James Tracy, JFK, MASS MEDIA, AND THE ORIGINS OF “CONSPIRACY THEORY”

NOVEMBER 22, 2018 MHB Prefatory Note on Censorship in Academe This study was written in 2013-14 as part of my academic research as Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. I have had numerous papers addressing news coverage of historical events published in academic journals over the past two decades. However, this was the first attempt to offer a scholarly treatment of a research object related to a conspiracy–how the news media “framed” New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison’s JFK assassination inquiry. When I presented the paper at the…

Political Theater Retrospective: The Fayetteville “Sucker Puncher’s” Last Stand

  DC Dave Martin The Fayetteville “Sucker Puncher’s” Last Stand On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, the “Trump supporter” who delivered an unsuspected “sucker punch to the face” of a “protestor” being led out of a Trump rally back in March finally had his day in court.  Here is how The Washington Post reported it: Man at Trump rally is sentenced to probation John Franklin McGraw, who elbowed and threatened a protester at a rally for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump earlier this year, was sentenced to 12 months of probation Wednesday, resolving one of…