AC 360’s 180 136

Between January 9 and January 16 CNN repeatedly contacted James Tracy to appear with Anderson Cooper on the news presenter’s AC 360 program to discuss the controversy surrounding Tracy’s writings on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. On January 11 CNN sent its Miami-based reporter John Zarrella to Tracy’s place of employment and residence, where Zarrella repeatedly telephoned Tracy and then, in an unannounced maneuver, proceeded to film outside of Tracy’s residence. On successive nights Cooper explained to his audience the “open invitation” he was extending to Tracy, providing the impression that Tracy was refusing to come on the program to defend his views.
Yet as the email exchange below indicates, Tracy told CNN staff that he was willing to appear but had professional commitments on certain days. Finally, when Tracy specified a date and time when he was available to appear live (not taped) with Cooper, CNN responded with silence. The so-called “open invitation” was apparently revoked.
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On Jan 9, 2013, at 7:10 PM, Duignan, Nicole wrote:
Hi Professor Tracy,
We’d like to invite you to join Anderson Cooper tomorrow evening to discuss your views on the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month. We are on the air live from 8pm-9pm Eastern Time, but we are open to taping something before the show tomorrow evening.
Please let me know if you are open and available to join us, and we can discuss timing and logistics. Thanks so much!
Best,
Nicole Duignan
Editorial Producer
CNN AC360
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From: James Tracy
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 9:32 PM
To: Duignan, Nicole
Subject: Re: CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Request
Importance: High
Hi Nicole,
I teach tomorrow (Thursday) evening, unfortunately, but thank you for the opportunity.
JT
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On Jan 9, 2013, at 10:01 PM, Duignan, Nicole wrote:
Can you join on Friday? Thanks for getting back to me.
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From: James Tracy
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 10:59 PM
To: Duignan, Nicole
Subject: Re: CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Request
Possibly. What would the logistics entail?
JT

From: Duignan, Nicole
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 11:06 PM
To: ‘James Tracy’
Cc: Roupenian, Elisa
Subject: RE: CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Request
We’d get you to a studio at a location convenient for you—where are you located? We have studios in Davie and Fort Lauderdale —would either of those work?
Once we determine that we have a studio for you, we’ll have you do the interview with Anderson (via satellite) either live or we’ll tape it and then run it during the show.
If you have any flexibility tomorrow before or between your classes, we could tape something. If that’s not possible, we can do it on Friday.
Please “reply all” to this email—my colleague Elisa will continue discussing this with you tomorrow morning. Thanks!

From: Roupenian, Elisa
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:27 PM
To: Duignan, Nicole; ‘James Tracy’
Subject: RE: CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Request
Hi James,
I would love to talk to you about this if it’s still a possibility!
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Thank you so much
Elisa
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From: Duignan, Nicole
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2013 6:44 PM
To: Roupenian, Elisa ; ‘James Tracy’
Subject: RE: CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Request
Hello again Professor Tracy, we are continuing our coverage of this tonight—we are really hoping to include your perspective. Is it still a possibility that you would be able to join us on the program tomorrow? Thanks so much!

From: Zarrella, John
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 09:03 AM
To: James Tracy
Cc: Zarrella, John
Subject: CNN Interview
Professor Tracy,
I’m the Miami based correspondent for CNN.  I understand you were supposed to be on the Anderson Cooper program.
I’m trying to find out whether you will still be doing that this evening or if you will at the very least agree to an on camera interview with me today.
Please get with me.
Thanks,
John Zarrella
Cell # 305-
Office# 954-
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From: Zarrella, John
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 12:04 PM
To: James Tracy
Subject: Re: CNN Interview

Professor Tracy…
I’m still hoping you will reach out and give me an answer one way or the other.

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From: James Tracy
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 03:37 PM
To: Zarrella, John
Subject: Email statement

Dear John Zarrella,

Please find below my response on what’s taken place over the past week as you have requested in our telephone conversation earlier today.Thank you for the opportunity and understanding my not being able to accommodate you at present with an on-camera interview.

Sincerely,

James Tracy

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In my analyses of news coverage on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting I am confident I have put forth questions befitting any decent and reflective citizen, journalist or scholar. My research has led me to conclude that the nation’s media failed to provide an accurate, in-depth and sustained investigation of what took place at the school on the morning of December 14. Unfortunately, most of my observations and their nuance have been reduced to headlines and sound bites that have placed my person and intent in a severely negative light.
The press is not solely at fault, however. A significant portion of the public has chosen to base its judgment of my queries on narrow preconceptions of what they believe intellectual or academic inquiry should consist of and be directed toward. Such individuals have also been quick to judge me personally based on how I have been framed by such media instead of affording my arguments related to the tragedy a less prejudicial hearing.
I maintain that many questions I raise about the Sandy Hook tragedy remain unanswered and that the American public has been underserved by the press in this important regard. I apologize for any additional anguish and grief my remarks—and how they have been taken out of context and misrepresented—may have caused the families who’ve lost loved ones on December 14. At the same time I believe the most profound memorial we can give the children and educators who lost their lives on that day is to identify and interrogate the specific causes of their tragic and untimely demise.
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From: “Zarrella, John”
To: James Tracy
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: Email statement

Thank you!

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From: Duignan, Nicole
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 5:18 PM
To: ‘James Tracy’
Cc: Shukla, Devna
Subject: RE: CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Request
Importance: High
Hello again, Professor Tracy.
Checking in with you again this week to see if you can join Anderson Cooper as we continue our coverage of all aspects of the events in Newtown , CT. I’m actually not in, but we’re still hoping you can come on talk to Anderson . I’ve CC’d my colleague Devna Shukla on this email. Hopefully you and she can work on determining whether or not you could join us at some point.
Thanks,
Nicole
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From: Shukla, Devna
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 5:22 PM
To: Duignan, Nicole; James Tracy
Subject: RE: CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Request
Hi Professor –
What can we do to have you on the program? As you’ve seen Anderson has an open invitation for you to come onto our program.
Thank you,
Devna

Devna Shukla
Anderson Cooper 360°
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@DevnaCNN

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From: James Tracy
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 8:00 AM
To: Shukla, Devna
Subject: Re: CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Request
Dear Devna,
I would be happy to appear sometime. However, if there’s a studio in the more immediate area ( Boca Raton ) it would be preferable. Your assistant mentioned Davie last and that’s a bit of a trip. I’m also busy Tuesday and Thursday as I teach eves.JT

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From:
“Shukla, Devna”
To: James Tracy
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 12:41 PM
Subject: RE: CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Request

Hi –
Can we talk on the phone by chance? I can work on getting a truck to you and can work around your schedule as best as it fits with Anderson ’s tonight.
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Thanks,
Devna

Devna Shukla
Anderson Cooper 360°
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@DevnaCNN

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From: James Tracy
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 03:54 PM
To: Shukla, Devna
Subject: Re: CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Request

I didn’t know this would be for tonight. As I mentioned, I work this evening. -JT

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From: “Shukla, Devna”
To: James Tracy
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 3:57 PM
Subject: Re: CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Request

Still time to make this work! I can send a truck to you, we can make sure the interview is finished before class.

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From: James Tracy
To: “Shukla, Devna”
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:52 PM
Subject: Re: CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Request

This is not entirely fair. You contact me less than 24 hours ago and invite me on the program. I respond and am now pressured to appear within hours, AFTER informing you of my schedule.

I trust that in my absence Mr. Cooper will refrain from slandering me and misrepresenting my views.

JT

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From: “Shukla, Devna”
To: James Tracy
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:20 AM
Subject: CNN Anderson Cooper

James,
Our offer still stands to have you on AC360.  We can send a truck to any location of your choice. We can pretape or have you on live at 8pET.

Thank you,

Devna

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From: James Tracy
To: “Shukla, Devna”
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: CNN Anderson Cooper

Devna,
Does this Friday at 8PM work?JT
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From: James Tracy
To: Devna.Shukla
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2013 2:48 PM
Subject: Fw: CNN Anderson Cooper
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: James Tracy
To: “Shukla, Devna”
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: CNN Anderson Cooper

Devna,

Does this Friday at 8PM work?

JT

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From: James Tracy
To: Devna.Shukla
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2013 8:53 AM
Subject: Fw: CNN Anderson Cooper

Perhaps you did not receive this. Please see below.Thank you.JT
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: James Tracy
To: “Shukla, Devna”
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: CNN Anderson Cooper

Devna,

Does this Friday at 8PM work?

JT

 
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136 comments

  1. I like the Wayback Machine to pull up old webpages: I put in the address for the Monroe Schools, where the Chalk Hill School is located and no problem getting the old pages:

    http://web.archive.org/web/20110701000000*/http://www.monroeps.org/

    then clicked on Chalk Hill School

    http://web.archive.org/web/20110427073252/http://www.monroeps.org/ChalkHill.aspx

    Then I tried other school districts, such as:

    http://web.archive.org/web/*/www.simsbury.k12.ct.us

    and you’ll have no problem pulling up the old versions of the website.

    But try using the Wayback Machine for Newtown Public Schools:

    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.newtown.k12.ct.us/

    and you get: Page cannot be crawled or displayed due to robots.txt.

    Wayback refers you to wiki for this explanation: “The Robot Exclusion Standard, also known as the Robots Exclusion Protocol or robots.txt protocol, is a convention to prevent cooperating web crawlers and other web robots from accessing all or part of a website which is otherwise publicly viewable. Robots are often used by search engines to categorize and archive web sites, or by webmasters to proofread source code.”

    Sort of like getting files sealed. Well, I’m no techie so I have no way around it.

    • Good find, Erik. It all helps to dispell the myth of ‘Sandy Hook’. I liken this to the Picasa album page that was taken down after comparisons were made of the Sextons and the Phelps. If these people were not involved in the Sandy Hook Hoax then why take down a private family album? I know that I would leave my album just where it was even if people were visiting it out of curiosity. It WAS on a public outlet so should have come as no shock that strangers could view this album. Now, these pages no longer exist. The same goes for a Vimeo users Sandy Hook tribute video that was presented days before the actual event. I tried viewing this video but found something rather insulting in it’s place.
      Thanks for doing Anderson Pinocchio Cooper’s job. :)

  2. You are awesome!! We deserve answers! This is the information age, and to the families who are offended, if you don’t want your business to be questioned than don’t spread it around the world. You can take donations but you’re offended when we want answers?

  3. (do an image search for blond zooey)

    If I were trying to deceive a whole nation, I wouldn’t leave the job to amateurs. And I’d have the number of actors and actresses who could later confess to be small enough for a convenient set of disasters to eliminate them. I think the ones who are “in the know” are multi-tasking as multiple people at the same scene and at other crisis scenes and then they will be eliminated before they can divulge WHO was in charge.

    http://news.yahoo.com/dynegy-power-plant-blown-southern-california-210139009–finance.html

    I’m looking at possible recent events that might have been planned similar to Sandy Hook as follow-up disasters because one of the actors was saying that we would have to “act” (behave in their desired way – check out behavior modification techniques) since the act was “so low” which makes me think that these people think they will get their way if there are enough “low acts” featured and concentrated in the news. Was there a crisis drill scheduled today and scrapped close to this Dynegy plant? Because this seems like it would have been the perfect setting for an event.

    http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Calendar/2013/February/02/Beach-CAP-I-Chula-Vista-Feb-2013.aspx

    There is some curious wording for a volleyball camp at this web site, evidently the camp didn’t happen because they are talking refunds. It was 20 minutes away, I’m sure there were other cancelled events that were also 20 minutes away.

    Today, my computer will not let me view ANY YouTube videos. This is bizarre because I have a nice new big apple computer… and I’ve been watching YouTube to do my assignments for communication classes, every day and night for the last few months since I am a college student – I’m paranoid that since I like to participate in this board that my computer has been messed with.

    When you do an experiment using the scientific method, you come up with a hypothesis. I never believed in hoaxes before so my hypothesis was “I believe I live in the greatest and free-est nation on earth and my government would never exploit and deceive in the ways suspected in these hoaxes. In order to explore this hypothesis, a scientist would research it with the goal of proving the hypothesis WRONG not right. Ask any real scientist. http://www.statisticalmisconceptions.com/sample2.html

    • Professor. I thoroughly enjoy your interviews regarding the Sandy Hook inconsistencies. You are a brilliant man! I would like to know why it is that you don’t bring up the fact that Adam Lanzas date of death is listed and verified as 12/13/2012 a full day before the “massacre” even took place? I have access to the fact finding program called Lexis Nexis (used by law enforcement, government, lending institutions, etc as are reliable means to verify facts). It wasn’t until I used this program to search for Adam Lanza, which did verify a 12/13 DOD, that I became highly suspect of the entire ordeal. I would be happy to give you my Lexis Nexis log in and password info so that you can see for yourself. Please let me know if you are interested. After all, how does a massacre take place if the suspect is dead before the whole thing takes place?

      • It’s one of many important things that should be more closely examined. The fact remains that Lanza’s overall background is vague and this open-endedness has been used by major news media to in many ways construct his persona.

    • I just watched the second part of the video above and I am totally flattered that they picked up on my idea but they obviously have the WRONG actress. Some people are not good at matching faces, they can’t match both the positive spaces and the negative spaces. I’m an artist, and I recognized Zooey the first time I saw her even though I didn’t know she is a popular actress – I thought she was an unknown. I must have hit a nerve, a BIG nerve, for them to take it sooo far soooo fast with the wrong actress. Next, watch… Zooey either gets brain damage or is eliminated – unless she knows how to run real fast.

    • Oh Angela….looks like Anderson Cooper and the government are at your computer…close down your MAC, delete your cookies and internet history,,,,lock the doors, close the blinds….turn off the lights….OMG

      • Wow. You’ve actually been READING my posts and YOU answered my post on Feb 4, 2013 only 20 minutes from when I wrote it. You guys don’t pay such close attention to just any barking moon bat. Again, I am flattered. I’m a 50-year-old homeschooling mom living in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do but “examine the Internet evidence” Since you swiped my last post, I’m assuming that I’m right about both Zooey and the connection with the two other shooting I mentioned. I wasn’t paranoid about doors or blinds or lights, I was paranoid I might be right…

    • I don’t see the resemblance at all
      their ears are different
      it’s not the same person, in my opinion

  4. hi professor tracy,

    i personally would like to thank you for everything your doing and saying regarding this Sandy Hook matter. I just had a question and a comment…who is exactly responsible and makes the decision whether or not video surveillance from this school gets released to the public? i swear, just show me a still shot or any video footage that ‘adam lanza’ was there, like they said he was, and i just might shut up for a day or two. i’m actually quite surprised that ‘they’ haven’t doctored some footage up and released that to the media…which probably wouldn’t be hard for them to do. and my comment being, it just makes me wonder if everything that is discussed regarding a conspiracy, mainly information coming from you tube or the internet, is just like (excuse the expression), ‘…pissing in the wind’. alot of the info coming out on the internet, really makes you believe that we can kinda figure out what happened here, meaning because of all of the inconsistencies, that this shooting didn’t really happen the way that main stream media is reporting. what good is trying to figure out what really happened that day, when it seems that no one on tv, whether nationally or local, will even discuss the inconsistencies and/or true facts? i know that trying to find out the truth, is clouded over by the people that have the power over the media…

    god bless (the not crooked part of) america.

  5. Every single one of these knucklehead theories has a perfectly logical explanation for those to choose to look. Watch the youtube video by AmazingAtheist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snViuRNT5Jk

    Let me leave it at this… you think it’s possible that these so called “actors” don’t have friends, family, acquaintances that would know if they were lying? and not come out to the media exposing this? You have to be simple minded to believe it.

    • James,
      The critique originally launched by Dr. Tracy was that the event did not happen as the media portrayed it, and even your Amazing Atheist agrees.

      The people on this site and all the videos on youtube are just trying to get more info than what television has put out.
      I think a lot more info will trickle out.

    • Let the floodgates of this demented and soulless cesspit of the Illuminati Scum open! Bring it INTO the sunlight for all to see because this planet is in desperate NEED of a COLON CLEANSE! Having endured childhood sexual abuse I can testify that these things are alive and well on planet Earth….and they destroy lives!
      Let us ALL go to that dark, dank and despicable “basement” and bring out the malfunctions of the heart and mind! Let us do it for ourselves and for each other…and then, when we have done our personal cleansing, let us help those demented and tortured souls up from their crevasses!
      Leave them no place to hide…….

      Thank you, eriksf99! You are what is RIGHT with this world!

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