without wanting to stir up this debate (i mean that genuinely, and i won't respond to attempts to drag any discussion in that direction):
without access to typophile's archives i can't remember when the all the arguments on the site about whether helvetica is an inherently fascist typeface happened. the best i can guess is that some of them were in 2010 as a reaction to arguments elsewhere in the blogosphere/social media about the origin of the star wars logo. but perhaps there was another thread, in 2007, in reaction to paula scher's comments in gary hustwit's helvetica? can anyone confirm or correct this?
in case you're curious, this is all for background in a piece i'm writing on modernist typography in germany under the nazi regime. not planning on mentioning any names—just looking for a year, maybe even months.