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  • Sen. Joseph McCarthy's Lists and Venona

    04/17/2006 11:15:27 AM PDT · by factfinder200 · 8 replies · 2,108+ views
    Journalists and historians have often referred to Senator Joseph McCarthy's "list" as if it were a precisely defined entity. It was not, however. Certainly one would put his "numbered" list of eighty-one cases, given in a Senate speech of February 20, 1950, as the prime candidate for being McCarthy's "list." But McCarthy himself quickly added several dozen more names to this list in communications to a subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (commonly referred to in the press as the "Tydings Committee" from its chairman, Senator Millard Tydings). The Tydings subcommittee in its "State Department Employee Loyalty Investigation" inquired...
  • Vanity: Ted Kennedy Speaking re Filibuster

    01/30/2006 1:13:23 PM PST · by RepublicanCentury · 10 replies · 1,073+ views
    Listening to Fat Ted on C-Span. Retreading his Bork speech. Almost makes me ashamed to be an American.
  • Who's Practicing McCarthyism Now? (Disgraceful Dems ALERT!!!)

    01/12/2006 2:13:51 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 30 replies · 1,018+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 13 January 2006 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    It was during the second day of questioning that Sam Alito's wife broke down, wept and left the room after hearing Sen. Kennedy imply that her husband was a bigot. What was Kennedy's evidence? In 1985, Sam Alito belonged to Concerned Alumni of Princeton. He had joined to protest the ouster of ROTC from campus. Alito was neither an officer nor active, but like future Sen. Bill Bradley, he joined. What were CAP's sins? Headed by National Review publisher William Rusher, CAP had a magazine called Prospect that carried an essay opposing affirmative action and regretting that Princeton had ever...
  • Joseph McCarthy - American Patriot

    01/10/2006 9:25:01 PM PST · by CaliGangsta · 83 replies · 2,413+ views
    SenatorMccarthy.com ^ | 1/10/06 | Ninjak
    A new Joseph McCarthy biography: Senator Joe McCarthy is one of the strongest pro-American figures in the history of the United States. Despite many attempts by socialists to demonize McCarthy and "McCarthyism" with revisionist history, McCarthy's achievements shine through the propaganda. At a time when America was threatened by a murderous, backward, anti-freedom ideology of Soviet communism, Joseph McCarthy was a champion of capitalism and Democracy. Even when his career was threatened because of his vocal anti-communist speeches, McCarthy did not back down from the cause of freedom. For the courage Senator McCarthy showed in sticking to his American principles,...
  • Walkout protest hits China paper (growing struggle over controlling news)

    12/30/2005 3:43:05 AM PST · by kevin_in_so_cal · 11 replies · 561+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 30 December, 2005
    About 100 journalists from one of China's most progressive newspapers, the Beijing News, have walked out to protest against their editor's sacking. The highly unusual move follows the ousting of editor-in-chief Yang Bin and two senior editors, as Communist Party officials moved to rein in the paper. The paper appeared on Friday, but many stories were taken from the Xinhua news agency rather than its own journalists. Analysts say the row highlights a growing struggle over controlling news. Papers like the Beijing News have been publishing stories to attract readers and advertising revenues, leading to disputes with Communist Party censors,...
  • Danny Ocean Defends The Rather Network (Ann Coulter)

    11/09/2005 4:28:47 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 134 replies · 3,182+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | 11-09-05 | Ann Coulter
    DANNY OCEAN DEFENDS THE RATHER NETWORK By Ann Coulter 33 minutes ago The most cosseted, self-indulgent, worthless people in the universe are worried their suffering has been downgraded. For 50 years Hollywood drama queens have churned out plays, movies, TV shows, books, poems, allegories, museum exhibits, personal testimonials, dioramas, interpretive dances, wood carvings, cave paintings, needlepoint wall hangings and scatological limericks about their victimization at the hands of a brute named Joe McCarthy. Schoolchildren who will learn nothing about George Washington, Thomas Edison or Paul Revere are forced to read chapter and verse about the black night of fascism (BNOF)...
  • McCarthyism then and now [from Pravda of the Prairie]

    11/02/2005 4:17:07 PM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies · 597+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 11-2-05
    Joe McCarthy hated The Capital Times and The Capital Times hated Joe McCarthy. The red-baiting Republican senator from Wisconsin used to refer to this newspaper as "the Pravda of the Prairie" - and in the Cold War era when he was running roughshod over civil liberties, McCarthy's attempts to portray this newspaper as a tool of the Soviet Union were dangerous accusations indeed. They were, as well, untrue. The man who ran The Capital Times during the McCarthy era, William T. Evjue, was not "the red editor" that the senator so feverishly denounced. Rather, Evjue was a journalist in the...
  • CBS Jumps On The “Fitzgerald is a Good Guy” Bandwagon

    10/30/2005 10:38:01 AM PST · by Only Waxing · 83 replies · 1,267+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/26/05 | Noel Sheppard
    As the CIA leak investigation comes to a conclusion, America’s media have started to sell the public the man in the middle of the maelstrom, special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. Tonight, CBS News jumped on the bandwagon in a report filed by Jim Axelrod for “The Evening News” (video link to follow). Like many such reports in the past week, Axelrod began by trying to dispel the notion that politics are in any way involved in this episode: “44-year-old Pat Fitzgerald, an intense and, by all accounts, apolitical prosecutor who's pursued mob bosses, crooked politicians, and Osama bin Laden like a...
  • Hoisting Themselves on a Borrowed Petard: The Left and the New McCarthyism

    10/26/2005 12:33:56 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 13 replies · 746+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | 10-26-05 | Dustin Hawkins
    Hoisting Themselves on a Borrowed Petard: The Left and the New McCarthyism Written by Dustin Hawkins Wednesday, October 26, 2005   Has anyone seen Joseph McCarthy lately?  You can see him, first, in a new liberal fantasy movie directed by liberal fantasist George Clooney.  There you can get the Hollywood version.  Or you can see him, or "McCarthyism," taking form in the Democratic Party. Of course, Joseph McCarthy himself wasn't even guilty of McCarthyism, but more on that later. Indeed, Joseph McCarthy was an actual American, with actual evidence against actual Soviet spies and communist sympathizers.  This was no joke, except...
  • WSJ Bookmarks: The Age of Anxiety, by Haynes Johnson - McCarthyism launches ideological Republicans

    10/14/2005 6:28:20 AM PDT · by OESY · 6 replies · 669+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 14, 2005 | MARK GAUVREAU JUDGE
    In "The Age of Anxiety," Haynes Johnson makes a depressing observation: "Although McCarthy and the leading players of his time… have long since passed from the scene, McCarthyism remains a story without an ending." ...McCarthyism... has become an all-purpose incantation, referring to everything from genuine political repression to folks not buying a singer's records.... Calling someone a McCarthyite has become a form of McCarthyism. ...Mr. Johnson ignores the genuine threat that communist spies posed to the U.S.; he elides the justified anticommunist efforts of the 1930s and 1940s with the abuses of McCarthyism; and he compares McCarthyism with modern-day conservatism....
  • Clooney film not high on facts

    10/08/2005 4:09:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 46 replies · 1,776+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/8/05 | Tom Snyder
    There are few facts on display in "Good Night, and Good Luck," actor George Clooney's liberal version of CBS-TV news commentator Edward R. Murrow's 1953 feud with Joe McCarthy, the fiercely anti-Communist senator from Wisconsin. The movie, which opened yesterday, presents the feud as an emotional battle of political rhetoric, with the loser, of course, being Sen. McCarthy. The real historical facts, however, are not so clear. "Good Night, and Good Luck" opens with Murrow giving a speech in the late 1950s warning about the confusion of TV news with entertainment. Cut to 1953 at the height of McCarthy's war...
  • George Clooney Hates Diversity -- re: his film "Good Night and Good Luck" about Murrow and McCarthy

    10/02/2005 9:51:47 AM PDT · by OESY · 47 replies · 1,748+ views
    Random Observations ^ | September 1, 2005 | Tim
    Apparently, it means you'll have to think: Clooney, who has just directed Good Night and Good Luck, which is about CBS television news in the 1950s, said he grew up with three network broadcasts, all professional operations that allowed him to judge what was going on in politics and in Vietnam. Now, with the onset of cable television and "130 different channels", the quality of news was "fractured", with each network, like Fox, playing to audiences with "specific belief patterns". Viewers had to switch channels continually to discover what was going on in the world. You mean like when the...
  • Irrefutable Proof of the Existence of Political Prosecution in Venezuela

    09/16/2005 8:39:33 AM PDT · by alekboyd · 6 replies · 506+ views
    Vcrisis ^ | 16.09.05 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 15.09.05 | The existence of systematic political prosecution in Venezuela, as established in article 7 of the Rome Statute, has been been argued for some time now. Apologists of Hugo Chavez maintain that it is nonsense, just another cry wolf allegation against the 'democratically elected' leader. Many people have complained about the existence of a list, compiled by chavista assemblyman Luis Tascon with a group of collaborators, that is widely utilised by government officials at all institutional levels to deny passports, contracts, IDs, employments, benefits, etc. The creation of said database was ordered by Hugo Chavez himself, who in...
  • Clooney film to kick off New York (Movie on the "Impact od McCarthyism")

    08/20/2005 8:53:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 1,147+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, 20 August 2005
    Actor George Clooney's second outing as a director is to open next month's New York Film Festival. Good Night and Good Luck, in which Clooney also stars, is a look at the impact of McCarthyism on 1950s America. Other films set to play in New York include Manderlay by Danish film-maker Lars Von Trier. L'Enfant by the Dardenne brothers, which won the Palme D'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, will also feature on the programme. The centrepiece of the event will be Breakfast On Pluto, the new film from the director of The Crying Game, Neil Jordan. There will...
  • McCarthyism Redefined

    08/04/2005 3:37:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies · 987+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | 08.03.05 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One of the highlights of the Conservative University conference that Accuracy in Academia recently held was the image of veteran journalist M. Stanton Evans delivering his talk on the late Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wisc., to an audience which included a lawyer from the ACLU. Evans, who is becoming as accomplished an historian as he is a writer on current events, has come to the conclusion that the crusading anti-communist was wronged by his critics and, hence, by history itself particularly in textbooks. The ACLU, of course, has long held otherwise. The former newspaper editor and syndicated columnist is determined...
  • School Trustee Tangled in Web (Freeper Under Attack)

    07/31/2005 9:25:28 AM PDT · by kristinn · 96 replies · 3,351+ views
    The Daily Freeman ^ | Sunday, July 31, 2005 | William J. Kemble
    07/31/2005 School trustee tangled in Web By William J. Kemble , Correspondent HYDE PARK - Two school board trustees say comments posted on a Web site by new board member Kevin Post may conflict with his obligation to uphold state and federal education laws. In telephone interviews last week, Trustee Doug Hieter said a district resident contacted him about Post's comments on the Web site www.freerepublic.com under the user name kphockey2. Hieter said he's particularly concerned about seemingly homophobic comments made by Post. Trustee Stephen Hughes said he was troubled by Post's "derogatory" references to school board actions and the...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-28-05 ("Fight dirty, go negative early and often")

    06/28/2005 6:08:56 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 145 replies · 1,826+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 28, 2005 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    I have to give the DUmmies credit for honesty in this THREAD titled, “Fight dirty, go negative early and often.” At least they make absolutely NO phony pretense at trying to attain even a minimal level of civility. They up front admit they HATE Republicans and will do ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING to defeat them. This is the REAL FACE of the Left, not that false front the professional Democrats put up when they know the cameras are rolling. Read this thread and learn how the Democrats REALLY think. It is a sad sight but educational as well. As usual, the...
  • Dr. James Dobson, 'evangelical devil: Kevin McCullough on why leftists love to hate noted Christian

    05/06/2005 2:52:57 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 107 replies · 2,156+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, May 6, 2005 | Kevin McCullough
    Friday, May 6, 2005 Dr. James Dobson, 'evangelical devil'Posted: May 6, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern By Kevin McCullough © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com The elections of 2004 taught America some very clear lessons. The most obvious, perhaps, is just how much the American left hate people of faith – true faith, genuine faith. And the ones they hate most of all are evangelical Christians. And the one they hate most out of that group is Dr. James Dobson. Thursday's edition of the Denver Post was particularly ripe with quotes from the left as to their true feelings: "If one thing makes people uncomfortable, it...
  • Pinkos See Red in Zebra Tale

    05/05/2005 12:34:45 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 650+ views
    Reason ^ | May 3, 2005 | Cathy Young
    A left-wing witch hunt on campus The notion of left-wing political bias in the universities is widely pooh-poohed on the left as so much right-wing propaganda—a smokescreen for an attempt to push a conservative agenda on college campuses. Sure, conservative professors may be a rare breed; but that, we are told, is only because the academy is all about intellectual openness, tolerance of disagreement, robust and untrammeled debate, and all those other intrinsically liberal values that conservatives presumably just don't get. For a rather dramatic test of this proposition, one need look no further than Southern Illinois University at Carbondale,...
  • Hating Bush

    04/18/2005 5:17:16 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 36 replies · 1,851+ views
    Townhall ^ | 4/18/05 | John Leo
    Political rhetoric, left and right, seems steadily worse. "Kill Bush" T-shirts and bags were offered for sale last week on the Internet, then quickly removed after protests. In Chicago, a college art show featured a series of mock postage stamps showing Bush with a gun to his head. The unhinged left has long flirted with the theme of killing presidents, from the 1992 Manhattan posters urging the murder of the first President Bush to the "that pig Bush must die" message on a fringe website last week. Columnist Michelle Malkin offered some acid comments on the "pro-assassination left," citing anti-Bush...
  • We Now Know - The Myth of McCarthyism (Exposes Arthur Miller)

    02/13/2005 3:28:16 AM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 126 replies · 5,767+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | September 2000
  • The Nazional Socialist Party

    12/05/2004 6:59:14 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 462+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | DECEMBER 4, 2004 | WALT GADBERRY
    It's recently been said that political correctness is inverted McCarthyism. Well, this is not going to be politically correct. But I need to say the following, and hope it is heard by someone. I'm really not very political, even though I take an almost obsessive interest in what's going on in the world of politics. I liked and agreed with Charles Colson's comment in the Patriot Newsletter the other day saying that, no matter who the president is, or how competent he might be, the Kingdom of God will not be found in Washinton. Even so, it just irritates and...
  • Defending Repression: Conservatives, McCarthyism and the Japanese internment

    11/21/2004 8:22:20 AM PST · by billorites · 11 replies · 661+ views
    ReasonOnline ^ | Cathy Young
    During World War II, the U.S. government interned about 120,000 ethnic Japanese living in America, two-thirds of whom were U.S. citizens. This is almost universally regarded as a shameful blot on America’s history, a cautionary tale of racism, paranoia, and wartime hysteria. In 1988 President Reagan called it "a grave wrong" and signed legislation authorizing $20,000 in reparations to each surviving internee. In 2000 another eminent conservative, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, assailed his colleagues’ ruling striking down Nebraska’s late-term abortion ban by likening it to Dred Scott and Korematsu, the rulings which upheld the constitutionality of, respectively, slavery and...
  • NYP Book Review: AN 'INNOCENT' SOVIET SPY re: ALGER HISS'S LOOKING-GLASS WAR (LIFE OF A SOVIET SPY)

    11/14/2004 9:59:38 AM PST · by OESY · 47 replies · 3,531+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 14, 2004 | Eris Fettmann
    ...[T]here is no greater Cold War icon than Alger Hiss, the once high-ranking State Department official who went to prison for denying that he'd passed government secrets to the Soviet Union. Nearly 60 years after he was exposed before Congress by Whittaker Chambers, a communist underground operative who later became a senior editor at Time magazine, belief in Hiss' complete innocence remains an article of faith for the political left. For anti-communists, Hiss remains the prime example of how the Kremlin infiltrated the highest ranks of the U.S. government.... Over the years, Davis remained unpersuaded by new evidence of Hiss'...
  • Communist Control Act

    Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs S. Prt. 107-84 -- Executive Sessions of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations (McCarthy Hearings 1953-54) Index to Hearings TEXT 74K PDF 245K Volume 1 TEXT 5.1M PDF 2.4M Volume 2 TEXT 2.3M PDF 2.2M Volume 3 TEXT 2.4M PDF 2.2M Volume 4 TEXT 2.3M PDF 2.2M Volume 5 TEXT 1.5M PDF 1.5M
  • Modern Day McCarthyism

    05/21/2004 9:45:26 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 43 replies · 443+ views
    The Reality Check ^ | 21 May 2004 | Justin Darr
    The black helicopters have landed once again outside the Democratic National Committee Headquarters. So, what are the Men in Black delivering to the Democrats this time? Could it be more world leaders rushing to voice their support for John Kerry? No. How about a delivery of new “interesting stories” from a hobo sitting in a lawn chair outside Area 51 about how George Bush knew about 9-11 and did nothing? No. Or, perhaps it is a visual aid to help try to explain how exactly John Kerry voted for the $87 billion Iraqi Supplemental Funding Bill before he voted against...
  • Ben Levy, founder of ACLU here made his mark

    04/11/2004 11:56:04 AM PDT · by weegee · 10 replies · 631+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 11, 2004, 1:26AM | By ALLAN TURNER
    Ben Levy, founder of ACLU here made his mark `All I wanted to do was to protect the right to speak freely without penalty, without being afraid.' The bullets always were fired at night, but the threats, curses and social snubs came at any hour of the day. Houston's early American Civil Liberties Union members often found themselves in conflict with groups willing to use unsavory means to maintain the status quo. Founded in 1957 by Houston lawyer Ben G. Levy and a handful of supporters, the organization eventually made its mark in prison, civil rights and First Amendment litigation....
  • Iraq Spy's Dem Ties Obscured in Press Reports - MCCARTHYISM

    03/12/2004 8:01:33 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 14 replies · 210+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/12/04 | Limbacher
    Accused Iraq spy Susan Lindauer worked exclusively for some of the most left-wing Democrats in Congress, but Americans who get their news from the mainstream press aren't likely to learn about her political predelictions. Of the 120 main press reports so far on Lindauer's arrest yesterday, only 12 expressly identified her former employers as Democrats. In a career that began in 1996 and ended in 2002, Lindauer worked as a press aide for Senators Carol Moseley Braun and Ron Wyden, and House members Zoe Lofgren and Peter DeFazio. Instead of reporting on Lindauer's Democratic ties, the press zeroed in on...
  • FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE SHOCK JOCKS

    03/10/2004 10:25:20 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 33 replies · 529+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/10/04 | Ted Rall
    During the Fifties, actors and screenwriters sympathetic to progressive and radical causes found it nearly impossible to get work. Though they couldn't prove it, blackballed Hollywood talent knew why their telephones had stopped ringing. Somewhere behind the scenes, someone powerful, someone who believed that America was composed only of two kinds of people--communists and right-thinking souls like themselves--was working to silence them. We tell our kids that America learned from McCarthyism, but a new version of the Red Scare is being born in this new century. Powerbrokers connected to what Hillary Clinton (news - web sites) clumsily called the "vast...
  • Jewbusters

    03/01/2004 5:04:05 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 11 replies · 230+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 3/1/2004 | Jay Currie
    "I am not a bigot but we have to face facts. Working on my readers' behalf I have come up with a carefully researched list of the four most influential foreign policy advisers to President Bush. What they share in common is the belief the U.S. has the right to protect itself from its enemies. And half of them are black…" Now, no matter where a writer goes from there, unless it is some sort of lame observation about how President Bush has embraced diversity, he is going to look like a wanker. Why? Because, whatever a writer has to...
  • Lincoln Brigade veterans recall Spanish Civil War

    03/01/2004 7:33:40 AM PST · by Valin · 36 replies · 370+ views
    Ranks of those who volunteered to fight Franco are thinning OAKLAND -- Some of the few remaining veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, who volunteered in 1937 to fight in the Spanish Civil War, gathered Sunday to listen to music and remember fellow veterans. Each year at their annual West Coast reunion, the ranks of the brigade thin. This year 12 veterans took the stage, some with the help of walkers and canes, to take a bow in front of 450 supporters in the Calvin Simmons Theater. According to Linda Lusting, who helped organize the event, nationwide between 75 and...
  • Blacklisting of Mel Gibson Should've Outraged Me

    02/28/2004 11:21:45 AM PST · by gitmo · 63 replies · 668+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | February 27, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT 1:12 PM EST RUSH: Now, I mentioned in the last hour that there was a story in the New York Times yesterday, and I read it, and it did not -- I mean it stood out, but I didn't think enough of it to even print it to bring it to you to discuss on the radio, and I realized there's a story in the Washington Times today that references the New York Times story of yesterday and it jogged my memory, and I almost feel like I need to apologize to you all for not bringing this...
  • Liberals Katzenberg and Geffen blacklist Gibson

    02/26/2004 6:55:35 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 98 replies · 655+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 2/26/04 | N/A
    FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES: Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, the principals of DreamWorks, have privately expressed anger over the film, said an executive close to the two men. The chairmen of two other major studios said they would avoid working with Mr. Gibson because of "The Passion of the Christ" and the star's remarks surrounding its release. Neither of the chairmen would speak for attribution, but as one explained: "It doesn't matter what I say. It'll matter what I do. I will do something. I won't hire him. I won't support anything he's part of. Personally that's all I...
  • New Film May Harm Gibson's Career

    02/26/2004 4:43:00 PM PST · by siliconpatriot · 33 replies · 189+ views
    NY Times. ^ | February 26, 2004 | SHARON WAXMAN
    I didn't see anyone else post this. It seems important that many of Hollywoods Jewish leaders seem to be trying to make Mel Gibson suffer for doing this great film. Maybe Mel can start a Christian revolution in Hollywood. February 26, 2004 New Film May Harm Gibson's Career By SHARON WAXMAN OS ANGELES, Feb. 25 — Mel Gibson's provocative new film, "The Passion of the Christ," is making some of Hollywood's most prominent executives uncomfortable in ways that may damage Mr. Gibson's career. Hollywood is a close-knit world, and friendships and social contact are critical in the making of deals...
  • Hollywood to crucify Mel

    02/26/2004 7:33:43 AM PST · by dinok · 162 replies · 245+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 27, 2004 | Lynden Barber
    STUDIO chiefs in Hollywood have pledged to black-ban Mel Gibson for his film The Passion of The Christ, which earned more than $637,000 when it opened in Australia on Wednesday. The chairmen of two Hollywood studios said they would avoid working with Gibson because of the film, which he directed and financed, and his comments surrounding its release, the New York Times reported yesterday. One of the studio chairmen, who asked for anonymity, told the newspaper: "It doesn't matter what I say. It'll matter what I do. I will do something. I won't hire him. I won't support anything he's...
  • Purging the Neocons

    01/20/2004 9:24:58 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 51 replies · 306+ views
    Sobran Column ^ | 01-06-03 | Sobran, Joseph
    Purging the Neocons January 6, 2004 Did you know that the word neoconservative — often shortened to neocon — is an ethnic slur? Neither did I, but some, er, conservative pundits have set me straight. David Brooks of the New York Times says of “the people labeled neocons” that “con is short for ‘conservative’ and neo is short for ‘Jewish.’” So when other people call these people “neocons,” you see, they’re really calling them Jews, which for some reason is anti-Semitic. This must come as a surprise to Irving Kristol, who long ago cheerfully, indeed proudly, accepted the term. Though...
  • GETTING THE RED OUT, a review of a book on Reds & McCarthyism

    12/14/2003 6:33:10 AM PST · by OESY · 11 replies · 352+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 14, 2003 | JOHN EARL HAYNES
    <p>Of all the many national and ideological clashes of the 20th century, none was more colossal than Communism. It emerged triumphant in Russia in 1917 and reached for world domination in the 1940s. And as unlikely as it seems today, at that time, many Western intellectuals confidently predicted Communism's ultimate triumph.</p>
  • Frontpage Interview: In Denial--why academic elites are suppressing post-Cold War revelations

    11/25/2003 5:02:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies · 205+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 11-25-03 | Jamie Glazov, Professors John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr
    Frontpage Interview: In DenialBy Jamie GlazovFrontPageMagazine.com | November 25, 2003 FP: I would like to welcome all of our readers to our new feature Frontpage Interview, in which Frontpage Magazine is happy to present our conversations with the top authors and newsmakers of the day.Professors John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr have written a new book, In Denial: Historians, Communism, and Espionage, which demonstrates how the leftist academic establishment has ignored, denied and distorted the evidence that has come out of the former Soviet archives about the Cold War and American communism. Since post-Cold War revelations have completely legitimized...
  • The National Security Gap [Hugh Hewitt on Democrats crying McCarthy on questions of patriotism]

    10/05/2003 12:43:56 PM PDT · by RonDog · 16 replies · 279+ views
    www.weeklystandard.com ^ | October 2, 2003 | Hugh Hewitt
    The National Security GapThe real reason Democrats are crying McCarthy on questions of patriotism. by Hugh Hewitt 10/02/2003 12:00:00 AM Hugh Hewitt, contributing writerDEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES for the White House, Senate, and House face a huge difficulty in 2004: They are on the wrong side of the national security gap. The public doesn't trust their party's collective judgment on the key issues of war and terrorism. The 2002 elections underscored the vulnerability of the Democrats on these issues, and the prospect of a presidential campaign dominated by national security concerns unnerves even veteran operatives. Which explains a series of partisan attacks...
  • Elia Kazan, patriot: An American unfairly scorned

    09/29/2003 11:51:29 PM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 201+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 9/30/03
    WHEN ELIA KAZAN, one of history?s greatest film and theater directors, received his Academy Award for lifetime achievement in 1999, more than a few Hollywood glitterati refused to applaud this small man of gigantic artistic accomplishments. The reason: He named names. He had been a member of the Communist Party for two years in the 1930s. He quit when the party ordered a takeover of his theater group and ordered him to follow the party line. Years later when asked to name other party members, he did. The eight names he divulged to the House UnAmerican Affairs Committee already were...
  • Prof Must Keep Silent on Pro-Israeli Views [up for tenure, won't voice views]

    09/09/2003 5:32:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies · 296+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-9-03 | Jamie Glazov
    An academic scholar declines invitation to Frontpage Symposium in fear of endagering his appointment for tenure. Frontpage's most recent symposium was Jihad in Iraq with Michael Ledeen, Dan Brumberg, Cliff May and Charles Kupchan. We are now organizing a symposium on Leftist Anti-Semitism. Our distinguished panelists will be: Sol Stern, a contributing editor to City Journal and a Manhattan Institute senior fellow; Phyllis Chesler, Ph.D, the author of twelve books, including the international bestseller Women and Madness. Her most recent book is The New Anti-Semitism: The Current Crisis and What We Must Do About It; and Roger Gottlieb, a professor...
  • Ann Coulter Demolishes Bill O'Reilly

    08/11/2003 7:03:40 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 61 replies · 281+ views
    Media Monitor (Accuracy in Media) ^ | 8/11/03 | Cliff Kincaid
    Bill O’Reilly picked the wrong person to be a human punching bag when he invited Ann Coulter on his show. His purpose was to position himself as an independent and Coulter as a "right-wing pundit." But Coulter tried getting into the substance of her book, Treason, and O’Reilly was exposed as a know-nothing on the subject of Joe McCarthy. Rebutting phony charges that she is "mean," Coulter said, "I’m responding to 50 years of the liberal creation of a myth—turning an honorable American, a great American patriot, Joe McCarthy, into a virtual Nazi." O’Reilly responded, "I’m not going with that....
  • Useful Idiots, Treason Useful Idiots, Treason Useful Idiots, Treason

    08/08/2003 10:00:25 AM PDT · by Davis · 5 replies · 97+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | August 8, 2003 | Trentino
    Throughout the last century, the useful idiots of the Left did their deadly work. They fawned on dictators while professing concern for democratic norms and averting their eyes from the piles of corpses, mountains of skulls. The poets among them implored us to embrace the butcher, and were silent while other poets were imprisoned, tortured, killed. Tyrants were praised for being steadfast, for their willingness to crack eggs. Useful idiots are visionaries who can see prosperity where famine reigns. They claim to be advanced thinkers, progressives, while any who resist them are thought fit to be tossed onto the dustbin...
  • McCarthyism up close [Beichman attacks Coulter's "Treason"; admits never read her book]

    08/07/2003 12:51:43 PM PDT · by elenchus · 45 replies · 524+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 3, 2003 | Arnold Beichman
    <p>"Liberals have a preternatural gift for striking a position on the side of treason."</p> <p>"The myth of 'McCarthyism' is the greatest Orwellian fraud of our times. Liberals are fanatical liars, then as now. The portrayal of Sen. Joe McCarthy as a wild-eyed demagogue destroying innocent lives is sheer liberal hobgoblinism. Liberals weren't hiding under the bed during the McCarthy era. They were systematically undermining the nation's ability to defend itself, while waging a bellicose campaign of lies to blacken McCarthy's name."</p>
  • Phyllis Schlafly on "Teaching History: Fact or Fiction"

    08/02/2003 8:54:32 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 253+ views
    Human Events ^ | 08-01-03 | Schlafly, Phyllis
    Teaching History: Fact Or Fiction? by Phyllis Schlafly Posted Aug 1, 2003 In rare moments when Congress isn’t preoccupied with the war, taxes or prescription drugs, Congress is worrying that American students don’t know any American history. Congress is right to worry because this is true, but it doesn’t follow that the federal government is capable of remedying the problem. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the Nation’s Report Card, reported that less than half of high school seniors demonstrate even a basic grasp of history. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni, in a report called Losing...
  • The Letter the Wall Street Journal Refused to Run (in defense of Ann Coulter)

    07/30/2003 2:25:13 AM PDT · by Norm640 · 45 replies · 669+ views
    Anncoulter.org ^ | 07-30-03 | M. Stanton Evans
    To The Editor: A pretty good rule of thumb for judging media comment on Joe McCarthy is that people who most vociferously deplore him seldom know the facts of record. Vide the recent Dorothy Rabinowitz piece in the Journal attacking Ann Coulter’s new book Treason and its McCarthy chapters. In her double-barreled blast against McCarthy/Coulter, Ms. Rabinowitz makes statements that indicate extensive ignorance of McCarthy’s doings and can but compound prevailing myths about him. One need go no further to see the point than the first of the McCarthy cases Rabinowitz refers to, and that Coulter discusses in her book:...
  • Of treason and tailgunner Joe

    07/15/2003 11:05:52 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 157+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Wednesday, July 16, 2003 | by Pat Buchanan
    In the 1968 campaign, when Hubert Humphrey said he would end the bombing of North Vietnam, Spiro Agnew said Hubert was "soft on communism." A media firestorm erupted over such "McCarthyism." Yet, in 1948, Harry Truman had so savaged Tom Dewey that The New York Times ran this headline: "President Likens Dewey to Hitler as Fascist Tool." Was Harry called to account? No. His "Give-' em-Hell-Harry" campaign remains a glorious episode in the archives of liberalism. Point: What the Left calls McCarthyism -- smearing an enemy on false or non-existent information -- has been its stock-in-trade since the Left invented...
  • Patrick J. Buchanan: Of "Treason" and Tailgunner Joe

    07/16/2003 6:37:51 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 78 replies · 593+ views
    WND.com ^ | 07-16-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Of 'Treason' & Tailgunner Joe Posted: July 16, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the 1968 campaign, when Hubert Humphrey said he would end the bombing of North Vietnam, Spiro Agnew said Hubert was "soft on communism." A media firestorm erupted over such "McCarthyism." Yet, in 1948, Harry Truman had so savaged Tom Dewey that the New York Times ran this headline: "President Likens Dewey to Hitler as Fascist Tool." Was Harry called to account? No. His "Give-'em-Hell-Harry" campaign remains a glorious episode in the archives of liberalism. Point: What the Left calls McCarthyism – smearing...
  • Anti-McCarthyism

    07/14/2003 5:56:32 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies · 206+ views
    SENATE HISTORICAL MINUTE ^ | Jul 9, 2003 | Richard A. Baker
    At the end of World War II, Congress passed legislation allowing all members and committees to hire professional staff members at government expense. Committee chairmen were expected to select nonpartisan professionals who would serve all elected officials equally. Although chairmen made all hiring decisions, they customarily consulted their panels’ ranking minority members as a matter of courtesy. Fifty years ago this week, a chairman ignored that custom and triggered a political firestorm. When the Republicans gained control of the Senate in January 1953, Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis.) became chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Previous chairmen had...
  • Redefining McCarthyism; Coulter's bid to resell Joe as hero is a damnable lie

    07/13/2003 8:34:11 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 101 replies · 1,620+ views
    AZ Republic ^ | AZ Republic Editorial Staff
    <p>Revisionist history. That's the kindest description you can give columnist Ann Coulter's attempt to portray Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy as an American hero.</p> <p>But it's more accurate to call it a lie. A damnable one, at that.</p> <p>But there it is, in black and white. In her columns and in her new book, Treason.</p>