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FBI’s predecessor once tried to keep the ACLU off the airwaves

FBI’s predecessor once tried to keep the ACLU off the airwaves

When we last wrote about the Federal Bureau of Investigation file for former head of the American Civil Liberties Union Roger Baldwin, we looked at one of many instances in which Baldwin butted up against Director J. Edgar Hoover on the issue of balancing liberty and security. An earlier section of the file, however, reveals their relationship was relatively tame compared to that of Hoover’s predecessor, who once urged radio stations not to let the “ultra-radicals” at the ACLU broadcast the “rotten propaganda” that they weren’t on the Soviet payroll.

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Zoinks! Casey Kasem and the FBI versus Negativland

Zoinks! Casey Kasem and the FBI versus Negativland

A deep dive into our archive of Federal Bureau of Investigation files released through FOIA reveal that radio and TV personality Casey Kasem - better known as the voice of Shaggy in Scooby Doo - involved the Bureau in his infamous feud with the band Negativland after he threatened to sue them for releasing a track of recordings of him swearing.

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FCC complaints demand an end to Rush Limbaugh's "bullsh*t"

FCC complaints demand an end to Rush Limbaugh’s “bullsh*t”

Listeners from all across the country have come to the FCC with the same desperate entreaty: please, do something, anything, to put an end to Rush Limbaugh’s “bullsh*t.”

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