by Anatoly O. 07.05.2003
Nobody believes Ann Coulter’s extraordinary accusations: "It is a curious fact that the most ridiculed public figures in America in the 20th century have been those who posed the gravest threat to Communism: Joseph McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Nixon, Whittaker Chambers and Ronald Reagan... The idea of a bowed and terrified liberal minority during McCarthy's 'Reign of Terror' is poppycock. Then as now, all elite opinion was against McCarthy. The principal result of being called a Communist by McCarthy was you got to teach at Harvard." Do not blame it on her baby doll looks.
The Encyclopedia of World History, Sixth Edition (Peter N. Stearns, General Editor): “The charges made by Sen. Joseph McCarthy of large-scale Communist infiltration into the State Department were found to be untrue by a Senate committee. The senator's careless accusations brought great hardship to many people.”
Professor of History (Rutgers University) David Oshinsky wrote in United State History (Oxford, University Press, 2001): ”McCarthy’s hearings did not uncover any communists. They did, however, ruin numerous careers, undermine government morale, and make America look ridiculous in the eyes of the world… The Senate censured McCarthy for bringing that body “into dishonor and disrepute.”
U.S. government funded “Radio Liberty” broadcasted (06/19/03): “Atmosphere of McCarthy’s hysteria and anti-Semitism played the major role in the Rosenberg’s conviction.” To whom you will believe? US government and History Professors or the ambitious blond.