Sandy Hook Hoax - Morgan Freeman denies making statement about Sandy Hook school massacre

Saturday, 5 January 2013 · Posted in , , , ,

Venerated actor Morgan Freeman denied on Sunday that he made a statement blasting the media for their coverage of the Sandy Hook and other mass shootings, according to a Dec. 16 Yahoo News report.
The shooting at the Connecticut elementary school left 20 children and six adults dead captured the attention of the world when the media mounted what amounts to a an all-out blitz in an effort to get information to the public.
The state attributed to Freeman in social media and emails lays the blame for these shootings squarely on the shoulders of that media. Here is the statement that has been attributed to Morgan:
"You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why.
It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.
CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.
You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news."
The award-winning actor says he had nothing to do with the statement and that its publication and credit to him were nothing but a hoax. Stan Rosenfield, Freeman’s publicist, says they are trying to determine the source of the statement.
The statement went viral on Facebook and all over the Internet as word of the fake Freeman statement was passed around. It seems the world approved of the message whether it came from Morgan Freeman or not.

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