Sunday, January 20, 2013

Newtown truthers debunked

Last week I mentioned the "Newtown truthers", aka the Sandy Hook truthers. These are the loons who think the appalling massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary was planned, a giant stunt intended to gin up public support for gun control.

Alex Seitz-Wald, who wrote the truther report to which I linked in that earlier post, did the thankless work of debunking the "evidence" most commonly cited by Newtown truthers. Save this piece if you have any crazy relatives or friends who are susceptible to this kind of paranoid nonsense. It probably won't change their minds — resistance to reality is characteristic of paranoiacs — but at least you will have tried.

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