“When one knew that any document was due for destruction, or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic action to lift the flap of the nearest memory hole and drop it in, whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air to the enormous furnaces which were hidden somewhere in the recesses of the building.” -George Orwell, 1984

Memory Hole Blog is a forum for news, criticism and commentary on sociopolitical issues and phenomena overlooked or misreported by mainstream media. Such neglected concerns are likewise often omitted from or distorted in popular consciousness and memory.

The site is maintained by James F. Tracy, a tenured Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton from 2002 to 2015. Tracy was officially terminated on January 8, 2016 from his position at FAU, ostensibly for questioning university policy and failing to file paperwork in a timely fashion. He filed a civil rights lawsuit against FAU in April 2016 that is presently moving to appeal in the 11th Circuit Court.

Tracy is a media scholar, educator and political analyst in South Florida. He received his PhD from University of Iowa in 2002. His work on media history and politics has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets including Global Research, Lew Rockwell, Activist Post, and Information Clearing House.

Tracy achieved national notoriety in 2013 for questioning the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre and Boston Marathon bombing, and has since conducted extensive research on those events, most of which remains available at memoryholeblog.org.



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