REPUBLICANS: Hercules at the Mike

Joe McCarthy had nothing whatever to do with the Harry Dexter White case. Nevertheless, he horned in last week and posed as the Hercules of this and all other exposures of Communists in the Government. As usual, the door was opened for McCarthy by "a McCarthy baiter. Harry Truman gave the Wisconsin Senator his opening by using a well-worn anti-anti-Communist technique; he denounced Attorney General Herbert Brownell's handling of the White case as "McCarthyism."

An Attack on Ike. With that to go on, Joe McCarthy demanded and got from timid radio and TV networks a free half hour (worth an...

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