The following link is a great story from The Trace about Lenny Pozner entitled “What Kind of Person Calls a Mass Shooting a Hoax?” Mr. Pozner is the father of Noah Pozner who was tragically killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Mr. Pozner also decided to take it upon himself to engage the people, and I use that term loosely, who believe the conspiracy theory that Sandy Hook didn’t happen.
This is just a sampling of how the ‘truthers’ reacted to him…
Pozner looked to engage in some sort of dialogue with the people who, around this time, made him their chief target. (One video montage that started making the rounds showed images of Noah set to a soundtrack of pornographic sounds.) In June 2014, Pozner accepted an invitation to join a private Facebook group called Sandy Hook Hoax. He told its members that he was willing to answer their questions. “I think I lasted all of eight minutes,” he recalls. One participant said, “Man, I’m gonna have to coach you up if you wanna go on TV and make money Lenny.” Another typical attacker proclaimed, “Fuck your fake family, you piece of shit.”
This is not unlike the jackass that approached Vickie Soto’s family in public to tell them that she never existed.
I urge you to read the entire article to see what these dregs who refuse to believe in reality do to further their preposterous conspiracy fantasies.
I really would love to know what’s broken in the brains of conspiracy theorists that make them believe the garbage they spew.
UPDATE 12/21/2015: One of Mr. Pozner’s detractors, James Tracy, a professor at Florida Atlantic University, has been fired by the school for allegedly harassing Mr. Pozner.
In case you’re wondering the level of Tracy’s harassment…
‘Tracy even sent us a certified letter demanding proof that Noah once lived, that we were his parents, and that we were the rightful owner of his photographic image.’
Firing isn’t enough karma for this assclown. If I were the Pozner’s I would be suing him for every last piece of tin foil.
UPDATE 1/14/2016: In the wake of Tracy’s firing the Washington Post is reporting that the threats against Lenny Pozner have only increased.
A few days after Tracy’s firing was announced, Pozner got several death threats. A woman (judging by the voice) left messages on his phone that sounded like, “You’re gonna die you [expletives and slurs deleted] …And what are you going to do about it? You can do absolutely nothing. … this is coming to you real soon [expletive deleted]. You going to die,” and “You [expletive deleted] look behind you, justice is coming to you real soon.”
I’m actually dumbfounded for once because there’s nothing new that I can say about these crackpots that I haven’t said already. It’s just so pathetic that they’ve taken to harassing a man who lost such a young child in one of the worst crimes in recent history.
UPDATE 4/26/2016: James Tracy is now suing Florida Atlantic University claiming that his termination violated his First Amendment rights. On the one hand, FAU is a state-run university so it could be argued that the government curtailed his speech. On the more realistic hand, harassment is not a form of protected speech. Also, I have to add that I love how these conspiracy nuts will use the courts for their own gain but if they were the one being brought before a judge wouldn’t recognize the authority of the court.