The FBI's Village Voice Files: 'It Is a Well-Known Hippie Paper'

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The FBI has released a cache of documents about the Village Voice dating from 1969 to 1997 that are now available under FOIA. Bomb threats! Contras! Secret lists! Ed Koch vs. J. Edgar Hoover!

First up: were Village Voice subscribers in the '70s added to a creepy secret government list? A letter from a disgruntled and possibly paranoid subscriber in 1970:

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And J. Edgar Hoover's response:

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And an almost identical one, to Senator Joseph D. Tydings:

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Hippies then, hippies now, hippies forever. As for Hoover's secret VV subscriber blacklist, what was the deal? By the way, September 1970 is the same month that President Nixon requested 1,000 FBI agents to be posted at college campuses. The Bureau was focusing its energies in all the right places, clearly.

We'll post more as we continue to scour the archives.

[rgray@villagevoice.com] [@_rosiegray]

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Neboutfrance
Neboutfrance

Bon courage to you!PS: I used to be a subscriber...am I on the list??? So funny!!

LtWorf
LtWorf

I wasn't alive during the late 60's, early 70's, but calling the Voice a hippie paper back in the day wasn't too far fetched wasn't it?

Jgg
Jgg

  So the FBI investigates VV, but has stopped investigating Scientology?

George
George

The FBI and the CIA do different jobs. Most people think that they are the same thing. This article gives a great explanation on the difference between the FBI and the CIA.

http://explainlikeakid.blogspo...

msfreeh
msfreeh

An active barometer of how heavily committed the Village Voice is to publishing gotcha journalism is reflected in this article.

Controlling the media has always been the #1 priority of taxpayer funded FBI  agents.Because the FBI  crime family engages in death squad activities it relies on the mediato cover up its crimes.In 1990 Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Ross Gelbspan wrote a book called BREAK INS DEATH THREATS AND THE FBI in which he detailed the FBI  Do Not File Files created to hide material from FOIA  requests. In 2011 Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue discovered the FBI  I Drives created to replace the FBI  Do Not File Files and used to hide material from FOIA requests. In Trentadue's case the FBI  is hiding material implicating them in the creation of the Oklahoma City bombing.

I am still waiting for the (sic) Village Voice to create a FBI File on the FBI.

Oh,! its already been done.   google rigorousintuition forum fbi watch making cruelty visible page 1

There are over 300 pages.

msfreeh
msfreeh

An active barometer of how heavily committed the Village Voice is to publishing gotcha journalism is reflected in this article.

Controlling the media has always been the #1 priority of taxpayer funded FBI  agents.

Because the FBI  crime family engages in death squad activities it relies on the media

to cover up its crimes.

In 1990 Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Ross Gelbspan wrote a book called

BREAK INS DEATH THREATS AND THE FBI in which he detailed the FBI  Do Not File Files

created to hide material from FOIA  requests. In 2011 Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue

discovered the FBI  I Drives created to replace the FBI  Do Not File Files and used to hide material from FOIA requests. In Trentadue's case the FBI  is hiding material implicating them in the creation of the Oklahoma City bombing.

I am still waiting for the (sic) Village Voice to create a FBI File on the FBI.

Oh,! its already been done.   google rigorousintuition.ca forum fbi watch making cruelty visible page 1There are over 300 pages.

msfreeh
msfreeh

An active barometer of how heavily committed the Village Voice is to publishing gotcha journalism is reflected in this article.Controlling the media has always been the #1 priority of taxpayer funded FBI  agents.Because the FBI  crime family engages in death squad activities it relies on the mediato cover up its crimes.In 1990 Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Ross Gelbspan wrote a book called BREAK INS DEATH THREATS AND THE FBI in which he detailed the FBI  Do Not File Filescreated to hide material from FOIA  requests. In 2011 Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentaduediscovered the FBI  I Drives created to replace the FBI  Do Not File Files and used to hide material from FOIA requests. In Trentadue's case the FBI  is hiding material implicating them in the creation of the Oklahoma City bombing.I am still waiting for the (sic) Village Voice to create a FBI File on the FBI.Oh,! its already been done.   http://www.rigorousintuition.c...

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