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“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 Ph.D., who also contributes articles to the site and hosts the weekly interview program, Real Politik.

Tracy’s work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. He is a frequent contributor to the Center for Research on Globalization’s website Global Research, Activist Post, and an affiliate of Project Censored.


The views expressed in the posts and comments of this blog do not reflect the opinions or positions of any institution or entity. They should be understood as the personal opinions of the authors and original comment posters. Comments are not endorsed, approved, or otherwise representative of the opinions of Memory Hole Blog. No information on this blog will be understood as official. The site’s owner is not responsible for the content of websites linked in any way from Memory Hole Blog.


  1. Really? Really? When does questioning authority warrant a nasty veiled threat from someone like you? Fail.

  2. The first task for a professional academic is to put questions, in order to find out and advance our knowledge. You do it very well.

    I lift my hat to you for your curage and integrity.

  3. Dr. Tracy, I appreciate your efforts to apply your critical thinking skills to your analysis of the Sandy Hook massacre. You should not be personally attacked for merely trying to understand this horrific tragedy. Knowledge is power! According to the Bible, Jesus tells his disciples: “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)

  4. “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you.
    Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time.
    If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind.
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.” ~ Gandhi.

    I applaud your courage to question and seek the truth.
    Greetings from across the pond in Scotland.

  5. I have come here as a result of the recent events. Actually, Anderson Cooper is the reason I came here. I figured anyone who has come into the cross-hairs of CNN is someone I would like to hear more from and more about. One question though. Is it safe to be here? Afterall, anyone who questions so bluntly is surely on some kind of Domestic Terrorist list. Perhaps we all are now. Anyway, good job speaking up and best of luck…to you and all of us!

  6. Dr. Tracy,
    Thanks for this site. It has sparked much need analysis, debate( although some comments are intellectually lacking and emotive), and more importantly a quest for the truth. That many would would be offended by honest and intelligent questions reveals the sorry and dangerous situation this country is in, and was conditioned to be in, beginning decades ago. When men like Pres. Eisenhower, and Generals Like Smedly Darlington Butler publically expose certain areas of major concern or outright deception, and their warnings are forgotten, conveniently “tucked away” ,and/or hidden from the history books, it does make one wonder what is going on.

    When educators like your self, veteran reporters like Jon Rappoport, the late Gary Webb, high ranking officials like former Assst.U.S.Treasury Secretary/ Scholar/Colunmist/Editior Dr.Paul Craig Roberts, former HUD commissioner, and Assistant U.S. Secretary of Housing Catherine Austin Fitts, former DEA agent Michael Levine…the list goes on…begining questioning the official narrative, you’d think the “Free Press” would jump at the chance to interview you all in an open and honest manner instead of the stident, attack mode, agenda driven interrogations that take place. We are truly at a watershed moment in our nations history, and it would seem too few are aware of the possible dire consequences.

    Thanks again for asking the hard questions that must be addressed by public officials who owe the public the truth wherever it leads.

  7. “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

    Greetings from Canada.

    Interesting, isn’t it, that people have to wonder if they are on a domestic terrorism list simply for questioning the official version of events according to the propaganda machine? I see there are a few people here who still have faith in a corrupt system that, as George Carlin stated, “threw them overboard 30 ******* years ago”. Some day we will all pay for your lack of insight and your criticism of a person who is courageous enough to recognize that there is something very wrong. You seem to forget that Dr. Tracy’s background is in communications. I suspect that makes him a lot more knowledgeable than you about media relations.

    Dr. Tracy, thank-you for asking the questions that the mainstream media won’t. And thank-you, Anderson Cooper, for directing me to this blog. Cooper seems to think that the media has a monopoly on asking questions and that anyone else who does so is somehow dishonoring the victims of this tragedy. A good point was raised earlier — to any person who claims they know someone who died, could you provide the details? That might give you some credibility. So would proper spelling and grammar.

    Some of us are well aware of paid internet shills and some of you don’t hide it very well. I suspect that with all the traffic that has been driven to this site, it is now one of the targeted ones. Your weak attempts to vilify this man for asking questions is beyond reprehensible. YOU are dishonoring the victims and families and you know it. Anyone with an IQ of 90 and an internet connection can educate themselves on what is happening in the world, as disturbing as the truth may be.

    I will be writing to FAU in support of Dr. Tracy and I hope others who support him will do the same.

  8. More greetings from Canada.

    I heard fear is a choice. The less you fear, the more choice you have.

    Keep on, Mr. Tracy.

    Smart dude you have down there, America. I think he’s all outta bubblegum.

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