Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Media Buries Psychiatric Drug Connection to Navy Shooter

Fluoxetine (Prozac), an SSRI
Fluoxetine (Prozac), an SSRI (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Networks don’t want to risk losing $2.4 billion in ad revenue from
pharmaceutical giants;

Paul Joseph Watson
September 18, 2013

Despite every indication that Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis was on
SSRI drugs that have been linked to dozens of previous mass shootings,
the mainstream media has once again avoided all discussion of the
issue, preferring instead to blame the tragedy on a non-existent AR-15
that the gunman didn’t even use.

We now know that Alexis “had been treated since August by the Veterans
Administration for his mental problems.”

As Mike Adams points out, “This is proof that Aaron Alexis was on
psychiatric drugs, because that’s the only treatment currently being
offered by the Veterans Administration for mental problems. Alexis’
family members also confirmed to the press that he was being “treated”
for his mental health problems. Across the medical industry,
“treatment” is the code word for psychiatric drugging.”

Alexis also suffered from PTSD, blackouts and anger issues – all of
which are treated with SSRI drugs. The most common form of treatment
for PTSD is Paroxetine, which is listed as the number 3 top
violence-causing drug by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices

The Navy Yard shooter was clearly on some form of psychiatric drug,
but the media has shown no interest in discovering its identity.

Despite it being reported that prescription drugs were found in the
apartment of ‘Batman’ shooter James Holmes days after the Aurora
massacre, it took nine months to find out exactly what those drugs
were. Like Columbine killer Eric Harris, Holmes had been taking
Zoloft, another SSRI drug linked with violent outbursts.

The length of time it took to find out that Holmes was on Zoloft was
partly because the media habitually shows zero interest in pursuing
the link between anti-depressants and violence.

As the website SSRI Stories profusely documents, there are literally
hundreds of examples of mass shootings, murders and other violent
episodes that have been committed by individuals on psychiatric drugs
over the past three decades. The number of cases is staggering.

Why is the corporate media so disinterested in pursuing this clear connection?

Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the pharmaceutical
giants who produce drugs like Zoloft, Prozac and Paxil spend around
$2.4 billion dollars a year on direct-to-consumer television
advertising every year. By running negative stories about prescription
drugs, networks risk losing tens of millions of dollars in ad revenue.

While failing to ask questions about what SSRI drugs Aaron Alexis was
taking prior to his rampage, the media instead blamed the shooting on
assault rifles, even after it had been confirmed that no AR-15 was
used by Alexis during the massacre.

FBI assistant director Victoria Parlave stated at a press conference
on Tuesday that authorities, “do not have any information at this time
that [Alexis] had an AR-15 in his possession.”

Despite there being no evidence that an AR-15 was used, the New York
Daily News ran a front page headline yesterday morning entitled, “Same
Gun Different Slay,” next to a picture of an assault rifle.

Hours after the FBI stated that no AR-15 had been used, MSNBC’s Alex
Wagner, who previously blamed the Boston bombings on Alex
Jones,continued to use an animated graphic depicting Alexis carrying
an assault rifle during the massacre.

Anti-second amendment crusader Piers Morgan also erroneously blamed
the shooting on “a man with a legally purchased AR-15, who just
committed the same kind of atrocity as we saw at Sandy Hook, and
Aurora,” during his CNN show on Monday.

CNN’s live news coverage also reported that Alexis had “recently
purchased (an) AR-15 shotgun,” when in fact that purchase had been

Both the New York Times and the Washington Post also falsely reported
that an AR-15 had been found on Alexis after the massacre.

DC gun grabbers Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin also regurgitated the
false claim that Alexis used an AR-15 during the rampage.

The US press has once again behaved like state media in the aftermath
of the Navy Yard shooting by pursuing the assault rifle angle –
despite the fact that it was patently false – in order to bolster the
White House’s gun control agenda.

In doing so, they have concurrently buried an integral aspect of mass
shootings that needs to be highlighted as part of a national conversation
– the clear connection between violent outbursts and SSRI drugs.

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