In a stunning turn around of events, the father of Joshua Flashman who yesterday revealed that Adam Lanza‘s mother Nancy planned to imminently commit her son to a mental hospital has appealed to the press arguing that his son’s beliefs were taken out of context and to his own knowledge Nancy Lanza harbored no plans what so ever to involuntarily commit her son.
The father, Richard Flashman, a pastor at Beacon HIll Evangelical Free Church in Monroe, CT where some of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre attended, last night adamantly criticized FOX‘s decision to run the mental incarceration story, arguing the following:
“I’ve just spoken to Josh. As the Fox News article indicates, the information Josh spoke to them about was hearsay and not confirmed. I suggest you do not run with the story. I am perplexed why Fox would run with it in the first place.”
Perplexed? Perhaps that could be said to be the understatement of the year as increasing public dissent gains momentum with what many believe to be the media’s sensationalistic and opportunistic coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre.
The pastor went on to say he was not the source of his son’s information. His secretary, Eileen Bell, added, “It was nothing from a confirmed source.”
Pastor Flashman’s contradiction comes after his son Joshua Flashman was quoted by Fox News as saying the following:
“From what I’ve been told, Adam was aware of her petitioning the court for conservatorship and (her) plans to have him committed. Adam was apparently very upset about this. He thought she just wanted to send him away. From what I understand, he was really, really angry. I think this could have been it, what set him off.”
How ironic that in many senses there has been more carnage in the days of the actual physical blood letting that occurred last week at the hands of a frenzied media who are conveniently reporting every whisper, assertion, claim, suggestion and iteration as truth when in fact authorities have yet to disclose an actual motive. Such are the challenges of reporting what has increasingly become one of the must report stories of the year…