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    Found this story - kind of interesting. We make a huge deal about spying and infringement on our rights like it's a new fad ... but it isn't really - it's been going on for a long time we're just better at it now. Anyways ... interesting story regarding Mr. Paranoia himself - Richard Nixon.
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    AFP: Nixon enlisted secret service to spy on Ted Kennedy

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    I'd be surprised if he wasn't on the list of people the FBI or Secret Service or CIA spied on
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    Freaking Nixon sounds like he really wanted someone to cap Kennedy.
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    I'm not so sure...he was still in the post-Chapaqudicick quagmire politically. I think any information they might have gotten would have been about other people and party members than about Kennedy himself. Digging up dirt, finding out what deals he made to get out of trouble and what he made to bury what would get him into trouble- stuff like that.
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    Teddy's brother had the FBI spy on MLK jr. Lots of that back then. Nixon was scum.
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    Source?

    On a related note, about a year and a half ago I had the opportunity to sift through some amazing documents from the watergate scandal that were on their way to the National Archives. Pretty cool to see what the internal discussion was in his office when that stuff was going on. You wouldn't believe the level of Paranoia. The old Chief Counsel used to have his office swept for bugs weekly, right up until the late 90s.
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    I do recall reading and watching a program on the History channel that MLK was being spied on. Still Nixon was a moron.
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    And yet Fog admires him and defends him here at every turn. Fits.
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    This is Fog you are talking about...him admiring questionable people is not that shocking.


    Nixon...even decades later he's still smelling like a pile of garbage politically and historically.
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    Lot of common groung on Tricky Dick... he was a little lower than whale shyt.
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    Sometimes folks want to transfer the mores of today on what happened yesterday, without the context of the events of the day, aka history.

    In 1965 there was still a lot of suspicion about many folks, and then this upstart black guy was able to rally hundreds of thousands of people for his cause... it is what they did then, not that it was right... but the mood at the time was one of paranoia about the red menace and many folks who were out of the ordinary were spied on as they sought out ties to them commies.

    Having J. Edgar as the head of the FBI, fed the paranoia and incensed the fires. He was not a big fan of the civil right movement or any of the movements of the 60's.. and easy answer then was to blame the commies. Up until his death in 1972 he was at the bottom of a whole bunch of crappy things going on.
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    The National Enquirer...
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