I just finished reading Andrew Breitbart’s Righteous Indignation and started reading Blacklisted by History: the untold story of Senator Joe McCarthy by M. Stanton Evans.
Breitbart’s book is about what has become the left controlled media and culture in America: how to identify it and how to combat it. It’s a quick read and has some fun and interesting anecdotes about his life, past and present.
You know how you learn a new word and then see it everywhere? After reading Breitbart’s book, I’ve been more conscious of what I’m reading and hearing in the media. So, that happened to me today when I started reading Evans’ book. The book begins with all the redactions he found when researching documents regarding McCarthy and all the missing documents related to him. Documents missing from the National Archives, for instance. Documents that would have supported or debunked a lot that has made Joe McCarthy an evil legend, to most.
The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post all had written about McCarthy at different times, including obits that related to “victims” of his governmental communist hunt. And every one of them, even in crossword puzzle clues, as well as all the history I’ve read previously about McCarthy, refer to his HUAC – House Un-American Activities Committee.
Do you see how easily duped we’ve been by the main stream media in this country? A senator cannot chair a HOUSE committee…
“It seems inconceivable, but is obviously so, that there are people writing for major papers who don’t know we have a bicameral legislative system, that a senator wouldn’t [couldn’t] head a House committee. And while such bloopers are amusing, they can have effects that historically speaking aren’t so funny, pinning responsibility on McCarthy for things to which he had no connection (e.g. the House committee’s investigation of Reds in Hollywood, often imputed to McCarthy.)”
August 8th, 2011 at 3:01 PM
It always bothers me when I hear some of these dolts lay the HUAC hearings of 1947 at the feet of Joe McCarthy, and conclude that he and he alone was responsible for “Blacklist”.
May 14th, 2011 at 5:56 AM
those are two books I want to read. trying to get thru Glasov’s on the Left’s love affair of tyranny right now, and it’s good . . .
Breitbart is one of my biggest heros.
May 13th, 2011 at 12:06 PM
Ignorance and propaganda are the biggest tools the left have against education and wisdom.
Anybody with any degree of common sense can see through what they’re attempting to do to this Country.
The smiling charlatan that currently occupies the White House is a wake up call to the Giant that is just now rousing from it’s sleep.
It’s about time.
May 12th, 2011 at 9:24 PM
You should post a review on “Blacklisted”, ROXY. It’s one of the ones on my to-read list, but I haven’t got to it yet. I read Coulter’s books “Treason” and “Slander” a while back. I’m currently reading “Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric” (a fine blogging tool), & “The Capitalist’s Guide To The Ideas Behind Atlas Shrugged”
May 13th, 2011 at 7:32 AM
I’ve read the first 5 chapters, BOB and it’s jam packed with information: lots of foot notes and stuff, too. Almost info overload. It’s also one of those books that you can pick up and start reading at almost any chapter- like most history books.
It sure sounds like your reading material is a lot like mine. Wish we were close enough to trade books with each other! The ones you’re reading sound like stuff I’d love to read, too.
May 12th, 2011 at 5:09 PM
Makes you wonder how many people just take the media at it’s word?
May 12th, 2011 at 5:27 PM
Way too many, I’m afraid, loopy.
May 12th, 2011 at 4:52 PM
The media expects us to read their drivel while banking on us to not pay attention.
May 12th, 2011 at 5:27 PM
And for years, most of us haven’t Otis.
May 12th, 2011 at 4:48 PM
I’ll be sure to check it out next time I’m on Amazon! Thanks!
May 12th, 2011 at 5:25 PM
Andrew’s book is good – Good info regarding the leftist media and the entertainment industry.
This McCarthy book is, so far, really good! And I think it’s highly relevant in light of the number of outed communists in our government today. Ann Coulter wrote about McCarthy in one of her books, too and she debunked almost all of the myth, fable and outright lies about him.
J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atomic bomb) was a communist. They were all over our government after WWII. But for whatever reason (and I think it was due, in part, to the relocation from Germany to America of the Frankfurt School) the press, especially, would not lend any credibility to McCarthy’s claims.