McCarthy was a bull in a china shop, and whilst there WERE as now know many communists in high places, McCarthy’s campaign ended up being the best thing the Communists could have hoped for, as his campaign was so blundering that people accused became figures of sympathy and considered innocent just by virtue of being accused.
I doubt he was getting Venona intel.
There were communists in high places, but frankly McCarthy was a fool, and the recent move to make him a sage and hero is ridiculous. His stupidity and blundering HARMED the anticommunist cause, and HELPED communist infiltration of America.
The real American heroes are the men and women of the FBI and other agencies who hunted down and arrested sleepers and spies. Not a blundering idiot from Wisconsin.
You could not be more wrong, in my opinion and you and I will differ on this, The Scotsman.
What happened to the public perception of McCarthy was not due to his actions, except in a few rare cases, but was instead a full out assault by the media and the liberals on him, and that is a fact.
It should be an educational tool used today, to illuminate how the left and the media smear anyone who gets in their way af achieving their liberal utopia. What they did to McCarthy worked, and what they do to conservatives, works.
It is like Charlie Brown kicking the football that is constantly pulled away by Lucy. yet still we do it.
If McCarthy was blundering and insensitive...who was going to do the job of getting into the public eye? Was it going to be Tidings? Ha. no, his job was to protect himself then his office then the presidency, and lastly, his country. Was it going to be someone like Lodge? Fat chance. McCarthy was the only one with enough stones to do it.
If we were infested with actual Soviet communist agents, communist wanna-be’s and outright communist sympathizers at all layers of our government, right up to and including the VP Wallace, I am far more concerned with THAT fact historically than the fact that the NYT wanted to paint McCarthy as a fool and a racist for persistently questioning Annie Lee Moss. (I choose HER as an example, because she is the one most ignorant people toss out as an example of his carelessness and treatment of people who appeared in front of him, treated her as his typical victim, plucked from their happy American life and thrown down amongst the carcasses, skull and empty rib cases int the arena in front of his table for no reason at all.
Yes. We will disagree on this.
Seeings as to how this is your thread, I really don’t want to hijack it, which I think I am doing. We can bring this up in another thread.
This was an excellent thread about the engineering miracle of the mulberries...