‘Duets’ host Quddus spreads Sandy Hook conspiracy nuttery

Quddus, host of ABC’s “Duets,” apparently isn’t the only one “wondering” about Sandy Hook.

We can’t blame Quddus for this one — the video has already racked up more than 11 million views on YouTube without his help — but the rule not to jump at conspiracy theories is a good one to follow, especially in this case. Sure, the media got a lot wrong in its early reports on the massacre, but that’s more of a reflection on today’s journalists than the government. What inspired the video’s anonymous creator to put it together, aside from his high school research into 9/11? “These people and the whole town had this artificial vibe about them,” he told Gawker.

Quddus is best known as the former host of MTV’s “Total Request Live,” so if it’s not too much to ask, we have one simple request: stop promoting Sandy Hook conspiracy theories.

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  • lovesmuggler

    How soon twitchy forgets their bullshit post about how people should stop saying he DIDN’T have an assault rifle. Well now five weeks later the MSM has come clean, where’s your retraction and apology to all the people that watched the breaking news and correctly noted that his semi auto bushmaster was locked in the car the whole time? I love you twitchy (and Michelle Malkin) but y’all got egg on your face on this one, don’t become the ugly MSM we abhor and take some personal responsibility for that error.

    • FreedomFighter

      There is no such thing as an “assault rifle”

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Um, yes there is.

        • robcrawford2

          Not in civilian hands. If he had used one in the attack, it would have been the first one used in a crime in 30 years — and the last incident was done by a cop.

          • SpinMeNot

            Well, not in civilian hands without a Class 3 FFL … but you are correct in your timeline.

      • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

        assault weapon was the made up term, assault rifle has always been a valid (I guess…) term.

    • RogueRose

      Wrong again.. according to the official police report dated 1/18/13, there was a 12 gauge shotgun in the trunk and an XM15-E2S in the school… 4 guns total.
      http://www.ct.gov/despp/cwp/view.asp?Q=517284&A=4226

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      How is it that the Bushmaster was purchased in Ct, which had an assault rifle ban? Could it be that maybe, just maybe, this weapon was not an assault rifle under the legal definition?

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    i can see where this is headed:
    a) bush was involved;
    b) romney was involved;
    c) palin was involved;
    d) all of the above were involved.

    • Stone Bryson

      Actually, most conspiracy theorists I know are not liberals who blame Bush / Republicans for everything… they blame “Government” for specific incidents or acts. George the Younger and Barry are interchangeable to many theorists, depending on who is in power at the moment of an incident.

    • maggie a

      I could be mistaken, but I don’t think any conspiracy theorists believe any of those (none that I’ve heard, anyway). Stone B. is right, they tend to blame it on the government as a whole, or simply “them”. But some are blaming it on the current administration – the Obama administration – so he and the rest of the democrats can get guns out of the hands of civilians. One conspiracy theory I saw even made the comparison to Germany, where Hitler amped up his power by outlawing guns… and we know how the rest goes.

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    There wouldn’t be conspiracy theories unless something smelled bad.
    I can’t be the only one thinking that there are too many school shootings for it to be pure chance, in fact, they are coming “fast and furious’.
    Not saying that there IS a conspiracy, but if you were a liberal, it would be very convenient to have so many incidents.

    • robcrawford2

      No, conspiracy theorists don’t need anything unusual to launch their flights of fancy. There are people who think condensation of water vapor is a government conspiracy.

      And there haven’t been that many incidents; it’s just that the news doesn’t stop covering them — unless they’re inconvenient, like the ones in the Chicago Free-Fire Zone.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Also remember how quickly they went silent when the female at University of Alabama, Huntsville shot some colleagues. Moonbat regressives can’t possibly be psycho killers…at least in the headlines.

        http://www.freep.com/article/20120925/NEWS07/309250060

        • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

          remember it well! there was a certain gentleman who was a regular caller to a birmingham-based conservative talk show who pretty much said it was the fault of her colleagues for not giving her tenure.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            She was a victim. I should have guessed!

    • wwbdinct

      There’s a lot wrong with this story. I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I live in CT and am horrified by this but I had to turn off all news reports after 24 hours of completely wrong information that the media was putting out. There’s pretty much been silence ever since and we are told now that the final report will be out in March. But here is an interesting fact I found out the other day. The prop master for the movie The Dark Knight lived in Newtown. Apparently, the words “Sandy Hook” were on a map that was in that movie (never saw the movie but saw the clip where this map is). This prop master was killed in an auto accident April 2012. The girl that was in the other car that was in the accident that killed him is the daughter of a member of the UN Peace Committee. Weird – definitely. Coincidence? Probably.

    • http://twitter.com/Mom2Mayhem Tamara Slover

      We have heard of deaths at Sandy Hook…what about injuries? I have not heard of one injured person. How is that?

      • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

        It’s most unusual.

        There’s enough shootings going on, and/or sufficiently increased publicity for those which do happen, that it feels as though agents provocateur are amping up Obama’s cause.

        Even so, I’m more inclined to believe that its a rash of unstable people, possibly a couple of copycats, that are driving the news cycles.
        Whatever the truth, it doesn’t matter, because Obama is determined to take advantage of it and disarm us.

      • Rightturn

        11 bullets pumped into a body with just 5 pints of blood will do that..

  • Evan Miller
    • Guest

      That date is when the User who set up the Facebook Page (The Moderator) Joined Facebook – Not the Day the page was created. Mine if i set up a Facebook Page would say “August 2009”

    • Guest

      That date is when the User who set up the Facebook Page (The Moderator) Joined Facebook – Not the Day the page was created. Mine if i set up a Facebook Page would say “August 2009”

  • NRPax

    Someone really needs to start cutting these people with Occam’s Razor.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      I believe that accepting that mental illness and tragedy has existed since man’s earliest beginnings would be a bit too complex for most of them.

      • NRPax

        Conspiracy nuts are a special kind of idiot and my patience for them went away over a decade ago.

        • questions

          funny, none of my questions were answered, yet you felt that I had explained enough to call me an idiot…lol Well, considering I speak 3 languages, own 2 businesses employing more people than this website, not to mention an IQ well in to the genius spectrum, ill disregard your baseless banter and comments regarding mental illness… How ridiculous it is to consider any type of conspiracy considering we KNOW that none have ever taken place in history and corruption only exists in mexico…. this must all just be too complex for me…So far every debunker has only attacked or belittled. The very nature of this unquestionable event and official reactions to these questions should raise flags. CNN dedicated a whole anderson cooper segment to the conspiracy theorists, only to use it to personally attack people who were posting these questions.. maybe 11 million hits in a week was purely accidental. Or all of the “IDIOTS” sent out a memo to watch this particular video. Because we all know that not a single soul has ever been lost to government agenda.

          • NRPax

            Get back to us when you have transcripts from the police or recordings from the 911 calls. So far, all you have posted are allegations and speculations without anything credible to back it up.

            JFK was shot by one man acting alone, we did land on the moon, and seventeen Saudis crashed planes into buildings on our soil. Conspiracy theorists don’t really have an impressive record. And yet somehow, our government (Who can’t hire people to keep classified information away from the press) manages to commit a mass murder against a bunch of kids and no one has stepped forward to confirm that.

            Have some Barbasol, It works great with Occam’s Razor.

          • questions

            lol well I think I may have come to the wrong place. I was under the impression that you people could read. Never once did I state that the government made the whole thing up. Nor did I endorse any other conspiracy theories. Also, police transcripts are public domain so I didnt know I had to provide these to convince you since they are so easily obtainable. Never debunked even one allegation. Only criticism from someone whom I am certain is less intelligent than I. Unfortunately my comments werent meant for people with less intelligence than I, more for those who have the ability to investigate and offer feedback related to my conversation. No speculation, only facts derived from actual investigation which it is obvious that you have not performed yourself… As much as I would love to continue to discredit your intelligence, you seem to have done a great job yourself.

            http://xenophilius.wordpress.com/2008/09/20/ten-proven-us-government-conspiracies-and-why-i-still-trust-the-government/
            just ten proven government conspiracies….

          • questions

            lol well I think I may have come to the wrong place. I was under the impression that you people could read. Never once did I state that the government made the whole thing up. Nor did I endorse any other conspiracy theories. Also, police transcripts are public domain so I didnt know I had to provide these to convince you since they are so easily obtainable. Never debunked even one allegation. Only criticism from someone whom I am certain is less intelligent than I. Unfortunately my comments werent meant for people with less intelligence than I, more for those who have the ability to investigate and offer feedback related to my conversation. No speculation, only facts derived from actual investigation which it is obvious that you have not performed yourself… As much as I would love to continue to discredit your intelligence, you seem to have done a great job yourself.

            http://xenophilius.wordpress.com/2008/09/20/ten-proven-us-government-conspiracies-and-why-i-still-trust-the-government/
            just ten proven government conspiracies….

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Speak 3 languages, own 2 businesses, and *STILL* an idiot.

          • NRPax

            Every so often, we get the adorable ones here.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            As in “so stupid it’s cute”?

          • NRPax

            They have to have some redeeming characteristics, right?

          • mike_in_kosovo

            You’ve found some? 😛

          • NRPax

            Not yet, but I’m willing to give most folks a fair chance. -:-)

  • westernskier

    I guess twitchy likes acting like the bullies it supposedly rails against (the MSM). They love telling people what to think about what, and dont you ask a damn question. People were called “conspiracy theorists” for saying that the government was shipping guns to mexico, remember?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      How are they “telling you how to think”? You are endowed with a mind capable of reason so I suggest you think for yourself and cease the straw man business…

      • westernskier

        ” so if it’s not too much to ask, we have one simple request: stop promoting Sandy Hook conspiracy theories.”

        The theory of a second shooter is very valid, yet I guess no questions, no shame, eh? I guess journalism is about not asking questions anymore and just taking what the government says is the “truth”.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          So called journalism and the rush to report something, anything before the facts were known are responsible for the “conspiracy”

        • mike_in_kosovo

          The theory of a second shooter is very valid

          Based on what *evidence*?

          • NRPax

            The evidence that it’s just too simple and straightforward to think that a lone, mentally damaged man did all the killings by himself. I’m holding out to see if they break out the Jews to explain things.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Right… sorta hard to square up the idea of a second shooter, when all the shots were from a single gun.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    Gotta agree with this: “These people and the whole town had this artificial vibe about them,” he told Gawker.

    As awful as this whole thing was there were some strange people in that town. At first I thought they were wonderful….old time America..and maybe they were…I’m hoping that is it but something didn’t ring true with those people. The father that came out to give an interview outside the funeral parlor the next day just gave me the creeps….who the hell does that when they have just gone through such a horrible experience? The parents who gave an interview to Anderson Cooper in their home, about their daughter, BEFORE they had even buried her ….they were laughing and smiling and acting like this was no big deal, they didn’t seem to be hurting at all. The mother who came out of the church and people were crying but she was laughing while she hugged the mourners? I guess each person grieves in their own way….but still….something about this makes me feel uneasy.

  • clarioncaller

    There are still WAY too many unanswered questions pertaining to all the characters involved in Newtown. Unless there is something in the water system, or they ALL go to the same psychiatrist, the reactions were rather bizarre starting with the CT state police spokesman, to the medical examiner, to the laughing parents, to the crime scene car registered to a local crook, to the camo-wearing guy running in the woods, to the fact that all the response vehicles [EMS, ambulances] were at the firehouse down the street instead of at the school, to the total blackout of ALL crime scene photos. If our ‘Dear Leader’ is going to use this incident as his basis for striking down the 2nd amendment, shouldn’t it be FULLY vetted, unlike his biography.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Anyone in the woods that day, seeking to see what all the ruckus was about, was detained. That is fairly standard. The EMS vehicles were held back by the police, first to secure the perimeter and then because having them there would have been futile. Most of the crime scene photos are not necessary to enter into the public record, just to satisfy morbid curiousity. If your child had been shot, multiple times, would you really want their death scene-even a sanitized version-on the internet forever?

      • questions

        Why is the line “end the life of adam” heard on the police scanner the moment after the police enter the building? this line was uttered by the same voice declaring entry to the building. before they even knew his name? why can you see not only one, but a second running man in the woods who does not get detained? how come on the original police scanner recording you hear them state that in the building they found rifles, shotguns, and handguns? before they even searched the car? how come Carlos matthew soto, brother of the deceased victoria soto can be found in jennifer sexton family photos? how come so many of the victims families recently moved there? Why does one witness say she didnt hear any shooting until after the police arrived? how come a couple of the children relay this in their stories as well? No surveillance footage whatsoever, no one knew adam or had heard from him in years. No one has addressed jennifer and richard sexton. their whereabouts or their family. seemingly the most obvious evidence.

  • Da_Bunny

    Truthers, Birthers, Hookers?

    • NRPax

      Sandyans would be better. At least Hookers serve a useful function.

  • Rightturn

    Twitchy, KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE!! lol