The Sandy Hook Massacre: Continued Ambiguity and Augmented Realities

Obama_PrayerBy James F. Tracy

A recent report notes that FBI crime statistics reflect no homicides occurred in Newtown, Connecticut throughout the year 2012.*

This essay was originally published on January 1, 2013. It was a second part of a December 24, 2012 essay and intended to suggest that elements of the December 14, 2012 school shooting in Newtown were at least partially contrived. Statements from the piece, such as the possibility that “crisis actors” may have been deployed in such an exercise, were subsequently taken out of context by major news media to attack the author for analyzing overall reportage of the massacre.

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Information and events over the past 21 months, including Newtown and Connecticut officials’ swift move to demolish the Sandy Hook school itself, the Obama administration’s funneling of millions to the Newtown area, a curiously ambiguous police investigation and report, and the unusual deaths or disappearances of several key figures and witnesses to the event have together tended to confirm many of the article’s initial observations.-JFT

[Some of the links and videos used in the article are now “dead” yet are included as they appeared in the initial publication. Some images have been added to the text.]

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.

A considerable amount of evidence has been withheld by authorities, who in a telling move have successfully postponed public disclosure of items culled from Nancy and Adam Lanzas’ residence and vehicles for an additional ninety days. [1]

At the same time what has been revealed and captured in press reports suggests how from missing suspects and evidence to unrevealed corpses much is still unknown and mainstream news outlets have been at least complicit in what could conceivably be described as the Sandy Hook massacre’s constructed reality. In this way unseen and largely unaccountable authorities set the agenda of the reportage through a titillating storyline reliant on an unsettling symbolic landscape to further develop and cultivate audience credulity.

The spectacle came complete with its own features specially designed for those with a penchant for pointing to intrigue. Shortly after the shooting prominent Arizona political figure and former gubernatorial aspirant Michael Harris opined that the shooting was carried out by an Israeli paramilitary team. Veterans Today Editor Gordon Duff amplified this speculative assertion through a brief article carried by Iran’s PressTV that went viral, becoming the Iranian news outlet’s most read item ever.[2]

Despite compelling geopolitical and diplomatic conditions the claim cannot be verified because the identities of the two-to-four additional suspected gunmen apprehended by Newtown and Connecticut state police remain undisclosed while almost all identity-specific references to these suspects were scrambled on the audio recording of the emergency dispatch-responders exchange. Were these men possibly playing roles in an emergency drill?

Much can still be gleaned from the press coverage of Sandy Hook. Most importantly, as with the events of 9/11 that ushered in the interminable “war on terror” and police state, the techniques that have emblazoned Sandy Hook in public consciousness require continued scrutiny if only for the fact that they will almost certainly be deployed to create similar disaster scenarios, likely in the near-term.

VanceWas Sandy Hook a Relocated Emergency Drill?

At 9:53AM, no more than ten minutes after the reported shooting ceased, the Associated Press published a story, “Official with Knowledge of Connecticut School Shooting Says 27 Dead, Including 18 Children.” [This link to a “Tweet” now has a 12:53PM date-stamp. See Jen Lake, “Sandy Hook Early Birds,, May 1, 2013, for a more detailed explanation of this phenomenon.-JFT] AP and the Washington Post have since removed the story from their websites in lieu of subsequent reports that took their cue from a press conference scheduled for later that day.

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Indeed, aside from internal police accounts of what took place inside Sandy Hook Elementary there is little information available to piece together what may have actually transpired inside the school. No photographic or video footage of the crime scene has been made publicly available and major media have to a large degree based their conclusions on Connecticut Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver’s verbal account of the postmortem, which is at best ambiguous.[3]

Two weeks after the incident an attorney representing the family of one six-year-old Sandy Hook student came forth with a $100 million lawsuit because their child “sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury” when she, like several other children and staff, heard “‘cursing, screaming, and shooting’ over the school intercom.” The suit has since been withdrawn.[4]

Coverage of the event by the modest local weekly the Newtown Bee is most revealing in its combined discrepancies, vagueness, and brevity. In a December 14 article unidentified school personnel were floridly commended for their courage. Among them were school principal Dawn Hochsprung, who recounted to Bee Editor John Voket[5] how “a masked man entered the school with a rifle and started shooting multiple shots – more than she could count – that went ‘on and on.’”

The problem with the account was that it conflicted with a subsequent storyline where Hochsprung was the first to be killed by the gunmen. Three days later the paper issued a retraction and revised the story further.[6]  No additional explanation was provided concerning what party Volkert spoke to and quoted at the crime scene, suggesting from the onset a partly botched attempt at establishing a well-worn storyline.

Along these lines the same article relates what under the circumstances seems like an odd exchange between law enforcement and the school’s staff. Shortly after the incident

an unidentified woman wearing a Connecticut State Police jacket addressed the group of teachers and staff who were consoling each other in the empty Sandy Hook apparatus bays. She complimented them on their individual and “exemplary” efforts following the procedures they were taught to ensure the protection of as many children and colleagues as possible.[7]

In the immediate aftermath of a bloody massacre where 27 lay dead or dying is this the appropriate time for a “post-game pep talk” and slaps on the back? What this closely resembles is the breakdown of a shooting drill, one that proceeded with violent sound effects broadcast through the school’s intercom system. In fact, on the same day the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection in association with the Federal Emergency Management Agency were carrying out a “Planning for the Needs of Children in Disaster” drill in nearby Bridgeport.[8] Was the exercise location changed to Newtown at the last minute?

Close analysis of circumstances surrounding the event including unusual emergency procedures and news outlets’ interactions with alleged victim families following the shooting reveals important recurrent features and figures that further call the official account into question.

A Phantom Evacuation?

Additional facets of coverage and maneuvers suggesting the possibility of an at least partially staged event include the choice of the Sandy Hook Fire and Rescue Company’s headquarters as an evacuation point for the school’s students. This is accompanied by a lack of photographic or video evidence of such a widespread evacuation, bizarre interview footage of idle and wandering families alongside an emotional man who just happens across a half dozen Sandy Hook first graders in his front lawn who apparently witnessed their teacher’s murder.

Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks asserts that she was among the first on the scene at Sandy Hook, driving behind police and “taking photographs immediately through the windshield of her car, with one hand on the steering wheel and one holding her camera.”[9]

Strangely, however, at best only two of Hicks’ photos actually emerge from the series—the famous shot of about fifteen students in conga line formation evidently moving across the parking lot en route to the fire station and a second of state police officers appearing in the December 14 Bee report that is later expunged.

Hicks’ ferocity and determination to capture the scene only yields a few published photos at a time when corporate media outlets were very eager for such documentation, while no other photo or video evidence have emerged indicating such a widespread exodus from the school.

Nor is there any rationale provided in reportage on exactly why the fire station is even designated as an evacuation point. The choice is unusual because the school has only one route in and out of the facility—Dickenson Drive—and in the event of an actual emergency children are forced to parade down a street as police cars, fire engines, and ambulances race the other way. Many schools use their adjoining parking lots as a rendezvous point, and Sandy Hook’s is particularly capacious.


“Safety First,” photo Tweeted on October 17, 2012 by Sandy Hook Elementary Principal Dawn Hochsprung.

Despite this dangerous and untenable set of conditions Sandy Hook students rehearsed this very scenario less than two months prior, as revealed in a photo Tweeted on October 17 by Principal Hochsprung. The image depicts a much larger assemblage of students in the lot behind the Sandy Hook fire station.

Itinerant “Crisis Actors”?

Following an evacuation of such magnitude the Sandy Hook fire depot would have been bursting at the seams with over six hundred children and staff, and at least as many family members, in addition to police, fire and medical personnel. Yet apart from a large array of emergency vehicles at the site no aerial footage indicates activity on this scale at any point following the shooting.

Instead, there are numerous strange encounters between broadcast journalists and small, sporadic group of wandering parents and children, some of whom are at best moderately curious and far from grief-stricken or hysterical at the prospect that their child may have been caught in the deadly assault. After such a harrowing event why are select would-be family members and students lingering in the area and repeatedly offering themselves for interviews?

A possible reason is that they are trained actors working under the direction of state and federal authorities and in coordination with cable and broadcast network talent to provide tailor-made crisis acting that realistically drives home the event’s tragic features.

[This video did not appear in the original article.-JFT]

One organization providing such services is the Colorado-based Vision Box’s acting troupe Crisis Actors. The entourage’s personnel are “available nationwide for active shooter drills and mall shooting full-scale exercises.” Crisis Actors “develop and portray characters in emergency training scenarios,” Vision Box’s website reads.

The intensity at which they work recreates real life pressures that first responders going through the training must cope with … This special group has sessions with police officers, 911 operators, school administrators, mall security, radio experts, and school safety training professionals. There is an endless amount of scenarios this group can tackle, which range anywhere from weather issues, to a missing child, to an unknown intruder.

According to the Crisis Actors website group members work in association with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and “can play the part of the shooters, mall employees, shoppers in the mall, shoppers who continue to arrive at the mall, media reporters and others rushing to the mall, and persons in motor vehicles around the mall.” They are also trained to “play the role of citizens calling 911 or mall management, or posting comments on social media websites.”

Is it possible that such actors were utilized in Newtown to control the event’s depiction and magnify its effect on public opinion? With the exception of police and government officials, the shocked and grief-stricken students, family members and pedestrians captured in photos from the shooting’s aftermath are almost entirely anonymous. Further, the suggestion of collaborative efforts between journalists and families is evident in many of the interviews with family members, such as this surprisingly aborted exchange between a would-be parent and journalist.

Reporter: Sir, can I talk to you a second here? We’re Channel Two in New York. How did you find out about this, uhm, terrible tragedy?
[Reporter approaches family of three with third grade daughter and apparent Sandy Hook student accompanying them.]
Unidentified Mother: OK. My daughter’s in third grade. We got, uhm, an automated call from, uhm, from the town—
Reporter: Yeah?
Mother: –that there had been a shooting.
Reporter: Sure.
Mother: Uh, nothing about where the shooting was, and that the schools were on lock down.
Reporter: So you were assuming it was probably the high school at first, right?
[Note that the mother has yet to say anything about having a son attending the local high school.]
Mother: Of course, and my son’s at the high school and I text him. He said, “Everything’s fine here.”
Reporter: Yeah.
Unidentified Mother: And then I got another text from, uh, CBS.

With virtually hundreds of students, faculty, staff and their families looking for each other and being reunited around the scene one would think journalists would have a broad range of interviewees from which to choose. Yet the same mother and daughter are again captured the morning of the shooting by an NBC affiliate.

Unidentified Mother: Another friend of mine said that, uhm, there was a man—masked man came in and just started shooting.
Unidentified Daughter:  When we were gone doing morning meeting [sic] like, we heard like, shots and everybody went on the ground and Ms. Martin just closed the door and we went to the corner.

In the same news clip another male child describes in unusual detail how he narrowly escaped the gunman’s hail of bullets.

Unidentified male student:  I heard something like a person was kicking on a door. Then I turned around and I saw smoke and I smelled smoke. Then (pause) Then bullets whizzed by. Then—then a teacher pulled me in to her room.

Here is the same student speaking to another journalist.

Unidentified male student: I saw some of the bullets going past the hall [sic] that I was right next to and then a teacher pulled me into her classroom.
Reporter: You heard sounds?
Male student: Yes.
Reporter: What did it sound like to you?
Male student: It sounded like someone was kicking a door.

The frequent hesitancy with specific words in this children’s deliveries, combined with a parent allowing their child to repeatedly recount such an event and the unemotional, almost identically-worded delivery, suggests how they may have been coached to present memorized lines.

Another child by the name of “Alexis Wasick” also makes at least two appearances and, following the unscripted lead of one journalist, recites similar lines in each interview.

CNN Reporter: Joining me is the Wasick family. We have Alexis who is in third grade. You told me you were sitting in class this morning and you saw a lot of police. Tell me-tell me how you found out what was going on.
“Alexis”: Well, we found that there was all these people and we found that [unintelligible] because we were right near the window in our classroom. And like, we saw like police officers and we heard them [directly addressing camera] on the roof and in our building.
[At this point “Alexis” receives some cues from CNN’s reporter.]
Reporter: Was everybody crying, scared, wanting their parents to get them?
“Alexis”: Yeah, they were.  And some people were even like, they kind of wish that they got a stomach ache [sic].

On the same day “Alexis” gives a somewhat different account with similar verbiage to another reporter.

Reporter: What happened?
“Alexis”:[Addressing reporter offscreen] Nothing really [unintelligible] We heard like an ambulance and a police officer come and everybody was a little scared crying and I felt actually a little sick, and I felt like I was going to throw up and [glances at camera] did my teacher too [sic]. [The garbled line, “My teacher did too,” suggests a canned delivery.]
Reporter: How did you get out of there?
“Alexis”: We had to [vocal cadence slowing] go—through—the—building (pause) and then we had to just go to the firehouse.

The performance of Sandy Hook resident Gene Rosen suggests how the community members might become intimately enveloped in the unfolding tragedy. Despite the overwhelming federal, state and local police presence blanketing the community on December 14 Rosen explains several days later how while feeding his cat he receives an unexpected visit from six mislaid and forlorn children whose classmates and first grade teacher Victoria Soto were killed in the shooting.

“The six who turned up at Rosen’s home apparently ran out of the school past her body,” the New York Post amazingly asserts.[10] Instead of calling the authorities to properly reunite the children with their parents Rosen bizarrely invites them inside his home for 30 minutes to jostle with stuffed animals and describe their ordeal.

In an initial interview Rosen is standing in the driveway of his home and appears overcome with emotion, taking off his glasses while turning away from the camera and wiping eyes. He then proceeds down the driveway toward the front of his house, pointing to where he first spotted the children.

Rosen:  Six children, and they were sitting there. They were sitting there, and I had no idea why they were there. And I went down there.
[Cut to Rosen’s hands clutching reading glasses, then back to Rosen.]
Rosen: There’s a school bus driver and she says, “There’s been an incident. And I said, “Just come in the house.” And that’s how it started and  I—I brought them in the house.
[Cut to stuffed animals inside Rosen’s house, then back to Rosen.]
Rosen: And then over the next thirty minutes they just described what happened, little-by-little. These two boys kept saying, “We can’t go back to school. We can’t go back to school. Our teacher’s dead—Mrs. Soto. We don’t have a teacher.” And I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t take that in. I had no idea what had happened.  A woman came to my house at twelve o’clock
[Cut to dimly-lit interior of house where Rosen stands before stuffed animals on floor.]
Rosen: Her face—her face looked frozen in-in terror. I’ve never seen a face look like that. She said, “Is my boy here? I heard there were six kids here.” And she said the name of the child. I thought that if she’d been to the Sandy Hook school she thought maybe a miracle from god would have the child in my house.  And I looked at the casualty list at six o’clock.
[Hand to eyes and weeping, then shaking head]
Rosen: His name was on it!

Time and again in the wake of the incident Rosen is brought before network cameras to present his maudlin recounting of the surreal and implausible encounter.

SH_ChildrenContinued Postmortem Uncertainties

To properly identify each victim would have required weighing, measurement, de-robing, washing, with all identifying features such as scars or birthmarks noted. Such standard postmortem procedures, the public is asked to believe, were accomplished at the school as no more than three were treated at the well-prepared Danbury Hospital.[11] According to Carver’s December 15 press conference remarks the teachers and children were processed by the state coroner and his staff at an onsite mobile facility the night of the shooting.

Yet at least one family was  not even allowed to see the body of their loved one. “They told me, ‘You can’t see (the body),'” Gilles Rousseau remarked to Radio-Canada, the French-language arm of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. “Because most people he shot, it was two or three shots in the face, point-blank.”[12] If this were the case it puts further pressure on the uncertain notion that Lanza was an expert shot who had the opportunity to uninterruptedly fire at almost inanimate subjects.

Further, without explanation Carver postponed examination of Adam Lanza’s body until two days after the shooting. Jean Henry, a processing technician in Carver’s office, was recently placed on leave when she allegedly brought her husband, an unauthorized party, in to the state morgue to view Lanza’s corpse.

They went to the gurney where Lanza lay, then Henry unzipped the bag so her husband could look at him for a moment, and she closed the bag and they left the room, sources familiar with situation told The Courant Wednesday.[13]

The refusal for at least one family to view the body of their loved one and Henry’s informal intervention both contribute to the uncertainty and ambiguity surrounding what appears as a severely compromised postmortem operation, the gross inconsistencies of which major media have presented to the world as established fact.


As transcribed and analyzed in Part I of this analysis, the unusual testimony of Connecticut’s chief coroner H. Wayne Carver II, ostensibly placed in charge of the Sandy Hook school postmortem. Carver’s December 15 behavior and remarks before the press suggests his clear discomfort and demonstration that he knows very little about the shootings or autopsies themselves. In light of the above the physician’s hesitant performance in Sandy Hook’s tragedy is perhaps not so difficult to explain. At one point Carver even indicates his  disapproval of the proceedings by expressing his wish that his staff and “the people of Newtown don’t have it crash on their head later.” Is Carver referring to an embellished event that he has been an unwilling participant in?

As indicated on the Crisis Actors website, performance of this type is now a commonplace feature of widely prevalent “live shooter drills” and may be infused throughout such an event and its aftermath to augment and control a broader narrative intended for public consumption. “The power to make a reportable event,” historian Daniel Boorstin writes, is “the power to make experience.”[14]

Along these lines and despite countervailing facts and inconsistencies the official story of the Sandy Hook shooting is now part of the nation’s collective experience, consciousness and memory. To declare that the shooting “never took place” is cause for intense opprobrium in most polite circles where, in familiar Orwellian fashion, the media-induced trance and dehistoricized will to believe maintain their hold.

Similarly, an individual who contends that Timothy McVeigh was an accessory in a much larger operation at Oklahoma City, Osama bin Laden was not responsible for the events of 9/11, or the World Trade Center Towers were brought down by controlled demolition is vigorously condemned for thought crimes against the state. Such are the immense dimensions of mass manipulation where fact and tragedy may be routinely revised and reinforced to fit the motives and designs toward a much larger apparatus of social and political control.


*”A USA TODAY investigation into mass killings has found that the FBI’s homicide data over the past decade has only a 57% accuracy rate when it comes to recording the killings of more than four people in a single event. The records are voluntarily submitted by police agencies, and FBI officials say the Connecticut State Police and Aurora police departments initially provided the information on the year’s two largest killing incidents – only to request that it be deleted.” Meghan Hoyer, “In FBI Murder Data, Mass Killings Often Go Missing,” USA Today, September 10, 2014.

[1] Michelle Tuccitto Sullo, “Newtown Search Warrants for Adam Lanza’s Home, Vehicles Still Sealed,” New Haven Register, December 29, 2012.

[2] Gordon Duff, “Israeli Death Squads Involved in Sandy Hook Blood Bath,” PressTV, December 18, 2012.

[3] James F. Tracy, “The Sandy Hook School Massacre: Unanswered Questions and Missing Information,” Global Research, December 25, 2012. [Link is to MHB post as article on Global Research site published December 25, 2012 has been inexplicably deleted.-JFT]

[4] Mary Ellen Godin, “Claim Seeks $100 Million for Child Survivor of Connecticut School Shooting,” Reuters/Yahoo News, December 28, 2012. The suit was tentatively withdrawn shortly thereafter.  Michael P. Mayko, “Lawyer Withdraws Sandy Hook Suit, May Refile,” Connecticut Post, December 31, 2012.

[5] John Voket, “Stories of Heroism Emerging From School Tragedy,” Newtown Bee, December 14, 2012.

[6] “Retraction and Apology,” Newtown Bee, December 17, 2012. See Niall Bradley, “Sandy Hook Massacre: Official Story Spins Out of Control,” Veterans Today, December 20, 2012.

[7] Voket, “Stories of Heroism.”

[9] Julie Moos, “How the Newtown Bee is Covering Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting,”, December 15, 2012.

[10] Reuven Fenton, “Children at Door: Teacher is Dead,” New York Post, December 18, 2012.

[11] Joe Van Brussel, “Danbury Hospital Prepared for School Shooting Massive Casualties, Got Few,” Huffington Post, December 14, 2012.

[12] Lise Millette, “Lauren Rousseau, Teacher killed in Newtown Shooting, Mourned by Canadian Family,” Canadian Press via Huffington Post, December 18, 2012.

[13] Jon Lender and David Altimari, “State Worker Placed on Leave After Showing Husband Adam Lanza’s Body,” Hartford Courant, January 2, 2012.

[14] Daniel J. Boorstin, The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America, 25th Anniversary Edition. New York: Vintage Books, 1987 [1961], 10.

65 thoughts on “The Sandy Hook Massacre: Continued Ambiguity and Augmented Realities”

  1. Why are these people not questioned more openly about the S/H event… ( we actually know why)… but this can of worms has to be opened..and never forgotten.. Thanks for this..

  2. Aurora was likely included in the FBI stats because that was a successful operation – Holmes was drugged and manipulated and to this date still seems to be disconnected in some way. He may not even remember.

    On the other hand, Sandy Hook seems to have been a complete ‘put-up’ and it may be true that none of those kids were killed. It’s also likely that Lanza died a few days earlier and was simply a ‘throw-down’ corpse used to redirect blame. After all, why would the FBI not include AT LEAST Lanza’s mother as a murder? Clearly, she was murdered, unless she too died in NH a few days earlier as the Social Security folks had both of them in their database as deceased before the event occurred.

    1. Holms did NOT shoot anyone. As you said he was drugged and just opened the back door for the *AT* agents to come in dressed like Darth Vader.

      Eric Holder Resigned today!! Yea. Cracks in Dam.

      Congress, Please don’t allow Obama to move Jeh Johnson to DOJ.

      We need a truly independent to run the DOJ.

    2. Things that make you go Humm! I often wondered why he was found in another part of the Building with a gunshot wound to his head. He was wearing a bulletproof vest?!?! Since the Authorities claimed to have found him in that condition, The Authorities didn’t claim the credit for taking him down. It’s kinda hard to shot yourself in the head with a Rifle!?! His handgun was found in his car. Hummm! And those “Parents”, joy riding across the Country with President, being interviewed on the Talk Show Circuit! All this, so soon after losing a Child so young. Please, don’t give me that “in Good Journalistic taste” nonsense by not showing the Funerals of those Children and School Staff Memebers. Many of those Parents were not seeking privacy when they boarded Air Force One for an Anti-Gun campaigne! . 24 Funerals all happening at roughly the same time, that would have been Press Worthy, but it wasn’t. Only Memorials and Tributes made the news, not “real news”!! Just a thought!!

  3. I’m surprised this article did not mention Ryan Lanza or Adam’s father, Peter Lanza. I suspect they were involved in the Sandy Hook shootings.

  4. Sandy Hook leadership inexplicably chose to pursue outsourcing the 911 dispatch team to a neighboring county. It’s in New Town Bee (online).

  5. Off topic. But, in case this is of interest to anyone who has kept tabs on the Lanza property.

    I received a system generated (one I’d requested a long time ago) property data change alert in connection with any changes on the Lanza property. Looks like in May the bank had assigned the outstanding mortgage to another bank. From there, that bank has unloaded it via a warrenty sale to “36 Yogananda, LLC” – an entity owned by Kenneth M. Gruber, a Fairfield, CT attorney. This attorney specializes in foreclosures, short sales, etc. Perhaps he has purchased the property and hopes to unload it as a tax write-off if those citizens of Newtown wanted the house razed and the property turned into a park.

    1. beth did you see the latest wolfgang interview? It seems this newtown investigation has driven poor wolfie to start waxing his upper lip!

      alex and wolfgang look strikingly similar.

  6. The FBI report puts this whole case to rest, and is released contemporaneously with the resignation of DOJ head Eric Holder. Official statistics from this country’s chief law enforcement agency conclude that no elementary school mass shooting in Sandy Hook Connecticut ever took place.

  7. The Huffington Post, New York Post Reuters, all members of Big Bad Main Stream Media that can never be trusted because of alternate agendas and payoffs. Yets Tracy turns a blind eye to his rabble for he cites all three in support of his “thesis”

    Tracy acolytes: you’re being had.

    Tracy claims he’s on a diet but raids the refrigerator at 2 a.m.

    1. I don’t believe that James is doing any such thing; rather, he is calling out the lapdogs for who they are.

      His thesis is supported by the fact that the event was yet another example of the Hegelian Dialectic.

    2. This remark is almost too silly to warrant a response. Most major media provide reliable reportage. The problem lies in how such reportage is edited, “framed,” or even allowed to be pursued in the first place.

      Most journalists don’t get in to the profession because they want to be propagandists, at least until they retire to positions in corporate communications / public relations to earn salaries they can actually live on.

      1. Exactly, the stories which suit one’s own interest aren’t “framed” and those that don’t are “framed”.

        Classic selective bias. You just defined it.

        1. WOW – you are seriously mis/under informed – ALL media outlets are owned by the CFR and ALL are scripted, there are NO “journalists” on the TV I hate to tell you, they are ACTORS. this video is the rule not the exception, turn off that TV – get your news from alternative news sources, you will find nothing news worthy or truthful on your TV . it is all scripted for the agenda

    3. Hey Paul? Did you read the article? In each of those references Tracy is either criticizing media response, their lies, or the pure, unadulterated, quackery of filing a 100 million lawsuit for a kid “hearing cursing.”
      Your attack is deceptive and weak. Next week your going to complain about not enough MSM sources. Dude, I’m all for dissent or devils advocate but at least bring something concrete and relevant to the table. But, if you are just here to troll, that’s cool too. Most of us aren’t affected by trolling. There are much better ways to expend energy than arguing lexical semantics.

  8. Almost all of the comments in this Breitbart article either do not believe there was a shooting or this is just another power grab by the lunatics in charge.

    No doubt they are worried home schooled children might actually be taught the truth and how to think for themselves.

    Predict a mass exodus of freedom loving folks from these totalitarian states.

  9. Thank you, James, please keep raiding the MSM’s refrigerator of propaganda, any time. Misinformation can be so informing especially as you start to recognize themes and agendas. And especially thanks for pointing out something I missed, that Daniel Boorstein wrote a book about the manufacturing of news in the US. You have probably already read them, but I recommend his trilogy “The Americans” for some insightful reading about our national character.

    Here is some CT. news from a friend:

    The Fairfield Hills Authority heard this week from the CEO of HealthVest, a behavioral healthcare firm that would like to bring a psychiatric hospital to Fairfield Hills.

    Quick thoughts:
    Pendantic Skirt, having the same people who produced Sandy Hook go after homeschoolers is very troubling.
    I watched a documentary from pie and mash films about institutionalized pedophilia on the UK Isle of Jersey. The group home where they found the remains of children was right down the street from the psychiatric hospital. UK seems to specialize in taking away kids from parents, and subsequently bad things happen. So in CT., they are building a 50 million dollar center to study early childhood development, a psychiatric hospital, and evaluating people who try to opt out…hmmm…

    1. Newtown has become a laboratory in human experimentation. No one is going to face any criminal charges, and if the occasional person gets out of line they have ways to deal with that as we have seen. All we can do is document past and present events in Newtown, as well as all future events on the drawing board. Perhaps a deathbed confession is all we can aim for.

      In nearby Southbury/Roxbury is another large facility with a long history and not without controversies – the Southbury Training School.

      Wikipedia has detailed information:

      1. Anne B – always a wealth of great info. Thank you.
        It seems John Carpenter could make a thriller flick about the area – perhaps the plot would involve residents who don’t want to go along with the “plan” – they end up dead, missing (the real estate agent) or they are committed into the local facility.

      2. Beth, I am very fond of suspense and thriller movies, fiction or from real life. Your idea is a good one, but we may have to wait. The town needs to heal and grieve a bit longer while dividing the spoils.

        On the subject of grieving, I just watched an excellent Belgian movie with English subtitles. A couple who sings and plays in a Bluegrass band lost their six year old girl to cancer. The grieving is acted out so real that I cried with them. These superb actors portray what real grief looks like. I could never cry with the parents of Newtown because of their wretched acting skills.

        The movie “Broken Circle Breakdown” won several awards:
         Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Tribeca Film Festival (2013)
         Best Actress, European Film Awards (Berlin 2013)
         Best European Film, Panorama Audience Award, Berlin International Film Festival (2013)
         Best Film, Best Actress, Best Director, Ensor Awards of Flemish Cinema (2013)
         Nominated for Best Foreign Film, 2014 Academy Awards

        Here is one review:

        1. Thank you for sharing the movie info, Anne B! I shall check it out!

          Agreed – the reactions of the SHook parents were downright bazaar. Every piece of video and print involving them smelled all wrong and from the very beginning.

          The heart will sometimes lie, but the gut never does— – and I felt, you felt and a few million other people felt something very wrong in their gut….

      3. Anne, it certainly is a big “experiment”. I think that most of these things come together due to connections. These “movers and shakers” along with assorted opportunists and the like, will circle a new scam like jackals on a fresh kill.

        If they find an area to work out of that seems to have what they need, they’ll use it. Maybe one day a couple of them are talking over their latest orders from TPTB and one of them remembers; “yeah, we used to run our old MK operations out of the looney bin there”.

        You’ve got to hand it to them. With all the light shown on this they manage to keep the lid on nice and tight. That comes from confidence borne of the knowledge that no one will prosecute.

  10. Although Paul displays the common attributes of a familiar species, I strongly disagree with James response that “most major media provide reliable reportage.” The specific and trivial details may be accurate, but the central import of a media piece crucial for the population is often perverted. Of course this may be just a different version of what James has already said, but different versions create different takeaways in the consciousness of the people. The media version is formulated to defend power; it is often produces a contrary perspective from that which serves the people.

    That said, I think that Sandy Hook is the most difficult of the false flags to convince people of the reality of the situation. It is so fantastic that a power system would concoct a homicidal fraud of this nature that only people familiar with false flags and the customary deceit of power are amenable to persuasion.

    This is not a support of Paul, whose comments are highly suspicious.

    1. I saw that too- I don’t think James saw the deception in the ad hominem attack, and instead took a moderate position so as not to feed the fire.
      I didn’t really want to go back and read the references in context, and James shouldn’t have to waste his time doing that either. Paul is a shill and should be banned due to intentionally misleading comments that detracted from the topic and wasted our time.

  11. In regards to FBI showing zero murders in Newtown, CT for year 2012, I have read many reasons and excuses for that. One is that the “massacre” took place in Sandy Hook and not in Newtown, thus leaving the latter with a clean record.

    FBI lists the population of each place and for Newtown we see the number 27,904. We have been through this before. The borough of Newtown has a total of 1,941 residents. Town of Newtown, which includes the borough, Sandy Hook and all the other hamlets, villages, nooks and crannies that belong to the Town, has 27,904 residents per FBI. That includes Sandy Hook.

    I also read that FBI collects murder information from local news sources. Since Town of Newtown, with a population of 27,905, shines with zero murders for 2012, that means there were no local reports of the “massacre”, nor were there any national and international reports. Yep, that must be it.

  12. I just knew this wasn’t real from the beginning. It was all about coming after our guns ! Too many of these things happening in a short period of time !! NWO has a short period of time to get all their things done. Our enemy is our government !!!

  13. Very good analysis, thank you. I’ll respectfully add two important points, assuming Sandy Hook was indisputably another act in Plato’s worldwide cave.

    1. it is dangerous to limit blame to government agencies, the U.S. mass media, and their hired professional crisis actors. The article’s analysis could have easily been carried out and published by many institutions with much more investigative power than James Tracy and who would have a vested interest in exposing false flags made in the USA, like the Libertarian Party, the Russian government, Venezuela’s TeleSur, etc. The empirical observation that these watchdogs do not bark inspires the most alarming Sandy Hook false flag question: what is the process that prevents them from barking? It is difficult to think of a more pressing theme for further investigation.

    2. Teaching Sandy Hook to the public is an uphill battle. The official myth has been planted in the public mind directly by the people and entities listed in the article, and indirectly by the watchdogs who appear committed to not barking. Unless it can be debunked at the middle school level, most people will be very hard to convince. Hence the challenge for leaders who want to purge the world from the plague of false flags to look elsewhere for some entry point compelling enough for most people to find with minimal intellectual effort that the official narrative forces them to question their worldview and that those who do not understand this look like fools. Easier said than done, but combing known false flags for this special entry point may be one of the most promising topics of false flag research.


    1. Could it be that these watchdogs do not bark because they all take commands from the same handler as top dog USA?

  14. Really the media is mostly reporting thing right?Almost all media is disinformation and lies.Not sure where your coming from on that,ridiculous.9/11 Fake Boston Bombing,Sandy Hoax,all the propaganda about WWII and that Grandpa Bush,Rothschilds and Rockefellers financed Hitler.

    1. He is advertising his site. His theories are bogus. He believes sorcerers convene and intercept rational thought in each individual. They work in groups of 10 to remotely sway the thought processss of each person who even thinks of dissent. I thought this was all common knowledge? /s

  15. How to tell staged events vs. real – First Signpost

    In a staged event, the incident makes a huge noise of news in the initial stages. Then with bell curve accuracy, the whole thing falls off the radar. When beforehand all one can see, read, and hear about is the “incident” – within a matter of days it all but disappears from the “news.”

    One reason is simple: No matter how carefully staged, some things are invariably missed. If the story is kept live for too long, the stink of deception becomes too strong – and people start to wake up from their hypnotic slumber. Therefore, one must kill the story – along with any loose cannon operators who may have the idea of leaving the plantation and exposing the farce.

    (more signposts to come…)

  16. I just found a third william k zabel interview that I never knew existed. It is from 2013 and covers more columbine and aurora, virginia tech sandy hook and more. the host is a bit of a putz and does his best to discourage him from talking about crisis actors but zabel is spot on as he was in the other two interviews. I found it interesting that he believes sandy hook and aurora were hoaxes but columbine was a drill that went live with real deaths. I would love it if james could get him on CIO to further discuss the difference and similarities of the events.

  17. Anne, indeed. I’m afraid I don’t share much confidence in the MSM providing reliable coverage unless one defines “reliable” as lies and spin. It is also reliable in NOT reporting anything that could be potentially damning to their owners.

    Here’s a common example:

    Pay particular attention to the “format”. If you have the time watch the video. The same formula plays over and over. It is completely obvious that the “information” is delivered to the “media” and “reported” as received.

    Whether it is “head-snatching terrorists” or “lone-nut shooters”, the only information conveyed is in support of the predetermined conclusion.

    Once upon a time (even in my lifetime) “news” was reported, you decided. No one got angry if you didn’t “believe” the tele-readers. It wasn’t a religion, it was news.

    In theory, the media’s job is not to “sell” an agenda. In fact, in an alleged democracy, their job is to catch lying politicians at their smarmy best. We all know that it isn’t like that now.

    What we have now is worse than Pravda and TASS at the height of the USSR. I say the “default position” must now be disbelief. They are proven liars.

    1. Lophatt, thanks for the link to the alleged shootings of the Pa. state troopers in the beautiful Pocono mountains of northeastern Pa.

      It wasn’t a day or two after the alleged incident that I began to smell a rat. The story has grown increasingly more bizarre and for those who are really “listening,” you can hear the script playing out.

      Without going into too much detail, it has been reported up until now that Eric Frein is a survivalist, he shot two Pa. state troopers during a shift change AT THE BLOOMING GROVE BARRACKS, killing one, got away from “hundreds of law enforcement,” left soiled diapers and Serbian cigarettes in an effort to taunt police, wound up at the since ’91 abandoned Buck Hill Hotel, and as of today is back in the woods of his Pocono hometown in beautiful Canadensis Pa.

      He may be having lunch at the nearby great little Mountainhome Diner (though this hasn’t been reported yet).

      The Pocono mountains encompasses a considerably large forested area….but we aren’t talking about the Alaskan wilderness here….

      So much for not going into too much detail….to be continued

      1. Haha, you forgot to mention, he left his SS card, Map to where he may be hiding, Wallet, a list of likes and don’t likes, his favorite foods (in case he goes to jail). They’re still working on his “manifesto”.

        I guess they’re doing “mini” false flags now. I’ve never even heard of this B movie.

      2. No. But we are talking about a cooperative bunch of people – it’s full of summer camps (presently with who knows, skeleton crews?) and fracking crews. Must be kind of hard to hide for long.

      3. Joseph, I know that I’m possibly “crazy” because I can’t help seeing the “connectedness” of things. If we put the details (somewhat) on hold, and concentrate on the patterns, we may come to the conclusion that we are in the era of manufacturing enemies to justify our responses.

        This can be local, or worldwide. Note, for example, that the latest bogey-man, ISIS, conveniently “attacks” places that Israel wants us to invade. I’m sure its all a coincidence.

        Note as well that the perpetrators of these crimes are all stereotypical of some type that the Government wants us to abhor. Maybe not “stereotypical” so much as “singular” in their extremity.

        Whether it is ghostlike “survivalists” with the uncanny ability to defy all the high tech gadgetry possessed by law enforcement, or “wild-eyed” Jihadist s who are wealthy beyond belief from stolen oil, etc., but no one can trace.

        It is only in this manufactured reality that we find these creatures.

    2. Yes another bizarre event. Remember thinking those poor kids, school is just starting the new year, but they cannot.

      And the poor parents, lock down in place means for most folks you will not get paid for not working.

      It is impossible for me to find on the internet how long this lock down prevailed, wish we had a real person there, but suspect it is sparsely populated.

      Believe we are beginning to see the pattern, areas devastated with poverty will sell out for the big federal boost.

      Ferguson just had two officers that were shot by criminals.

      You might say that Newtown is loaded with very affluent folks. Perhaps they are hard pressed to find home owners willing to pay $1,000+ a month in property taxes for non waterfront over priced homes basically squeezed into a development where most views out your windows are of your neighbors property,

      They have found a way to float the properties to encourage new buyers, but it could all be a huge scam. Would love the opportunity to drive through on a snow blanketed day to document not many really live there.

    3. I was thinking last night that these incidents where law enforcement are killed (Las Vegas, PA….),model a Police vs Citizen view of society. The thought came to me that there must be Gladio style events put on as propaganda solely for an audience of law enforcement, to mold their views of the citizens they are protecting and serving. Perhaps if there are enough of these events the police begin to think of the citizen as enemy.

    4. Correction Thanksgiving 1963 was 7 days later. Close enough. But that tactic is popular “syop” mission time planning and is still typical for theoretic operational advantage. Hearts and minds.
      Do I sound like Donald Sutherland? # 2 SIR!

  18. Could it be? Simultaneously “The Intercept” and Glenn Greenwald, and also Justin Raimondo at are tiptoeing towards admitting that there is a Department of Fantasy Enemies in the US government. This is not treading on the more easily provable territory of domestic hoax-mongering. It is always a bit up in the air when you are talking about faraway places and opining that the need for a new and trademarked enemy with a kind of Homeric epithet (“More Dangerous than Al-Qaeda ISIS” or “Even More Improved, Stronger than Dirt Khorasan” (with its broadloom color-fast carpet allusion and it’s incorporation of the word “Koran”). The problem with these foreign enemies is that we are not privy to the chatter our professional listeners say they are picking up and we mostly do not speak the language they are chattering in.

    So these guys, Greenwald and Raimondo, can be half-truthers and not get into much trouble with local authorities. They are never likely to be placed on a no-fly list (although one of them suffered with a hassled boyfriend who was detained at an airport probably as a warning not to go too far).

    Anyone hear Eric Holder’s remarks after his retirement? While in a tearful state about not having his dad there to see him end his career so gloriously, he mentioned that one thing disappointed him terribly: that the Sandy Hook episode did not result in gun control being taken up as a cause. Yes, he really thought that would — I don’t think he actually said “be effective” or “do the trick”, but that was the gist of it. Almost an admission.

    Oh, and sometimes things kind of fade. On the 11 o’clock news in Boston on Sunday, Derrick Jeter was shown in his last Yankees game at Fenway, with the Red Sox. In the corner of the screen there was a shot of the double amputee Jeff Bauman of BMB fame. The newscaster did not even refer to him! He was never mentioned! I kept waiting to get my drops of poison instilled – well only through the eyes, but not by mouth last night.

    Thank goodness for small favors.

    1. This is hilarious: Obama’s top pick for the AG is Preetinder.

      Like “Pretender” to hold up the nations laws.

  19. Fish, take a look at this latest piece from Fetzer:

    The death index information is telling. I haven’t had the time to independently confirm any of this. He makes a good point about the crime data. It’s one thing to “withdraw” data or not to report it, but to specifically mis-categorize it is suspicious.

    I’m sure everyone is as tired as I am of watching them make their quasi-excuses for completely unjustified behavior. On one hand I know that they will never admit anything. On another, I wonder just how far someone can go with that.

    They seal the local and state records and now they seal the federal ones as well. What do the Obongonoids say about “transparency”? We just keep plugging away at this and they keep denying everything.

  20. The story line has evolved to support the current agenda, the anti gun agenda was a total failure, gun sales and ammo went thru the roof, and candidates with an anti gun stance are voted out. Huge gun related industries, forged in the NE are leaving in droves to the gun friendly states.

    Many of us had a glimmer of hope, that the huge pharma industry crippling our youth with toxic potions, would finally be exposed. But no, there are no medical records, the psychiatrist in charge left the country in disgrace, and burned all of his records.

    The public school system that coddled this poor child for ten years, has no records, at least available to the SH Commission.

    Now we are left to believe this very wealthy family never did seek treatment for their apparently very disturbed child. Not likely.

    The whole problem was created in in his few short months of home schooling in the tenth grade that resulted in his early graduation and early enrollment into college. Right

    Common core is the new boogey man in corner, home schoolers will be made the new criminals.

    1. Pendantic Skirt That post is pretty music that Art G – funkaled my soul your so completely spot on bulls eye! You just put three scratch marks across the chest of Randi Weingarten AFT President from underneath … tis the season after all. Of the witches that is. Speaking of witches … Gov. Mary Fallon of OK. got same scratch along with all the other govs. that are on cc trip. I am conserv. but Fallon is a joke. They have home school protected by OK. state constitution. Hopefully our autistic spectrum grnd. children will survive in our future.

  21. While researching Robbie Parker, I noticed several mentions of his friend, Stephen Prothero, a self-described expert on religious literacy. He has written several books, lectures around the country and has appeared on television (Stephen Colbert). Look him up. He recently described his arrest as a Ferguson protester. In his website he mentions a Jesus loving Satanist named W. Scott Poole who has written a book entitled, Satan in America, published by Rowman & Littlefield International, a publisher that appears to specialize in supra-national, ecological and Hegelian themes. W. Scott Poole and Stephen Prothero appear to be in mutual admiration relationship. An odd set of connections, I thought.

    1. Interesting connection there to Robbie Parker. It would seem Satan does his best work when he is able to convince people that he doesn’t exist. Interesting efforts there by Mr. Poole. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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