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Jim Fetzer, Why the Sandy Hook "Pozner v. Fetzer" Lawsuit Matters

Posted by George Freund on June 23, 2019 at 2:10 PM


June 23, 2019 James Fetzer blog


Jim Fetzer


[Editor’s note: My dear friend, Dr. Kahterine Horton, has made some of the key documents in this case available on her website. But her description of the case is flawed and I have written to ask her to correct it to read as follows:


On 17th June 2019, a Dane County Judge, the Honorable Frank Remington (Branch 8 of the Court), decided that Prof. James Fetzer and Mike Palecek had defamed Leonard Pozner by claiming that the death certificate for his son, Noah Pozner, which Pozner had posted on a blog, is a fabrication. They did not claim that Leonard Pozner himself forged the death certificate, but were found guilty of defamation in spite of obvious proof that the document is, in fact, a fabrication, which the Defendants believe was wrongly rendered and which was contrary to the reports of two expert document examiners that all four of the death certificates that have surfaced in this case are fake. The outcome of the trial was reported by the Wisconsin State Journal on 18th June 2018.


So while the documents she has posted are correct and accurate and in the public domain, her first-paragraph summary is wrong and stands in need of correction, which I anticipate will occur at her earliest opportunity.]


The Dane County Court has ruled (in our opinion, improperly) deciding the case of “Pozner v. Fetzer” and the international mainstream media has run with a grossly distorted report of the key issue, where the Plaintiff’s Attorney, Jake Zimmerman, claimed that we, Mike Palecek and I, had found the document that was the subject of the lawsuit by an Internet search, when it was publicly posted by the Plaintiff for Kelley Watt.


So I wrote to the Wisconsin State Journal, which, like the rest of the mainstream media worldwide, has been covering this wrongful decision with all of the enthusiasm it ought to have shown when we first published, Nobody Died at Sandy Hook: It was a FEMA Drill to Promote Gun Control (2015), but which, instead, like amazon.com in banning the book, has refused to inform the public of this elaborate ruse and scam.


Letter to the Wisconsin State Journal (unpublished, of course):


A Sandy Hook Skeptic Replies


NOTE: I realize this is longer than normal, but the case is more important than usual. Let me know if I have to shorten it down.


Editor,


As a former Marine Corps officer and Distinguished McKnight Professor Emeritus, I probably don’t fit most preconceptions of a “conspiracy theorist”. The phrase was introduced by the CIA to trivialize efforts to debunk The Warren Report (1964), which claimed JFK was shot by a “lone gunman”. The skeptics were right.


Since my retirement from the Duluth Campus of the University of Minnesota in 2006, I have been devoting myself to research on politically significant events, including 9/11, Sandy Hook, and the Boston bombing, where the government might have reasons to conceal the truth or even orchestrate the event itself.


Mike Palecek and I were troubled by reports coming from Newtown that day and thought it would be worth investigating on behalf of the American public to sort out truth from fiction. We brought together 13 experts, including 6 current or retired Ph.D. professors, in our book, Nobody Died at Sandy Hook (2015; 2nd ed., 2016).


We discovered that the school had been closed by 2008, that there were no students there and that it was organized by the Obama administration to promote gun control, as members of the Obama Department of Eduction admitted to Paul Preston, one of our contributors, when he contacted them.


That means any death certificates for decedents from Sandy Hook have to be fabrications. But the Court ruled that I could not introduce any of that evidence but only the authenticity of the death certificate published in the book, which I described as a fabrication. Some of my reasons were wrong, but I was right.


It is uncertified and, in Connecticut, not even parents are allowed to have copies of uncertified death certificates. Mr. Zimmerman introduced copies of certified death certificates he claimed were in the Plaintiff’s possession, but they were not the certificate published in the book, which I had accurately faulted.


You quote him as saying that we relied upon “copies of copies of copies” of the death certificate “that we found somewhere on the internet”, as though the copy we published had not been provided to Kelley Watt by the Plaintiff himself and as though digital technology does not preserve exact reproduction.


I had never seen the certified copy of the death certificate attached to the complaint when I was served on 29 November 2018. And I cannot believe that I now face a possible $1,000,000 liability based upon a death certificate that I had never before seen or commented upon before I was served in this case.


Not only is the death certificate discussed in the book bogus on its face–because it does not have the certification of the Town Registrar on its left-hand side–but the law is being used to punish those who are exposing falsehoods and revealing truths about what happened at Sandy Hook. The public deserves better.


James H. Fetzer, Ph.D.

800 Violet Lane

Oregon, WI 53575


As with so much in life and politics, things are not quite as they seem to be, where this was not a suit about defamation (for which truth is an absolute defend) but about suppressing freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The Deep State does not want the American people to grasp the extent to which they have been bamboozled by their own government. I submitted this to the Court, but he admitted that he did not read it.


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DEFENDANT’S RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFF’S OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF’S (SIC)


MOTION TO RECONSIDER, AND FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER


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Defendant James Fetzer, pro se and in the first person henceforth, pursuant to Wis. Stat. 804.01(2) and 885.14 respectfully asks this court to reconsider its order issued during the phone conference of May 16, 2019 compelling production of my emails, and grant a protective order establishing that the discovery cannot be had, as grounds therefor stating as follows.


BACKGROUND


With the emergence of the Internet, the role of citizen-journalists has increased and grown even as the role of professional investigative journalism was waned. Operation Mockingbird, which was initiated by the CIA in the 1950s, was so successful that William Colby, then its Director, testified under oath to Congress in 1975 that the agency owned everyone of any significance in the media. Carl Bernstein followed with an article in Rolling Stone, “The CIA and the Media” (1977), in which high officials of the agency boasted that their greatest success has been with TIME/Life, The New York Timesand CBS. And the situation has only grown worse over the years, where, in my talks, interviews and radio programs, I often cite three panels of 100 execs from CNN, another 100 from NBC and another 100 from The New York Times, all of whom are dual US-Israeli citizens. A foreign power has been interfering with our elections, but it has not been Russia but Israel, as many commentators, including Paul Craig Roberts, have observed.


Investigative journalists undertake research of complex and controversial events, such as the assassination of JFK, the atrocities of 9/11, the moon landing and (what has now become) many occurrences where the government may have motives for concealing the truth from the American people. Because of my background in epistemology, methodology and the philosophy of science, I have an ability to sort things out more methodically and systematically than most other students of these events, where I bring together the best experts on different aspects and publish our work, where my initial research on JFK led to my chairing or co-chairing five national conferences in Minneapolis 1999, Dallas 2000, Dallas 2001, Duluth 2003 and Santa Barbara 2013, publishing four edited volumes (the most recent in 2017) and many blogs, lectures, YouTube videos and the like to disseminate research by the best experts to undertake their study. I lay out my approach in taking “conspiracy theories” from “theories” in the weak sense of guesses, speculations and rumors to “theories” in the strong sense of empirically-testable explanatory hypotheses in my “Thinking about ‘Conspiracy Theories’: 9/11 and JFK”, which is available on-line by its title.


SCHOLARS FOR 9/11 TRUTH


Having been dumbfounded by the “collapse” of the Twin Towers on 9/11 (but not imaging I would ever be in the position to do anything about it), I found myself in a lengthy discussion thread of experts from diverse disciplines in December 2005, when it occurred to me that an organization that brought together experts from around the world in collaborative research on 9/11 would be a good idea; and I founded Scholars for 9/11 Truth, inviting the physicist Steve Jones from BYU to be my co-chair. I created a web site, (now) 911scholars.org,to publish research, feature videos, sponsor conferences and press releases, of which I was the principal ‘ author and which can be found archived at that site. Scholars was such a success that it took off like a rocket and had around 800 members in four different categories of membership by late 2006. When Alex Jones organized his “American Scholars Conference” in Los Angeles, June 2006, he invited me to be the keynote speaker. When C-SPAN videotaped the panel discussion on Sunday, which was moderated by Alex Jones, all four of the panelists were from Scholars.


My first television interview was on “Hannity & Colmes”, where Ollie North was stilling in for Sean Hannity. I had been informed by the producer that they wanted to learn the results of our Collaborative research; but in the waiting room before the show, I watched as Alan Colmes said, “You won’t believe what your students are being taught by their professors”, and I knew it was a set-up. I knew they didn’t know enough about my courses to have it right and was able to take control of the show from the beginning. In many ways, it may have been my most important appearance on television. I would subsequently be interviewed by Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and by Donnie Deutsch, all of whom were out to discredit me (with scant success). O’Reilly was the most difficult to deal with, launching one ad hominemafter another and barely allowing me to speak. I thought it had been a complete disaster until years later, in New York for 9/11 events, after I had spoken at Cooper Union in the Great Hall where Abraham Lincoln had presented one of his celebrated speeches, I attended an Alex Jones event and was honored to be seated with the first responders, one of whom leaned over to me and said, “It was watching you on O’Reilly that convinced me 9/11 had been an inside job”, at which I felt it had been worth the effort, after all.


In December 2006, my wife and I were flown to Athens (all expenses paid) to appear on a TV program hosted by the leading muck-racking journalist in Greece, who had been responsible for the downfall of corrupt administrations there. They had a panel of 12 other journalists who asked question while I addressed what had happened (illustrated by sensational video clips his staff had prepared). I was told going in that only a few would ask questions, to which I replied, “Not this time!” And, indeed, I was right: All 12 asked questions. The program was extended from 3 to 3.5 hours and broadcast worldwide by satellite. It was met with a sensational response from the 9/11 research community and was certainly a high-water mark for the 9/11 Truth movement.


I would subsequently organize the first 9/11 conference sponsored by Scholars in Madison in 2007 on “The Science and the Politics of 9/11”. I would be flown to Buenos Aires in 2008 to present lectures on JFK and 9/11; and then flown back the following year to be the keynote speaker at an International Symposium on 9/11 Truth and Justice held at The National Library of the Republic of Argentina. In 2010, I would organize a conference at Friends’ House in London, “Debunking the War on Terror”; and in 2012, I would organize The Vancouver Hearings held in June with a dozen speakers on diverse aspects of 9/11. I have edited and published two books on 9/11, The 9/11 Conspiracy: The Scamming of America(2007)—where the conspiracy theory of the government has proven to be completely indefensible—and (more recently) America Nuked on 9/11: Compliments of the CIA, the Neocons in the DOD, and the Mossad(2017), revealing how it was done and by whom, a tale that illustrates how much truth can be stranger than fiction.


THE DEATH OF JFK


Thus, I had already become deeply involved in collaborative research on the assassination of JFK and had published three volumes of expert studies—Assassination Science(1998), Murder in Dealey Plaza(2000), andThe Great Zapruder Film Hoax(2003), which Vincent Bugliosi would describe as the only exclusively scientific books ever published on the assassination—it was inevitable that I would continue my investigations, which occurred with the plane crash that killed Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife and daughter, three aides and two pilots on 22 October 2002, which took place in close proximity to the Evelyth-Virginia Airport, 60 miles north of my office. I would publish 10 articles about the crash in the local alternative media and subsequently publish, American Assassination: The Strange Death of Senator Paul Wellstone(2005) with Don “Four Arrows” Jacobs, a Native American scholar then at Norther Arizona University. Wellstone was then widely regarded as “The Conscience of the Senate” and his death appears to have been in retaliation for his opposition to the Bush/Cheney war with Iraq, where Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, as even Donald Rumsfeld acknowledged at the time. My research on Wellstone has been substantiated by witness interviews in “They Killed Wellstone”, from Snowshoe Films.


MOON ROCK BOOKS


A partial list of (what could be called) my conspiracy research appears on my curriculum vitae at www.d.umn.edu/~jfetzerwhich I classify as “Applied Philosophical Research” (here, Exhibit A). Having offered courses in logic, critical thinking, and scientific reasoning for 35 years, I have felt an obligation to contribute to the public welfare by investigating these events in order for the American people to have access to the truth about their own history. After Nobody Died at Sandy Hook: It was a FEMA Drill to Promote Gun Control (2015) was banned by amazon.com after selling nearly 500 copies in less than a month, we knew that we had to find a new, reliable venue for our research and founded Moon Rock Books (moonrockbooks.com). Our list has now grown from one book to a dozen, including research on the moon landing, the Boston bombing, Orlando and Dallas, Charlottesville, Parkland and more, with several new volumes yet to be released. We also have monographs on JFK (by Larry Rivera), European “false flags” (by Nick Kollerstom, the leading expert on the London 7/7 subway attacks) and on the threat posed to the Deep State by the emergence of the Internet as the new Gutenberg press (by Preston James). See our covers:


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I marvel at how free thinkers have let the invention of the term conspiracy theory replace the predecessor deductive reasoning. With the mind meme, human intellect is effectively shut down without a neuron being fired. The police audio records a very different event with the drill word used and multiple shooters spoken of. If the recording is true, then Sandy Hook didn't happen as they say. If the recording is false then Sandy Hook didn't happen as they said. Either way we were subjected to disinformation. 



The publisher met with Pozner, and they agreed to terms. However, the legal burdens were onerous I'm sure. As in days of yore, heresy is punishable. The church and or the state decide the errors to be enshrined as truth so the future can be a better basket of lies than the past. So the freedom of speech and the right to your own views are sacrificed on a pyre. I'd rather live what's left in my life listening to staunch free debate than be the impetus to enslave the minds of a nation to satisfy a temporary emotion.




There are things I'd prefer not to hear. I just turn off the words so they don't affect me. They only can if you digest them. Would the good Mr. Pozner show where the money is coming from to stifle free speech? It's death is far more difficult because there are hundred's of millions of victims to the crime not including all the tears of the slain who maintained and enshrined those rights through the ages. They were all shed in vain and every one of those lives was wasted. Hail Pozner destroyer of words and establisher of the thought crime in the perfect world called oppression.


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