Somebody the other day asked, “Who exactly is harmed when people speculate after a terrible event?“
I suppose it depends on how wildly they speculate.
Reality doesn’t conform to TV police-procedural limitations; I’ve seen it make monkeys out of real-life Sherlocks — let alone the armchair self-proclaimed variety who write for TV. Or blogs.
This is the “All the President’s Men” syndrome, is what it is. Blogdom overturns a Big Media narrative during the 2004 presidential campaign, and now everybody’s the next Bathrobed Columbo.