Carter, like all the victims in this shooting deserves all the support and love anybody can give her, obviously.
But cue the nutjobs!
Every time something like this happens the conspiracy weirdos come out of the woodwork to tell us the same old story they have. This massacre didn't happen. It was staged by the government to take all our guns away and suspend all our civil rights.
And those victims we all saw on TV? Those are all crisis actors brought in to stage the "shooting"
You'd think the conspiracy wackos would come up with something original, but that's the narrative they give every time.
We could safely ignore these idiots if they didn't make sport of harassing people like Patience Carter. But they seek people like her out, splash her all over the internet and "expose" her as the fraud she is clearly not.
According to Slate, the "proof" the conspiracy dingbats offer is that Carter is supposedly a crisis actor , which is obvious because she had interned at television station WTFX.
She worked for awhile at a TV station! Which proves she's an actor!
Or something like that.
|Patience Carter meets with President Obama after the|
Orlando shooting, not before, as the conspiracy nutjobs
would have it.
Carter also Instagrammed photos of herself after the shooting, including one in which President Obama was comforting her when he went down to Orlando after the crime.
Someone changed the time stamps on Carter's Instagrams to make it look like they were taken before the shooting, then re-posted them on line.
Hey, if you do a sleight of hand and change the time stamp, then the time sequence really did alter, apparently. What, these conspiracy theories have Cher's "If I Can Turn Back Time" as a constant earworm in their sick little heads?
Similarly to this situation, the kooks tortured parents of young children who were killed in the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut school massacre. As if these grieving parents needed more pain in their lives.
I'm not sure what to do about these nutjobs. Trying to bat away their idiotic rantings is just a fruitless, endless game of whack-a-mole. Still, they deserve all the ridicule we can throw at them, which is what I'm trying to do here.
As for Patience Carter, she ended up "thanking" the morons who were bothering her with the nutty conspiracy theories. On Instagram she wrote: "It's your outrageous insensitivity that makes me want to heal even faster, and grow even stronger."