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Sanitizing Adam Lanza
American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2012 | J.R. Dunn

Posted on 12/16/2012 12:48:02 PM PST by Zakeet

Amid all its political correctness and ideological distortion, one thing often overlooked concerning the mainstream media is its essential strangeness, its near-total separation from any behavior, attitudes, or ideas that could be defined as "normal".

We find yet another example of this in the treatment of Adam Lanza, the Newtown CT shooter. A photograph released by the wire services reveals a delicate-looking kid with a shy smile and a goofy haircut.

The standard reader's reaction would amount to a shake of the head and a "what could have made such a nice kid do it?"

But there's another photo extant as well, one that has not seen such wide circulation:

Apart from the fact that it would scare the hell out of Hannibal Lector, this shot leaves no doubt as to "why he did it": because he was as crazy as they come.

This stratagem involving photographs immediately calls to mind the Zimmerman shooting, when the media released, and heavily played up, photos showing Trayvon Martin as a sweet-faced twelve-year-old rather than the hulking seventeen-year-old tough faced by George Zimmerman.

Given the leftist slant of the media, using that shot made sense. The media circus surrounding that shooting was intended to create a racial incident, to keep the pot boiling in light of the upcoming electoral campaign. That photo did its work well -- most people still picture Trayvon Martin as the innocent twelve-year-old as opposed to the drug-addled teen he became.

But what are we to make of this Lanza photo?

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; adamlanza; corruption; enemedia; fascistmedia; fraud; guncontrol; lanza; liberalmedia; mediabias; mediacorruption; msm; newtown; sandyhook; secondamendment; shooting
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I suspect the MSM's motives for ignoring Adam's recent picture might lie in the fact that Sheeple would be more reluctant to support the Libtard agenda if they knew that this bat crazy loon had slipped through the state's existing worse than worthless mental health safety net ... and violated several existing gun grabbing laws ... when he stole his mother's weapons ... opened up on people who were totally incapable of defending themselves ... and then blew his brains out when he heard the cops pull up ...

... but all that's just a wild guess on my part.

1 posted on 12/16/2012 12:48:11 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: abb
More blatant George Zimmerman style MSM bias alert ping.
2 posted on 12/16/2012 12:50:02 PM PST by Zakeet (Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
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To: Zakeet
Clearly this sweet innocent boy could not have committed this horrific crime. It must be the guns fault.
3 posted on 12/16/2012 12:55:05 PM PST by oldbrowser (Put Obama in check, now.)
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To: Zakeet
I have a nephew with Asperger’s Syndrome...the same diagnosis this kid is supposed to have had.In the interest of privacy all I'll say about him is that he's (very) smart,(very) strange and at least somewhat scary.

Asperger's is a brain disease...as is schizophrenia.

4 posted on 12/16/2012 1:00:06 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: Zakeet
Obama, next time wipe the tears from the INNER eye where the tear ducts actually are located. Just trying to help....
5 posted on 12/16/2012 1:00:45 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Zakeet
I detect a resemblance. Creepy.
6 posted on 12/16/2012 1:02:28 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Zakeet

The GOP is in a raison d’etre crisis, sure, but the same is happening to the MSM.

If, per Zimmerman shooting they’re CONSTANTLY lying with old photos, then WHY should ANYONE pay attention to them..?

The GOP will be gone, and so, too, will the MSM.

GOOD RIDDANCE.


7 posted on 12/16/2012 1:03:35 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Zakeet

This kid Lanza must’ve had quite a few spare magazines to shoot as many people as he did, multiple times! The reporters say he only used the two handguns he got from around the house ... go figure ...


8 posted on 12/16/2012 1:04:14 PM PST by Ken522
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Who’s the fellow on the right?


9 posted on 12/16/2012 1:07:59 PM PST by Ken522
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

The kid also resembles Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.”


10 posted on 12/16/2012 1:10:57 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Zakeet

Always the crazy eyes. Vacant souless staring right through a person like they aren’t even there.


11 posted on 12/16/2012 1:11:31 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: Ken522

H. P. Lovecraft, horror author.


12 posted on 12/16/2012 1:11:31 PM PST by youngidiot (God help us.)
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To: Zakeet

***Apart from the fact that it would scare the hell out of Hannibal Lector, this shot leaves no doubt as to “why he did it”: because he was as crazy as they come. ***

I’ve seen quite a few leftists that have that stare in their eyes.

Wonder if he saw THE TERMINATOR before he went on his raid.


13 posted on 12/16/2012 1:12:13 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (SAVE THE SUMATRAN RAT MONKEY!)
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To: Zakeet

Is that photoshopped? Doesn’t he normally use his middle finger in photos to be released to the American public?


14 posted on 12/16/2012 1:12:25 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Zakeet

He looks psycho in both shots. Check out the sadistic grin. I feel sorry for Mom, she had to deal with that little demon every day.


15 posted on 12/16/2012 1:15:58 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Zakeet

Obama cares so much that he has grown extra tear ducts on the outer corners of his eyes.

Or else he is so narcisistic that the concept of crying for others is too foreign to be faked properly.


16 posted on 12/16/2012 1:18:13 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Zakeet
Pat Caddell called it. Do you believe it yet?

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” Sept. 29, 2012(video 26:00)

Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” Oct. 27, 2012 (video at link 4:06)

The Media are enemies of the people!

17 posted on 12/16/2012 1:19:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Looks like he was living in Castle Greyskull.


18 posted on 12/16/2012 1:23:03 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Zakeet

Is this his most recent picture at about the 4:20 mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j_fI0hm1dqY


19 posted on 12/16/2012 1:25:13 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Zakeet

stupid article in my opinion.. there is nothing scary or creepy about the second photo... he is older in the second photo, so there is no child-like sweetness... it looks like a dorky school picture—and come on, those hardly turn out nicely for any body... it’s a bad photo, but it reveals nothing... other than that the photographer took a bad shot...


20 posted on 12/16/2012 1:27:56 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: TurboZamboni

I take it you mean Skeletor?


21 posted on 12/16/2012 1:29:09 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Yeah, you’re right. He kind of does.


22 posted on 12/16/2012 1:30:52 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: jakerobins

So true. We had a horrible double murder several years ago here in Knoxville where the perps and victims were all white. I was called for jury duty involving the shooter. His girl friend had become disenchanted with her parents and persuaded him to murder both of them, using her father’s gun, which she had provided to the shooter.

I was totally shocked when I first shaw the shooter. He was just about age 20 and skinny like Lanza. The most striking, horrifying thing was his eyes. They were deeply sunken and surrounded by huge, black circles. He couldn’t have looked worse if he’d been deliberately made up like a crazed mass murderer in a horror flick. His countenace was that of a subhuman who’d had his soul sucked out of him and replaced by pure evil. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a death penalty case and I was preemptorily challenged. Fortunately, he was found guilty and received life without parole.


23 posted on 12/16/2012 1:31:23 PM PST by libstripper
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To: Gay State Conservative

“I have a nephew with Asperger’s Syndrome...the same diagnosis this kid is supposed to have had.In the interest of privacy all I’ll say about him is that he’s (very) smart,(very) strange and at least somewhat scary.”

Hopefully his parents don’t keep an arsenal nearby.


24 posted on 12/16/2012 1:34:46 PM PST by BobL (Did you know that the Chinese now buy close to twice as many new cars as Americans each year?)
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To: youngidiot

Particularly ironic, seeing as how Lovecraft once wrote:

“The time would be easy to know, for then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and reveling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom.” -The Call of Cthulhu

When I first saw that pic of Lanza a day or so ago, my first thought was, ‘He sort of looks like Lovecraft’.


25 posted on 12/16/2012 1:35:17 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: BobL
Hopefully his parents don’t keep an arsenal nearby.

Nope,they don't.

26 posted on 12/16/2012 1:49:16 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: Uncle Chip

The pic in that video doesn’t look anything like the two pics on this thread. Which I’m sure you can see.


27 posted on 12/16/2012 1:51:48 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Uncle Chip

The picture of the shooter on the FBI site on this video does not look at all like the Adam Lanza who is in the video posted.


28 posted on 12/16/2012 2:41:09 PM PST by classified
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To: Ken522

They keep talking about his “high powered assault rifle,” which was a .223, best used for hunting varmints.


29 posted on 12/16/2012 2:59:35 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Ken522
Who’s the fellow on the right?

Not someone sane and balanced people know.

30 posted on 12/16/2012 3:00:23 PM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: latina4dubya
stupid article in my opinion.. there is nothing scary or creepy about the second photo... he is older in the second photo, so there is no child-like sweetness... it looks like a dorky school picture—and come on, those hardly turn out nicely for any body... it’s a bad photo, but it reveals nothing... other than that the photographer took a bad shot...

Amazing isn't it? There are so many FReepers capable of psychoanalyzing someone from a single picture. Perhaps the DOJ should hire them to go through high school yearbooks to pick out all the crazy kids and have them arrested and institutionalized for our safety.

31 posted on 12/16/2012 3:03:58 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Zakeet

The mother had to choose between Adam and her life which includes her hobbies.

She tried to have both.

We all lost.


32 posted on 12/16/2012 3:10:27 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: raybbr

If you look at the pictures of his mother and father, he clearly resembles them both. The top half of his face looks like his father, and he has his mother’s lips.

I’m a little confused about the older kid, though. He doesn’t really look like his brother. I saw reports that his parents divorced in 2008 or 2009 after about 18 years of marriage, but Ryan would have been 21. I wonder what the story is on him.


33 posted on 12/16/2012 3:15:41 PM PST by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby!)
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To: jakerobins

“..Always the crazy eyes. Vacant souless staring right through a person like they aren’t even there...”

Like a shark’s eyes as described by the skipper in the movie, “JAWS”.


34 posted on 12/16/2012 3:22:38 PM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Zakeet

Bright kids mature too fast. They don’t have the life experience to deal with the emotions and all the information they’re taking in. They become confused. Sometimes they become aggressive. Having the Dad there to help the kid work through his problems doesn’t guarantee success with the kid, but the odds are sure much better.


35 posted on 12/16/2012 3:27:32 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: oldbrowser

It must be the guns fault.

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Yep. From the piece:

Or is it yet another case of ideological subterfuge, an effort to deny the shooter any form of agency, instead transferring responsibility to the demonic weapon he used?


36 posted on 12/16/2012 3:29:04 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Zakeet
Sorry, I don't buy it. The writer's thesis that is.

No question the MSM conspired to foist the cute l'll Trayvon photo on the public. We know what their agenda was was that.

But in this case? I doubt it. There's no advantage to the Left in favoring a photo of a younger, less scary-looking Adam Lanza.

I think the younger photo was the first to come out, simply because it was the first one available. Nothing more complicated than that. (IOW, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.)

37 posted on 12/16/2012 3:59:12 PM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: Zakeet

More interesting pictures of him.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2969326/posts?page=16#16


38 posted on 12/16/2012 4:00:38 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

That I do.


39 posted on 12/16/2012 4:07:06 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Cyber Liberty

He did look demonic possed.


40 posted on 12/16/2012 4:12:02 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: familyop

That’s not him on the far, far left, is it? The far right and the middle look right, but the far, far left - is that Adam Lanza, or a FACEBOOK friend?


41 posted on 12/16/2012 4:53:53 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: Uncle Chip

What did I say two days ago? “he will be an anarchist and the Propaganda Ministry won’t say so! BINGO!!


42 posted on 12/16/2012 4:56:22 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: shhrubbery!

No advantage? Are you kidding? “it couldn’t be this sweet boy it must be those evil guns!”. You can bet your ass it’s already in print.


43 posted on 12/16/2012 5:00:56 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I know - I hate to say it but I did not see any tears at all. Most people’s eyes get a little red and you can tell they are crying. I saw no liquid to be wiped so what was he wiping?


44 posted on 12/16/2012 5:02:23 PM PST by MissH
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To: hummingbird
"That’s not him on the far, far left, is it? The far right and the middle look right, but the far, far left - is that Adam Lanza, or a FACEBOOK friend?"

See comment #31.


45 posted on 12/16/2012 5:50:01 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Zakeet

I don’t watch much media but none that I saw mentioned the guy was crazy


46 posted on 12/16/2012 6:06:54 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Nope,they don’t.”

Cool - I wish them the best.


47 posted on 12/16/2012 7:20:23 PM PST by BobL (Did you know that the Chinese now buy close to twice as many new cars as Americans each year?)
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To: hummingbird

I think the left one is a recent one and the two on right is when he was a bit younger. He gained weight and dyed his hair black since then. That’s how I’m reading it, anyway.


48 posted on 12/16/2012 7:26:17 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Prince of Space

Where’s the picture of his mother? I saw his father but no pix of the mother.


49 posted on 12/16/2012 7:32:44 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Ken522

Ken522: “ ... The reporters say he only used the two handguns he got from around the house ... go figure ..”

Nope, Ken, later reports indicate he used the Bushmaster with numerous magazines in his possession.


50 posted on 12/16/2012 7:44:50 PM PST by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favored tools of the weak-minded.)
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