“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
“Most of the ‘pictures in our heads’ we have gained from these media–even to the point where we often do not really believe what we see before us until we read about it in the paper or hear about it on the radio.”-C Wright Mills, The Power Elite
“Fundamental deceptions damage the public’s ability to maintain a rational view of the world. Once a basic untruth is rooted, it blurs a society’s perception of reality and, consequently, the intelligence with which society reacts to events.”-Ben H. Bagdikian, The New Media Monopoly
Memory Hole Blog is a forum for 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 authored and maintained by James F. Tracy PhD.
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. Tracy is a regular contributor to the Center for Research on Globalization’s website GlobalResearch.ca, an affiliate of Project Censored and contributor to that organization’s new publication Censored 2014: Dispatches from the Media Revolution The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2012-2013.
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 author. No information on this blog will be understood as official.