J. Edgar Hoover
The September Stories Issue
Here's What J. Edgar Hoover Called 'Fake News'
Government officials have long watched journalists who pissed them off.
Throwback Thursday: MLB Almost Taps J. Edgar Hoover as Commissioner
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.
‘Ronald Ray Gun,’ Death Threats, and Deep Throat: The FBI’s George McGovern Files
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.
Stick to Sports: the Communist Sportswriter and the FBI Plot to Ruin Him
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.
How to Burglarize the FBI
In the 1970s, a group of activists aided government offices and exposed the systematic targeting of "subversive" Americans.