Professor and conspiracy theorist James Tracy, of the Florida Atlantic University, is claiming that the Newtown massacre never occurred. In his view, it was just a political marketing stunt by the Obama administration.
He set up a blog, pointing out the “holes” in the Sandy Hook timeline. He finds inconsistencies in the series of events related by the press.
“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,” James writes.
Media played a big part in spreading the news on the Newtown shooting.
“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,” he adds.
According to Radar Online, the school is not pleased with the professor's comments.
“James Tracy does not speak for the university. The website on which his post appeared is not affiliated with FAU in any way,” media director Lisa Metcalf says.
47-year-old Tracy teaches a class named “Culture of Conspiracy” at FAU. He was a union leader and is currently employed as an associate professor of media history with the University.
The scholar claims that news of Sandy Hook was meant to influence voters on the issue of gun control. If this were true, it definitely worked, with heated debates on the subject still going on, following the incident.
Just yesterday, we reported about Piers Morgan's issue with radio personality Alex Jones. A British citizen, Morgan made a very public statement lobbying for gun control on his show.
As a result, Jones created a petition for him to be deported. He went on to lash out on his show, when he was invited as a guest.