James Tracy, a communications professor at Florida Atlantic University known for dabbling in conspiracy theory, has stirred up quite a bit of controversy by arguing that the Sandy Hook shooting may have been staged
"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," writes Tracy, a tenured associate professor of media history at FAU and a former union leader.
In another post, he says, "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."
In a December 20 post at his blog, The Memory Hole, Tracy claims that the media were complicit in cutting out evidence of a second shooter
. These claims have to be taken with a healthy amount of salt, though--Tracy thinks that the Oklahoma City bombing and 9-11 were both staged.
What little credibility he has left gets jettisoned in another post four days later
. Tracy thinks that the lack of public scrutiny of the victims' families is a good reason to question the official narrative. And in a New Year's Day post
, Tracy suggests Sandy Hook may have been an emergency drill, and that the White House employed "crisis actors" in an effort to make it easier to push for gun control.