McCarthy never investigated Hollywood.
I was hoping somebody would chime in with that little truth nugget on McCarthy. Simpleton writers use the Senator’s name as a pejorative for something they either don’t know the first thing about or choose to obfuscate. Thanks for putting that comment in the thread!
Ding ding ding! Joseph McCarthy was a SENATOR. It would have been hard for him to conduct the HUAC (HOUSE Unamerican Activities Committee) hearings. He chaired the Army-McCarthty investigations, which were limited to the Armed Forces.
That's correct. My comment was a jumping off point to reference to the entire era when commies were being ferreted out from all of their spider holes, the military, government and Hollyweird. Because of Senator McCarthy's fearless attack on America's enemies, that timespan of the 1950s bears his name. The term McCarthyism, of course, has become a pejorative when used by leftists but is high praise indeed for those of us who love our country.
I'll add that one f the last "good" Democrats was Martin Dies, Jr. of Texas whose "Dies Committee" ultimately became the HUAC. He also opposed the New Deal of the evil Franklin Diablo [sic] Roosevelt. Dies' district, the Texas 2nd, is now represented by a good Christian Conservative and a fine gentlemen (in every sense of that word), Ted Poe, shown appropriately to the RIGHT of Dies, below:
And someone correct me if I'm wrong, but Congress didn't "blacklist" anyone in Hollywood, either. They didn't have that kind of power.
The "blacklist" was Hollywood's doing.
Studio heads didn't want open Commies making/writing movies, so THEY "blacklisted" writers and actors that would make the studios look like sympathizers.