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William Shanley Discusses $1 Trillion Lawsuit Against Major Media For Sandy Hook Fraud.

On this joint edition of Real Politik and The Real Deal Connecticut-based author and filmmaker William Shanley speaks with James Fetzer and James Tracy on his trillion dollar lawsuit against big media for fraud and terrorism of the public via their reportage on the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre event. Shanley maintains that the alleged shooting was a FEMA-orchestrated drill deviously presented by major wire services, newspapers, and broadcast and cable networks as an genuine tragedy.

Interview Highlights

Shanley became involved in researching Sandy Hook while producing a film he continues to work on. He then viewed Sofia Smallstorm’s presentation, Unraveling Sandy Hook in Two, Three, Four and Five Dimensions and read several articles on Sandy Hook written by Professor Fetzer. “When I heard that Michael Bellmore, the 28-year-old former New Haven Register reporter had died for unexplained reasons I saw myself as a 28-year-old kid in radio and working for Jimmy Carter with sound equipment, and I just thought of this kid. I said, ‘This is something I can do. I’m going to go to the mat on this.’”

[Note there are 3 minutes of silence between 27:00 and 30:00 in file below for commercial spots.]

After further delving into the work of independent Sandy Hook researchers Shanley marveled, “The evidence is just overwhelming.” He then began to plea through traditional channels by writing a series of letters. First of all, I wrote to [Connecticut] Governor Malloy, informing him of my background and association with Dr. Fetzer and other scholars. I started writing all the politicians with the best writing I could come up with and I was astonished [to receive no response] from the Governor, the Secretary of State. I’ve written to everyone in the legislature a number of times; the Sandy Hook Commission a number of times. I’ve written to the President twice. I’ve written to the Senate and House Judiciary Committees calling for joint hearings. There’s been no response from anyone to any communication. It’s been a complete blackout. This is like Moscow 1952.

Shanley asserts that reporters have been caught running flagrant propaganda on the Sandy Hook massacre, and that this speaks to larger concerns, such as today’s news media being run by conglomerates that care very little about actual journalism.

We have to look at the fact that the news budgets over the past 20 years have been savaged. The salaries of reporters are very low. $30,000 is the average salary for a reporter in the state of Connecticut. My mother was a newspaper reporter for the Waterbury Republican in Connecticut. They covered these little towns in Connecticut like vacuum cleaners. [Reporters] went to every town meeting, every city council meeting, every finance meeting, every environmental meeting, and it all got reported. That’s all disappeared in America with the conglomeration and the international media companies, all of whom are responsible.

Imagine Disney, which sells products to children, now being a marketer of terrorism. How can that brand ever withstand this? This is how I know these captains who are running these corporations, this little news division is just another division of their big company. That’s why they’re involved in business with the government.

They’re the people’s stand ins. They’re surrogates for us who cannot be there. They’re our voices and our ears and eyes. And they’ve chosen to besmirch their role as upholders of the sacred trust of truth in journalism, and sell out to do business with the government.

Shanley observes how the Newtown area’s background of psychiatry and occultism may be related to the Sandy Hook event and other unusual practices by Connecticut state officials. In 1997, for example, the Office of the Child’s Advocate was established to obscure the unusual and unreported deaths of 66 children in state institutions. The same agency is presently advocating a policy that will likely culminate in federally-mandated mental health screenings from infancy to young adulthood.

Those in the state government are “lunatics,” Shanley asserts.

I don’t know where this strain comes from in America or in Connecticut in particular. It’s literally like living in the twilight zone here. I’ve never seen anything like it. You can cut it with a knife–the fear, the trepidation, the sickness underlying it. Now we’ve got the Connecticut State Police who are members of the Masons. They had a project for a kidnapping kit for every parent with a school child in Connecticut. [Parents were expected] to participate in this school kidnapping kit with the local community. This was a project of the Masons. I looked at the data and there were no kidnappings in Connecticut!

Shanley notes how advocacy on the Sandy Hook incident has jeopardized family and personal relationships. Indeed, last summer, shortly after receiving an odd warning concerning his research activities, his new roommate apparently committed suicide under a bizarre circumstances. The judge presiding over Shanley’s recent lawsuits against big media has also issued a protective order to aid in protecting Shanley from bodily harm.

Overview of Lawsuits

The first lawsuit is for fraud and terrorism against the Newtown Bee, the Hartford Courant, owned by Tribune media, the Associated Press, and the New York Times. None of them have responded. That’s for $10 billion–$5 billion for each count. What I’ve designed these to do is to put these companies out of business, or put us in a position to take these media industries over by requesting punitive damage equal to one year in revenue for each of the corporations.

The second lawsuit [filed on December 22, 2014] for $1 trillion–$500 billion for each count–is against Obsidian, people like John Miller of CBS who is intimately involved as Deputy National Director of Intelligence who misled many other news agencies. Anderson Cooper is in there (I put him in especially for you, James), and all of the chairmen and CEOs of all the mass media companies. We’re talking about Reuters-Thomson. We’re talking about Disney-ABC. We’re talking about General Electric, which owned NBC up until 2013. Comcast, and all these [other] mega-multinationals.

Shanley wants to use most of the proceeds to begin a news trust that will provide a new form of genuine journalism. “This will be used to free journalism forever from the tyranny of economics.”

Rather than seeking personal damages, Shanley states that his suits involve punitive damages for the media’s dubious Sandy Hook reportage.

Punitive damages are halfway between civil and criminal. They’re basically designed in cases like OJ Simpson, where they couldn’t get a conviction in a criminal trial, where the bar of evidence is lower in a civil case. As far as standing, the court has standing, because this is a violation of federal laws. I am a citizen of Connecticut and the United States. I have standing just on that basis. Any citizen can do this.


Professor James F. Tracy is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. James Tracy’s work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at memoryholeblog.com.

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James F. Tracy's work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at memoryholeblog.com.

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