Professor James Tracy, of Florida Atlantic University, recently wrote a post on his blog, memoryholeblog.com, in which he claimed that the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting may not have happened the way that it was reported or may not have happened at all.
Professor Tracy is basing his claims on the early conflicted news media reports of the shooting, however, he fails to note the media did not have all the facts at the very beginning of the story, which it was covering live, reports the Daily Mail.
Professor Tracy wrote: "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."
"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."
He also is upset that there were no photos of the bodies of the 20 child victims or the six teachers published by the media, which would have been widely condemned had they published such pictures.
Professor Tracy cites the mistaken media reports that Ryan Lanza (Adam Lanza's brother) was the lone gunman. Ryan was found at his home in Hoboken, New Jersey, two states away from his 20-year-old brother Adam, who turned out to be the real shooter.
Professor Tracy also claims that Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) was already trying to rewrite the assault weapons ban that she co-sponsored back in the 1990s, and that the Sandy Hook shooting gave her leverage to move it through Congress faster.
Florida Atlantic University spokesman Lisa Metcalf told the Sun Sentinel: "James Tracy does not speak for the university. The website on which his post appeared is not affiliated with FAU in any way."