i do think conspiracy theories can be true and that the common held viewpoint can be incorrect, i believe history proves that.
the pro conspiracy facts in this case do not outweigh all of the other facts supporting a mass shooting. a smile, impossible facebook page creation times, a picture of a girl with the Pres., conflicting media reports.... they are all too explainable to me.
one should expect conflicting/differeing points of view from the media when reporting on such a tragedy. a reporter's own bias, psychological and physical strain of the event, and the affects of catering to their viewers would cause this. consider the telephone game that you played as a kid.
i do think that people are fallible, and that many in the government will use events to push their own agenda. in catastrophies such as this, i think a doctoring of the facts does nothing but confuse the populace and give fuel to a conspiracy theorist's fire. of course, i have no way of proving or quantifying how much this "doctoring" occurs during an event; there is too much misinformation out there. i do not trust our current President or most of the people encharged with governing the populace. do i think that some of the "facts" in this case could have been altered to push a gun control agenda? sure. i think the current government has the motive and ability to do so. i think it's plausible and likely.