James Tracy has reached out to the news media outlets that attacked him between September 18 and 20 for a Memory Hole post addressing the September 16 shootings at Washington DC’s Naval Command Base.
On September 20 Tracy initially responded to the attacks. On September 19th and again on the 20th Tracy contacted personnel at South Florida NBC affiliate WPTV and Fox affiliate WFLX, including WFLX Program Director Barb Billens, WFLX site manager and reporter Rachel Leigh, WPTV Executive Producer Julie Pearl, and WPTV-WFLX News Director Michael Garber.
Continue reading Tracy Calls Out Corporate Media on Editorial Decision-Making, Shoddy Journalism
Over ninety years ago political analyst Walter Lippmann noted how the masses overwhelmingly rely on subjective views–“the pictures in our heads,” or what he termed “stereotypes”–to make sense of the world. “The stereotype,” Edward Bernays elaborated, “is the basis of a large part of the work of the public relations counsel.”
These views mirror those of an elite class that Lippmann and Bernays were pleased to serve—an elite that, taken as a whole, now retains several thousand such minds throughout government and the private sector. As these social scientists and public relations technicians proceed under the broadly-held assumption that as more “qualified” parties are enfranchised to enact realpolitik, the public must necessarily be condemned to flounder in Plato’s cave.
Continue reading Endless War, Public Opinion and the “Pictures in Our Heads”
Early on September 18 James Tracy posted several videos, photos and other materials, most of which were emailed to him by MHB readers concerning the September 16 DC Navy Yard shooting incident. No discernible claims or arguments were made regarding what took place at Navy Yard, only attempted descriptions of the items posted.
Continue reading Video: James Tracy Responds to Latest MSM Assault
Updated October 30, 11:40PM ET
The following videos and photographs of the September 16 shooting incident at the Naval Command Center complex in Washington DC have been sent in by MHB readers over the past two days. They include edited audio of Washington DC emergency response workers.
Additional photos depict one apparent shooting victim being attended to by pedestrians, as police officers stand by and an individual in plainclothes zones off part of the scene with crime tape.
Continue reading Artifacts From the DC Navy Yard Shooting
The fact that the US Senate is now defining what a journalist actually is sets a dangerous precedent threatening the present marketplace of ideas that in recent history has been greatly expanded by the internet.
Continue reading “Free Flow of Information Act” Targets Independent Journalism
The observations captured here emerged in preparation for a September 13 interview on Iran’s Press TV.
It is now becoming increasingly clear to the broader public that the so-called “War on Terror”–the latest chapter of which involves destabilization and proposed military action against Syria–constitutes a twelve-year-old effort to wage never-ending war abroad while maintaining a massive psychological warfare campaign on the citizenry back home.
Continue reading This Global War on Terror is a Big Fraud!
Updated September 14, 2013*
Newtown property records suggest that on December 25, 2009 a total of 35 properties located on and around Yogananda Street in Sandy Hook were transferred at zero value to new owners.
The transactions include the house belonging to mysterious figure Chris Manfredonia, who was apprehended by police on Sandy Hook School grounds on the morning of December 14, 2012.
Continue reading Video: Over 30 Sandy Hook Homes “Gifted” in 2009?
The following brief address by James Tracy was originally intended for presentation via Skype to the No War with Syria Rally in Detroit Michigan on the evening of September 8.
The actual speech could not be delivered because of technical issues experienced by the event’s organizers.
Continue reading “Bring Them Home! Stop the Illegal Wars!”
Produced by Lizzie Phelan and Mostafa Azfalzadeh
Manufacturing Dissent (2012) is a documentary posthumously dedicated to Syrian Palestinian actor Mohamad Rafea, who was kidnapped, tortured and brutally murdered on Sunday November 4th 2012 by paramilitary groups that have been unleashed in Syria since the US, UK and their western and Gulf State allies launched a covert war there in early 2011. This clandestine campaign of terror is presented by the mainstream corporate media as a “revolution”.
Continue reading Manufacturing Dissent: The Truth About Syria
If President Barack Obama and his administration are not lying in the lead-up to a probable bombing campaign of Syria it will be a rare exception among US Presidents, particularly since their public duplicity concerning war dates to at least the early twentieth century. Indeed, being forthrightly dishonest to the American people concerning the rationales for engaging in foreign wars has become a century-old White House tradition. The historical record of past presidents’ prewar and wartime hucksterism is unambiguous, greatly contributing to the immense bloodshed and destruction that continues under the country’s reckless international leadership to this day.
Continue reading A Century of Lies