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Reader: We know more about the Newtown shootings than we do about Aurora

Conspiracy theories are flying about the shootings at Newtown, and the e-mail that Alan Prendergast received over the weekend pretty much summed it up. Under a subject line that read "Someday we Might get the Truth from the Owned & Controlled Puppets in the Press," the writer launched into a tirade against the media for concealing the truth about what had just happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

And that e-mail's author isn't the only one who thinks the media is failing to uncover the truth -- or worse, willfully participating in a cover-up. And not just regarding what really happened at Newtown, but what led to the shootings in Aurora.

Prendergast offered a look into one theory in his jailhouse interview with Steven Unruh, an inmate who says he spent hours talking to Aurora shootings suspect James Holmes shortly after his arrest last July. That story was picked up by the National Enquirer, and fueled more conspiracy theories. Says Annaleisle:

When do we start getting some goddamn answers, We know more about Newtown than we do about Aurora, how?! I don't get it. I'm no theorist but c'mon America, put some brainpower into asking questions and demanding answers from these so called people who are here to "serve and protect!" I guess the only ones who do are the "nutters." Sucks to be stuck under a rock. I refuse to believe any more lies. Their secret agenda is obvious and I disagree.

From our archives: "James Holmes: Inmate's strange tale of "confession" and suicide efforts"

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