It's been a few weeks since the release of the controversial documentary "We Need To Talk About Sandy Hook" and efforts to suppress the film have been ongoing. While I have my own opinions regarding the documentary and the facts it provides viewers, that isn't relevant to this article. What is relevant, is the clear and steadfast action by a small minority with alleged connections to "big-media" to quell the documentary simply because this group doesn't like the content contained within the film.
Let's be clear about one thing; this was a large, collaborative work, listed on a major film website with reviews and accolades. This is not a singe-party production, and even if it were, that wouldn't change the view of this article. Despite the controversy over this film and its collective body of work asking relevant and though-provoking questions during its nearly 3 hours of run-time, there is the undertone in the cyber-sphere that simply because the content itself is called into question, it should be banned world-wide. Censored. Forbidden to be seen or published on the largest video sharing platforms we all know and use (to avoid any conflict of interest, the specific names of the video sharing sites will be omitted for this article, however, it isn't hard to guess which ones I am referring to).
Much of this article, stems from an editorial / news article run by the Newtown Post-Examiner entitled "Sandy Hook: HONR Trumps Hoaxer" on 12/6/2014. In that article, the Newtown Post-Examiner (herein referred to as NPE) calls the producers' claims in the documentary "offensive, slanderous and grossly inaccurate content" and that the producers, affectionately called "Hoaxers" are up in arms over efforts to wipe the "content off the face of the worldwide web."
The article in the NPE assigns the label "Hoaxer" to anyone that believes that the "2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) massacre was actually a staged U.S. government plot designed to facilitate a strict gun control agenda. Although they prefer to be called “Truthers,” this lunatic fringe of conspiracy theorists has shown no interest in seeking the truth." Whether or not one believes they are a "truther" or "hoaxer" really is irrelevant. It is the method of censorship which is of particular concern. The NPE article continues on to call truthers a "faith-based cult" and that they "believe in the "hoax" (referring to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School) and any evidence that suggests otherwise is regarded as blasphemy."