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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  1. ++

    and a bit more:

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/77911#post1685898

    [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.

    http://historyhalf.com/race-and-party-politics-part-i-the-1964-civil-rights-act/

    http://historyhalf.com/columns/

    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.]

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  2. AuntieMadder,
    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.

  3. 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?

  4. ++

    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.]

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  5. ++

    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??

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  6. Jeez GP, talk about a non-story.

  7. ++

    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..

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  8. 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.

  9. ++

    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

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  10. ++

    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..

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  11. ++

    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.

    [Argument

    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..

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  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. ++

    ht sanvan

    AGENDA

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  15. ++

    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!!

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  16. ++

    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

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  17. ++

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

    WHAT??

    you don’t believe me??

    what’s Obama’s motto??

    NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE??

    yep, that’s the one.. /s/

    THE CLOWARD-PIVEN STRATEGY :: SOCIAL
    CHANGE THROUGH ORCHESTRATED CRISIS

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

    the Gov can make it snow..

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