Saturday, January 12, 2013
A Florida Atlantic University professor named James Tracy alleges the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre in Newtown, CT, which took the lives of 20 children and six adults, did not happen as reported.
Tracy, who teaches communications at FAU, asserts in radio interviews and on his website memoryholeblog.com, that trained “crisis actors” may have been employed by the Obama administration in an effort to shape public opinion in favor of the event’s true purpose: gun control.
A tenured associate professor of media history, Tracy writes:
“As documents relating to the Sandy Hook shooting continue to be assessed and interpreted by independent researchers, there is a growing awareness that the media coverage of the massacre of 26 children and adults was intended primarily for public consumption to further larger political ends.”
In another blog piece, Tracy writes:
“While it sounds like an outrageous claim, one is left to inquire whether the Sandy Hook shooting ever took place — at least in the way law enforcement authorities and the nation’s news media have described.”
While Tracy’s appalling claims are even further into the wilderness than gun lunatics like NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre, fringe radio oddity Alex Jones, and aging rocker has-been Ted Nugent, his warped mind also doubts about the official version of the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 terror attacks and the Aurora, CO theater murders.
Meanwhile, Florida Atlantic University media director Lisa Metcalf said the school is distancing itself from Tracy’s views, saying:
“James Tracy does not speak for the university. The website on which his post appeared is not affiliated with FAU in any way.”