Early on September 18 James Tracy posted several videos, photos and other materials, most of which were emailed to him by MHB readers concerning the September 16 DC Navy Yard shooting incident. No discernible claims or arguments were made regarding what took place at Navy Yard, only attempted descriptions of the items posted.
Yet less than twelve hours later WPTV News Channel 5 ran a story on its 12PM newscast, “FAU Professor Writes About Navy Yard Shooting.” (No print version has appeared on WPTV’s website. A WPTV producer reached by telephone on September 20 claims there was insufficient space on the station’s site that day to accommodate the story.) The report has been followed by “hit job” stories from national outlets, including The Huffington Post and The Daily Caller, exhibiting dismay at the notion that a credentialed public figure is “pushing conspiracy theories.”
In this brief video Tracy responds to the media’s latest smear campaign, arguing that it is yet another attempt to caricature meaningful discussion and restrict the public from considering a variety of legitimate perspectives on important yet often poorly understood events.
Video reposted at Infowars.com on September 20, 2013.