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Tag: Joseph McCarthy
4 Years Later, NYT Says Steele Dossier ‘Turned Out to Be Democratic-Funded Opposition Research’
With the arrest of the principal source of the bogus dossier, The New York Times belatedly admits what the dossier was, a fact reported in Consortium News four years ago.
The Q-Word: Weapon of Choice for Smearing Opponents
If you’re not echoing the establishment narrative, you are vulnerable to attack, writes Trevor Scott FitzGibbon.
25 YEARS OF CN: ‘Hillary Clinton’s Turn to McCarthyism’ —Robert Parry, Aug. 9, 2016
This is the fifth story in the Best of Consortium News series as we look back at our first 25 years throughout our jubilee year.
Distorting the Life of Bobby Kennedy
As the 50th anniversary of his assassination is being remembered on Tuesday, it is vital to have a complete and accurate picture of the complex figure of Robert F. Kennedy, explains James DiEugenio.
The Rise of the New McCarthyism
From the Archive: On March 9, 1954, Senate Republicans criticized Joe McCarthy’s overreaches and took action to limit his power, marking the end of McCarthyism. On the anniversary of that event, we republish an article on the New McCarthyism by Robert…
Edward R. Murrow’s Timeless Warnings
As the Russia-gate hysteria expands, it is coming to resemble the McCarthyism of the 1950s, except this time liberals and progressives are promoting the insidious “guilt by association,” as Michael Milillo describes.
Hillary Clinton’s Turn to McCarthyism
Exclusive: Hillary Clinton’s campaign is engaging in over-the-top Russia-bashing and guilt-by-association tying Donald Trump to the Kremlin, a McCarthyism that previously has been used on Democrats, including Bill Clinton, writes Robert Parry.
The current crisis of American democracy centers on the craziness that has engulfed the Republican Party, once considered home of the responsible “adults” but now more like an island controlled by nasty and destructive adolescents, as Beverly Bandler explains.
Hagel and the New McCarthyism
Since Chuck Hagel’s name was floated as possible Secretary of Defense, the former Republican senator has been subjected to vilification to blacklist him from public service, a new form of McCarthyism that replaces suspected leftist sympathies with insufficient support for…