Political Plague wrote:Alex Jones should release the full interview before it aires tonight.
I purposefully didn't watch the Alex Jones/Sandy Hook interview last night because I refuse to be a stat used in Neilsen's rating for the NBC, giving a conspiracy nut a national platform that could attract more of the borderline, and completely insane to follow his insanity.
I did watch Alex Jones play the interview and his pathetic defense of himself and his fake Infowars news media.
Today I read this entire thread to better educate myself on how a horrible tradgety that took the lives of 26 school children, could possibly be used to foment a conspiracy theory. I wanted to see first hand how anyone could turn this this truly horribly painful life changing event, into a conspiracy theory of a 'false flag' that was a 'complete' hoax engineered by our government.
I was surprised. The following time line explains exactly how this forum was used by some to spread the fake news. What was surprising was how quickly (almost immediately) after the mass shooting Angry White Guy posted on December 19th, 2013 it didn't happen!
February 8, 2013 - Angry White Guy post a link to Alex Jones Infowars, that claimed Sandy Hooks shooting was a conspiracy.
The following two months people posting on the thread of this forum, were busy debating the use and effects of anti-depressants of school shooters.
April 18th, 2013 - G. Funk postulates the school shootings are a battle for gun control.
May 22, 2013 - Legion comments that her son-in-law thinks the Sandy Hook shorting is a 'false flag'
May 23, 2013 - G. Funk Post everything about the event (Sandy Hook shooting) is 'not on the up and up'.
August 16, 2013 - Clark Bailey comments he thinks 'most conspiracy theories are bunk', but agrees 'something isn't right'.
The topic dies with no posts for a year.
9/16/2014 - G. Funk posts an Infowars link that claims the Sandy Hook massacre was a 'false flag'.
9/26/2015 - Cate McCalley posts any conspiracy theory would be virtually impossible to believe in the face of the facts.
The topic dies again for almost a year.
7/8/2015 - Upallnight posts there are several stories on YouTube that support Infowars Sandy Hooks conspiracy theory, citing the school had been torn down to destroy evidence.
4/16/2016 - Political Plague posts he doesn't believe the 'official story' about Sandy Hooks.
4/16/2016 - Upallnight posts the Sandy Hooks official story has been 'debunked' and declares Sandy Hooks massacre 'a hoax'.
6/17/2017 - Political Plague declares the Sandy Hook massacre a complete hoax. Pharmgirl responds to the post stating see 'has seen videos' and agrees.
In case you're wondering why I took the time today for this post, I want to be very clear;
Last night's Megan Kelly's NBC interview with Alex Jones showed not only how damaging fake media is to people that believe it, but it's consequences to a society that cannot protect itself from the nuts that advance it.
If you want to stop fake news, don't spread it.