by Scott Creighton
This is just too funny. Anderson Cooper, a guy who has lied repeatedly in favor of ginning up support for various “humanitarian bombings” (Syrian Danny anyone?) read Prof. James Tracy the riot act over what he considers “conspiracy theories” involving the Sandy Hook massacre. During his little tirade, CNN runs a video over his commentary showing cops running up to what is supposed to be the Sandy Hook school building. Trouble is, it’s not the school. The layout of the school is easy to verify on Google Earth, here. I was able to find the video copy of the Connecticut Channel 12 footage that he uses and then I found a Channel 5 version of the same footage which they have labeled as “Aerial footage of police running at the site of the Connecticut school shooting”
Turns out what they showed were cops running up to St. Rose of Lima school down the road a bit from Sandy Hook Elementary. It makes sense that the officers would be checking on other nearby schools or maybe some of the kids ended up going there. I don’t know. But Anderson certainly shouldn’t be airing that footage as if these cops were responding to the Sandy Hook school when in fact they weren’t. He’s using the footage to imply that of course something happened at the school when in fact, that footage is from miles away.
Here’s my point: Anderson Cooper was faulting James Tracy for deliberately misleading people and embellishing the story in order to generate attention. Well, that is exactly what Channel 5 and Channel 12 and Anderson Cooper’s own team at CNN did. They ran with that footage because it was dramatic showing a bunch of cops running into a building that they tried to pass off as Sandy Hook Elementary school when in fact it wasn’t, it’s St. Rose of Lima.