OLATHE, Kan. - You may have seen the video floating around social media. You may have seen the tweets, which include people adamantly proclaiming "We head and saw gunshots" while at Old Settlers Days in downtown Olathe. The last hour of Olathe's 121st Old Settlers Days was marked by running and screaming, and all captured on social media.
Sunday, September 08, 2019
Redux: Johnson County Culture Of Social Media Trolls Ruined Olathe Old Settlers Days
Police continue to insist there was no gunfire, local conspiracy theorists have "alternative facts" and theories . . . Meanwhile, this weekend media moment reveals that THE AMERICAN CULTURE OF FEAR IS WORSENING and public festivals now require social media fact check myth busters whilst bored middle-class suburbanites make up for quiet lives of desperation by rubbing their phones furiously and angrily in order to attempt to influence their neighbors. Read more: