J. Edgar Hoover
Government officials have long watched journalists who pissed them off.
In 1951, Major League Baseball was looking for a new commissioner. The sport almost changed history by tapping FBI Director and controversial American icon J. Edgar Hoover.
Former US senator and Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern was beloved by many, but his FBI files provide insight into his enemies, including former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.
Lester Rodney dared to write about sports from a communist perspective during the red scare. This got him the ire of none other than J. Edgar Hoover.