The UK has the best total coverage that I've seen so far.
The article at the link puts US reporting to shame.
His mother didn't work at the school. Confirmed on Today this morning.
Also UK plays looser with facts. They report first, confirm later.
Was it the UK press that reported the shooter was Ryan, and not his brother Adam, Lanza? Oh wait, I'm thinking of CNN, ABC, NBC, and FoxNews.
You mean there's photo proof he was into [italic]fisting?![/italic]
Is he uncut?
Ginger. Color me surprised. Not.
The media descends on a tragedy like stink on shit to misreport. Anything for a sound bite and a photo op. Why does NBC have it's whole today team there this morning? Why was the media interviewing children from this school for television yesterday? Pack of vultures
We already had this photos, OP. Stop making threads.
He looks a bit like the figure in Munch's "The Scream" in that top black-and-white pic.
Why doesn't R8 know the difference between it's and its ?
The BBC reported that he went into the school dressed as a nun. Brits = dumb as shit.
[quote]Was it the UK press that reported the shooter was Ryan, and not his brother Adam, Lanza? Oh wait, I'm thinking of CNN, ABC, NBC, and FoxNews.
NYPost reported the name correctly.
The UK didn't know anything, and they put out the wrong info, including saying that he went into the school dressed as a nun. No other news agency in the US reported that.
Article was deleted.
R3 is correct. The Daily Mail is a tabloid that plays loose with the facts and will print any secondhand or thirdhand gossip as the truth. Their reporting only seems more thorough because they'll print any shit they want and hype the fuck out of it.
He looks like Miss Jane Hathaway (Nancy Kulp) in the top photo.
Those bangs were a clear sign tragedy some sort of tragedy was inevitable.
He looks like a ghoul
Ok, this is weird....
Yesterday when all this was going down I went on Facebook and searched "Ryan Lanza" (after his name was revealed) and found a link to this guy who lives in Hoboken and grew up in Newtown, CT. I posted his link on my wall to see if I had "cracked the case" of his identity.
I went back later and all his pics were taken down and replaced with a Mexican guy's pics and a posting saying, "I was framed."
Today both my posting on my wall and that Facebook have been scrubbed.
What the hell???
A regular Nancy Drew wannabe
He looks like Michael Phelps
R19, you weren't the only one to discover the Facebook page. Tons of people found it and showed pictures of it, including the media. It was all over the news. The page you found was the page of the shooter's brother. At the time, Ryan Lanza was being incorrectly identified in the media as the shooter. Facebook (or perhaps Ryan himself) took down the page yesterday afternoon, probably because he was getting bombarded with threatening messages accusing him of being the shooter. For a Nancy Drew wannabe, you're pretty slow.
[quote]The article at the link puts US reporting to shame
You know absolutely nothing about how the media operates. I'm actually embarrassed for you.
Autism, Asperger's, high functioning genius, honor student - terms being thrown out there. Keep in mind that, for one thing, an "honor student" these days is generally one who shows up at school regularly.
Well at least we won't have all those "the killer was hot" threads.
Yeah, and 30 people were murdered in Darfur, and 30 Mexicans were found in shallow graves, and 30 people died of AIDS yesterday...
And on and on. That's life on planet Earth. Sad. Let's move on now.
I knew that sick fuck would be into fisting!
Someeone on DL will claim to have blown him at a truckstop restroom in 3, 2, ...
It was a Wendy's.
At the NYT, the sixth grade photo of him is an adorable little boy who looks quite human, as opposed to the space cadet of the other pix. Just a strange, strange story.
Was R1 trying to be a traditionally clueless and/or offensive R1?
[quote]The article at the link puts US reporting to shame
You obviously don't know that the DM doesn't do any original reporting for U.S. stories and few of their U.K. stories. They go to other news organizations's websites or blogs and do cut and paste jobs of their original reporting. On other occasions they print rumors from fansites. Sometimes, they don't even bother to paraphrase, lifting passages directly without attribution (or indentation to suggest it's from another source). Sometimes they get really intrepid and go to real estate websites and post pictures of homes of allegedly owned by the people they report on. Except they get the totally wrong houses that don't even match written descriptions available in other news sources. (as they did with some random house they posted today and said it was Jane Lanza's).
Did I mention that the DM doesn't do any fact checking?
CNN's photo of him shows the most awe-inspiring helmet hair I've ever seen. It's Wehrmacht Helmet Hair.
He would have been so much happier if his parents had been willing to pay for collagen lip injections. And a decent makeup artist could've helped him with the eyebrow problem :(
Seriously, is this his hair I'm seeing? Or is he wearing an umbrella hat?
I am truly sorry for the brother. I mean, he was not responsible and he lost his mom and his brother and has to live with the after affect.
I cannot even IMAGINE what that poor brother is going through right now. First of all, your mother is dead and your brother commits a heinous crime. And if that isn't bad enough you are now in the center of a worldwide media shitstorm, and you had nothing to do with any of it.
The latest police reports have indicated he was in a gothic Jane Wyman fan club...
I've had a theory about the epidemic of mass shootings over the last 20 years. Rachel Maddow had a guy on who said the FBI profile of most of the killers was a young depressed suicidal male. The minority are sociopaths or completely insane and don't know what they are doing.
So for the depressed ones I would like to see a study about what meds they were taking and if they had just stopped or started them.
The rise of antidepressants and other psych meds coincides with the rise in these mass murders. There is a black box warning on antidepressants for teens that they may cause suicidal thoughts or actions. These drugs can have powerful and unpredictable results. The only two people I know who killed themselves were either starting or stopping AD drugs. They weren't THAT depressed when they began taking them.
Everyone just assumes that because they were taking these drugs it was proof that they had a problem but what if the drugs make the problem even worse to a point where it puts some people over the edge? Nobody asks that because it's a huge money maker and it's easier to throw drugs at a problem than try changing habits and lifestyle.
Not to say there is not a place for the drugs but doctors and parents need to be aware of the risks and vigilant in monitoring patients going on or off the drugs.
Of course, easy access to assault weapons does not help the situation.
ITA @ R37. Psych meds are dangerous and there is growing skepticism about their efficacy.
He does look like Miss Jane Hathaway ....with a heavy dose of Carol Burnett as the "cleaning lady".
R36 That is brilliant! And true.
The bastard looks ghoulish. Hideous creature. I don't care if he was mentally ill. He's smart enough to kill himself. There's no way he would survive had he lived. They would need round-the-clock armed guards to protect him.
Was he gay. Most spree and serial killers are gay or adopted or both.
fuck off r42
That means he was gay
r44 is 13 years old. And unfortunately still alive.
Nancy Drew Wannabe- I had the same experience- saw the same EXACT sequence you described- the "I was fisted" wallpaper associated with Ryan Lanza's profile- the "oops my trigger finger slipped" comment, then a little later, the Mexican guy's photo with "I was framed" etc. I reported the page, but by then, all the credible threat stuff was gone, as if it never happened. I wish I had done a print screen. There is a lot more to this than meets the eye.
Doesn't matter if he was gay or not. White depressed emotionally abused males are the primary profile for such evil acts. I guess I'm wrong for not giving a fuck that he killed his mother. She was a stupid gun loving fool that birthed a ugly sociopath.
We don't know that he was emotionally abused, R47. Where are you getting this information? If anything, the impression I got is that he was a bit coddled. He had poor peer relationships in school and was bothered by it, so her solution was: "You don't want to go to school anymore? That's OK hon. I'll teach you at home."
What about the dad? He checked out in 2008. Probably long before that as fathers tend to leave the difficult child-rearing to the mothers. Besides he didn't seem to have time for his kids. He was a high-powered exec. at GE, taught at local university and had faculty appointment at Northeastern in Boston. His work was probably his respite from the difficult child. He was checked out of the home situation looooong before 2008.
I officially retract my last statement (not knowing how to delete it)- the officials just announced that there is a lot of false info. out there, and that it is really important not to make things worse- even though I experienced something similar to NancyDrewWannabe (with what could even have been a spoofed page by some other perp)- I can no longer "prove" it. The officials will figure it out, and even as people want to try to help, so much misinformation can just worsen an already horrific situation. I apologize, and hope that everyone can find some kindness out there to share. BTW, I didn't even know what fisting was until I googled it. Lesson learned. if the moderator sees my post, I'd appreciate if it could be removed- thanks so much.
R49 = newbie idiot
r42, made me laugh, because they're trolling. It reminds me of "Seinfeld" when Kramer said that some serial killer was a serial killer because he was adopted.