Thursday, December 08, 2016

Another Fake News Consequence

Have you heard that the Sandy Hook massacre was staged to create anti-gun movement? It's a theory that gained traction on Donald Trump's favorite radio show hosted by Alex Jones, and if you think that sounds ridiculous, you aren't alone.

Unfortunately, some people believe this stuff. For real.

One Sandy Hook parent got death threats because of it. Imagine losing your son in a mass shooting, and then getting a call saying “You’re gonna die you [expletives and slurs deleted]… And what are you going to do about it? You can do absolutely nothing. … this is coming to you real soon [expletive deleted]. You going to die. You [expletive deleted] look behind you, justice is coming to you real soon.”

All because some asshole in Texas said it was staged.

Luckily the woman making the death threats has been indicted, but the asshole in Texas who says these things got a phone call from the President-Elect thanking him for his support.

LATE UPDATE: The Pope has declared that spreading fake news is a sin. Nice to have him on my side.