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  • Reverse McCarthyism: Unfair Stigmatization of the Political Right

    01/19/2003 9:06:31 AM PST · by BurkesLaw · 3 replies · 720+ views
    The Washington Dispatch ^ | January 19, 2004 | Murray Soupcoff
    How does that little children's ditty go? Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me! Well, that might be an appropriate maxim for the playground, but it certainly doesn't apply to modern-day North American politics. Name calling has turned into one of the most sophisticated weapons of the political left (and its sympathizers in academia and the media) -- and probably its most effective stratagem in the cut and thrust of everyday political combat. And what name calling would we be referring to? Why the use of such pleasant labels of disapprobation as right wing,...