The Conspiracy Theorist, Now in Boston
By LASIS Staff
Professor James Tracy from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is at it again. In February, LASIS reporter Jennifer Williams told us that Dr. Tracy had taken to his personal blog to question how real the Sandy Hook massacre was. And now, he has set his sights on the Boston bombings writing that the explosions were some kind of drill carried out by the government.
An excerpt from Dr. Tracy’s blog: “In short, the event closely resembles a mass-casualty drill, which for training purposes are designed to be as lifelike as possible. Since it is mediated, however, and primarily experienced from afar through the careful assemblage of words, images, and the official pronouncements and commentary of celebrity journalists, it has the semblance of being for all practical purposes ‘real.’”
Dr. Tracy then offers what he calls “photographic evidence” to support his position and to suggest that actors could be seen getting into position after the explosions.
FAU quickly distanced itself from Dr. Tracy’s statements. “As with all postings on his personal blog, Florida Atlantic University does not agree with Mr. Tracy’s views or opinions,” a statement from FAU spokeswoman Lisa Metcalf said. “The university stands with the rest of the country in our support of the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy.”
We’d love to hear from any of Dr. Tracy’s students. What kind of instructor is this man, who spouts what we think can fairly be described as loony, and despicable, conspiracy theories?