FAU Professor James Tracy Calls Boston Marathon Bombing A Government Conspiracy

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Months after questioning whether the Sandy Hook school massacre really happened, an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University is now theorizing that the Boston Marathon Bombings were just a government conspiracy rather than a national tragedy.

James Tracy, a communications professor, has presented his opinions on his personal blog rather than in the classroom so school officials are powerless to stifle him.

This is a sample of what his on his blog, Memory Hole:

“Does a compelling description of a terrorist attack replete with “eyewitness accounts” of the terrifying scene and official pronouncements constitute an actual event? The available video evidence reveals an explosion occurring at 2:50PM across Boylston Street from the finish line bleachers, the exact point where the national media’s camera lenses were transfixed. The abundant media presence alongside personal cellphone cameras have provided abundant footage of the event and its immediate aftermath.”

Officials at the school have tried to distance themselves from the tenured professor, but that hasn’t stopped his colleagues from sharing their views on his theories, The Huffington Post reported.

"I was shocked when I saw this. I mean it's just conspiracy theory gone way wild," said Frederick Hoffman, a math professor at FAU. "But as long as he doesn't tie the university into it, I don't think there's anything that can be done."

Elsewhere on Memory Hole, Tracy, 47, wrote: "What is now evident is a stark divergence between the narrative description of excessive carnage ... and at least a portion of the video and photographic documentation of the bombing itself.”

Tracy teaches a class called Culture of Conspiracy." All of his teachings examine "the relationship between commercial and alternative news media and socio-political issues and events," his FAU bio reveals.

Sources: The Huffington Post, The Sun-Sentinel