And they still have watchdogs stealing potentially embarassing McCarthy documents right out of the national archives.
One only has to read the prologue the the book “Blacklisted by History” (Written, by the way. by someone who was THERE when all this was going down, and used independent research to reach his conclusions, not like the vast majority who used large circular references to cover themselves)
This guy talks about going to retrieve a file that should contain one of the most important documents of the entire fight: The Klaus document, which started the whole thing.
Thing is, there are two major sites where the document SHOULD be, but is missing. One copy of this document should been found in the legislative archive of the Tydings panel. According to documentation and records, it should be there, but it isn’t. And according to the author, the other place where this memo ought to be’s and the papers of Sam Klaus which should be in another area of the archives. But it isn’t. There’s a note that says it was withdrawn in 1993, but nothing indicating who took it or why they took it.
And now it’s gone. According to the author who has done considerable and intensive first-person research (in comparison to his detractors who prefer to take the words of known Communists and government officials aiding them at their word as the gospel truth) notes that in his travels through the dark seamy undergrounds of official documentation, there are dozens and dozens of places where important documents should be found, only to discover upon physical examination “the material being searched for and was once enclosed has been stripped from the coversheet leaving small wads of paper beneath the staples that held the documents together.”
But when you look at these, you’ll at least have an indication that there was indeed something there. The cover sheets for the documents are still there signed by people like Dean Atcheson, but the documents to cover sheets refer to are long gone leaving the previously mentioned wads of paper stuck between the Staples.
And then of course, one of the most documents of all (important to the people who are trying to destroy McCarthy, not to people who were curious as to the extent of communist infiltration of our government) was a letter from Joseph McCarthy to Millard Tydings listing the names of 80 loyalty or security suspects whom he had previously openly cited in the Senate. This particular document or part of an official proceeding of the Senate, we know they were provided according to the author, but they are gone. There’s no explanation, nothing. Just gone. It wasn’t as if somebody had gone in under official auspices logged out the document under their name, remove the document with an appropriate official explanation, and so on. This was someone who obviously who had access to the documentation and just did it.
Even more interestingly, Joseph McCarthy’s famous speech in Wheeling West Virginia has become a thing of legend. When the researcher attempted to get a copy of the newspaper article from the day after Joseph McCarthy speech, he examined what he called “the morgue” of articles and he found that the newspaper had changed. They no longer had newspaper articles back to before and including the 1950s. They were all now on microfilm. That didn’t seem to present too much of a problem, so he went to where the microphones were stored and he found historical documents of the paper dating up to December 1949 before stopping cold. The sequence then inexplicably resumed in March 1950.
Most interesting. That happens to be exactly a timeframe the McCarthy articles were in. Funny It is almost as if “someone” were trying to make McCarthy become an “un-person”. Hmm. I wonder who would be trying to do such a thing?