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  • Gina Carano and Crowd-Sourced McCarthyism

    02/16/2021 1:37:19 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 6 replies
    SubStack ^ | 2/16/2021 | Bari Weiss
    It used to be possible to follow the allegations and cancellations. Remember when the cooking columnist Alison Roman lost her job at The New York Times because she criticized Chrissy Teigen? That sentence looks just as absurd now as it did then, but so could 10,000 others. And it’s hard to even remember if it happened last week or last month or last year.
  • McCarthy warned us but he was silenced

    02/10/2021 10:54:46 AM PST · by patriot torch · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | A while ago | Some leftist on utube
    While the purpose which this video was created was to condemn "McCarthyism" it could not be clearer today who the so called McCarthites are. (Using their term not mine) for what its worth, McCarthy should be hailed a hero today having been fully vindicated for warning us of the infiltration of the "reds"
  • Two Cheers For “McCarthyism”?

    One of the most difficult things for a conservative to write about is McCarthyism. Oh, I don’t mean “difficult” in the Oprah Book Club sense of difficult. It’s not painful, or heart-wrenching, or cathartic. I mean it is technically challenging to write about it with clarity and precision. The problem is simple: McCarthyism has come to mean anything liberals or leftists consider to be unfair, unjust, un-nice. It’s simply another example of the general phenomenon described by George Orwell when he wrote in “Politics and the English Language” that “The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far...
  • House Republicans vote to retain Liz Cheney as their No. 3 leader, rebuffing push by pro-Trump conservatives to oust her

    02/03/2021 6:19:11 PM PST · by Coronal · 216 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 3, 2021
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to retain Rep. Liz Cheney as their No. 3 leader, rebuffing a rebellion by hard-right conservatives angry after she voted last month to impeach then-President Donald Trump. The secret 145-61 vote came the same day that Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy ridiculed Democrats for slating a House vote Thursday on removing Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia from her committees. McCarthy’s comment was a signal that he was dismissing bipartisan demands that Greene be punished for her promotion online and embrace of racist and violent views and bizarre conspiracy theories.
  • Twilight Zone Radio: Four O'Clock

    01/31/2021 1:42:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Twilight Zone Radio ^ | Rod Serling adaptation
    All evil people made two feet tall.
  • Chuck Todd shoots down McCarthyism comparisons: 'Have we no sense of decency?'

    12/07/2019 7:27:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, December 6, 2019 | Andrew Blake
    Chuck Todd, the host of “Meet the Press,” fired back Thursday after being repeatedly accused of McCarthyism by conservative commentator and Fox News personality Tucker Carlson. Mr. Todd delivered a monologue about McCarthyism during the NBC show’s latest episode, saying the term has been used recently absent “much intellectual honesty or care.” Without mentioning Mr. Carlson by name, Mr. Todd weighed in on the heels of the Fox News host repeatedly comparing him this week to former Sen. Joe McCarthy, the late Wisconsin Republican who infamously accused Americans during the Cold War of being communists. Mr. Todd played a montage...
  • Eric McCormack backtracks, says he doesn't support 'blacklists' after calling to out Trump donors

    09/04/2019 3:48:48 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 04 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    "Will & Grace" star Eric McCormack is walking back his comments after he and his co-star Debra Messing were widely criticized after calling for Trump donors in Hollywood to be outed. Last week, McCormack responded to a report about an upcoming fundraiser being held in Beverly Hills in honor of President Trump's reelection campaign by requesting a followup of all the attendees. "Hey, @THR, kindly report on everyone attending this event," he wrote, "so the rest of us can be clear about who we don't want to work with. Thx," McCormack tweeted.
  • McConnell blasts 'modern-day McCarthyism,' defends blocking election bills

    07/29/2019 1:57:29 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/19 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), under fire for blocking two election security bills, hit back on Monday comparing the attacks against him to “modern-day McCarthyism.” “I was called unpatriotic, un-American and essentially treasonous by a couple of left-wing pundits on the basis of bold-faced lies. I was accused of aiding and abetting the very man I’ve singled out as an adversary and opposed for nearly 20 years, Vladimir Putin,” McConnell said during a fiery speech from the Senate floor. He added that his critics, specifically pointing out The Washington Post and MSNBC, were using “unhinged smears,” adding “welcome to...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Are investigations of Trump the new McCarthyism?

    05/23/2019 7:38:22 AM PDT · by billorites · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 22, 2019 | Alan Dershowitz
    When I came of age during the 1950s, liberals and civil libertarians were deeply concerned about the abuses of congressional investigations to expose communists and “fellow travelers.” Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy was using congressional committees to do his dirty work. The committee leaders would claim that they had legitimate legislative purposes in subpoenaing actors, professors, and government employees to interrogate them about their past political affiliations. The purported purposes were to legislate more effective controls over communist influence in our government and to conduct oversight of the executive branch. Most liberals and civil libertarians saw through this ruse. The obvious...
  • The Inquisition of President Trump continues

    04/23/2019 7:53:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/19 | Rolf Yungclas
    McCarthyism: Constitutional deconstructionists who have legislative oversight committees serve as public Star Chambers, where laws and legal processes would be substituted with the political whims of the committees and Chairs Another work week begins. I wonder what the D.C. Collusioners…scratch that, never mind two-and-a-half years of perpetuating that hoax…the D.C. Obstructioners’ junta will be demanding of their subjects in the White House this week. “Ze papers, ve must have ze papers! Submit them now, Herr Trrrump!” If our nation operated the way Democrat U.S. Representatives Nadler, Schiff, Neal, Waters, Cummings and others wanted it to we would have to change...
  • More thoughts on America and Chaplin.

    01/21/2019 5:10:53 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 21 replies
    Freedom, Demokrasi and Civilised Humanity ^ | 22 January 2019 | Geoff Fox
    Charlie Chaplin was one of the pioneering film making greats in Hollywood but could no longer live in America in the time of Joe McCarthy. The scale of things in America as opposed tp Chaplin's country of birth, England, may have helped him to get the star power that enabled him to do things like establish United Artists and thereby be independent. Not possible now? (Some bid stars can become producers but only as part of a team of producers not as sole producer/director.) To some people in America Chaplin was a communist. When forced to leave America he went...
  • Donald Trump’s DNA Attack on Elizabeth Warren is the Beginning of Genetic McCarthyism

    07/08/2018 3:27:35 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 95 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 7, 2018 | James D. Walsh
    The era of Maury-Povich politics is officially upon us, after President Donald Trump suggested at a rally in Montana last week that Senator Elizabeth Warren be subjected to a DNA test. “I shouldn’t tell you ’cause I like not to give away secrets… Let’s say I’m debating Pocahontas,” the president said, reviving his favorite racist nickname for the senator. “You know those little kits they sell on television for $2…I’m gonna get one of those little kits and in the middle of the debate, when she proclaims that she’s of Indian heritage, because her mother says she has high cheekbones…we...
  • McCarthyism; History Repeats Itself

    12/14/2017 1:28:19 AM PST · by tired&retired · 50 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    What will be the new name for false sexual allegations? What is happening now reminds me of McCarthyism. Per Wiki, McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence. The term refers to U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy and has its origins in the period in the United States known as the Second Red Scare, lasting roughly from 1947 to 1956 and characterized by heightened political repression as well as a campaign spreading fear of Communist influence on American institutions and of espionage by Soviet agents. McCarthyism has taken on a broader meaning, describing...
  • Dem senators ask Bannon for more info about Breitbart contact

    04/21/2017 5:13:01 AM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 20 April 2017 3:36pm | Jordain Carney
    Senate Democrats want White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon to clarify recent contact he's had with Breitbart News, the conservative outlet he once ran.   The senators also want to know if Bannon's contact with the site complies with ethics rules.   Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Ed Markey (Mass.), Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) sent letters Thursday to Bannon and Stefan Passantino, the White House's designated agency ethics official. 
  • Breaking News: FBI Uncovers Evidence That 62 Million Trump Voters are All Russian Agents

    04/09/2017 10:48:28 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 56 replies ^ | 4/7/2017 | NYFeed
    Anonymous sources within the FBI have revealed to The Times that they have new evidence indicating that everyone who voted for Donald Trump is an agent of the FSB (formerly the KGB). An unknown portion of these voters may have had their minds controlled by a Russian space-beam, agents close to the investigation say. The allegation that 62 million Americans appear to be employed by Russian intelligence services has rocked the Bureau, and it is reported that multiple agents have taken their own lives, given that realizing just how deep this Russian hacking conspiracy runs blew their minds – literally....
  • The Truth About McCarthyism: Modern Parallels

    01/14/2017 9:42:56 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 13JAN2017 | Stefan Molyneux
    The mainstream narrative would tell you that from 1950 to 1954, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy unjustly accused a wide variety of Americans of being communist spies, creating a hysterical witch-hunt that destroyed the lives of innocent people. What is the truth about Sen. Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism? What are the modern parallels between mid-1950s McCarthyism and the events of today? Sources:
  • Amid Antisemitism Controversy,[] Bannon to Attend Major Pro-Israel Group’s Gala Dinner

    11/15/2016 4:56:33 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 14 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | November 15, 2016 | Barney Breen-Portnoy
    Stephen Bannon, whose appointment to serve as President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor has drawn controversy in recent days over allegations of antisemitism, will attend the Zionist Organization of America’s annual awards gala in New York City on Sunday. “All administration officials are welcome to come to the ZOA dinner,” ZOA National President Morton A. Klein told The Algemeiner on Tuesday. “Any Democrat is welcome, as is any Republican. If you’re a government official and you want to come to the ZOA dinner — unless you’re extremely hostile to Israel or a Jew-hater — you’re welcome to come.”...
  • The Donald's Media Banana Republic

    01/22/2016 5:39:55 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 17 replies
    Freep | 1/22/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    The success of the American experiment is best gauged by how we staved off military coups, thanks Gen. Smedley Darlington Butler. But now we're on the verge of a media coup turning us into the biggest banana republic of all time. Edward R. Murrow killed ugly but honest Joseph McCarthy, less known is his bringing here the New Left's Herbert Marcuse to corrupt 3 generations of college campuses. Benjamin Bradlee' s coup against Nixon gave us Jimmy Carter, but Deep Throat W. Mark Felt never did become FBI Director. A vote for Trump will finally give the media the Government,...
  • Joe McCarthy: Despicable or Prophetic?

    05/15/2015 10:28:49 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 36 replies
    The Center for Vision & Values ^ | May 15, 2015 | Paul G. Kengor
    A recent column I wrote on communism in Hollywood in the 1940s elicited strong reaction toward the person of Joe McCarthy. This was somewhat perplexing, given that McCarthy was not the front-and-center figure investigating Hollywood communism. Yet, it wasn’t surprising, given that any mention of the Stalinist sympathies of American communists prompts liberals into reflexive accusations of McCarthyism. For the record, the investigation of communism in Hollywood was led by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, which (for most of its existence) was chaired by anti-communist Democrats. The first and last heads of HCUAA (commonly but incorrectly abbreviated as...
  • Liberals Are the New McCarthyites—and They’re Proud of It: Harry Reid Leads Pitchfork Persecutors.

    04/03/2015 6:42:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/03/2015 | John Fund
    It was just over 60 years ago that the tactics of Senator Joseph McCarthy were repudiated when he was censured by the Senate in December 1954. Ever since then, McCarthyism — the reckless hurling of accusations at adversaries so as to destroy their reputations — has been considered one of the lowest forms of political behavior and one liberals love to crusade against. But McCarthyism isn’t limited to one party or ideology. And if liberals have any sense of self-awareness they will recognize the tactic has returned and is growing in their back yard. Harry Reid, the top Democrat in...