McCarthyism is a modern example of a witch hunt, or finding criminality or grievance where none exists. Some good examples: * Duke Lacross rape case (criminal charges built on a lie because they fit a popular media narrative) * Hands up don’t shoo...
Today’s McCarthyism has many faces and voices, including the household names of right-wing cable television, a plethora of radio hosts, Religious Right leaders, right-wing organizations and the bogus “grassroots” campaigns they generate – and Members of Congress and other Republican Party officials.
Named for Sen. Joe McCarthy (R-Wis.) who led the witch-hunt in Congress, McCarthyism refers to the wave of political repression during the late 1940s and early 1950s that targeted the Communist Party, people in the party’s orbit and left-wing activists in general.
Seventy years ago today, on January 3, 1946, Joseph Raymond McCarthy stepped into the U.S. Senate seat formerly occupied by the founder of this magazine, Robert M. “Fighting Bob” La Follette. By February of 1950, McCarthy had burst into the national spotlight with a series of speeches against ...
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Obama's abuse of the Espionage Act is modern-day McCarthyism ... are yet further examples of the Obama administration's policy of using an iron fist against human rights and civil liberties ...
Today there are many examples of McCarthyism that exist in the world around us. The fact that McCarthyism still exists is a little frightening. McCarthyism is still attacking people all over the world and it needs to stop. Here are a few things that are outrageous to think of.
McCarthyism means 'political persecution without process of law'. It's named after US senator Joe McCarthy, an anti communist crusader during the early Cold War. The House Committee on Un-American Activities was created to weed out communists and sympathizers, but became a sort of witch hunt, with government organizations and industries ...
Today, more than 60 years after Joe McCarthy’s fall from power, the term “McCarthyism” is synonymous with scare tactics that place self-promotion ahead of party and country. McCarthyism was ...
McCarthyism destroyed itself because of the outrageous and unfounded charges that McCarthy made and the lives he ruined. It is now rare for someone to be under widespread attack for being a communist.