Details regarding the Las Vegas Shooting on October 1, 2017 have been confusing, contradictory, and fuzzy. The mainstream media’s coverage of the incident is wholly unsatisfactory, with claims differing crazily between outlets. Many, however, have decided to take the investigation into their own hands, piecing together the puzzle that is the death of over 50 people and the injuring of nearly 500. The person of Stephen Paddock, identified as the lone gunman, is essentially a ghost, with no records available regarding his personal life.
Squawker Media has recently filed a Freedom of Information Act request for more information regarding Mr. Paddock’s time working for the Federal Government. Once acquired, this information will be released to the general public.
In another universe, however, filled with mischievous frogs and the dankest memes imaginable, a private investigation of the Las Vegas Shooting has been undergone by the weaponized autists over at 4chan, an online anonymous image board.
In addition to the information released to the public by mainstream news outlets, 4chan has elected to undergo an extensive investigation of the incident, resulting in deeply-rooted suspicion of the “official narrative.” A representative from the Las Vegas Police Department has allegedly been involved on the forum, stating that,
“Stephen Paddock was an undercover FBI agent who participated in multiple illegal arms deals in Las Vegas area in a gun running entrapment scheme similar to Fast and Furious. Paddock thought he was engaging in another routine arms transfer, but ISIS had learned about the entrapment scheme and Paddock’s true identity. They killed him and carried out the massacre, and then fled the scene.”
The identity of the above poster has not yet been confirmed, but many 4chan “anons” have accepted the poster as legitimate. In addition to the above motive, 4chan has accumulated a relatively large database of information regarding the incident. Consider the following bank of images gathered by an anonymous user (click to enlarge):
Mountains of threads on the topic, theories, and collaborations between users can be found on /pol/, and you can search through the archives with relative ease here. Here is another peak into the extensive 4chan investigation, drawing from various primary sources (click to enlarge):
Who is more reliable? We must ask ourselves whether our trust will be given to the autists at 4chan or the figures of the mainstream media. Where will we gather our facts, and to whom will we turn to in times of confusion? That is for each individual to decide, but here at Squawker Media, we’d take the word of an anon over the deceit of CNN.