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The two articles linked below discuss former FAU Professor James Tracy’s lecture in FAU Political Science Professor Marshall DeRosa’s April 5, 2018 Issues in American Politics class. Tracy presented a roughly 75-minute presentation on “The CIA and the Media.” The discussion was based on information from 1970s Congressional hearings and subsequent historical treatments of the phenomenon, which Tracy argued continues to this day. The presentation was followed by about 50 minutes of addressing questions from students.
James Tracy lectures at FAU for the first time since his firing
The former professor spoke to students about the CIA’s involvement in the media.
(April 8, 2018)
James Tracy took his first steps on the Boca campus Thursday since clearing out his office over two years ago.
About 70 students attended his two-hour guest lecture in professor Marshall DeRosa’s Issues in American Politics class. The former communication professor gave what he called a “condensed” version of the CIA’s past involvement in American media.
“Obviously this lecture is something I’d like to cover in a whole semester, but I can’t do that given the situation,” Tracy said, referencing his 2016 firing over a failure to report outside income.
Although, Tracy believed his controversial blog, “Memory Hole,” led to his termination. Specifically, he claimed he was fired over posts claiming the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was staged by the government.
#FAUcensored professor teaches in classroom for 1st time since being fired by @FloridaAtlantic in retaliation for questioning #SandyHoax & #BostonUnbombing on @memoryholeblog. Dr. Tracy taught how CIA corrupts journalists to release propaganda to public.https://t.co/hPWSVL4fz6
— Justice for James Tracy (@justicefortracy) April 11, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: Fired prof James Tracy tells why he guest lectured at FAU
Palm Beach Post
(April 10, 2018)
BOCA RATON —James Tracy stepped into a college classroom Thursday for the first time since Florida Atlantic University fired him two years ago.
And not just any classroom — the same Boca Raton school he’s suing to get his job back.
An FAU professor invited Tracy — a former professor known for posting controversial conspiracy blogs about mass casualties — to deliver a two-hour lecture on the Central Intelligence Agency’s influence on mainstream media to a political science class.
It was Tracy’s first time back at the campus since clearing his office after his 2016 dismissal, which led to an ongoing federal lawsuit.
“I’ve always loved being in a classroom since graduate school,” Tracy, once a tenured professor at Florida Atlantic’s School of Communication, told The Palm Beach Post. “Academia isn’t highest paying profession in the world, but there are perks you can’t put a price on in terms of teaching.”