More than anything, the following examination of the Dunblane primary school massacre of 1996 shall represent an in depth glimpse into the very anatomy of a media hoax. When it comes to such media hoaxes, and especially in the case of the Dunblane massacre, an examination of all logistical elements greatly aided in one’s complete analysis of just how the blueprint for this crisis simulation scheme may have been formulated. Indeed, Dunblane’s success seems to have served as a blueprint for the manufacture and execution of other simulated crisis events from that time forward.
In many ways – as one shall soon readily observe – Dunblane served as a template for similar media hoaxes that subsequently followed years later. But yet again folks, one has – and quite unexpectedly – discovered the participation of a certain Hollywood actress that during the time period of this particular media event was still very much a recognizable household name hailing from an established show business pedigree.
And believe this folks, in order for the media’s farcical presentation of the Dunblane massacre as an actual crisis event to have been successfully believed, a great deal of ‘dirty dancing’ was required. Continue reading “Scotland goes Hollywood: ‘Dirty Dancing’ in Dunblane”