Story of 2nd Mandalay Shooter is FAKE NEWS
Far too many people continue to look for a conspiracy in the Vegas shooting.
Currently there is a story floating around about a second shooter. That story is fake.
The story reports that Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos was arrested as an accomplice, and had being arrested as the second shooter in the Las Vegas mass shooting.
Following the worst mass shooting in the United States, Paddock was named as the lone gunman by law enforcement, and he will remain the only shooter.
Jesus Campos was not arrested, and neither was “Jesus Compos” as he is mistakenly refered to in a fake article titled “Police Arrest Mandalay Security Guard Jesus Compos As Second Shooter In Las Vegas Massacre” which was posted by a site named cnn-internationaledition.com and which opened:
(CNN) Breaking News – Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Compos has been arrested accused of being an accomplice and second shooter in the Las Vegas massacre that claimed the lives of 59 people and injured more than 500.
Jesus Campos had originally been praised for his apparent heroics on October 1st, as he supposedly rushed to Paddock’s suite, was shot in the upper thigh through the door, and continued to help get people to safety despite his wounds. However, FBI officials involved in the investigation now believe he was an accomplice of Paddock’s, and was involved in the initial shooting as a second gunman from the other broken window in Paddock’s 32nd-floor room. (archived copy of article)
I’m not sure why sites post these types of stories.
We recently wrote of fake news sites being used as tools of propaganda.
In a very interesting article in The Hill, the author spills the beans.
An entire industry has been built around companies and operatives that work to get stories placed, discredited or wiped. They obfuscate, confuse and attack. Their targets include ideas they oppose, whistleblowers and advocates who are exposing the truth, journalists uncovering the facts, and news outlets publishing the stories.
They deploy every tool imaginable: fake social media accounts, letters to the editor and editorials, journalists, nuisance lawsuits, bloggers, nonprofits, online comments, Wikipedia, paid “articles” written by for-hire “reporters.”
One operative matter-of-factly described his strategy to me: “You call the [news division’s] attorney, you call the general counsel, and you say ‘Do you understand what you’re doing?’ … We’ve killed several stories by using that method.”
Why somebody needs a second shooter is a mystery to me. This massacre is bad enough without adding more salacious elements.