Crisis actors have been a buzzed about aspect of the Sandy Hook truther movement after a large part of the conspiracy bizarrely alleged that parents and other notable people connected with the incident were high-profile “crisis actors.”
The Sandy Hook crisis actors theory represents an inexplicably easy-to-debunk misstep for the crack cabal who allegedly masterminded the conspiracy. Would a massive shadowy group powerful enough to orchestrate such large-scale global subterfuge really not spring for “actors” that could be retrieved from and dispatched into the ether rather than easily traced on the web as conspiracy sites and YouTube videos purport?
In the world of Sandy Hook truthers, such a giant oversight is paid no heed, and a group of crisis actors has issued a statement after the claims of Prof. James Tracy became nationally notable in the wake of the Newtown tragedy.
In the statement, the people behind CrisisActors.org explain how the field of crisis acting is used by agencies to drill for disaster — a function Tracy seems either blind or ignorant regarding. It begins:
“We are outraged by Florida Atlantic University Professor James Tracy’s deliberate promotion of rumor and innuendo to link Crisis Actors to the Sandy Hook shootings of December 14, 2012. We do not engage our actors in any real-world crisis events, and none of our performances may be presented at any time as a real-world event … James Tracy copied his material from blogs and YouTube channels that manufacture malicious rumors and false accusations.”
The statement continues:
“It is obvious to James Tracy and FAU that these sites pander to followers who need only rumor and innuendo to carry out a relentless hate attack against the Sandy Hook community as well as Crisis Actors.”
The crisis actors conclude, striking out at the Sandy Hook truthers for compounding the suffering of grieving families:
“These followers’ online campaign of threats and defamation continues to this day, and interferes with official investigations into the Newtown tragedy. How can James Tracy and the university shrug off any responsibility for the pain they are causing?”
Predictably, the Sandy Hook truthers have taken to Facebook to dispute the claim from real crisis actors about Newtown, and the group responded to one claim about how crisis actors are required to operate, clarifying regarding the role of crisis actors in a FEMA drill conducted nearby in Connecticut the day of the shooting:
“Yes, but [crisis actors were present in Connecticut] strictly within the 4 corners of the exercise itself, and ONLY to improve responders’ ability to rescue, and NEVER to pass off what we do as real. You are required to let everybody know it’s an exercise, using road signs, media advisories, etc. If you slip up on this and fail to let everybody know, it’s a HUGE embarrassment! It gets written up in an after-action report and there’s hell to pay.”
Despite the crisis actors statement about Sandy Hook, truthers continue to spread the story (as evidenced in the tweets below.)
In the video, Anderson Cooper addresses the crisis actors angle of Newtown conspiracies.
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) January 16, 2013
All the parents you all saw from the Newtown shooting are registered crisis actors! Look it up! Now our “president” is taking our guns!
— Meagan Dunaway (@meagandunaway) January 16, 2013
— Grace Gettes (@gracegettes) January 16, 2013