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McCarthyism – Duped by the media

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.)”