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Posted on 01/06/2013 6:13:47 AM PST by Sub-Driver

FBI reveals surveillance of 60 minutes correspondent Mike Wallace, who was accused of being a communist

The FBI files include an investigation of a threatening letter sent to Wallace by a World War II veteran titled 'Communist Control of the Press'

In the summer of 1970, Wallace and late '60 Minutes' creator Don Hewitt took a trip to Cuba, which the FBI kept tabs on

Wallace was not discovered to be a communist

By Damian Ghigliotty

PUBLISHED: 19:33 EST, 5 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:26 EST, 5 January 2013

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.

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1 posted on 01/06/2013 6:13:52 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

They might want to have a look at his kid too.


2 posted on 01/06/2013 6:17:36 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: V_TWIN
'I have solid proof that you are a pro-communist anti-American traitor,' the letter reads.

So do I. And all I had to do was turn on the television.

3 posted on 01/06/2013 6:24:08 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: V_TWIN

You mean the one that asked Michelle Bachmann if she was a flake?


4 posted on 01/06/2013 6:24:22 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nowadays the FBI turns a blind eye to the communists. The astrology charts all say communism is good, its predicted by the astral lineup and cannot be dismissed, its inevitable.


5 posted on 01/06/2013 6:24:27 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Back when being a communist was a bad thing, not a requirement for serving in the federal apparatus.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 6:26:28 AM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: V_TWIN

Hell they might want to look at the entire main stream media today...they are all communists and some even admit it. A large number of democrats in congress are communists including almost all of the black caucus. Alan West called them out before being hit with a media frenzy denying it.


7 posted on 01/06/2013 6:27:05 AM PST by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I am sure the FBI is spending many hours checking on the Communist tendencies of the Press and prominent Washington officials. I’d like to suggest they keep a running check on presidential candidates, before they are elected, as well as Cabinet appointees and elected leaders.

Probably too busy though, checking on Muslim Brotherhood./s


8 posted on 01/06/2013 6:27:16 AM PST by jch10 (Hey GOP! Only Conservatives get my vote.)
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To: Sub-Driver

‘Communist Control of the Press’ sounds like 2013.


9 posted on 01/06/2013 6:28:59 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Sub-Driver

Today the FBI investigates you if you’re not Communist.


10 posted on 01/06/2013 6:35:38 AM PST by blam
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To: lwoodham

Look into “Red Channels”, published in 1950. All about Communist infiltration of the new medium of TV.

Sounds dated, but it really isn’t. Commies of today have no more USSR to be loyal to, but that’s the only difference. They want to be the new power elite, QED.


11 posted on 01/06/2013 6:37:52 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: blam
Today the FBI investigates you if you’re not Communist.

That's right. Today, they see people who believe in God and the Constitution as a threat.

12 posted on 01/06/2013 6:46:14 AM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( John Boehner is our Pierre Laval. We need a Charles DeGaulle.)
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To: Eye of Unk

:: Nowadays the FBI turns a blind eye to the communists. ::

Only whites are racists.
Only Russians are communists.


13 posted on 01/06/2013 6:46:21 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: V_TWIN

Definitely!


14 posted on 01/06/2013 7:02:32 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Sub-Driver

Just photoshop Mike in here.

15 posted on 01/06/2013 7:03:58 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Buddy Sorrell

Funny isn’t it? Anybody inisting on rigid adherence to the Constitution is deemed a right wing extremist.


16 posted on 01/06/2013 7:07:02 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Rome2000
Back when being a communist was a bad thing

LOL....that would make a good bumper sticker...

Remember when Communism was bad?

17 posted on 01/06/2013 7:08:51 AM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: Sub-Driver

Can someone tell me, in those pictures at the Daily UK Dan Rather was wearing a ring on his middle finger does that mean he put his wedding ring on the wrong finger or what?


18 posted on 01/06/2013 7:15:17 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Sub-Driver
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19 posted on 01/06/2013 7:29:35 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: elcid1970

“Sounds dated, but it really isn’t. Commies of today have no more USSR to be loyal to,”

Maybe it was not the USSR. There used to be a Comintern, until Stalin dissolved it. Maybe he only seemed to do so, as disinformatzia. Then, it continued to operate, subverting the US from within....


20 posted on 01/06/2013 7:50:13 AM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Was it Wallace the Elder who said be would not warn U.S. troops if he knew they were about to be ambushed?

If not a Commie, he certainly was a Traitor.


21 posted on 01/06/2013 7:54:57 AM PST by twister881
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To: Rappini
I've always wondered if wearing the ring on the middle finger had some sort of secret meaning. I've only known one person who wore rings on that finger...never knew why, but she's is rather strange.
22 posted on 01/06/2013 8:02:47 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: Sub-Driver

FBI.... Unable to find marxist sympathizers in CBS.... Boy thats a crack bunch of gumshoes we got there.....


23 posted on 01/06/2013 8:59:35 AM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: GenXteacher

There’s still the Socialist International. Respectable & mainstream, if you’re Bernie Sanders.


24 posted on 01/06/2013 10:16:35 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: IbJensen

The comment that did it for me was when on FOX new chris wallace stated that it really didn’t matter if Petraeus testified about Benghazi or not. WOW


25 posted on 01/07/2013 7:21:08 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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