Sandy Hook happened

Please don’t watch NBC tonight.


If you haven’t heard, as I wish I hadn’t, the new host of whatever news magazine they air on Sunday nights (I’m not looking it up) is debuting an interview with a … person … who believes the US government was responsible for 9/11, that the Holocaust never happened, that the moon landings were all a hoax, and – painfully horrible as these are, this is the one that makes me truly, deeply, viciously, personally angry – that the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012 at about 9:37 AM, in which staff members and twenty children aged six and seven – –

Let me repeat that, in hopes of making this impact properly: twenty children aged six and seven

… never happened.

I live in Connecticut. I’ll never forget that day. It happened. No sane person can doubt that.

And while everyone has the right to believe otherwise and state that belief, no one has the right to torture people who have already been through hell by claiming their hell never existed.

No one should give this sort of mentally disturbed, heartless individual (whose name I refuse to use) a platform from which to continue this torture. Because this person has been given a platform, his poison has spread, and the families of the children who died – really, actually died; they weren’t spirited off to an underground complex as this person seems to believe; they were killed by multiple rounds from an assault rifle – have been harassed as a result. I have no words to encompass how deep this wrong is.

Please, please, please do not watch Megyn Kelly. Spread the word to anyone you can communicate with not to watch Megyn Kelly.

Watch this instead. It’s available on Netflix.

And think of:

Rachel D’Avino, 29, teacher’s aide
Dawn Hochsprung, 47, principal
Anne Marie Murphy, 52, teacher’s aide
Lauren Rousseau, 30, teacher
Mary Sherlach, 56, school psychologist
Victoria Leigh Soto, 27, teacher

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Dylan Hockley, 6
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
Ana Márquez-Greene, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6

Think of their families. Think of the survivors. Don’t give even implicit support to anyone who offers them more harm. Don’t watch NBC tonight.


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2 Responses to Sandy Hook happened

  1. Helen says:

    I wondered if you had read this – I did not watch 7& have no idea who this man is ………

  2. stewartry says:

    Thank you! I didn’t watch it – couldn’t, actually, because the local affiliate declined to air it (yay them); I didn’t know who he was either, and I liked it that way. I’m glad to read the Rolling Stone article – but the thing is, I read another article that said it was kind of a puff piece. And the problem is that no matter how hard she was on this waste of space, he’s going to spin it on his radio show to strengthen his own position, and his followers will swallow anything he says. The very fact of this interview just stirs up the “Sandy Hook didn’t happen” idiots – and they don’t hesitate to write, and call, and go right up to the parents of those children who died and express their hideous and offensive views.

    And the other problem is that now not only you and I have learned about this disgusting human being, but also people who will think “Wow! This guy’s really on to something!”

    And the damn thing aired on Father’s Day. Which was just a slap in the face.

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