Skip to comments.The FBI needs to start talking (OU Spin Alert)
Posted on 10/10/2005 1:27:09 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
One week and two days after the FBI began investigating the Joel Hinrichs case, the feds seemingly have stopped releasing information about what they have learned.
Its time the FBI opened its files and provided The Daily, other media and the greater public with some of the answers it undoubtedly has, for more than one reason.
First, the public wants to know. Second, and almost more importantly, the longer this silence continues, the more students, faculty and the nation become certain in their knowledge of what has happened.
But that knowledge is based mostly on conjecture and hearsay, and while responsible media can attempt to stave off this unfortunate trend, they will ultimately lose that battle if the FBI fails to realize it has an obligation to speak because only they truly know what they have discovered.
Remember, the FBI has commandeered this investigation. In doing so and by not telling anyone anything, they are only allowing the events of Oct. 2 to be misinterpreted over and over by people who are firm in believing something that is false and terribly dangerous.
For example, unsubstantiated claims that Hinrichs had been frequenting the Norman mosque have managed to seep onto television news broadcasts even though everyone we have contacted at the mosque says Hinrichs was never seen there.
So who is lying? Inherently, people should perceive the unfounded news broadcasts as the liars, but that doesnt always happen. And even if only one person sees and believes such a report there or online, word of mouth can transmit that truth to hundreds or thousands within a matter of days.
Which is why it is undeniably the duty of the FBI to break its unctuous vow of silence and talk to somebody. The longer the feds delay in doing so, the more they become equally responsible for misinformed social reactions as the hacks who started these rumors in the first place.
Ping for another OU editorial. Be careful when coming to this thread the spin is tremendous!
I think I got whiplash reading this. LOL
Who has the neckbraces for this one? Pass me one, too, please.
''So who is lying?''
Du-u-u-h-h-h... a real journalist would find out. Is the Gaylord School full of idiots, or what?
It makes you dizzy. ;)
What happened at Georgia Tec today?
The FBI are suppose to work for US, but it always seems they are in the middle of a cover-up of some sort.
We need to figure out how to get Jayna Davis' help to keep this story alive.
What happened at Georgia Tech today?
I've spoken personally via email with Mark Tapscott and he's definitely not going to let this "go away". He's actively investigating.
I've also written to Michelle Malkin, but have not received a reply as of yet. (She's already been covering this though).
I'm not sure how to get in touch with Jayna Davis, but I suspect she has much more information than I about this case.
I will do my part later tonight in forwarding my summary and links to FR to the media contacts I have - most of which happen to be in CO. I haven't contacted many in about 3 years though so the addys I have might be outdated. I personally don't know what else to do, but I'll brainstorm. (o:
Just as long as this one doesn't give me a migraine like Dr. Sloan did last night I'll be alright! LOL This one sure is a doozy though!
Ha ha. Too funny. Tell the OK Daily their attempts at spin are as transparent and pathetic as Boren's. This ain't 1995.
I say repeatedly that the f.b.i. lies to the folks.
I state specific incidents.
Hard to hold them to their wrongdoings though.
They are the man.
Even when allowing folks to go to jail for years to cover for a perp they are protecting.
3 explosive devices found in a dumpster by a janitor. Reports state they were in plastic bottles designed to explode when handled. They are treating it as a 'terrorist act' and have called in all the appropriate agencies.
Here's the link to the thread at FR; http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1499882/posts
Here's the link to the last article I read, there may be more sources and info now...
Drudge is actually covering this one at Georgia Tech. He also has this link up about something found at UCLA although I'm having trouble bringing up the article:
OU AT DRUDGE AGAIN (FINALLY!)
Drudge is finally covering something about OU as well. I'll put the article he found up here at FR in a few minutes... but here is the link:
I agree... it's pretty pathetic at this point. They are holding on to that "lone suicide" THEORY with every last fiber it appears. I'd say their THEORY has less merit than any of ours at this point.
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