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  •  As I recall, the CT's began with this video... (7+ / 0-)

    Admittedly, the father's behavior is strange. But then people do grieve in unusual ways - something that is obviously lost on the truthers.

    •  That's played a role (13+ / 0-)

      Though I've never seen a funeral where people didn't give each other a reason to smile or laugh, if only for an instant. It's the kind of thing that gets you through. So the father's behavior with friends before going out to speak to a national audience isn't all that strange.
      But part of it also originates with a website called WellAware1, which has circulated images purporting to prove at least one set of Sandy Hook parents (the Phelps, I believe) were actually actors from Florida with the name Sexton. The mother apparently also appeared during the aftermath of the theater shooting in Colorado, as an assistant DA or some such. Needless to say, it's ridiculous - the photos show two people who are similar, but clearly not the same. Nonetheless, that photo "evidence" has made the rounds in the far Right - who either don't know or are conveniently ignoring the rest of WellAware1's schtick - namely, that virtually all public figures - including candidates, newscasters, and various celebrities - are in fact just actors working from a script. One of the site's articles floats the theory that both Adolph Hitler and Walt Disney were fake, and both played by the same actor, Kermit Roosevelt (son of Teddy).
      Needless to say, whoever WellAware1 is, they are bat-guano crazy. It says a lot about the right that they're sinking that low for their CT's now. They're on track to outside of Lyndon Larouche by 2014.

      “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” - Rumi

      by Jaxpagan on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 09:12:15 AM PST

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    •  Not the first time this has happened (2+ / 0-)
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      THe CT nuts always think they know how everyone will react to shocking news. The same thing happened after 9/11 when some family members of those killed reacted with nervous smiles and laughter as they recalled their loved ones. The nuts took that as evidence that they were "actors" because "who would respond that way..."

      It is not for us to judge whether the bereaved are acting "strange" or not without walking in their shoes.

    •  If you look closely, there is a lot of editing. (1+ / 0-)
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      The coroner being interviewed is cut & spliced big time.

      As far as how parents reacted, people grieve in so many different ways.  There really ARE NO steps and stages that are universal.  Every one of them were still in a clinical state of shock...which produces a lot of behavior that may seem insincere and inappropriate to strangers watching through the teevee.

      A teenage girl I knew came home from school to find her mother napping.  But, in fact, her mother was dead from a heart attack in her sleep.  This girl's reaction (she was very close to her mother) was to immediately go out and mow the entire yard.  Neighbors who saw her mowing had no idea there was anything bothering her.

      Anyone diagnosing traumatized strangers, from watching teevee clips, are blathering in the wind.

      "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

      by 417els on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 12:29:40 AM PST

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