View Full Version : Secret McCarthy hearings go public - Record transcipts released

05-05-2003, 10:43 AM
Not an argument. Just an FYI, but I thought it would be of greater interest to this forum's participants than in MPSIMS. If a mod determines it needs to be moved please go ahead.

Transcripts of secret sessions held during anti-communist probe released. (http://www.msnbc.com/news/909455.asp?0cv=CB20)

AMONG THE ROUGHLY 400 witnesses covered in the transcripts are composer Aaron Copland, New York Times journalist James Reston and Eslanda Goode Robeson, the wife of blacklisted singer-actor Paul Robeson. There are also many writers and government officials, and secretaries that McCarthy was convinced had access to classified information.

The transcripts may be viewed at the General Accounting Administrationís Web site. (http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/senate/)

Payton's Servant
05-05-2003, 01:09 PM
Gee, McCarthy turns out to be an even bigger AssHat then was suspected, if that's possible. I especially love how he would only hold public hearings on witnesses that he knew he could browbeat.

What a truly charming human being.:rolleyes:

Qadgop the Mercotan
05-05-2003, 01:37 PM
My daughter elfbabe and her friends have visited McCarthy's grave to dance on it.

05-05-2003, 02:28 PM
Only dance?

05-05-2003, 03:19 PM
Well, if the other activities were done it might encourage grassy growth over the grave. Personally I'd rather see the plot denuded and obviously trampled than green and luxurious.


Spavined Gelding
05-05-2003, 04:12 PM
Before we get too whooped up about what a miserable, devious, lying and mendacious, hypocritical, reckless and self-serving excuse for a public official Olí Tail Gunner Joe, the pride of Appleton, Wisconsin, was, please remember that there were an awful lot of collaborators who were happy to have Senator McCarthy break trail for their political ambitions or who lacked the courage to stand up on their hind legs and do something about the senatorís witch hunt. President Eisenhower bears no little responsibility for the Junior Senator from Wisconsinís reign of terror, as do Bob Taft and Everett Dirkson. If every body responsible for the McCarthy debacle were to have his grave desecrated there would be much more dust in the air than there ever was during his term of office.

The public calling out of McCarthy is one thing for which we owe a debt of gratitude to Edwin R. Morrow and Eisenhowerís Secretary of the Army and Mr. Walsh. Remember that at the time Senator McCarthy was wildly popular with a fair portion of the electorate.

05-05-2003, 07:47 PM
Remember that at the time Senator McCarthy was wildly popular with a fair portion of the electorate. At that time? He still has his defenders or those who think he was doing "the right thing" even if he got "carried away."

John Mace
05-05-2003, 09:08 PM
SG: Nicely put. As nasty as the guy was, there were an awful lot of "Good Germans" who went along w/o a peep.

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