“Sandy Hook is fiction,” TTAG reader Gordon Wagner posted underneath Anti-Gunners Launch Pro-Gun Ads to Mark Sandy Hook Slaughter. “The perp left zero Internet footprints, the elementary school had zero Internet traffic… on and on. I realize how bizarre this sounds. No photos, no videos, no evidence? This has as much evidence as the extrajudicial murder of Osama bin Laden. And the gun grabbers are raging about ‘assault weapons’ when a news helicopter clearly showed an AR-15 clone… in the perp’s car trunk, untouched.” Uh, no. On a number of levels. Sandy Hook was not Capricorn One [above]. The question here . . .
Should we delete comments that are, how do I put this gently, Loony Tunes?
At the moment, TTAG only deletes comments that are obscene, threatening or abusive. And racist – which is a form of abusive. We implement this policy to deny the antis ammo – the Campaign to Stop Gun Violence and others trawl TTAG and other sites for “extremist” comments to post on their social media. We do this to keep the site (and our Facebook page) family-friendly.
Should we extend this policy to delete comments that say Sandy Hook never happened? Holocaust denial? Islamophobic comments? My gut says yes, for the reasons stated above. But then TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia do an excellent job b-slapping all forms of inaccuracy and stupidity. Leave it be or send them to the memory hole?