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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:54 AM

Florida Professor Triggers Firestorm By Suggesting That Sandy Hook Massacre Might Not Have Occurred

Florida Atlantic University has found itself embroiled in a national outcry over the views of James Tracy, an associate professor of media history. Tracy, 47, went to his blog, Memoryholeblog and held forth on his suspicion that the massacre in Connecticut might have been a government drill or may not even have actually occurred. In a blog entitled “The Sandy Hook Massacre: Unanswered Questions and Missing Information,” Tracy wrote “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.” For those mourning the loss of the 20 children and six adults, it was both an outrageous and hurtful claim — leading many to call for the firing of Tracy. However, as correctly noted by the FAU administration, this was a personal blog and Tracy has every right to espouse such theories.

Tracy wrote that “Inconsistencies and anomalies abound when one turns an analytical eye to news of the Newtown school massacre.”

Tracy appears a full-time conspiracy theorist who has questioned the official account of the Kennedy assassination, the 9/11 terror attacks and the Aurora, Colo., movie theater massacre.

Lisa Metcalf, FAU’s director of media relations, insisted that “James Tracy does not speak for the university. The website on which his post appeared is not affiliated with FAU in any way. As for any previous disciplinary actions at FAU, we do not comment on personnel matters.” Of course, there are those tiny caskets and grieving families to address. Tracy acknowledged, which asked by a local reporter, that “one is left with the impression that a real tragedy took place,” but “as this to a certain degree constructed? Was this a drill?”

more ... http://jonathanturley.org/2013/01/09/florida-professor-triggers-firestorm-by-suggesting-that-sandy-hook-massacre-might-not-have-occurred-or-was-a-staged-drill/

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Reply Florida Professor Triggers Firestorm By Suggesting That Sandy Hook Massacre Might Not Have Occurred (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 OP
jsr Jan 2013 #1
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #3
jsr Jan 2013 #6
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #7
Chorophyll Jan 2013 #8
d_r Jan 2013 #12
darkangel218 Jan 2013 #2
Hoyt Jan 2013 #4
Politicalboi Jan 2013 #5
Journeyman Jan 2013 #9
ecstatic Jan 2013 #10
defacto7 Jan 2013 #11
condoleeza Jan 2013 #13
graham4anything Jan 2013 #14

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:56 AM

1. Too bad this motherfucker has tenure.



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Response to jsr (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:59 AM

3. I didn't see that mentioned in the article

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Response to jsr (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:10 AM

7. Well fortunately his free speech rights aren't erased because he has tenure.

Seriously I think what he said was repulsive but that shouldn't result in him losing his job.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:12 AM

8. What WOULD he have to say in order to lose his job?

The mind boggles.

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Response to jsr (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:14 AM

12. how in the world

did he get it? I would hate to have to take one of his classes. Can you imagine.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:57 AM

2. Umm yah. Another kookoo for coco pufs from my state.

*sighs*

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:00 AM

4. Wow. Wonder if he us a public toter and gun accumulator?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:02 AM

5. Not all "truthers" are this nutty

I've never been to NY, but I trust the towers aren't there anymore.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:17 AM

9. Can't cure stupid. Don't need to acknowledge it, either. Some should be beneath our interest . . .

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:24 AM

10. Does he own guns?

I hope not.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:06 AM

11. Attention seeker. No more than that.

And probably pathological to boot.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:24 AM

13. Methinks the Bermuda Triangle has expanded greatly. n/t

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:13 AM

14. Conspiracy theorists unfortunately are usually people with guns. A danger to society

 

and they are like cults
very easy to get sucked in

takes a lot of willpower to get out.

btw
I see dead people myself
I see more and more people dying from guns thanks to the NRA and the nutjobs who back them and carry guns.

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