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Saturday, April 03, 2010

More bad Texas history: McCarthy = hero

Its difficult to see McCarthy as a hero when the term McCarthyism is synonymous with a proof-not-needed witch hunt.  The not-very-shocking fact that communists were infiltrating the US at that time ignores the likelihood that this approach likely hurt anti-Communist effort more than it helped.  Portraying a paranoid, hawkish bully as a hero is the same sort of revisionist history Russia is experiencing with Stalin.

Since Wikipedia has an obvious liberal bias, there's Conservapedia's take on McCarthy.

Update: This site wasn't the first to make the McCarthy-Stalin comparison.  Also, to avoid an apples-and-oranges fallacy, it should be stated the murder of millions is far more villainous than a trampling of civil liberties.

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