Jim Fetzer and Dr. Eowyn
Hound (verb): To harass, persecute, or pursue relentlessly.
18 days ago, on January 25, 2016, warrior for Sandy Hook truth Dr. James Tracy announced on his Memory Hole Blog the instauration of the James Tracy Legal Defense Fund.
The purpose of the James Tracy Legal Defense Fund is stated as follows:
Academic freedom and free speech are the basic and shared tenets of free and democratic societies. On January 6, 2016 Florida Atlantic University terminated Dr. James Tracy’s tenured position as Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, ostensibly for failing to fill out and file paperwork in a timely manner. Tracy began his employment at FAU as Assistant Professor in 2002, and was granted tenure in 2008. His 13-year record of teaching, research, and service-oriented contributions at the South Florida university has been consistently adjudged as excellent by his peers.
Many observers contend that Tracy’s firing stemmed from his articles and commentary made on his personal blog, Memory Hole, interrogating the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre of December 14, 2012 and similar controversial events. Beginning in early 2013 Dr. Tracy became a target of many mainstream journalistic outlets that have routinely failed to provide objective and responsible investigative coverage of such incidents. Dr. Tracy’s abrupt termination suggests a broader affront to free speech and academic freedom not only at FAU, but for free thinkers throughout the US and world.
The James Tracy Legal Defense Fund was established as a nonprofit entity by Dr. James Tracy and other concerned scholars in January 2016. The central purpose of the Tracy Legal Defense Fund is to generate revenue toward retaining competent legal representation for researching and ascertaining the facts pertinent to Dr. Tracy’s case.
Florida Atlantic University first moved to terminate tenured professor Tracy on 16 December 2015, less than a week after the (Florida) Sun-Sentinel saw fit to publish an op/ed by Lenny and Veronique Pozner, parents of alleged Sandy Hook child victim Noah. In their op/ed, the Pozners accused Tracy of “harassment” by sending a certified letter demanding that Lenny produce proof that Noah really is dead. The Pozners’ allegation has been repeated by countless subsequent news reports and readers’ comments, including an “expert” on academic tenure who was interviewed on air by NBC and cited Tracy’s alleged “harassment” as sufficient grounds for a university firing a tenured professor.
In writing the op/ed, the Pozners’ intent was evidenced by the word “target” in the title of their Sun-Sentinel op/ed: “Sandy Hook Massacre 3rd Anniversary: Two parents target FAU conspiracy theorist”. Target for what? — to get Tracy fired, an objective in which the Pozners succeeded.