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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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 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...