Stunner. FBI Admits Investigating Far Left 60 Minutes Host Accused of Being a Communist

Shocker. The FBI suspected far left ’60 Minutes’ host Mike Wallace of being a communist sympathizer.

Not overlooked: The FBI revealed that it had kept records on late ’60 Minutes’ correspondent Mike Wallace, center, and looked into a trip he took to Cuba. (Daily Mail)

The Daily Mail reported:

The U.S. Federal Investigation Bureau released records it was keeping on celebrated journalist and late ‘60 Minutes’ correspondent Mike Wallace, who died on April 7, 2012, at the age of 93.

The files include a look into whether Wallace was involved in communist activities as well as an investigation of a threatening letter sent to him by an emotionally disturbed World War II veteran titled ‘Communist Control of the Press.’

Wallace, late ’60 Minutes’ creator Don Hewitt and three others took a trip to Cuba in the summer of 1970 to document the country, according to the files.

The group departed from Mexico with 22 pieces of luggage weighing about 770 pounds and returned with 26 pieces of luggage weighing about 904 pounds. An educated guess would be Cuban cigars, other souvenirs or additional camera tape from the embargoed island.

Wallace, who was 52 at the time, was not discovered to be a communist member or sympathizer.

A separate investigation into a bizarre and threatening letter from April 4, 1977, identified the sender as Donald P. Hale — a disabled World War II veteran and a former prisoner of war.

‘I have solid proof that you are a pro-communist anti-American traitor,’ the letter reads. ‘We will expose you, convict you, and hang you.’

Hale’s letter also includes references to his dog puking on the rug and ‘piddling’ in Wallace’s eye through the television screen.

They should have expanded their investigation to include the rest of the media.

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  • RealMc

    Why, I’m shocked to hear there’s gambling going on here. Shocked I tell you.

  • anti-bho

    Smoke and mirrors.

    Time to stop worrying about the dead ones and concentrate on the live ones still in our country.

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  • Highlander

    The limp-wristed fools we have running our government today wouldn’t have the stones to execute a known traitor, much less a communist sympathizer. Hell, we have openly declared Communists in our government as we speak. It’s a sad day in America …

  • Melanie Kahane

    Did the FBI come to any conclusion or is just the fact that there was an investigation all we need to know?

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  • Robin

    Being an American, I have no problem with communist or their sympathizers. We have the right to believe and think what we want. Communism is a failed ideology that deserves scorn, not fear. As long as you don’t advocate the violent overthrow of the Constitution, believe what you want.
    I spent 17 years as a Military Intelligence officer in the Army and I never once asked or cared about another person’s political belief. I swore an oath to defend the Constitution and believing what you want is part of that. If you think otherwise then you are the enemy to our freedom. Chew on that for a little while and think about it.

  • Highlander

    Robin, I understand your point, but where do BELIEFS end, and ACTIONS begin? How can someone who subscribes to Socialist or Communist ideologies, which are the antithesis of Democracy and Capitalism, live their lives or work in our government without allowing their ideology to impact this country negatively? If I thought that was possible, I’d be willing to let bygones be bygones too, but from what I’ve seen, that just isn’t possible. I suppose if someone who favors those ideologies wants to live in America, and they don’t try to impose their beliefs on others or subvert our society in any way, I can cut them some slack, but in my opinion, they have no place working in our media, and certainly not in our government …

  • dba_vagabond_trader

    Wallace is a dead old commie, how about the live & kicking ones, starting at the top. Oh, thats right, communism is no longer a threat since it has been mainstreamed in our culture.

    Good G-d!

  • #7 January 6, 2013 at 9:54 am
    Robin commented:

    Being an American… I have no problem with communist[s] or their sympathizers.

    You will fit in nicely in North Korea. I do not oppose the opposing of a political ideology with a totalitarian violent world history of misery and death in the guise of “worker fairness.”

    But then, I don’t have leftist friends I feel the need to impress. *rolleyes*

  • L.E. Liesner

    Don’t know if Mike Wallace was a communist, but do know that he was so far to the left that if the world was flat he would have fallen off the left edge. According to the Constitution you can believe anything you want, but some teachers, professors, and damned near all the media spout their socialist propaganda on a daily bases and there are enough mush heads out there to absorb it. For those that don’t believe this is bad for the country, they need to look at what all those socialist politicians in Washington DC are doing to our country. Today they call themselves progressives but in reality they are regressives, under their tutelage the country is going backward into the dark ages.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    Voting Female, you are clearly not a thinking female. The fact that it is perfectly legal to be a communist or socialist (wrongheaded though those ideologies are) is what makes the USA different from North Korea…and Iran, etc. It’s called the First Amendment to the constitution. Is suggest you read it…if you can.

  • Mad Hatter

    Stunner. FBI Admits Investigating Far Left 60 Minutes Host Accused of Being a Communist

    What’s so stunning about this?

  • Nosmo

    “Mike Wallace, Peter Jennings Admit They Would Help Enemy”….

  • Mad Hatter

    Robin commented:

    Being an American, I have no problem with communist or their sympathizers. We have the right to believe and think what we want. Communism is a failed ideology that deserves scorn, not fear. As long as you don’t advocate the violent overthrow of the Constitution, believe what you want.

    They don’t need to advocate the violent overthrow of the Constitution, they’ve been doing just as much damage by undermining the Constitution. That’s even more dangerous than a violent overthrow, since the people will reject a violent overthrow, but they will get eased into the undermining of the Constitution through a lie and smear campaign.

  • Patty

    remember this:

    Most-hated senator was right

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  • General Martok

    Well, the thing is that J. Edgar Hoover investigated EVERYONE for possible communist sympathies

  • robin and greenworld…would you say the same things about nazis? because the difference between the communists and the nazis is the communists are worse.

    nazis are bad, communists are good. the biggest lie in the history of american education.

  • YourMaster

    I wonder why they aren’t investigating 0bama for his spread the wealth comments?
    nor the fact, that he both his mentor and father were communists and spouted avid anti-americanism and anti-capitalism

    spread the wealth ideology has basically become the mantra of the democrat party
    (they never would of went that far as to spout that 60 or more yrs ago… if they did they would of been called on it and cast out.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    # 19: No matter how abhorrent they may be, there is no law against being a Nazi or a communist. One cannot be prosecuted for one’s views. or for spreading those views. One can even run for President as a Communist or a Nazi. That’s freedom of speech as protected by the 1st Amendment. If however, those views go beyond speech and lead to acts that are illegal or which undermine the Constitution, then throw the book at them by all means. The Wesboro Baptist Church is an excellent example. They are disgusting, but they are within their constitutional rights. We who claim to uphold the constitution have no choice but to hold our noses and uphold it 100% of the time,

  • AuntieMadder

    “Hale’s letter also includes references to his dog puking on the rug and ‘piddling’ in Wallace’s eye through the television screen.”

    Good doggy.

  • AuntieMadder

    #5 January 6, 2013 at 9:44 am
    Melanie Kahane commented:

    Did the FBI come to any conclusion or is just the fact that there was an investigation all we need to know?

    Fifth paragraph of the cited Daily Mail article: “Wallace, who was 52 at the time, was not discovered to be a communist member or sympathizer.”

  • Robin

    Lady Mondegreen,
    You are a real American. Thank you. There are a lot of us out there; we just don’t make a big whoop-de-do about our beliefs and our support for the American way.
    Sincerely and Respectfully, Robin

  • AuntieMadder

    @ Robin and Lady Whatserface: Can one take and keep the oath of office and also philosophically support a Communist rule of law in favor of or as a replacement to the US Constitution? Can one protect and defend the US Constitution while at the same time verbally promote a Communist America?

  • dunce

    Investigate the elephant in the room, what elephant?

  • bg



    did they investigate the commie fake
    but accurate
    reporter Dan Rather??


  • dwdude

    kind of let’s the cat out of the bag on his son chris wallace, eh?

  • bg
  • bg


    re: #29 January 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm bg

    Marxist Democratic Socialists of America, Helped Obama Win


  • bg


    dwdude #28 January 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    in what way??

    that the FBI is most likely investigating him??


  • JDR-Taq

    Of course they came to a conclusion: He’s a commie — so let him be.

    Just like they did with Ayers. Just like they probably did with Alinsky. Just like they should have with Piven and Cloward. Just like they did with Frank Marshall Davis.

    Just like they did with nearly every single communist who infiltrated every facet of our society in the last 100 years, from Academia to broadcast radio and television to music to the stage to the movie screen to the magazine and newsstand publishers.


    Why would that be, do you think?

  • JDR-Taq

    The only ones we ever sent to jail were actual spies who sold information to Moscow.

    And I’m thinking even the Rosenbergs were just so the Government could say “See! We’re doing something.” When, in sad, sad fact, they’ve done nothing, and we’ve been TAKEN.

    Trying to decide whether to learn Russian or Chinese.

  • MJ

    ‘The FBI suspected far left ’60 Minutes’ host Mike Wallace of being a communist sympathizer.’

    Here is the deal; When you are left, you are LEFT/COMMIE.
    End of story.

  • bg


    JDR-Taq #32 January 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    re: [Of course they came to a conclusion:
    He’s a commie — so let him be.] huh ❓

    AuntieMadder #23 January 6, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    re: [“Wallace, who was 52 at the time, was not
    discovered to be a communist member or sympathizer.”

    thank you..


  • bg


    JDR-Taq #33 January 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Arabic is a sure bet.. /s/


  • JDR-Taq

    #36 bg

    Gah. I never saw that link. Damn.

    Why “huh”? on my #32?

    Huh, what? Huh?


    How many of those that I listed got imprisoned? That’s right, none. Except the 90-something year old Rosenbergs, after they had done all they possibly could do for the Glorious Soviet. The rest of those who were ever investigated post-McCarthy (God Bless His Soul), were allowed to KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON, by our benighted and intrepid pink panther intel and investigative agencies.

    To this end, where we face another Great Leap Forward.


  • JDR-Taq


    re: [“Wallace, who was 52 at the time, was not
    discovered to be a communist member or sympathizer.”]

    Nor was any other human being in the United States of America from that time forward.

    All Communist sympathizers apparently ceased to exist from that very time.


  • Lady Mondegreen

    AuntieMadder (#25). You raise an interesting point. I hope I can clarity somewhat. I am not saying that someone who espouses Communism (or Nazism, or any number or other isms) could necessarily keep an oath to uphold the Constitution. But that person still has the constitutional right to run for office. That is the danger of the 1st Amendment, but it is risk that I prefer to the risks that would result from tampering with the Constitution.

    And, fortunately, the Constitution provides a system of checks and balances so that if such a person were elected (I personally dislike our current president, but I do not believe he is a communist, despite the opinions of many who frequent this site), there are limits to what one person can do. Yes, Hitler cam to power legally, under a constitution very similar to our own. However, there were several important differences, including an emergency powers law which was a huge mistake and which, thank God, is not in our Constitution.

  • bg


    Patty #16 January 6, 2013 at 12:33 pm


    and sorry i missed your post..

    re: JDR-Taq #37 & #38

    i understand what you’re saying, and it’s truly sad for US,
    however, the key to comprehension is AT THAT TIME, he
    was found not to be involved..

    and yes, yes there were found to be..

    “Enemies from Within”:
    Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s Accusations of Disloyalty

    Wisconsin Republican Joseph R. McCarthy first won election to the Senate
    in 1946 during a campaign marked by much anticommunist Red-baiting. Partially in response to Republican Party victories, President Harry S. Truman (Democrat) tried to demonstrate his own concern about the threat of Communism by setting up a loyalty program for federal employees. He also asked the Justice Department to compile an official list of 78 subversive organizations. As the midterm election year got underway, former State Department official Alger Hiss, suspected of espionage, was convicted of perjury. McCarthy, in a speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, mounted an attack on Truman’s foreign policy agenda by charging that the State Department and its Secretary, Dean Acheson, harbored “traitorous” Communists. There is some dispute about the number of Communists McCarthy claimed to have known about. Though advance copies of this speech distributed to the press record the number as 205, McCarthy quickly revised this claim. Both in a letter he wrote to President Truman the next day and in an “official” transcript of the speech that McCarthy submitted to the Congressional Record ten days later he uses the number 57. Although McCarthy displayed this list of names both in Wheeling and then later on the Senate floor, he never made the list public.

    The List of Americans in the Venona papers


  • bg


    and a bit more:

    [Once again the irony is thick. Communists and the Klan frequently had the same enemies, and the same friends; some of the same leftists who crusaded against “McCarthyism” also crusaded against the principle of equal rights for all Americans.

    In the privacy of their offices and homes, leftist professors like Dr. Foner must laugh at the gullibility of the students who believe their propaganda.

    The Left loves to hide behind twisted histories. LBJ and the Dems were busy destroying the Blacks and other minorities in this country even as McCarthy was fighting to save this nation from outside influences and the traitors within.]


  • Robin

    Yes. What you think is irrelevant. Actions are what counts and if you uphold your oath to support and defend the Constitution then you are good to go. I did not swear an oath to capitalism, socialism, or democracy. Those are political philosophies. The Constitution is an actual document that specifies certain responsibilities of the United States government and limitations on its authority and power. I may not like certain things (such as the present administration), but as long as they are constitutional I am bound to defend them.

  • Lim Lynn

    Mike Wallace is Socialist Commie sympathizer. I wonder how long will
    45 Current Commie Goals Naked Communist by Cleon Skousen.
    35 Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI. Could this be part of BHO’s plan to implement a civilian defense force?

  • bg


    Lady Mondegreen #39 January 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    so you believe Obama lies when he
    orates via his IslaMarxist tongue??

    just a sample:

    Obama and the New Party

    [Illinois: The first NP member heads to Congress, as Danny Davis wins an overwhelming 85% victory yesterday (he got a higher percentage of the vote in that district than the President). NP member and State Senate candidate Barack Obama won uncontested. Interestingly, it appears that the local Democratic machine is trying to distance itself from our folks. At a “Democratic Unity” march on Chicago’s West Side, a flyer invited community members to join with a host of local democratic candidates. The only two west-side Democrats not listed: NP members Danny Davis (U.S. House candidate) and Michael Chandler (Alderman and Ward Committeeman).]

    sort of like AQ et al calling themselves
    the party of 72 virgins to die for.. /s/

    Obama’s Papa’s Dream

    [“The paper wishes to encourage domestic accumulation. This is a good gesture except for the underlying assumption which one only reads between the lines, that it is individual private enterprise and business that tends to encourage accumulation. True, in the paper there is a realization that taxation can be used as a means of forced saving, but it is given a secondary place in this respect. Certainly there is no limit to taxation if the benefits derived from public services by society measure up to the cost in taxation which they have to pay. It is a fallacy to say that there is a limit and it is a fallacy to rely mainly on the individual free enterprise to get the savings. Who are we going to rid ourselves of economic power concentration when we, in our blueprint, tend towards what we ourselves discredit? In paragraph 47 the paper state that the company form of business organization is a departure from the direct individual ownership typical in Marx’s day. Yet one who has read Marx cannot fail to see that corporations are not only what Marx referred to as the advanced stage of capitalism but Marx even called it finance capitalism by which a few would control the finances of so many and through this have not only economic power but political power as well.”]

    aka: America’s nightmare..

    An Obama Mentor

    [In addition to Tidwell’s book, Black Moods: Collected Poems of Frank Marshall Davis, confirming Davis’s Communist Party membership, another book, The New Red Negro: The Literary Left and African American Poetry, 1930-1946, names Davis as one of several black poets who continued to publish in CPUSA-supported publications after the 1939 Hitler-Stalin non-aggression pact. The author, James Edward Smethurst, associate professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, says that Davis, however, would later claim that he was “deeply troubled” by the pact.]


  • bg


    re: #44 January 6, 2013 at 6:36 pm bg

    Obama’s Mama

    [When Ann Dunham arrived in Hawaii, she was a full fledged radical leftist and practioner of “Critical Theory” (Is the examination and critique of society and culture.. Which had two different meaning”.. a stricter Marxist as a revisionism or visionary.]

    Critical Theory

    [Critical theory is thus able to develop a sharp, subtle, and derogatory account of modern consciousness which undermines much we believe by showing us the influences which have moulded our beliefs. These influences are contrasted with rationality and with the conditions for rational argument that would allow what Habermas calls the ‘ideal speech act’. Critical theory has therefore had a considerable influence, often indirect, on such ‘counter-culture’ movements as feminism and <b.the green movement because it allows them to point to the structure and irrational origins of our ‘patriarchal’ or ‘industrial’ thought.]

    Obama’s Dream

    [In 1933 the German establishment thought it could use Hitler to restore a modicum of order to the confused and confusing Weimar Republic. In fact, Hitler did strengthen the German establishment, but not exactly in the way the bankers and businessmen had wanted; and now, fifty years later, it is clear who was using whom. Nevertheless, the Western World did not complain in 1933 because Hitler, though a fascist and a totalitarian, was seen, like countless American puppet dictators today, as someone who leaves the established order in place.

    Not so the Greens. If a group of young, anti-establishment pacifists wiith unusual ideas and uncomfortable answers to hard questions terrifies us more today than Hitler, Himmler, Goering and Goebbels did back in 1933, our terror says more about us than it does about the Greens or the Germans. It indicates that we have failed to comprehend the meaning of Nazism and blind obedience to authority in their full horror, and that we, unlike the Greens, have yet ourselves to learn the democratic lesson that we have taught the Germans so well.]

    “When the revolution comes….”

    [Boss and Obama, however, had a starkly different view. They believed that the economic stresses of the Carter years meant revolution was still imminent. The election of Reagan was simply a minor set-back in terms of the coming revolution. As I recall, Obama repeatedly used the phrase “When the revolution comes….” In my mind, I remember thinking that Obama was blindly sticking to the simple Marxist theory that had characterized my own views while I was an undergraduate at Occidental College. “There’s going to be a revolution,” Obama said, “we need to be organized and grow the movement.” In Obama’s view, our role must be to educate others so that we might usher in more quickly this inevitable revolution.

    I know this may be implausible to some readers, but I distinctly remember Obama surprising me by bringing up Frantz Fanon and colonialism. He impressed me with his knowledge of these two topics, topics which were not among my strong points — or of overwhelming concern to me. Boss and Obama seemed to think their ideological purity was a persuasive argument in predicting that a coming revolution would end capitalism. While I felt I was doing them a favor by providing them with the latest research, I saw I was in danger of being cast as a reactionary who did not grasp the nuances of international Marxist theory.]

    bottom line:

    what’s in a name when the goal is the same??


  • Oliver

    Jeez GP, talk about a non-story.

  • bg


    Lim Lynn #43 January 6, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    no, that’s what the “letter writer” called him,
    not what they found via their investigation..


  • Lady Mondegreen

    BG, your question (and alll that went along with it) are not have nothing to do with the matter at hand. It is a simple question of what the First Amendment protects. Whether or not Obama is or is not a communist is not an argument I choose to get into. You know my opinion and I know yours… at tedious length.

  • bg


    Robin #42 January 6, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    ergo, would would be dead set against this
    mans stated intent and purpose
    , correct??

    Breaking Free from the Constitution

    Barack Hussein Obama
    January 18, 2001

    [Mr. Obama’s comments take a turn from discussing the historical
    record.Unprovoked he laments that the Supreme Court “could not
    break free from the essential constraints placed by the Founding
    Fathers in the Constitution.” He further describes the Constitution
    as “a charter of negative liberties.” This is at odds with the preamble
    to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

    bit more here & here..

    “There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in
    the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes
    to enslave men by force, socialism – by vote. It is merely the difference
    between murder and suicide.”
    — Ayn Rand


  • bg


    Lady Mondegreen #48 January 6, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    that’s fine by me.. however, you did state
    you don’t believe BHO was a communist..


  • bg


    Lady Mondegreen #39 January 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    re: [Yes, Hitler cam to power legally, under
    a constitution very similar to our own.]

    Myth: Democracy elected Hitler to power.

    Fact: Hitler used backroom deals, not votes, to come to power.


    Critics of democracy often claim that Hitler was democratically elected
    to power. This is untrue. Hitler never had the popular votes to become
    Chancellor of Germany, and the only reason he got the job was because
    the German leaders entered into a series of back-room deals. Some
    claim that Hitler’s rise was nonetheless legal under the German system.
    The problem is that what was “legal” under the German system would
    not be considered legal under a truer and better-working democracy. In
    a democracy along the lines of the United States or Great Britain, Hitler
    could have never risen to power.]

    more at link..


  • Rosemary Woodhouse

    And like spores, they infiltrated and suffocated anything that wasn’t one of their own. His son is on Fox. They have Saudi investors to appease. There are only a few I trust. They’re all in the tank for the UN/globalist agenda. And I used to believe that was tin foil hat fringe territory!

  • Rosemary Woodhouse

    Yes, bg. McCarthy was absolutely right. I believe Allen West could have been the next McCarthy, but “they” took care of that. To paraphrase him, they couldn’t beat him so they had to cheat him.

  • bg


    ht sanvan



  • bg


    Rosemary Woodhouse #52 & #53 January 6, 2013

    albeit i’m not into the Alex Jones version.

    yes, i wasn’t buying any of it at first, however..

    i have done extensive research for years now, and i’m sold due to the
    fact that the supposed New One World Order conspiracy theory not only
    fits the real facts like a glove, but many have not only admitted it over
    the years, but publicly stated so..

    yes, they had to jimmy out districts of Florida to cut him off..
    but he’s still going to be fighting for US, ergo, thank God for
    Allen West!!


  • bg


    Michael Savage: Time for a ‘nationalist’ party

    “for whatever reason people leave their homeland & come to America..
    they need to leave their homeland behind & embrace America as their
    homeland.. not bring their homeland from which they fled for whatever
    reason with them to America & try to reestablish their homeland here..
    this is America, not (fill in whatever homeland here)!! or go back from
    whence they came if they were so happy there as to want to duplicate
    it here.. go fight for your own homeland in your own country, i will fight
    for my homeland in mine, namely America.. God Bless America, land of
    the free, not the wanna be (fill in whatever country here)..” – bg


  • bg


    wuh-oh, here comes that EMP attack folks have been
    leaking, i mean, talking about for a few months now..


    you don’t believe me??

    what’s Obama’s motto??


    yep, that’s the one.. /s/


    oh yeah, just in case you didn’t know..

    the Gov can make it snow..