Glenn Beck has not always been held up as a shining example of reason, but his episode tonight regarding the Sandy Hook “truthers” (in particular the claim that parents of slain children are not “sad enough”) casts a critical gaze on the phenomenon of conspiracy theories related to the Newtown school shooting.
In the below link, Glenn Beck first displays and then debunks viral YouTube videos featuring parents like Robbie Parker who have sparingly spoken to press in the days and weeks since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Beck, himself not unskilled at clever framing, explains that Sandy Hook truthers have been creatively editing videos and presenting what appears to be skepticism masquerading as evidence. And in the clip, you can watch his takedown of the “crisis actors” aspect of the Sandy Hook conspiracy theories. Watch: