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When I wrote a ferocious defense of Sen. Joe McCarthy in Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism, liberals chose not to argue with me. Instead they posted a scrolling series of reasons not to read my book, such as that I wear short skirts, date boys, and that Treason was not a scholarly tome.

After printing rabidly venomous accounts of McCarthy for half a century based on zero research, liberals would only accept research presenting an alternative view of McCarthy that included, as the Los Angeles Times put it, at least the "pretense of scholarly throat-clearing and objectivity."

This week, they got it. The great M. Stanton Evans has finally released Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies. Based on a lifetime's work, including nearly a decade of thoroughgoing research, stores of original research and never-before-seen government files, this 672-page book ends the argument on Joe McCarthy. Look for it hidden behind stacks of Bill Clinton's latest self-serving book at a bookstore near you.

Evans' book is such a tour de force that liberals are already preparing a "yesterday's news" defense -- as if they had long ago admitted the truth about McCarthy. Yes, and they fought shoulder to shoulder with Ronald Reagan to bring down the Evil Empire. Thus, Publishers Weekly preposterously claims that "the history Evans relates is already largely known, if not fully accepted." Somebody better tell George Clooney.

The McCarthy period is the Rosetta stone of all liberal lies. It is the textbook on how they rewrite history -- the sound chamber of liberal denunciations, their phony victimhood as they demean and oppress their enemies, their false imputation of dishonesty to their opponents, their legalization of every policy dispute, their ability to engage in lock-step shouting campaigns, and the black motives concealed by their endless cacophony.

The true story of Joe McCarthy, told in meticulous, irrefutable detail in Blacklisted by History, is that from 1938 to 1946, the Democratic Party acquiesced in a monstrous conspiracy being run through the State Department, the military establishment, and even the White House to advance the Soviet cause within the U.S. government.

In the face of the Democrats' absolute refusal to admit to their fecklessness, fatuity and recklessness in allowing known Soviet spies to penetrate the deepest levels of government, McCarthy demanded an accounting.

Even if one concedes to on-the-one-hand-on-the-other-hand whiners like Ronald Radosh that Truman's Secretary of State Dean Acheson didn't like communism, his record is what it was. And that record was to treat Soviet spies like members of the Hasty Pudding Club.

Rather than own up to their moral blindness to Soviet espionage, Democrats fired up the liberal slander machine, which would be deployed again and again over the next half century to the present day. In hiding their own perfidy, liberals were guilty of every sin they lyingly imputed to McCarthy. There were no "McCarthyites" until liberals came along.

Blacklisted by History proves that every conventional belief about McCarthy is wrong, including:

-- That he lied about his war service: He was a tailgunner in World War II;

-- That he was a drunk: He would generally nurse a single drink all night;

-- That he made the whole thing up: He produced loads of Soviet spies in government jobs;

-- That he just did it for political gain: He understood perfectly the godless evil of communism.

Ironically, for all of their love of conspiracy theories -- the rigging of the 2000 election, vote suppression in Ohio in 2004, 9/11 being an inside job, oil companies covering up miracle technology that would allow cars to run on dirt, Britney Spears' career, etc., etc. -- when presented with an actual conspiracy of Soviet spies infiltrating the U.S. government, they laughed it off like world-weary skeptics and dedicated themselves to slandering Joe McCarthy.

Then as now, liberals protect themselves from detection with wild calumnies against anybody who opposes them. They have no interest in -- or aptitude for -- persuasion. Their goal is to anathematize their enemies. Blacklisted by History removes the curse from one of the greatest patriots in American history.



Ann Coulter.
 

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Clyde, your bones of contention with Senator McCarthy are dealt with in Ann's book and what comes up short is what we have been fed down through the years, as presented and historialized by an obnoxious and left-wing partisan press from that time.
 

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I'd like to see a list of names of the "smear(ed) innocents" please.

Also i'd appreciate the citing of which page and paragraph of the congressional record for it's "historical documentation" of these matters, please.

Dave D., you've obviously been influenced by the distorted histories written by leftist historians relying on then current left-wing press accounts regarding Senator McCarthy. Read Ann's book then get back to me.

Hey guys, i don't want to fight, i just want the true record set straight about a great American hero.

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Three names?

Marshall wasn't "smeared" he was castigated for his lack of intelligence.

Fred Fisher? You mean Fred Friendly? Liberal network honcho and who had it in for anyone who was too anti-communist? And who was a member of the leftist cabal intent on smearing Senator McCarthy?

Eisenhower? He was president wasn't he, at the time? I think most presidents have their critics and can take a little over-the-top criticism.
 

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"...espoused liberty for all instead of the fear-mongering espoused by the right wing."

I mean, really, this is barely worthy of comment. I'd venture to posit that 90% of Gunboards members consider themselves to be "right wing". This is another example of the way in which the leftists have brainwashed people into believing that the true patriots and fighters for liberty are really "fear mongers". Poppycock! It is the Left that are the true totalitarians not the patriots of the Right.
 

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Fred Fisher not Fred Friendly. Got it.


Fred Fisher was a member of the National Lawyers Guild, an organization named by the then current Attorney General as "the legal bulwark of the Communist Party". And this at time when the CPUSA was a defacto arm of the Soviet intelligence service.
 

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Dave D., why did you so quickly resort to name calling?

Can not reasonable men disagree reasonably?
 

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Dave, you are wound way too tight. You need to loosen up a little.

As to poor ol' George Marshall; he supported enormous consessions to Stalin at Yalta, including turning over Poland to the USSR. He helped consign a billion people to a totalitarian dungeon in China and he played a central role in Truman's firing of General MacArthur. McCarthy never called Marshall a traitor, a communist or a coward. He simply detailed Marshall's record.
 

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"...It was the Republicans in the Senate who got fed up with this slimeball and voted 67 to 22 to condemn him on 12-2-54. A Republican, Senator Flanders, of Vermont, brought the charges."

Now this is truly laughable. The grounds for censure of Senator McCarthy were his remarks about Flanders. Flanders had called McCarthy a homosexual and compared him to Hitler. McCarthy's response was "I think they should get a man with a net and take him ( Flanders ) to a good quiet place." That censure count was rejected.

Imagine that dear old Dave, senators were free to defame and verbally abuse McCarthy but it was considered a grave violation of the Senate's dignity if he criticized them back.
 

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"Perhaps you are unaware of Francisco Franco?"

Yeah, i remember him. It was Franco who singlehandedly saved Spain from being taken over by the Stalinists.

Dang Dave, everytime you get up on your highhorse it's to defame another champion of the anti-communist struggle. You wouldn't happen to be a secret Marxist-Leninist yourself, now would you Dave?
 

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Dave, like i said earlier, you really need to unwind. Yer gonna pop a cork.
 

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Hey Dave, read this again and maybe let it sink into your damn the facts, let me live with my illusions and propagandized thick skull;

"The true story of Joe McCarthy, told in meticulous, irrefutable detail in Blacklisted by History, is that from 1938 to 1946, the Democratic Party acquiesced in a monstrous conspiracy being run through the State Department, the military establishment, and even the White House to advance the Soviet cause within the U.S. government."

"In the face of the Democrats' absolute refusal to admit to their fecklessness, fatuity and recklessness in allowing known Soviet spies to penetrate the deepest levels of government, McCarthy demanded an accounting."

Now, after you've cooled down a bit, go and read Evans new book and admit to me that you were wrong in your assessment of Senator McCarthy.
 

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Coulter and Evans have done the foot work and the heavy lifting to write two good and accurate books resurrecting the reputation of an American hero's fight against homegrown communist enemies.

I refuse to accept that the histories of that period, written by liberal/leftist McCarthy haters are gospel and unassailable.

Thanks for all your input,
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Dave, we really need to talk about your toilet-training someday. You are wound way too tight.

You were not there and neither was anyone who've added to this discussion regarding McCarthy. We choose, based on our predjudices, which historical account we believe is closest to accuracy. You have chosen accounts written by those who refused to recognize the very real threat of Soviet penetration of the U.S. government. Accounts probably written by unwitting and witting participants in the machinations of Soviet intelligence. Accounts written by McCarthy haters. Actually, haters of any and all who would attempt to rouse a sleepy nation to the threat of Stalinism. It is you, my erstwhile friend, that have chosen to lie down with the enemies of your country.
 
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