Skip to comments.Joe McCarthy Freedom Fighter
Posted on 11/28/2007 1:35:52 PM PST by bs9021
Joe McCarthy Freedom Fighter by: Malcolm A. Kline, November 28, 2007
A couple of years ago, I debated a professor from American University named John Doolittle who, prompted by me, admitted that Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wisconsin (1909-1957), may have exposed some real communists working in the federal government. But I saw the Edward R. Murrow broadcasts, Dr. Doolittle added. He was a bad man.
Veteran journalist M. Stanton Evans, who has studied more of the government files from that era than Dr. Doolittle or his peers, or for that matter, Edward R. Murrow himself, have ever seen, reaches a different verdict. Measured by the total record of his cases and political battles, McCarthy, whatever his faults, was a good man and truebetter and truer by far than the tag teams of cover-up artists and backstage plotters who connived unceasingly to destroy him, Evans writes in his masterful book on the senators life and times. The truth he served, moreover, was of the greatest importthe exposure of people who meant to do us grievous harm, and of long standing indifference toward this menace by many at high official levels.
In so doing, he summoned the nation to a firm-willed resistance to the Communist challenge, both abroad and on the home front. Full disclosure: I am listed in the acknowledgements of the book.
Although perhaps not a cast of thousands, McCarthys suspects easily numbered more than a hundred. As Evans found combing through Senate records, FBI files, State Department reports and the Venona transcripts that our government made of cables sent by the Soviet Union to its agents, Sen. McCarthys suspicions were more than warranted.
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Gotta love those "moderate" Republicans. They're so sensible, so pliable, so culpable.
There are way more commies in DC now than back then.
They will rip your head off if you even try to bring it up so no one bothers, least of all the spineless GOP.
Wow, good post. If anyone hasn’t read Ann Coulter’s great book which covers Joe McCarthy and his patriotic fight for the U.S. (I think the book is “Treason”, or is it another one. I get hers mixed up by title.), it covers the era very well and very fairly.
I wish someone would put up the money to put up a Joe McCarthy statue at the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison. It would honor a great American and drive the lefties of Madison screeching into the night.
Liberal Republicans, the illegal alien Democrats that broke into the GOP.
From a disussion of McCarthy at the conservative Frontpage Magazine:
“McCarthy was not the Great Satan of left historical myth but he was a minor devil. His use of anticommunism as a partisan weapon against not just the guilty Popular Front liberals but anti-Communist liberals and Cold War Democrats as well was highly divisive and ultimately destructive of anti-Communist goals. For little short-term partisan gain McCarthys tactics allowed Communists and their allies to hide their guilt behind the innocence of others.”
Actually, Ann Coulter admitted that she got the research for her section on McCarthy from Evans before his book was finished.
Evans and Coulter go way back— Ann Coulter interned under him at the National Journalism Center.