from The Daily Bell:
Believe it or not, there are actually people out there who are convinced that last month’s horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut was staged. Anderson Cooper opened his show tonight taking on these conspiracy theorists. He said that ordinarily, he wouldn’t give much thought to insane conspiracies, but one of the people pushing them is a Florida professor who raises doubts as to whether the shooting “ever took place” in the way that the media described, and the whole thing was just a huge conspiracy to get the country behind gun control. And as if that wasn’t unbelievable enough, he also suspects that some of the parents of the children were really actors. – Mediaite.com
Dominant Social Theme: Sandy Hook conspiracy theories are appalling and outrageous.
Free-Market Analysis: A recent CNN/Anderson Cooper “Keeping Them Honest” segment focused on a media professor, James Tracy, who has publicly claimed that the Sandy Hook shootings “may not have happened at all, at least … the way they have been described.”
… Cooper is at his silky best in this segment, blasting away at the professor’s theories and even implying that he ought to be fired for voicing such an opinion.