Accuracy in Media

At the recent conference on “Rethinking McCarthy,” veteran journalist M. Stanton Evans disputed a number of myths about the Senator that have been accepted by leading historians and media figures. Evans, the director of the National Journalism Center who is writing his own book on Senator Joseph McCarthy, said one of the most notorious myths is that the Wisconsin Senator never named any names of suspected communists in government. Holding up a file of material, Evans said, “Here are the names. Right here. Anybody who wants to can look at them.” He produced a letter that McCarthy sent to Senator Millard Tydings in 1950 in which he listed the names.

The original list, which included numbers of cases and not names, was obtained by McCarthy after it was put together by congressional staffers. It was drawn from the files of the State Department itself. But McCarthy provided the cases to Tydings with the names attached. Critics have said over the years that the list was either outdated, blown out of proportion, that the individuals named were cleared by congressional committees, or that they were just mildly leftist. But none of that was true. Evans quoted from some of them: “…he furnished material to a known Soviet espionage agent…” and “…He is a known Communist Party member.”

Evans said the biggest piece of disinformation was that these cases had been cleared by congressional hearings. This was false. The chairman of one committee said the information showed “a large number of communists on the rolls of the State Department.” He added, “It makes me wonder if there is any representation of the United States in the State Department.”

McCarthy also had access to information about Amerasia, a pro-Communist magazine, and State Department diplomat John Stewart Service, who was arrested for passing classified information to its editor. In a major speech, McCarthy called the Justice Department failure to prosecute the case a massive cover-up. “We now know that he was 100 percent correct,” Evans said of McCarthy?s charges. The FBI wiretapped the meeting where the cover-up was planned and the case was fixed to get Service off. Playing a role in the cover-up was Soviet agent Laughlin Currie in the White House. He was a key adviser to President Franklin Roosevelt.

Another McCarthy target, Owen Lattimore of the Institute for Pacific Relations, was supposedly investigated by the Tydings Committee, which found nothing incriminating in his FBI files. But Evans read from that file, page one, which said back in 1941 that Lattimore was a communist who should be detained in the event of a national emergency.

All of this mattered for two reasons. One, some of these people engaged in espionage for the Soviet Union. Two, they manipulated U.S. foreign policy to the benefit of the communists. For example, they maneuvered to cut off aid to the Chinese nationalists in order to betray China to the communists. This betrayal left mainland China in the hands of the Communists and the nationalists fled to the island of Taiwan. More than 50 years later, the betrayal continues under the Clinton Administration. But Senator Joe McCarthy tried to prevent it.




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  • From secret communists inside the State Depart. to an openly Communist, foreign-born usurper in  the White House.  Go back to the Constitution and Rule of Law and put Obama under a gallows swinging…

  • Ranchman

    With the mainstream media in collusion with the Obama Communists, how can we fight back? Even Faux News won’t report on issues which could have prohibited Obama from being elected in the first place. None of this had to happen, if we’d have had a media worth its salt.

    America needs to reevaluate what it thinks it knows about Joseph McCarthy. The only reason the tide turned against him was on account of a massive Communist propaganda campaign. Even Glenn Beck thinks he was a drunk and an extremist. And yet, while happily demeaning the memory of McCarthy, GB would never report on the forgery and fraud of every single piece of Obama’s documentation, helping to allow a staunch Communist to ascend to the presidency of the United States of America.

    Every step America has made which moves the nation closer to its destruction has been calculated by the Communists, headquartered out of the Soviet Union. The Communists have never given up on their plan for world domination and they are steadily gaining in their goals. While I still hope and pray that America wakes up to this threat, part of me thinks it’s already too late. Time will tell, I guess…

  • Habeas Corpus Canada

    Good to have this update on Senator McCarthy, setting the record straight.

    It answers some of the criticisms of the McCarran-McCarthy era put forth in this 1998 biographical account by William Lancelot Holland, which I found online last week: “Remembering the Institute of Pacific Relations: The Memoirs of William L. Holland.

    http://books.google.ca/books?id=h44xuLqdoJcC&pg=PA196&lpg=PA196&dq=Launcelot,+%22Institute+for+Pacific+Relations%22&source=bl&ots=J2VIiydLTw&sig=DDHV5dY0sPHyj6YwhL3pxekSQc0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=hwSkUdr9C8a6yQHurIHIDA&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=McCarthy&f=false

    Personally, I think Senator McCarthy unknowingly understated the extent of the problem. We could use a McCarthy today, in both America and Canada.

    My independent research indicates that Canada’s federal civil service was taken over by the Comintern in the late 1920s, just before the Statute of Westminster, 1931 declared Canada independent of the United Kingdom. That timing is a matter for concern, as it happened on Soviet spy O.D. Skelton’s watch, (recruited by Louis Kon of the Comintern) who was then in charge of Canada’s civil service and advising our prime ministers.

    In essence, Canada’s acquisition of international sovereignty released us into the sinister shadow of the Kremlin.

    By the 1960s, Canada finally had a full-blown Soviet spy for a “prime minister”: Lester Bowles Pearson. He had in fact been denounced in the McCarran hearings by Elizabeth Bentley. The FBI warned Canada, but nothing happened, and Pearson ascended. He was active in and became the President of the Kremlin-controlled IPR’s Canadian secretariat, the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA). This changed its name to Canadian International Council, and then to Open Canada, under which it operates now while pushing George Soros’s borderless “Open Society”.

    A full-blown Communist campaign to merge the continent followed soon after Pearson occupied office. Attempts were made to get the continental ball rolling by dismantling Canada using the front of Quebec’s alleged bid for “secession” in reply to a Communist terrorist movement implemented with aid from Castro.

    That operation was put into full gear under the auspices of Pearson’s hand-picked successor, Communist “prime minister” number two, Comrade Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Trudeau’s son has just taken over Canada’s federal Liberal leadership to finish what his father started. There are intimations that our current traitor Harper who continues to merge North America with Communist Obama may step aside to let the junior Trudeau finish it, and take the honors.

    I am working on a web site inspired by anti-communist author, Alan Stang. Please check it out:

    CANADA – How The Communists Took Control

    It’s located at: http://www.nosnowinmoscow.com

    Kathleen Moore
    HABEAS CORPUS CANADA
    The Official Legal Challenge
    To North American Union
    http://www.habeascorpuscanada.com
    http://habeascorpuscanadacomments.blogspot.com – an explanation of the Quebec “secession” scam.

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  • Habeas Corpus Canada

    I’m reading something interesting.
    The introduction recommends reading the last chapter first: “What Must Be Done”:
    http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/un_exposed/un_exposed.htm#Contents

  • Habeas Corpus Canada

    I think the oath of allegiance is the key.

    Communists can’t swear a legally valid oath. They bear allegiance to a foreign power.

    Prove by documenting his actions and his ideology that Obama is a Communist, and throw him out for a void oath.

    Anyone under a void oath was never lawfully in office, or is self-discharged; it remains to remove him.

  • dan’l

    Read ” Blacklisted By History” for more confirmation. McCarthy was proven to be right by the Venona files when they were released.

  • DV

    According to Ann Coulter: McCarthy made the names available for the public, Senator Millard Tydings, and other members of Congress, the President, and the media to see. He didn’t read the names from the list during the televised hearing because he thought that wouldn’t be fair to those on the list. Ed Murrow, the liberal media, and the Democrats transmogrified McCarthy’s compassion, decency, and sense of fair play into one of the Great Ogre’s Crimes of the Century. Ed Murrow came out of this fairy tale play he wrote smelling like a rose and looking like an angel. He’s roasting in hell now.

  • Infidel_jack

    Obama is the most dangerous Mohamadista in the world. He created the Islamic State and he refuses to fight them. He is intentionally destroying America because he hates us.