William Brandon Shanley
Wild Divine Expressions
43 Bank Street #8
New London, Connecticut 06320
July 21, 2014
The Honorable Dannel P. Malloy
State of Connecticut
Dear Governor Malloy—
My name is William Brandon Shanley. I'm a non-fiction filmmaker and editor of books on quantum physics. In the past, I've worked for President Carter, written news at CNN, produced films for PBS, Discovery Networks, A&E, and TIME.
My work in journalism began in 1967 as a disc jockey and news writer in Connecticut radio. As the son of a newspaperwoman and first selectman, I had a passion for politics and a great interest in what was really happening behind the consensus narratives the public believed to be true through news coverage. When I worked for Governor Jimmy Carter as a broadcast technician during his 1976 campaign, I noticed a difference between what we experienced on the road and what Americans learned from TV news. That led to the making of a film, The Made-for-TV Election starring Martin Sheen (1986). The documentary examined the role of the pseudo-reality of TV news in determining the outcome of the tectonic Carter-Reagan election of 1980. My associates and I were able to isolate a TV effect in every phase of the election that distorted reality for the voting public. The campaign the TV-viewing Americans experienced was the pseudo-campaign, not the real one. Dean of the White House Press Corps, Helen Thomas, called the film “Profoundly enlightening.” Later, I edited books on quantum physics—the most accurate and complex physical theory ever—that describes the unseen order of the universe that manifests our daily world. Governor, we live inside stories of what is real, or reality maps, called theories, and we must remember that these theoretical maps are never the territory they describe. Even still, quantum theory has never been proved wrong since the 1920’s. As such, it stands as the best theory at this point in human history. A time will come, perhaps, when a sufficient number of anomalies build up that contradict quantum theory, and a new theory will eventually be postulated that accommodates the anomalies that overthrew the previous theory. When this revolution in science takes place, it is called a paradigm shift.
I am providing you with this background, Governor Malloy, so that you will understand that for more than 30 years I have been seeking to “get to the bottom of things” by using the most advanced perceptual tools available in journalism and science. And it is with this background that I am writing to you with very disturbing and grave news.
Given numerous anomalies and documentary evidence provided to me by scholars and researchers whose work I know and trust, and after having reviewed some of the materials, it appears that the official narrative of events at Sandy Hook is impossible. Even worse, behavior of public officials and news media suggest a ham-handed cover-up of a drill populated with inexperienced crisis actors that took place at the precise time of the events. The good news is, it appears that no children died at Sandy Hook. But what is greatly concerning is that the deaths State Policeman William Podgorski and former New Haven Register Reporter Michael Bellmore may be related. Witnesses are also disappearing.
On July 17, I wrote to Connecticut State Police spokesman, Lt. J. Paul Vance, requesting an on-camera interview to discuss anomalies and evidence. I copied your press secretary, as well as Senators Blumenthal and Murphy, and Congressman Courtney on my letter to Lt. Vance. As of this hour, I have not heard from Lt. Vance. Nor have my calls to your press secretary requesting a meeting with you to present evidence that contradicts the official narrative been answered. I would also like to request that the Connecticut Congressional delegation and leaders of the State House and Senate be at that meeting.
In one of her final interviews, the late Helen Thomas, who covered every president from Kennedy to Obama, told me, "The sine qua non of journalism is the search for truth." Governor Malloy, no matter what happens to me, the truth will eventually emerge. I’m disappointed in reporters whose job it is to hold elected officials and State employees “feet to the fire” in pursuit of the truth. I’m astonished that anyone, much less a reporter, would put a paycheck ahead of standing up for their country by confronting the appearance of tyranny by simply asking questions. When I interviewed the late ABC News Anchor, Frank Reynolds, about asking tough questions, he told me, "There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers."
Governor Malloy, I’ve been around long enough to know the dangers I am facing in standing up for my country and our citizenry. As such, I am requesting that you and other elected public servants take steps to ensure that scholars and researchers working on this great tragedy will not be harmed—now or in the future.
In the end, we need not be concerned about what people think, what governments do, but what God sees. That is Eternal.
I look forward to hearing from you at the earliest possible date.
William Brandon Shanley
cc: His Holiness, Pope Francis
The Honorable Jimmy Carter, President of the United States (1977-1981)
Francis A. Boyle, Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law