10 Compelling Reasons Why the Vegas Shooting Has Disappeared from Headlines

By Jay Syrmopoulos

With the 24/7 news cycle constantly in full swing, important stories at times get lost in the constant onslaught of non-stop information. The mainstream media gatekeepers essentially dictate what social and cultural memes are injected into the public consciousness, what topics are discussed, and which cases are given publicity and thoroughly investigated with journalistic rigor.

With such oligarchical control of the mass media – the media gatekeepers of information decide what stories stay in the glare of the public spotlight, and which ones are allowed to fade from the headlines.

Without question, one would reasonably expect the most deadly mass shooting in recent American history, which took place in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, to maintain a strong presence in the headlines — especially given the lack of answers surrounding the case.

The scant information released by investigators indicates that Stephen Paddock, 64, who by all accounts was independently wealthy and a Vegas high-roller, opened fire on a music festival from a 32nd-floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Casino.

The massacre left 58 dead and 546 injured, yet one and a half months later and there are still few answers – even to the most basic of questions.

Now, a month and a half later, there are few answers to the most deadly mass shooting in recent U.S. history – and perhaps even more strange – the case has been jettisoned from the 24/7 mainstream media cycle, despite the fact that the most basic of questions have yet to be answered.

One would assume that such a high-profile case would garner widespread interest from investigative teams across the spectrum of major broadcast mass media and cable news, and yet, there are no penetrating journalistic investigations delving into the many unanswered questions.

In fact, coverage and investigation into the highly dubious shooting are virtually non-existent outside of online alternative news media.

Here are the few facts that we know thus far, and they seem to raise more questions than answers:

1 – The official timeline of the mass shooting has been changed at least three different times.

2 –  Paddock wired $100,000 to an account located in the Philippines a week prior to the massacre.

3- Investigators claim Paddock’s laptop was missing its hard drive when they found it in his hotel room.

4 – Paddock reportedly took cruises that made port stops in the Middle East.

5 – Authorities now claim an officer discharged his weapon in Paddock’s hotel roomafter denying it for the first month after the attack. (This raises the question of why police discharged a weapon if Paddock had already committed suicide prior to law enforcement breaching the room? And why they lied about it after the fact.)

6 – Security guard Jesus Campos, who reportedly came across Paddock as he began his attack was allegedly shot in the leg, but a spokesperson for UMC Quick Care, the walk-in health clinic facility Campos supposedly went to after being shot, said they had “heard nothing” about Campos visiting them.

7 – During an interview on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, an attorney for the victims revealed that not only did police officers respond to Campos after he was shot, they were right outside of Paddock’s door before he began shooting out of his hotel room window.

“As of yesterday it was that two—we knew about Campos—but there were two other police officers from MGM that were on the floor prior to the shooting,” Craig Eiland said.

8 – Eiland also noted that MGM Grand claims to have a “corporate watch center” that trains its employees to report any suspicious activity. So if a guest arrived at Mandalay Bay Hotel with 27 rifles and 5,000 rounds of ammunition stored in 10 bags, why didn’t the employees who helped him, or the cleaning service who visited his room regularly, report suspicious activity? And if they did, why wasn’t it addressed? 

9 – On Halloween, a suspect, identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, rented a pickup truck, drove it onto a busy bicycle path and mowed down innocent people. Almost immediately after the horrific attack that left 8 dead and a dozen more injured, video of Saipov, an Uzbekistan native, was released. There has yet to be a single image of Stephen Paddock released from the thousands of cameras inside and outside of the Mandalay Bay Casino.

10 – Campos disappeared days after the shooting, reportedly leaving the country, thus, being a no-show to numerous scheduled television news interviews. Upon his return to the U.S., he did a softball, scripted, interview on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where no penetrating journalism, nor tough questions were asked. The interview was almost comical in the sense that DeGeneres did more narrating of the actual events than Campos, which allowed for him to not divulge any information.

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So why did Jesus Campos leave the country in the middle of an investigation into the most-deadly mass shooting in recent American history? Why did he refuse to do the news interviews, and instead opt for a scripted daytime talk show?

The Mandalay Bay, and all of the Vegas Strip for that matter, are some of the most heavily survielled areas on the planet — yet we have seen no video footage, or even stills — of Paddock.

Additionally, as we previously reported, 4 survivors of the attack have died under somewhat questionable circumstances.

As a report from ZeroHedge notes:

Notably, both Kymberley Suchomel and Danny Contreras both publicly claimed there were multiple gunmen the night of the mass shooting. Dennis and Lorraine Carver died after their Mercedes smashed into a metal gate and exploded into flames.

Per CNN:

The couple’s youngest daughter, 16-year-old Madison Carver, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that she heard the crash from her bedroom. When she ran outside and down the street to find out what had happened, she recognized her family’s vehicle in flames.

By the time their daughter heard the crash (which only happened about a half mile from the Carver’s home) and ran down the road to see what had happened, the car was engulfed in flames… Much like everything else pertaining to the Vegas shooting, the story just doesn’t make sense.

There still has been no motive released for the massacre.

The complete silence from law enforcement in such a high-profile case raises serious questions about the potential for some type of cover-up taking place.

Why is there no investigative coverage of Vegas shooting by major media organizations? Why did the story simply vanish from the news cycle with so much public interest and so many unanswered questions?

The fact that there have been virtually no answers to any of the questions that have arisen from the official story not adding up, while simultaneously being blacked out by the mainstream mass media, seems to indicate an intentional soft-censoring of the Vegas mass shooting… the only question is why?

Over a month and a half later – and we know exactly as much as we did in the immediate aftermath of the attack… virtually nothing.

Contrast that to the recent attack in New York where a detailed picture of the suspect and his activities in the hours and days before the attack was public within hours.…

…yet in the case of Stephen Paddock, we still know nothing a month and a half later.

The official narrative does not add up in the Las Vegas attack, and the public needs to be sure to hold the lamestream media and those investigating the massacre accountable.

It’s clear that this story is being censored by legacy media in an effort to keep the American public in the dark about the exact details surrounding the most-deadly mass shooting in recent U.S. history.

Out of respect for the memory 58 dead and 546 injured — we need to ask why this investigation is being blacked-out and hidden from the public.

Do we really believe that after the most-deadly mass-shooting in America, and with few answers, everyone just decided they didn’t care about the who, what, where, why, and how of the attack?

Please share this important story to help increase public awareness regarding the numerous oddities surrounding the Vegas mass-shooting — and the ongoing media blackout!

Jay Syrmopoulos is a geopolitical analyst, freethinker, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs and holds a BA in International Relations. Jay’s writing has been featured on both mainstream and independent media – and has been viewed tens of millions of times. You can follow him on Twitter @SirMetropolis and on Facebook at SirMetropolis. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.


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47 Comments on "10 Compelling Reasons Why the Vegas Shooting Has Disappeared from Headlines"

  1. Mainstream media… bunch of ju-bags that lie about everything. Screw them, the deep state, and all of the useless govt officials. This place sucks…

  2. Alice On Morphine | November 15, 2017 at 5:08 pm | Reply

    everybody’s still loaded down with debt. addicted to poisoned junk food, distracted by clever moronic Alpha wave TV and CIA/Hollywood films, and they know damned well that any rise in outrage will result in being butt-ripped by the all-present satanic Government, one way or the other.

  3. Real Solutions Inc | November 15, 2017 at 6:55 pm | Reply

    Due to deadlocked reform logjams and lack of adequate alternatives, I hereby announce the true solution. You use the reservoir of military veterans to create a special corps of Urban Guards, heavily armed and armored, posted as sentries at all Churches, civic/municipal buildings, federal sites, and also patrolling throughout every city and town at strategically corresponding optimal densities, that is at least 2-4 units every block. Maximum response time on foot to adjacent sectors should be no more than 1-2 mins. Fund this venture through charitable trust vehicles allied to the federal government, or special purpose Churches (Briarwood Presbyterian comes to mind). This will provide employment and vastly improve urban safety. Each Urban Guard unit could further be used as operators for small swarms of observer drones to augment situational awareness. There will be no more homeless vets and no more mass shootings.

    • They’re called police not Urban Guard….how long did you seriously think about this bad idea.

      • We also thanks to Bush Jr. got a full army battalion allegedly patrolling the nation to “quell insurgency or terrorist threats”. This went into affect shortly after Iraq lost any shred of credible reason to have been a target for “wiping out global terrorism”. Iraq had no WMDs, no real terrorist threat either as we later got directed that bin Laden’s bunch was hunkered down in Afghanistan. Funny how bin Laden was finally located in Pakistan where he likely had been since 9/11/2001 after checking out of the Naval hospital, in the CONUS for dialysis. I think that hospital is located in MD if memory serves me.

        Also Bush Jr.’s internationally broadcast claim over VOA from the National Cathedral that the U.S. government had “iron clad proof” of bin Laden & Co. having done 9/11 has never manifested itself. There was and still is no empirical evidence that such was/is/were the case, iron clad or otherwise. Still waiting, … Will probably wait on that the same as waiting on the ballistics for the Nevada shooting.

        I apologize for not linking any source to Bush Jr.’s actions stated above. There’s sufficient detail provided though one could easily find documentation to refute, or prove what I’m asserting. My rationale in providing that evidence lies in the fact that well point blank, what I assert places the onus upon others to refute. I’m also human and get tired of bearing witness to the corrupt circus. Fine, I’m lazy and or got other stuff to do in life.

        I know what I heard/saw at that time. That’s not me speculating, that’s knowing balls to bones.

        Go ahead, delete this comment. You’ll delete objective Truth then. Some activism & dissent site you’ll be.

        • Thank you for speaking the truth and braving the barrage of name-calling that usually follows citing facts.

        • Ricarrdo estavans | November 17, 2017 at 8:44 am | Reply

          911=mossad

          • “911=mossad”=cia=fbi=cooperate interests=capital=the haves=the 1%=pharisees=worshipers of greed/mammon

            Sorry, not intending to be name calling but well, spades are spades. Seems pretty well commonly accepted knowledge too.. Hydra keeps growing heads, we need to “break its fracking back”.

      • Unemployed military vets are called police?

        • Gee, who would have thought. *grinning* I am an unemployed military veteran. I looked up our local regulations, requirements for police duty. Turns out I am overqualified and overly intellectual for doing that.

          Awe well, at least I’m a good housekeeper for my wife. *smile*

          Again, I do apologize for not citing sources. Yes, facts perhaps yet readers need to look for themselves. I get busy with various things and forget the “circus” at times. Lately, firewood has been a pressing issue for her father. Seems I get volunteered even not volunteering. *chuckles* I’m sure you know the feeling all too well.

  4. When they have to start killing off eyewitnesses, yeah, its back to the normally scheduled propaganda, STAT…

  5. I still haven’t seen one shred of evidence that would convince me this wasn’t a hoax. And I have spent hours going over youtube videos.

    • Try a Freedom Of Information request for ballistics of the shooting. I haven’t yet would love to see the ballistics mock up of it. Have fun waiting for eternity to get that however. Can almost guarantee any and all ballistics evidence will be “lost”, “deemed irrelevant”, “of national security concern” or somehow “misplaced”.

    • That’s your problem: too much youtube. Read a book!

      • He’s talking about EVIDENCE , and of an EVENT that has just recently happened … so what book do you suggest that he read ?? Your comment is irrelevant ( and that’s YOUR problem ).

        • Talking about alleged evidence is NOT evidence. I suggest you read
          Eric Hoffers’ short classic The True believer and study Goebbels’ Principles of Propaganda to understand why Youtube is not a replacement for scholarly studies and reading at your own pace. My comment is an objection to the current practice of using youtube propaganda videos as a substitute for scholarship and investigative journalism. Reading will allow you time to think and provide depth and sources.

          My response was on target as it challenged a viewpoint of a person who has scoured youtube for hours and not found evidence (and therefore it doesn’t exist). Evidence in investigations should not be released until the investigation is concluded.
          My post was meant to ridicule the idea that you can find the truth by watching youtube and suggests that reading might be a preferable way of searching.

          I suspect you don’t like my perspective that we should keep and open mind and educate ourselves with books that give us depth and perspective with which to assess the surface manifestations of the headlines and youtube videos.
          There is a place for everything but without deep reading, the surface will decieve.

          • YouTube is a platform , so there’s everything there – propaganda , documentaries , testimonies , etc. To call the whole thing ” you tube propaganda ” is a weak argument . Books can be propaganda too , you know …

            The second paragraph of your comment -” My response was on target as it challenged a viewpoint of a person who has scoured youtube for hours and not found evidence (and therefore it doesn’t exist). Evidence in investigations should not be released until the investigation is concluded. ” – shows clear signs of a brain washed individual who do not understand that the official investigators are the criminals .

            There’s a private investigator who works on this very seriously , on youtube , yes , I suggest you check him out –

            This is part 40 (!!!) , and if you think he is part of a propaganda I don’t have much more to say to you .

          • YouTube is a platform , so there’s everything there – propaganda , documentaries , testimonies , etc. To call the whole thing ” you tube propaganda ” is a weak argument . Books can be propaganda too , you know …

            The second paragraph of your comment -” My response was on target as it challenged a viewpoint of a person who has scoured youtube for hours and not found evidence (and therefore it doesn’t exist). Evidence in investigations should not be released until the investigation is concluded. ” – shows clear signs of a brain washed individual who do not understand that the official investigators are the criminals .

            There’s a private investigator who works on this very seriously , on youtube , yes , I suggest you check him out – End Time News Report , and if you think he’s propaganda then I don’t have much more to say to you .

          • EndTimes News Report? I am brainwashed? The investigators are the criminals. You have no intention of persuasion, so I have no interest in discussing with you. I prefer the written media for two basic reasons:
            1. you read at YOUR pace giving you time to reflect or fact check
            2. Few you tube “reports” have sources, documentation, footnotes, etc.
            3. My experience with people who get their information from youtube is that they have inadequate critical thinking skills.

            I am hardly brainwashed my friend: film and video is the medium of choice for propagandists. I am an independent critical thinker…..and my critical hough about End Times, having watched a few reports, is that it is for the gullible.

            So that means you have nothing to say to me, for which I am grateful.

          • Good ! Glad to be done here , gratitude shared 🙂

          • Ricarrdo estavans | November 17, 2017 at 8:41 am |

            Evidence will never be released, this incidence will fade away.

          • Thank you, prophet Ricarrdo.

          • Ricarrdo estavans | November 17, 2017 at 9:41 am |

            I have read Hoffer and Hayek etc, Though not a prophet. TY for the gesture. I predict things. From many of years personal experience, reading, watching the human parade passing me by, when any major event takes place I thoroughly question everything about it. After working for the government for 32 years I am quite confident in my predictions. Seen and heard the spin and half truths. Usually years later as evidence piles up (factual or circumstantial) and more questions go unanswered there is cause for suspicion and more questions. Things have to make sense to me, I am silly that way.

          • If you want to make predictions, give your reasoning; otherwise, it just sounds like you are trying to win an argument based on certain knowledge of future events, which is clearly bullshit.

            I suggest you take take sarcasm as praise.

        • I would read Goebbels Principles of Propanda and Hoffer’s The True Believer for insight into how public opinion in manipulated, then Berney’s Propaganda.

          Without the critical thinking skills and knowledge of how information is manipulated, we have no means of finding the truth.

          • I’m under the weather so I won’t carry a long conversation now but I WOULD like to know how many books does it take to read in order to make a sound judgment of the fact that NO bullet holes were found despite hundreds of bullets fired ….

          • I urge you to develop some critical thinking skills……
            I read the report from the hospital and 13 of the shot died at the hospital..
            You need to learn to sort out the bullshit from the facts and it likely begins by reading from a variety of sources. Give your source that “NO bullet holes were found.” Youtube?

            “‘I have no idea who I operated on,’ said Dr. Jay Coates, a trauma surgeon whose hospital took in many of the wounded after a gunman opened fire from a Las Vegas hotel window on a country concert below.
            ‘They were coming in so fast, we were taking care of bodies. We were just trying to keep people from dying.’
            As Sunday night led to Monday morning, the attack became the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history with 58 killed and 527 wounded.

            Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4944292/Las-Vegas-hospitals-overwhelmed-deadly-massacre.html#ixzz4yp3lsl7Y

            npr reported: “The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, the state’s only comprehensive trauma center, received 104 patients, according to spokeswoman Danita Cohen. Four people died and 12 remained in critical condition Monday, Cohen says.

            Las Vegas Shooting Update: At Least 59 People Are Dead After Gunman Attacks Concert
            THE TWO-WAY
            Las Vegas Shooting Update: At Least 58 People Are Dead After Gunman Attacks Concert
            Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center saw 180 people who were injured in the shooting, including 124 people with gunshot wounds, according to Dr. Jeffrey Murawsky, the hospital’s chief medical officer. It’s the closest hospital to the site of the shooting and is a Level 2 trauma center, which means it can provide definitive care for all injured patients.

            St. Rose Dominican hospital in nearby Henderson treated another 58 patients, five of whom are in critical condition, according to spokeswoman Jennifer Cooper.”

          • You can quote these reports from now until the end of time . Still , no bullet holes . I bet you’re one of those who believe in the official story of 9/11 , right ?
            Not to mention building 7 , which was still intact while they reported it collapsing ….give me a break . My idea of what critical thinking is , is very different than yours .

          • So hundreds of doctors and nurses are lying and the 500 hundred wounded are all fakes?

            The official narrative of 9/11 is an obvious lie and even the 9/11 Commission has repudiated its own report stating that the government lied to them.

            I asked for your source that several hundred doctors and nurses and over 500 wounded are all lyiing. You come up with a fake statement about my views of 9/11. I can’t take you seriously.

          • Then don’t . I meant to be out of here many comments ago … you obviously miss my point but I’m done here , this time for real ! Try me 🙂

          • Translation: I don’t have any evidence so I am running away.

        • “Google says that a Kremlin-linked groupcreated 18 YouTube channels and uploaded 1,108 English-language videos” during the 2016 election.

          When we watch a film or video ( I love film),, we are moved along at a pace we do not control, without time to reflect or the literary custom of sources and footnotes to check out statements. That is why propagandist rarely write books but concentrate on visual images and videos. It shorcircuits the tactics by which we engage our critical thinking skills, which in most cases are taught by careful textual analysis and fact-checking.

          Of there there are propaganda books and informative film documentaries–Michael Moore’s work comes to mind–but for mass propaganda, going back tot the Nazis, the key to mass persuasion was spectacles and film, while books were burned. That should be a clue.

          When I want information, with sources, I rarely ca find it on youtube but must seek out multiple print media and use my critical thinking skills to separate the bullshit from the truth. Much of alternative thinking, these days, is banned by the mainstream or corporate media and much of the alternative left and right media (I am banned on both left and right media, as an independent thinker who refuses to toe the party line) and so to learn about alternatives—libertarian socialism is a good example, you pretty much have to turn to writers.

          Other books recommended: Farenheit 451, 1984, and Manufactured Consent. Without a solid background , we are sitting ducks for clever propagandists who like to seduce us through the media used to entertain us.

      • Stuff it creep.

    • Hoax??? There is a difference between an orchestrated event that killed innocent people because of a live false flag/psyop… It is not a hoax, people died man that is not fake. The best way to fool people is not to fake it. it is to make it real with prethought lies, propaganda and coverup embedded into the narative/offical story.

      • Maybe so, but i haven’t seen anything so far. If you got some solid proof with videos, post them. Maybe all the real info is being blocked. A guy with a high powered camera shows no sign of bullet holes in anything at the crimescene, pretty strange for all the gunfire we heard. So far I’m with Jim Fetzer on this one, also Ole Dammegard.

  6. There is more: What if the selling of stock by MGM officers just prior to the event?

  7. 1. “now we know that there were two other police officers on the floor with him prior to the shooting—those are all questions that have to be answered and they eventually will be.”

    Carlson asked, “Just to be clear—not Las Vegas Police Department, but MGM employees acting as security?”

    “No. There was a report yesterday that there were two off-duty officers on the floor that responded to Campos prior to the shooting beginning,” Eiland said again.

    The officers are believed to have been working for MGM in their off hours.”

    This is a claim. There is no supporting evidence.

    2. “So why did Jesus Campos leave the country in the middle of an investigation into the most-deadly mass shooting in recent American history?” There is no evidence he did. It seems he hunkered down at home.

    3. Unmentioned: “Donald Trump has praised the intelligence of mass murderer Stephen Paddock, as authorities continue their investigations into the motives and background of the Las Vegas gunman.

    The President said Paddock was “probably smart” because he set up cameras outside his hotel room, which investigators believe allowed him to observe police and security personnel approaching the suite as he carried out the massacre.”

    and

    4.Paddock was a Trump supporter: “Paddock, a millionaire who reportedly would gamble up to $1 million a night in casinos, was attracted to the president’s politics because of the boost the stock market has enjoyed since Trump took office, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told KLAS, a local CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, during a two-hour interview.

    Paddock said “he was happy with Trump because the stock market was doing well,” Lombardo said.”

    • Your responses are also based on fairy-tales.

      • I like that you used also implying you agree the article is fairy tales.

        Every claim I made is either a direct citation or a fact with sources.
        I basically report evidence….hardly the job of a fairy tale spinner.

        I translate you post into: I don’t like the facts you present so I will characterize them with a derogatory term. That, sir, is a logical fallacy and a sign of lack of rational response.

        My post is anything but a fairy tale and leaves you to draw your own conclusions from the facts presented.

  8. CBS, Fox, and other media are featuring reports on the lawsuits surrounding the mass shooting. Trump supporter Paddock, whom Trump called smart (but the major in Puerto Rico dumb), is now fodder for all sorts of poison the well conspiracy hacks.

  9. whereas 911 got nearly all New Yorkers united in their quest to rebuild, the Vegas shooting got essentially no sympathy from the average Joe Public
    the anti-gunners had lost almost before it started – since they started slamming Trump at every chance they can, people have lost “faith” in their politicians, and the media
    it’s gotten so bad, that they had to pull weinstein out of the cobwebs before they were properly ready; the only way to pull peoples attention away from asking unanswerable questions about constantly changing stories and timelines

  10. There were 3 shooters on top of an R.V.
    There was another team on the North side of Mandaly and shooters firing from the East side of the ‘Paddock’ or corral (the U.K refers to paddock as the U.S. refers to corral, an enclosure for animals.)
    This can be found at Rense or Jim Stone dot IS.

  11. Ricarrdo estavans | November 17, 2017 at 8:39 am | Reply

    A covert government sponsored arms deal to a terrorist cell gone WRONG. Ala fast and furious,AND Benghazi

  12. Why was the FBI “cleaning up” the shooting scene? They were videoed rolling on asphalt tar sealer on the ground. Were they covering up the ricochet marks on the ground that may not all point to Paddocks room?

    Will they come seal my driveway for winter?

  13. There is evidence emerging that this was an assassination attempt on the Crown Prince of Saudia Arabia by Wahhabist extremists. Shooting concert goers was just a distraction.

  14. Q: Why is there no investigative coverage of Vegas shooting by major media organizations? Why did the story simply vanish from the news cycle with so much public interest and so many unanswered questions?

    A #1: Casino’s are paying for the blackout. It is all about the money they are losing and willing to pay to keep this shooting out of thought so things can go on as $$$ normal in Vegas.

    A#2: Because this was a psyop to push more gun control on law abiding citizens, and they created an impossable scenario to combat. If this were to happen on steet level or like a normal mass-shooting. someone umugnst the 1000’s of people in Vegas with open carry and CCW would have taken him out. Even if people could have shot up at that patsy they would have been firing at a building with people in it.

    New Q: Who gains…? In that is your answer.

    I knew Kymberly from long ago she lives in my home town… and I do not buy the coinecnidance they are pushing that her siezure disorder was the cause of her death. and why would her own family delete the post of one of the last things she was trying to say/post. even if they did not aggree with it. it was her view and words and not thier right to edit or omit what she willing posted publicly.

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