The good news is, first, that Professor Tracy retains, at least for now, his post at Atlantic Florida University; second that Professor Tracy has stuck to his guns and continues to review to the evidence of what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, 2012; and third, that one of Professor Tracy's colleagues, Kurtis Hagen, Chair of the Department of Philosophy, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, has had the courage to explain for the benefit of the many who apparently do not realize it, that Professor Tracy's line of inquiry concerning Sandy Hook is both an aspect of his responsibility as a professor of journalism studies, and a service to society courageously undertaken.
In the end, Professor Tracy's inquiry into Sandy Hook may prove inconclusive, and even if good reasons emerge to believe that his thesis is correct, we can be certain that the government of the United States will not turn upon itself, investigate itself thoroughly and punish itself appropriately.
Independent inquiry into the events at Sandy Hook nevertheless serve several useful purposes. They help to inform the public of the remarkable incompetence and dishonesty of America's great media organizations. They may encourage a degree of caution, decency even, on the part of those who rule when contemplating means to manipulate and control the ruled. And they may encourage citizens to scrutinize more carefully the merit of government claims for ever more imperious control over citizens' speech, communications, finances, travel and right of self-defence.