posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 10:49 PM
In the immediate aftermath of any tragedy such as this, there is always a mad scramble on the part of the media to gather "facts" from
as many sources as possible. This is how we end up with the great majority of conflicting reports and, ultimately, conspiracy theories.
Whether it be a blazing nightclub or a crashed airliner, a serial bombing or a mass shooting, the initial reports are invariably
bungled, invariably muddled, invariably wrong.
That's why we appoint "official investigation" teams to go in, sort through the debris and bodies, interview witnesses in an orderly fashion, and
attempt to arrive at a final determination of what actually happened.
For godsake, if we accepted media accounts alone as our only source of information, we'd never resolve anything.
— Doc Velocity
[edit on 12/6/2009 by Doc Velocity]