The late J Edgar Hoover=the FBI and the FBI= the late J Edgar Hoover. Mr. Hoover established the FBI to be what it is today. Mr. Hoover, in fact, WAS the FBI. He was the power behind Presidents. Through his methodology, he established sophisticated and advanced surveillance technology. He was also implemented spying techniques on those he considered to be anti-Americans i.e. communists, so-called radicals, and others who have a liberal ideology.
Mr. Hoover spied on many civil rights activists including the late Martin Luther King. He allegedly used nefarious methods to destroy groups whose main purpose was to improve the quality of their respective communities. The late J. Edgar Hoover has left a legacy to the FBI which is both positive and negative. Let's discuss this. How do YOU remember J. Edgar Hoover?
I do remember the man as the guy on every Wheaties box, he and his G-men during the 1930's were responsible for disposing of John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, The Barker Gang, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Alvin Karpis, to just name a few. Until the 1960's he was all american and appreciated as such, until his perversions and bigotry were impossible to conceal in a changing America..
by Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago
It is said that the movie attempted to keep the events of J. Edgar Hoover respectful and I admire that but question what bits of history were left out that are pertinent to us today?I am dismayed that the exile of Chaplin has never really been highlighted. We, the American people, need to know...
by ga anderson 4 months ago
Now wait... It's a simple question prompted by a current read J. Edgar Hoover - The Man and The Secrets by Curt Gentry, and it chronicles Hoover's FBI up to his death.It is very cynical, relative to FBI leadership and its unfettered actions. By unfettered I mean wherever Hoover ran into an...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
As I was watching the movie ALL THE KING'S MEN starring the late Broderick Crawford, I was thinking about J. Edgar Hoover. Mr. Hoover was the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1924 until his death in 1977. Mr. Hoover implemented several investigatory reforms. ...
by Randy Godwin 5 days ago
The NYT today reported the FBI launched an investigation into whether Trump was working on behalf of Russia after he fired James Comey. It isn't yet known what the investigation revealed nor if it's ended at this time.This in conjunction with the reports of Mueller looking to use Trump's public...
by Ron Mariano 5 years ago
Who should replace David Letterman?When Dave retires, who do you think should host The Late Show? Would you like to see it hosted by a younger host, a newcomer to talk shows (Conan was a newcomer when he replaced Dave), or someone who is already established in the world of late night shows?
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