear, but might be reported as a second gunman.  The point is, initial reports of any tragedy are almost always different from the final report because after things have calmed down and everyone has been accounted for, what looked suspicious sometimes turns out not to be.

I hate to give Ben Swann any more youtube views, but here is the clip.  And one more thing to remember - your parents lied to you about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy.  Maybe you should think about cutting ties with them, the liars.

I'm just saying.

Here are some links to stories about the conspiracy theories about Sandy Hook, and how they've been debunked.