"... editorial from the popular magazine Collier’s sharply criticized McCarthy’s tactic of trying to scare away advertisers from a magazine that had publicly criticized him. Collier’s made sure, however, to announce to its readers—some of whom responded in letters included below—their own solemn concern about "Communist infiltration in government.""
Source: "McCarthy Cries Again," Collier’s, August 2, 1952, 70; “Week’s Mail: McCarthyism,” Collier’s, September 20, 1952, 4.
"In a 1953 episode of NBC's "Meet the Press," Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy is questioned by a panel of reporters on his role as the new chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations." From the History Channel.
"NOVEMBER 16, 1951 Participants: Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (R-WI) interviewed by Lt. Col. Ansel E. Talbert and William Bradford Huie. Topics: Atrocity reports from Korea, McCarthy's tactics regarding "fight against the State Department," and the 1952 Presidential campaign."
"JUNE 25, 1952 Participants: Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (R-WI) interviewed by William Bradford Huie and Donald I. Rogers. Topics: Presidential and senatorial campaigns in Wisconsin, his book McCarthyism-The Fight for America, and exposure of "communists and crooks" in the federal government."
"SEPTEMBER 29, 1952 Participants: Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (R-WI) interviewed by William Bradford Huie and Henry Hazlitt. Topics: Review of McCarthy's speaking tour in support of the Republican national ticket and against the Truman administration, interpretation of his recent senatorial victory, and origin of the term "McCarthyism.""
"On December 2, 1954, the Senate voted to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy, who had led the fight in Congress to root out suspected Communists from the Federal Government. The censure described his behavior as "contrary to senatorial traditions.""
"February 9th, 1950: McCarthy “discovered Communism the way Columbus discovered America.” Here is a record of McCarthy’s infamous interrogations of accused “communists,” with commentary from Emile de Antonio describing how in fact the junior Senator from Wisconsin perfected “the big lie technique” that basically resulted in witch hunts persecuting, in particular, academics."
Source: Trial testimony in Joint Appendix, United States of America v. Eugene Dennis et al., United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in Ellen Schrecker, The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History with Documents (Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press, 1994), 174–78.
"Wisconsin Republican Joseph R. McCarthy first won election to the Senate in 1946 during a campaign marked by much anticommunist Red-baiting. Partially in response to Republican Party victories, President Harry S. Truman tried to demonstrate his own concern about the threat of Communism by setting up a loyalty program for federal employees. He also asked the Justice Department to compile an official list of 78 subversive organizations. As the midterm election year got underway, former State Department official Alger Hiss, suspected of espionage, was convicted of perjury. McCarthy, in a speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, mounted an attack on Truman’s foreign policy agenda by charging that the State Department and its Secretary, Dean Acheson, harbored “traitorous” Communists. There is some dispute about the number of Communists McCarthy claimed to have known about. Though advance copies of this speech distributed to the press record the number as 205, McCarthy quickly revised this claim. Both in a letter he wrote to President Truman the next day and in an “official” transcript of the speech that McCarthy submitted to the Congressional Record ten days later he uses the number 57. Although McCarthy displayed this list of names both in Wheeling and then later on the Senate floor, he never made the list public."
Source: "The Army-McCarthy Hearings, 1954," in Robert D. Marcus and Anthony Marcus, eds., On Trail [sic]: American History Through Court Proceedings and Hearings, vol. II, (St. James, New York: Brandywine Press, 1998), 136–51.
Source: "Declaration of Conscience" by Senator Margaret Chase Smith and Statement of Seven Senators, June 1, 1950, Congressional Record, 82nd Congress. 1st Session, in Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. and Roger Burns, Congress Investigates: A Documented History, 1792–1974 (New York: Chelsea House, 1963), 84–88.
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