The October 2007 Vanity Fair had a long, gaseous article explaining how the pro-Bush bias of the mainstream media cost Al Gore the 2000 presidential election. (For you kids out there too young to remember, Al Gore is a vaguely gay, morbidly obese former Clinton administration official who raised campaign cash from Buddhist monks and claimed he invented the Internet.)
Meanwhile, Republicans can barely remember that just a few years ago, former Clinton crony and current Hillary adviser Sandy Berger stuffed top-secret national security documents in his pants, snuck them out of the National Archives and destroyed them.
But liberals are still fighting the 2000 presidential election -- if only to take a break from fighting the 1973 Chilean coup by Augusto Pinochet. They never rest, they never give up, they never stop lying. Liberals lie and lie and lie and then, the moment conservatives respond, they shout: OLD NEWS!
By my rough estimate, there have been one zillion books, movies, plays, allegories, interpretive dances and limericks about the Dark Night of Fascism Under Joe McCarthy (DNFUJM).
The anti-McCarthy oeuvre has zippy titles, such as "The Nightmare Decade: The Life and Times of Senator Joe McCarthy," "Joe McCarthy and McCarthyism: The Hate That Haunts America" and "How I, Al Gore, Stopped Joe McCarthy's Hate Campaign" -- although that last one may have been made up during the 2000 campaign by a hostile media.
Fifty years later, the only true history book ever written about McCarthy has finally been released: M. Stanton Evans' "Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies." Liberals have responded with vicious attacks and -- naturally -- claims the book merely recites "old news."
So I think I'm entitled to at least a few columns on the book that finally tells the truth about the DNFUJM.
"Historian" Ronald Radosh's slanderous attack on Evans' book in the Dec. 17 National Review delusionally claims that Evans used Radosh's own crappy book, "The Amerasia Spy Case: Prelude to McCarthyism," as a primary, uncredited source for "Blacklisted by History."