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Ben Swann Reality Check: Unanswered Questions About Colorado Theater Massacre



The emergency crews hadn't yet left the scene of the Colorado theater shooting before some lawmakers, politicians and members of the media were already asking questions about how gun laws must change.

But instead of playing politics, what questions about the shooting are the media not asking? Ben has the Reality Check you won't see anywhere else.

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You shouldn't believe every conspiracy tale, or every DA either

It is easy to jump to conclusions, but what is wrong with looking at all the facts? I don't think there is anything wrong with independent journalism. It is a mistake to put 100% faith in the DA and police to tell you all of the facts, just as I wouldn't believe all of the facts from a single news outlet like CBS.

It is outrageous to me that elements in our government and media are exploiting this tragedy to call for gun bans, and I question their motives. How many people in the media or government have called out the local conceled carry restrictions in Aurora? This is a fine example of gun restrictions having the opposite effect as the government desired. Innocent law abiding people are disarmed and defenseless against a nut case who couldn't care less about the fact that it is illegal in Aurora to transport guns in your vehicle or discharge them in city limits.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

shouldn't it be pretty easy to

trace the cell phone call he got?

Must be part of the next phase of "reporting".

It'll probably be from someone in Tehran. ;-) of course

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

And Don't Forget

The Police should check if Holmes made "the cell-phone call" to SOMEBODY ELSE who quite possibly was the "person" in the first row who "got" the phone call and opened the exit door.

There is no such thing as "Good Police Work".
That is a Hollywood myth concocted to legitimize the real deal.
"Good Police Work" is in all reality the results obtained by INFORMANTS.

This was told to me by an old friend, now deceased, who was an investigator for the DA's Office.....yeah, the truth is out there...accept it.

In the meantime view this:
In the seconds it takes for a crime to be committed, the police are only minutes away....that's the real deal...still want gun control?

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

They'll blame the Ron Paul

They'll blame the Ron Paul supporters. Just wait. While that was meant to be a joke...it was not one of those funny "haha" jokes.

That's funny.

That's funny.

Wow, real journalism

Thank you Ben. Note no one reported red hair. Everyone said the person was in all black. Other 2 witnesses said that the tear gas/smoke cannisters were thrown from both sides of the theaters. I doubt the poor guy even knew he had red hair as he sat there in court. They propably didn't have a mirror for him. What a sad thing. If this was a set up, it was so unbelievably mean. Hypothetically it could have been carried out with the guy not even there. With the AFT there like heros... give us a break.

The Money

I can answer the question about where he got the money. He received a $26,000 stipend from good old Uncle Sam.

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

A typical BUMP for big bad Ben


Witness protection needed

Quickly, get those eye witnesses in some "witness protection" program, I particularly like the T shirt that says "You Don't Know Me".
Remember what happened to all those witnesses during the Clinton era.

I saw 3 such witnesses

All said the same thing! More than 1 person pulled this off!

Theater Emergency Exit Doors are ONE WAY to prevent people

from sneaking into the theater without paying. They are also well sealed to prevent any light leaking into the theater during a movie.(i.e a matinee).
This is also to prevent homeless people using it at night when it is closed.

As I recall these doors do not even have DOOR HANDLES on the outside.

They should likely have some camera around these exits as well. By the neon lights of the building, it looks like an old theater and perhaps independently owned so they may not have this.

Someone had to have opened the door from the inside to LET HIM IN.

I have seen this happen at least once during a movie long time ago. Some kids will go from theater to theater and not have to pay for both. Of course someone doing that is in full view of the seated audience is hard to miss.


He bought a ticket, entered the theater and then sat down. When the movie started he got a phone call (could have faked a phone call) got up and went to the emergency exit. He then propped the door and went outside to his car that was parked there and got his guns and armor on. Then he went back in and started shooting.



one eye witness said 2 people involved

another suggested smoke canister came from a location that was not where the shooter was standing.



"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

I'm sick of Memphis local news.

I wonder if it is possible to get Cincinnati's news instead.
We need a WXIX bomb of requests to Dish/Directtv/comcast.
Or ask Wxix to ustream live like the state conventions... haha

Not one person in the theatre

can identify the shooter(s). He was covered in armor from head to toe. We are supposed to believe that one person came in and lobbed tear gas canisters from 2 different locations and shot all those people. Then he went back to his car, took off all that protective gear, waited for the cops and warned them that his apartment was rigged with explosives. Sorry, I am not buying it.

Formerly rprevolutionist

Exactly - I Think Many Are Smelling The Bullsh*t

From Miles Away On This One...

-LibertyG ... 2 Corinthians 2:16-17 "To some we are a scent of death leading to death, but to others, a scent of life leading to life. And who is competent for this? For we are not like the many who make a trade(for profit) but as those with sincerity...

Ben would make a fine President Paul

Press Secretary...or SOMETHING! Swan is the only newscaster I've ever seen who has spoken the truth and not lost his job.

Maybe FOX19 is waiting until after the election to "transfer" Ben to a new department or find someone that is a better fit for their station. I really hope Ben doesn't get nixed, but TPTB can't like his unfiltered views getting out to the sheeple

Swann is exactly right!

He's asking the same questions that many people on this site have been asking and "certain" people are saying others are "nutjobs" for looking into such things. Anyone that uses any common sense can see that so many things just don't make sense. We're just supposed to bow to media "truth"?

The Corporate Media doesn't ask those questions

Because the owners of the media have specifically told them not to.

As usual, the truth is "buried" on the internet.

What is taking so long

for them to release the security video footage? Perhaps it will answer a lot of lingering questions.

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

Good Question

They are probably already sitting next to all of the unreleased security camera footage from the Pentagon from September 11th ;-)

"I have found that being rich is not about having the most but about needing the least"


Maybe we will get another 5 frames.

I surely

Won't be holding my breath for that to happen..

"I have found that being rich is not about having the most but about needing the least"