Prof. Jim Fetzer
In an astonishing example of the duplicity of the American media, The New York Times–which is our nation’s newspaper of record–which means that it records the “official history” of the United States–has presented a transparent demonstration of its duplicity and mendacity by publishing an article about the firing of Florida Atlantic University professor James Tracy, which excludes what he himself has said about his case and why the firing was legally unjustifiable and morally wrong.
The article, “Florida Professor Who Cast Doubt on Mass Shootings is Fired“, The New York Times (6 January 2016) by Lizette Alvarez, which builds the case for Tracy having harassed the Pozners–when the truth was precisely the opposite–was so sloppily done that the paper has had to publish a clarification (in fine print at the end) for reporting that Lenny Pozner had been fired rather than James Tracy. The author embeds a link to the Sandy Hook Hoax Facebook page, where Tracy lays why his actions have been directed at protecting the public interest, which The Times ignores:
That The Times has to rely upon the tedious suggestion that Tracy is a “conspiracy theorist” not only displays its perfunctory response to a serious development but betrays its complete failure to investigate any of these events to determine whether they are real or illusory. Indeed, anyone who has followed “The Real Deal” knows better, where “The Real Deal Ep #137 Staging Attacks from Sandy Hook to San Bernardino”, demonstrates that the San Bernardino event was also fake, where we even have the Craig’s List ad for extras–some with speaking roles–for San Bernardino.
Another oddity here is that the photograph of Tracy appears to have been tweaked to give him an ever-so-slighly demented appearance. Certainly, those I have seen in the past are rather different in their character, such as his official Florida Atlantic University photograph, which has been widely published. Either way, the reporter has to have known better, yet The Times makes no effort to be “fair and balanced”. At least it’s only our nation’s newspaper of record!
Proof of The Times Duplicity
Notice the embedded link to the “Sandy Hook Hoax facebook page”, which demonstrates that Tracy was not harassing the Pozners but the Pozners were stalking him! Since he and Venonique received more than $1,000,000 in donations from a sympathetic but gullible public, Lenny appears to be worried that, if the hoax were to become public, he may have to give the money back and might even be prosecuted for fraud. So he went after Tracy with a vengeance–which means that The Times has to know better because they linked to the page where Tracy lays it out:
Tracy makes the key point that perhaps the most important objective of the faculty at institutions of higher learning is the transmission of knowledge (what is known), which is expected to be true. What properly qualifies as “knowledge” has to be substantiated by relevant evidence and based upon the principles of logic. The most people believe something to be true does not make it true. In this case, the mountain of proof that has been adduced proving that Sandy was an elaborate hoax has simply been ignored by both Florida Atlantic and by The New York Times.
Notice that The Times had to go out of its way to avoid mentioning me or the book, NOBODY DIED AT SANDY HOOK (2015). At the minimum, in a case like this (where repeating claims made against a specific party that are unwarranted and actually provably false), a newspaper of any degree of integrity would publish some of the reasons for his stance rather than taking for granted that they have a proper understanding. That a McKnight Professor Emeritus (who happens to be a former Marine Corps officer with many publications to his credit, where this is his 31st book) stands with him along with a dozen other contributors (including six Ph.D. college professors) makes the case against him overwhelmingly less plausible. So they simply leave it out!
These are such stunning facts about Noah Pozner that only someone who was out to deliberately suppress the evidence and disseminate false information could have resorted to such tactics. Tracy was doing his best to protect the public from scams, where not only has Noah “died twice” but the death certificate that Lenny gave to Kelley Watt turns out to be an obvious fabrication: it has no file number (the space is left blank) and the estimated time of death is 11 AM (when the shooting officially took place from 9:30-9:45 AM). The bottom of the certificate appears to be authentic and bears signatures, including that of Wayne Carver. But it has been combined with a completely contrived upper portion.
The situation is complete disgusting. Here you have OUR NATION’S NEWSPAPER OF RECORD with a reporter who knows better (because she links to the page where she can read the reasons that James Tracy has given for his attempts to defend the public from fraud), but they are suppressed in order to defend the wrongful and unwarranted decision by FAU to terminate his position, when he should be applauded and promoted for his service to the public rather than punished and condemned. The United States has become a moral cesspool run by men of no integrity, who are paying the public for suckers and saps to promote their own agenda and undermine the Constitution of the United States.
Jim Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, is McKnight Professor Emeritus on the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota.