J. Edgar Hoover is Masturbating in His Grave

Clearly, this is the sort of stuff that got the guy off:

Earlier this year, ThinkProgress obtained 75,000 private emails from the defense contractor HBGary Federal via the hacktivist group called Anonymous. The emails led to two shocking revelations. First, that an assortment of private military firms collectively called “Team Themis” had been tapped by Bank of America to conduct a cyber war against reporters sympathetically covering the Wikileaks revelations. And second, that late in 2010, the same set of firms began work separately for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a Republican-aligned corporate lobbying group, to develop a similar campaign of sabotage against progressive organizations, including the SEIU and ThinkProgress.

In presentations obtained by ThinkProgress from the e-mail dump detailing the tactics potentially used against progressives, HBGary Federal floated the idea of using “fake insider personas” to infiltrate left-leaning groups critical of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s policies.

It was called COINTELPRO.

Now its just the ‘pro-growth agenda.’

One Response to J. Edgar Hoover is Masturbating in His Grave

  1. AmyBlue says:

    Wow, that really sounds like a sticky situation. /horrible, horrible pun.

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