Skip to comments.FBI begins recording call-ins (talk radio)
Posted on 10/15/2011 8:20:52 AM PDT by opentalk
Next time you call a talk radio station, beware: The FBI may be listening.
According to WMAL.com, "The FBI has awarded a $524,927 contract to a Virginia company to record as much radio news and talk programming as it can find on the Internet.
The FBI says it is not playing Big Brother by policing the airwaves, but rather seeking access to what airs as potential evidence." The agency's reasons for recording all these radio programs don't get any clearer as the news report goes on. No doubt that is intentional.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
So much for the 1st A.
They do know for a small fee they could listen to Rush Limbaugh any time they want..don’t they? Rush Limbaugh.com he does all the work for you dumb FBI agents!
It is harassment and intimidation — remember WHO AND WHAT you are dealing with.
'But rather'? What does the FBI think Big Brothers do?
Radio stations archive their programs.
Even tiny stations do.
The FBI has to much funding if they feel they need to spend half a million dollars on this stuff.
What is the difference?
You beat me to it. "We're not policing, we're just looking for evidence." (Scratches head) (Uh-huh.)
The only way this could conceivably be “potential evidence” is if the FBI was pretty sure it had the ability to track down the identity of “Mike from Pittsburg.”
Chris Plante mentioned this Thursday morning (10/13/2011) at the top of his talk show in Washington, DC. On WMAL 630AM and FM 105.9.
Not that I am surprised by the rampant paranoia of the Obama administration.
Sounds like a full blown fishing expedition on the tax payers’ dime to gather ammo for another Fairness Doctrine. Either through the front door. Or the back door.
Yet more evidence of the ongoing war of the federal government, especially of its bureaucracies, against the citizens.
Funny that they leave out the crucial bit, and don’t explain what they want evidence *of*.
There has to be a way to verbally flip-the-bird to the FBI when we call in to these shows.
It’s great drama when Hochner asks that big fat girl to check somebody’s complete background including phone records, phone recordings, credit card transactions, though, isn’t it?
That’s the creepy part.
I suggest the term “fufibby” (FUFBI).
“Hey, dittos Rush and fufibby. I just wanted to make a point about our First Amendment rights being attacked under the current administration...”
Gee, do I have to wonder if they monitor FR?
Where are all the civil libertarians? If this were G.W., the sh** would be hitting the proverbial fan. Also, the state-run media would be up in arms, liberals in Congress would be running toward the cameras and microphones. Amazing it is not, when the libs and progressives are in charge, non of this civil liberty stuff really matters.
The FBI is more than likely monitoring us here as we speak.
HI!!!.. Mr. FBI man!
Isn't that what the Federal Broadcasting Institute does? /s
They say they’re not playing Big Brother but they’re recording call-ins to talk radio shows.
Watch the left hand while the right hand takes your wallet.
How about if everyone who calls in any show is “Mike from Pittsburgh”?
I think you are 100% on the mark.
I bet thew idea is to make people believe the phones are tapped and the calls are being traced back to the caller.
Naah. They’ve been on to us for years.
I’m willing to bet...they been doing this for the last 20 years.
Good grief. I am so glad to know that our tax money is being carefully stewarded by the idiots in federal law enforcement.
Yoo Hoo, Mr G-Man. Try putting all that free time to actual use:
Phone logs at the station and the phone company can be correlated with the time of the call, and that can often work to identify the person.
>>Funny that they leave out the crucial bit, and dont explain what they want evidence *of*.
In communist countries, they call it “Counter-revolutionary speech” or “Reactionary speech”. They’ll build an archive of “Enemies of the People” that they will use after the glorious workers’ revolution. They’re probably archiving everything from FR to Facebook too.
Who cares!! Post proud. Speak proud. If the Marxists (or do we just call them Soroists now??) from ACORN, OWS, and the White House take over America to the point where the FBI/DHS can use this information to start rounding up the dissidents, then we have bigger things to worry about than what we said back when America was still relatively free. We’re all armed. Let them learn that taking over DC, the universities, and a few major cities is a lot easier than conquering flyover country. “Molon Labe”, “Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!”, etc!
LOOK AT THE OCCUPY BUMS IF YOU WANT POTENTIAL VIOLENCE, IDIOT FBI.
I think there is a big difference here. The NSA has for years been electronically eavesdropping on every electron transmitted in the world. Their purpose is primarily the safety and security of the US.
However, when organizations like the FBI use the pretext of public airwaves (or electronic media) as a means to gather evidence for “potential” evidence for future prosecution, they absolutely cross the line between a legitimate government and an oppressive government.
We are witnessing the return of the Gestapo - because that madman Weather Underground sympathizer Eric Holder hates white people. While the FBI is under control of Holder, its sister agency the DHS is under control of a lesbian that hates America as much as Eric Holder and Hussein Obama. We are in for some very nasty sh!t if this halfrican is reelected.
Gee, do I have to wonder if they monitor FR?
I doubt it...hold on there’s somebody at the door....my computer? You want my computer, what for?....Take your hands off...
I’ve often thought that some of the more, shall we say, provocative or incendiary comments I’ve read from time to time (ie, “Kill all the Muslims!”, “Civil War 2”, “Is it time to water the tree of liberty yet?”) are probably posted by agent provocateurs from the FBI trying to get someone so worked up they actually go out and do something horribly, horribly stupid.
Funny that they leave out the crucial bit, and dont explain what they want evidence *of*.
You can bet it’s not for Fast and Furious.
KPFA in Berkley Ca is a good place to start.
When government gets too big, nonsense such as this is inevitable. Omama’s paranoia just makes it worse. It starts as a half million dollars and will balloon as all government projects do. Vote for candidates that are for smaller government, less taxes (never feed the beast) and limited government as set out in the Constitution before the courts mis-interpreted it to allow all sorts of intrusive powers.
Good idea! Maybe every female caller can be "Nancy from San Francisco" and every male caller can be "Rahm from Chicago."
Is there any doubt they are also monitoring places like FR and the like, recording comments and user ID’s? (tin-foil hat alert)
But I dont like Pittsburg.
Can I be Mike form Buffalo instead.
Evidence of the need for further government evidence gathering and intervention.
This is ham handed intimidation like the toll free hot lines. It is a warning that you better watch your step if you speak out against dear leader.
It’s not so tin-foil, really.
I’d think that the level of electronic eavesdropping required is more likely the domain of the NSA than the FBI, though.
Can they start with Randy Rhoads and Alan Combs?
If there is somebody they should be listening into its Leftist Talk Radio. The Norman Goldman show to be exact. He for several weeks has been asking his callers to rig the election.
Norman Goldman ask listeners to rig election (vanity)
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