Conservapedia:2012 Colorado Shootings
Conservapedia responded with solemnity and respect, expressing its sadness and concern for the victims and their loved ones.
Ha-ha! Fooled you! Conservapedia responded as it always does: politicizing the event to push their own agenda.
Only hours after the shooting occurred, Andy Schlafly speculated that the shooter might have played violent video games, an old favorite boogeyman of his. This was before the shooter had even been publicly identified.
Ken chimes in
Ken learned that the suspect was actively involved in a local Presbyterian church. This, of course, did not fit with Ken's worldview, in which mass murder is perpetrated by atheists and "evolutionists."
Terry goes nuts
Terry Hurlbut added a link to his Conservative News and Views site, which proposed a bizarre conspiracy theory that the shooter was affiliated with Occupy Wall Street and was a "false flag" plant by the Obama administration to start a push for more gun control in the United States. Perhaps most horrifically, he even said the media's behavior was worse than the shooter's.
Andy's penchant for half-truths continued as facts became public knowledge. He pointed out, accurately, that the accused liked video games, but left out that his game of choice was the completely non-violent Guitar Hero.
He also pointed out, again accurately, that the suspect "took drugs" before the shooting. The statement was accurate, but failed to mention the drug was Vicodin, which is legal, albeit only available via prescription.
No senior editor at Conservapedia, as of yet, has expressed sympathy for the victims. Several low-ranking editors have expressed varying degrees of concern about the tone, but the leadership at Conservapedia was stuck to their positions.
- Wikipedias's article on the events.
- Was the perpetrator a violent video game player?img,
- He was a Ph.D. studentimg
- He was in the "liberal education system".img
- Presbyterians like gays and Darwin.img
- Absolute insanity at CNAV, even by their standardsimg
- The shooter liked video gamesimg
- A game about as violent as Hopscotch
- Shooter was a drug user.img
- just Vicodin, nothing illegal