Truthers, conspiracy theorists that believe the Sandy Hook massacre was only a political stunt, are harassing a man that helped survivors.
Gene Rosen found six elementary school students and a bus driver in his driveway, that day. They had made it out of the shooting alive.
The Newtown resident tried to accommodate them. He fed the children, and tried to keep their mind off what happened by giving them toys to play with.
“We can’t go back to school. [...] Our teacher is dead,” one student said.
Rosen had heard gunshots coming from Sandy Hook, and comforted the students as they described the gruesome incident.
Having appeared in interviews and given details about how the event occurred, he is now being accused of being an actor covering up a conspiracy by the Obama administration.
“I don’t know what to do. [...] I’m getting hang-up calls, I’m getting some calls, I’m getting emails with, not direct threats, but accusations that I’m lying, that I’m a crisis actor, ‘how much am I being paid?’” he explains.
“How are all those little students doing? You know, the ones that showed up at your house after the ‘shooting’. What is the going rate for getting involved in a gov’t sponsored hoax anyway?” reads one of the emails that he received.
His address has been posted online, and Rosen, a 69-year-old retired psychologist, fears for his life. Before his interview about the harassment with Salon, he confessed he was worried about contacting the press.
“Here’s my fear: If I start talking like this, will one of these truthers read this and will it embolden them?” he told reporters.
As we reported earlier this month, a professor of media history at Florida Atlantic University put forward the theory that Newtown was just a hoax. James Tracy is convinced that the government made up the story for a campaign for gun control.