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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1955 - File 035. 1955-02. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1189/show/1154.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date February 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Title File 035
Transcript p isolation'1 TIMELY QUOTES: "TIME shall throw a dart at thee." —Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke. N/ Fi„h!" "?P°sinK family history. First ., M 8 °6' tHen Y°UnS B°b ha<l Sat ontmuously in the U.S. Senate since ,u° I Voung Bob's departure would mean ,.rL. }° Con6ress of a Senator with ill funical exoellence, whose last fine R.n ■ en the P^hing through of the Sere'2*"'011 B'" deSp'te ConSressional m„Fror J°e McCarthy victory turned one "' pa8e °f a story-book career. The 8 Mason of an Irish immigrant, he started ,ur as, a, grocery clerk, worked his way "rough law school and was elected at 29 histor°Un8eSt C'rCuit J'udge in Wisconsiri cxua'nSt lab°r-backed McMurray the ber Rme faced a sharP fi*ht '" Novem- dou'hi a °id Solornons buddies no longer noted that good-natured Joe's intentions were serious. TlME' AUGUST 26, 1946 THE CONGRESS A Myth Exploded Censure by his colleagues does not mean the end of Joe McCarthy. He has been nourished by headlines, and headlines may still feed him. But he was also nourished by myths. One was thai he "rooted the Communists out of Government." Like most myths, thi.; had a basis. There were, calamitously. Communists and Communoids in the U.S. Government. Joe did little to root them out. But he lines are a form of power, a gross exaggeration of power begot actual power. This second myth was killed by the censure vote- To a man, the Democrats voted against McCarthy, Their liberal wing from the northern cities was utterly unterritied by the fact that many of McCarthy's most fanatic followers are Democrats. The Democratic liberals were forced by the vote to abandon their dangerous pretense that the Senate feared McCarthy. The Southern Democrats, who include some of the most conservative McCarthy at Home (before censure) The timid and the brave agreed. learned, to the dismay of his colleagues, to the shame of the executive branch and to (he delight of the press, how to bay the loudest when others were following the scent. The myth of McCarthy. The Red Hunter, was hard to kill during the Truman Administration, which had gone on record as considering some of the most serious and necessary Red hunts as "red herrings."' There was another, perhaps more vicious and enduring, myth upon which McCarthy fed. Eisenhower's victory could not explode it. It was the myth of McCarthy's prowess. No man—especially no Senator (other than an "extreme left-wing bleeding heart")—dared stand against him. This myth, propagated mainly by ami-McCarthy "liberals." helped swell McCarthy's headlines, and, since head men in the Senate, likewise voted against him—rejecting any pretensions McCarthy might have to being a conservative. Some of the most timid Republicans in the Senate voted against McCarthy. Of those Republicans who voted for him. few if any were intimidated by Joe. They voted their convictions. The source of those convictions can be found in the amazing failure of the Truman Administration to take early alarm at Communist infiltration. McCarthy had a sound issue. He developed it recklessly and even lazily. He was, no doubt, duped by his own headlines— fed to him by eager reactionaries and defensive "liberals" eager to cover their mistakes with McCarthy's gross blunderings. That sordid chapter may have ended with lhe censure vote—delivered on the 12 TIME, DECEMBER 1311954 FACTS "Who hath TIME hath L1FE.- FORUM NEWS, February, 1955 -Florio, c. 1600. (Not Nostradamus.) 2- ^ §.QfQ ET o n O 3 ST a. g c o 2 l t-i n 3" 3 5 3 E. *° rt' c a o V! 3 v, 5 * Q. O v E. Cl i-^ rt. o CR £: * O =5 rt> n ET n n X to -O rt> < n 0. g a Pate 33
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