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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date January 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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Dvember, 1954, p. day 30, 1948, I he United Seta* ■ 939, p. 110. *ith the Russians oer's, December, Russia Possible- lew York Times i. 731-732. Do you think that Senator Joe McCarthy has done more harm than good? In the tradition of Facts Forum, let's take a look at both sides of this explosively controversial question. ***** First to review some arguments of those who think that McCarthy "is" doing more harm than good. ***** If Senator McCarthy wants to be the shining knight in a fight against communism, he ought to be a personality whose words we can believe and whose deeds we respect. Pictures of McCarthy as a tail gunner in the Marine air force have been widely distributed, and his campaign literature in 1946 presented him in that fighting capacity. In reality, however, it appears thai McCarthy's career as a fighting, flying Marine was actually limited to a few comparatively safe flights which he made while serving as an Intelligence Officer. McCarthy has never denied the legend that he was wounded in the Pacific — probably because McCarthy started the legend. Yet McCarthy does not hold the Purple Heart. And he has never repudiated Ihe story that his leg was actually injured in a prank far from the fighting lines.1 Joe McCarthy resigned from the Marines to return to his career as a judge in Wisconsin long before the war was over — in fact, many weeks before the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa took place. Yet, when he ran for the Senate against Robert M. LaFollette, Jr., he evidently did not discourage the campaign tales about the fighting Marine who was wounded in the war.1 While campaigning for the United States Senate, Joe McCarthy failed to resign as a Circuit Judge, as the standard of the state of Wisconsin required. The Wisconsin State Board of Bar Commissioners has officially described this behavior of McCarthy as a breach of official trust.2 When McCarthy was first elected to the Senate, he actually received the support of the Communist party in Wisconsin, and he was in the Senate four years before he ever raised the issue about Communists in government. During those four years he went along with the bi-partisan foreign policy which he later described as treasonable. In 1947, for example, McCarthy voted in favor of increasing foreign aid. In 1948 he voted for the Marshall Plan. In 1949 he voted to ratify the NATO Pact. Not until 1950, when he bad suddenly become known as a champion of anti- communism, did McCarthy enter the camp of the isolationists who have condemned every feature of the Truman- Aclreson-Eisenhower foreign policy. McCarthy made his first public comments about communism on February 9, 1950, in a speech before a women's Republican club of Wheeling, West Virginia. According to one of his most im Materials in ' , g News, Nov. I"- EWS, Januai —Wide World Photo Special Army Counsel Joseph Welch (left) labeled Senator McCarthy (right) as being "reckless and cruel" during McCarthy-Army hearing. It. Col. John Murray of the Army is at center. FACTS FORUM NEWS, January, 1955 -Wide World Photo outspoken critics, former Senator William Benton of Connecticut, McCarthy in thai Wheeling speech said that he bad a list of 205 names of people who had been made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist party, but who nevertheless were still working and shaping policy in the State Department.8 The following evening, February 10, 1950. when interviewed on a radio program in Salt Lake City, McCarthy said that he had the names of 57 card- carrying members of the Communist party who worked in the State De- partment. Tlii- was a patent falsehood, because Communists, of course, do not go around carrying and exhibiting party membership cards. McCarthy has never been able to produce the 57 cards, or to prove that 57 members of the State Department ever carried them.3 On February 20, 1950, when he made his six-hour speech on the floor of Ihe Senate, McCarthy no longer spoke of card-carrying members, but merely of loyalty cases. At that time he claimed to present a list of 81 who either worked in the State Department or had formerly worked for it, or were employed in other government agencies and in the United Nations. He actually referred to only 76 instead of 81, and In- did not specify which of the 81 were the 57 whom he had mentioned a few days before.3 McCarthy conceded in that Senate speech that the material he presented was old and had been available for a considerable amount of time. GUILTY OF EXAGGERATION McCarthy's disregard of fact and truth have kept even his most devoted followers busy explaining his inaccuracies. McCarthy's foremost apologist — William F. Buckley — had to admit in his most recent book that McCarthy was guilty of exaggeration in 38 specific cases, and that he had called people Communists who at worst were apparently fellow travelers.4 Page 11
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