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Joe Mccarthy and the Press

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Overview


This is a book for historians, journalists—and for all of us who need to remember this turbulent time on our nation's past, and its lessons for today.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"No one who cares about liberty will read Mr. Bayley's masterful study without a shudder about the journalistic cop-outs that contributed to making the nightmare called McCarthyism. This book reminds us that it could happen here, but perhaps will make it harder to happen next time."—Daniel Schorr

"Thorough, incisive and fascinating, this is the best account we have of the strange relationship between Joe McCarthy and the American press."—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299086244
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Edwin R. Bayley was a political reporter at the Milwaukee State Journal from 1946 to 1959. He later worked in the Kennedy Administration and became dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Table of Contents

1 When it all started 3
2 The floundering press 39
3 The wire services, McCarthy's conduit 66
4 The 1952 election 88
5 The "camp-following, mocking-bird, bleeding-heart, left-wing" press 125
6 Four crises in television 176
7 Summing up 214
App Tables and list of stories in the last week of the 1952 campaign 223
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