When Mass Shootings Were Real

by James Tracy, Global Research

News reportage of mass shooting events over the past several years has changed markedly from coverage of such incidents just a few decades ago. Some media critics and researchers have pointed to mass shootings, including those transpiring on January 8, 2011 in Tucson Arizona, July 20, 2012 in Aurora Colorado, December 14, 2012 in Newtown Connecticut, and the recent October 1, 2015 event at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, to suggest that these incidents may have been influenced or even partly contrived with involvement of federal authorities. They reinforce their arguments with an impressive array of conflicting media reports and unrealistic “official” narratives concerning these events as potential evidence of government deception.

Whether or not such claims are true, there can be no doubt that each referenced event has been inordinately sensationalized by corporate news media and national political leaders to advocate for stricter gun control, mental health, and police state measures, even though criminologists maintain that the number of mass shootings has not increased since the 1990s.[1]

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9 Responses

  1. This is an excellent article that fills an important niche in the analysis of current mass shooting. Thank you for finding and posting this Scott.

  2. James Tracy seems to have found (and likes) your blog. 🙂

    • I noticed that as well. He does good work.

    • Just ut of curiosity… Was there something in the article that referred to Scott or his blog?

      • No. Though I think he has used something of mine as a reference before, James is currently reposting links to some of my work on his Memory Holes news feed called Scoop Feed. He’s also recently reTweeted a few of my Tweets which link back to articles of mine. I have never communicated with him nor do I know for sure what he thinks of my work. That’s all I know and probably what Tommy was referring to.

      • No, but James Tracy has reblogged a number of Scott’s articles at his newswire, scoffed.net, in the last few weeks. Personally, I don’t trust the guy, but thought it was interesting that he started popping up here. I haven’t seen him comment on anything though. You can see his reblog on yesterday’s article about the Benghazi Committee buy Scott, for example.

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