A Constant Stream of Media Misinformation in Conn. Massacre

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The Old Media establishment has done a disservice to an American public heartbroken over the murders at a Connecticut grade school by reporting untrue "facts" over and over again and by using emotionally tinged phrases that do not relay fact but instead push an agenda.Here are just a few of the badly garbled "facts" in this story that the media rushed to "report" before any truth was put to them.

    Of course, the very first major mix up was the shooter's name. All across the Old Media the shooter was reported as "Ryan Lanza." However, within hours we discovered that Ryan was the killer's brother and the killer's name is Adam.

    Also from the beginning, the murderer was reported as having strode through the school with a .223-caliber rifle, often referred to by the media here as an "assault weapon." This also turned out to be untrue. In fact, he only had handguns with him in the school, not any "assault rifle." He did have a rifle but it was reportedly left in his car and not carried into the school.

    Many media outlets reported that the school principal, and a victim of the murderer, was the one that let the shooter into the building. But it turned out that the killer broke glass to gain access to the school. He wasn't buzzed-in by the principal as was reported and there is no evidence he was recognized by anyone working at the school and allowed in as a result.

    Lanza is also being said to have been wearing "combat gear." What does this even mean? Some reports say it was a black shirt, or maybe some sort of vest and "possibly a mask." Is a black shirt somehow automatically "combat gear," now? This "combat gear" claim, though universally picked up by the Old Media as a description of Lanza's appearance, is meaningless without any actual listing of that "gear." What does "combat gear" even mean, here? We have no idea. But it sure sounds menacing, eh? Quite emotional. Whatever he was actually wearing, this descriptive term was used before any hard facts were known.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journa...ream-of-Media-Misinformation-in-Conn-Shooting
     
  2. Salty

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    and people get upset if they don't get info asap - seems like they would rather have incorrect info, then none at all.

    Was watching when the Law enforcement office was speaking. He refused to specifically state at that moment how the killer got into the building. I believe also that they refused to released the names of the victims until the ME did his report.

    I remember something similar when JFK, Jr had his plane crash. Let LEO and medical personnel do their job - properly.
     

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