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Tuesday, June 24, 2003

The NY Times needs to be reminded that calling a communist a communist is not McCarthyism, and that convicted communists who commit treason is not an "injustice." Methinks there is more at work here than a retrospective on the Rosenberg trial; the Times appears committed to the latter-day cry of "McCarthyism" each time a communist organization is exposed for what it is. UPDATE: John Hawkins has a number of Jonah Goldberg quotes up, and this one is particularly appropriate for the subject at hand:
What makes McCarthyism so hard to discuss is that McCarthy behaved like a jerk, but he was also right. Every movement has its jerks, the Left included — but liberals are unwilling to elevate these people to villain status or to make their tactics into a full-blown "ism." Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton are perfectly willing to accuse any Tom, Dick, or Harry of racism without regard to the damage this might do their careers. But we don't talk about "Jacksonism" or "Sharptonism," even though being labeled a racist is the modern equivalent of being labeled a Communist. Indeed, being a pr*ck has become something of a badge of honor on the Left." -- Jonah Goldberg

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