Congresswoman Tells Media "Do Your Job;" They Cry "McCarthyism"
The Lefty blogosphere is peeing itself with glee and chanting "McCarthyism." Seems Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann went on a talking-head news program and spoke of a certain Presidential candidate's known associates and their "liberal, left-wing, anti-American" views.
Somehow (and that would mean, "at the insistence of the host") it morphed into his claims that she was accusing some members of Congress (besides the candidate earlier alluded to) of harboring anti-American sentiments. Her response, at least twice, was to say the media ought to look into the backgrounds and beliefs of all members of Congress (a series I, for one, would be delighted to watch -- and at one bio a night, it'd be a long-running show).
This suggestion was treated with horror and contempt; it is the basis for the Left's charges of "McCarthyism" against her. "The darkest impulses of the Right," they moan. (Hey, that's racist!)
Ooopsie. No, you perniciously ignorant pontificators, "lookin' into the background of Congressmen" was one of the things the media did that curbed Tailgunner Joe's excesses; and unlike Congress, the Press can't charge somebody with "contempt" or even treason and have 'em hauled off.
(Which reminds me, how many citizens were internally exiled based on McCarthy's hearings? Zilch. How many put to death? Zero. How many did Congress blacklist? None. And were there actual Communists in government and media? Yes. Was the CP-USA under the control of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union? Yes. McCarthy's methods stank and his use of a bad situation to advance himself was detestable -- but he did not make it all up. BTW, Alger Hiss actually was a spy).
Have a look at the link -- and remember, when the Left try to bend and control debate, they are innocent lightworkers, while askin' if maybe the press would like to start diggin' into the political leanings and background of politicians is exactly the same as trying to begin a pogrom. --See, that's where the Left goes for the wrong guy; they're accusin' the Right of wantin' to reanimate one Joe while their pet Press channels a different Joe.
Hey, legacy media? Do your job. Or keep right on sinking amid the failures of the past.
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