BOCA RATON, FL – Newtown, Connecticut—every time you hear the name of the town now, sad images resonate. But not all are convinced it even happened.
James Tracy is an associate professor of media history at Florida Atlantic University. He wrote a series of blog posts that are getting a lot of heat. He believes the Sandy Hook shooting didn’t really happen, or at least not the way the media portrayed it. He also claims it’s merely propaganda played out by the Obama administration to implement gun control.
The folks in Newtown got wind of this and they aren’t too happy. Newtown’s first selectwoman E. Patricia Lladro lashed out at the university saying: ‘Shame on you, too, FAU, to even have someone like this on your payroll.’
This isn’t the first time Tracy’s jumped on the conspiracy bandwagon. He’s also publicly doubted the JFK assassination, 9/11 and even the Aurora, Colorado theatre shooting.
The university is trying to distance itself from Tracy’s comments, saying that his beliefs do not reflect the university’s.
But Tracy stands by what he said. He released a statement to the Florida Sun-Sentinel saying that he describes himself as a scholar and public intellectual interested in going more deeply into controversial public events.
But denying that 26 innocent people, including children, lost their lives—there doesn’t seem anything scholarly about that.