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October 12, 1992 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Democrat Bill Clinton invoked a surprising political role model in his debate with President Bush and Ross Perot on Sunday night: Prescott Bush, the President's late father. Clinton was responding to Bush's recent charges that the Democrat was "wrong" to demonstrate against the Vietnam War when he was a university student in England, and that he needed to explain his 1969 vacation trip to Moscow. "You have questioned my patriotism," Clinton told the President.
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OPINION
April 26, 2009
Re "Parker's file," Opinion, April 19 Using a dossier compiled by J. Edgar Hoover, a known political blackmailer, to smear former Police Chief William H. Parker is tantamount to quoting Hoover and Joe McCarthy to demonize the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. A legitimate case may be made to not name the new police administration building after Parker, but using Hoover-era smears brings The Times' editorial standards to a level below that of whale scat....
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SPORTS
April 20, 1991 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Volleyball season was barely two weeks old at Edison High School when Joe McCarthy had a problem. It seems he and his friends had each paid $130 for front-row seats to the Iron Maiden heavy-metal rock concert in Long Beach. But the concert conflicted with an Edison practice, leaving McCarthy with a choice. Should I stay or should I go? McCarthy meekly approached Tim Wetzel, the Chargers' first-year coach, with hopes for a compromise. "Uh, Coach, can I take off early?" McCarthy asked.
OPINION
March 19, 2009
Re "An absolute menace," Opinion, March 13 Does the Club for Growth actually think that labeling moderate Republican senators "comrade of the month" means anything at all to the majority of American voters? I doubt that most people make the connection between comrade and communist. How many American voters even know who Karl Marx was? Next will the Club for Growth be calling Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) a Wobbly? Isn't it time somebody told former Rep. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and the Club for Growth that Red-baiting went out with Joe McCarthy?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1991
The central idea in Scruton's column is an oversimplification that distorts history. Scruton says that McCarthy was "a great American patriot whose name has been a term of abuse" because he was an "anti-communist." Not so. McCarthyism became a term of abuse not because McCarthy opposed communists or communism but because he accused individuals of being "soft" on communism or "dupes" of communism through innuendo or on the basis of faulty, distorted or disproved charges. It was a political tactic that had nothing to do with ideology, and it was the element of falsity that shaped the term McCarthyism . Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary (1973)
SPORTS
July 30, 1994
Judging by the similar ways that they operate their franchises, Donald Sterling, Georgia Frontiere and Jackie Autry must be comparing notes over lunch these days. On second thought, that couldn't be true. None of them would ever pick up the luncheon check. JOE McCARTHY Irvine
SPORTS
August 15, 2000
Pro coaches with most championships through most recently completed playoffs: 1. Red Auerbach (NBA) Nine championships 2. Toe Blake (NHL) Eight championships 3. Scotty Bowman (NHL) Eight championships 4. Joe McCarthy (Baseball) Seven championships 5. Casey Stengel (Baseball) Seven championships 6. Phil Jackson (NBA) Seven championships Source: World Features Syndicate
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2007 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Milo Radulovich, an Air Force reservist caught in the net of 1950s communist hunters, whose case was championed by CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow in a historic television program that led to the collapse of the McCarthy era, died Monday in Vallejo, Calif. He was 81. The cause was complications from a stroke, said his sister, Margaret Fishman. In 1953 Radulovich was threatened with discharge from the Air Force Reserve because of allegations that he was a security risk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1987
Joe McCarthy rides again--this time at the hearings with House chief counsel John Nields as chief inquisitor! We haven't seen anything this vindictive and un-American since the McCarthy hearings. North ought to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor just for valor alone facing that bunch of snakes. M. JAFFE Montebello
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2006
TIM RUTTEN'S review of Tom Wicker's new biography of Sen. Joe McCarthy ["McCarthy's Very American Career," March 29] was excellent until the overly optimistic last sentence: "We're less likely to share [the paranoid political style] today, as we've all learned a great deal more about the paranoids' continuing capacity to make all of us suffer for their delusions." McCarthy's paranoid style lives on today in Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and the other heroes of talk radio, especially in their ceaseless invention of horrible threats to their listeners' values (like O'Reilly's trumped-up "war on Christmas")
MAGAZINE
May 4, 2008
David L. Ulin wrote that Joe Torre "isn't a legend but a person . . ." ("A Legend on the Line," April 6). Let's see. The Yankees had not won a World Series in 18 years and yet won in Torre's first year at the Yankees helm. He followed with 11 playoff appearances, nine division titles, five American League pennants and three World Series titles. And Ulin writes, "Torre must guide the Dodgers to their first pennant in 20 years to secure his place in baseball history." Still, Ulin adds that Torre's record with the Yankees "is matched only by those of Casey Stengel and Joe McCarthy, two of the most iconic figures ever to manage a baseball team."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2008 | David C. Nichols, Special to The Times
Theatrical electricity crackles through "Stupid Kids" at Celebration Theatre. Given the short shelf life of adolescent mores, John C. Russell's stylized study of sexually awakening suburban teens already seemed, like, so last year the day after it opened in 1998. Its stunning L.A. premiere thinks otherwise. A labor of love posthumously produced by original director Michael Mayer after Russell's 1994 death from AIDS, "Stupid Kids" suggests an MTV video-log shot by John Hughes on hashish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2007 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Milo Radulovich, an Air Force reservist caught in the net of 1950s communist hunters, whose case was championed by CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow in a historic television program that led to the collapse of the McCarthy era, died Monday in Vallejo, Calif. He was 81. The cause was complications from a stroke, said his sister, Margaret Fishman. In 1953 Radulovich was threatened with discharge from the Air Force Reserve because of allegations that he was a security risk.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2006
TIM RUTTEN'S review of Tom Wicker's new biography of Sen. Joe McCarthy ["McCarthy's Very American Career," March 29] was excellent until the overly optimistic last sentence: "We're less likely to share [the paranoid political style] today, as we've all learned a great deal more about the paranoids' continuing capacity to make all of us suffer for their delusions." McCarthy's paranoid style lives on today in Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and the other heroes of talk radio, especially in their ceaseless invention of horrible threats to their listeners' values (like O'Reilly's trumped-up "war on Christmas")
NATIONAL
November 6, 2005 | Tim Jones, Chicago Tribune
Poor Joe McCarthy. Can't even catch a break from the locals. As the legendary patron saint of broadcast news, Edward R. Murrow, moved into town this weekend to slay the widely despised U.S. senator from Wisconsin in the new movie "Good Night, and Good Luck," there is hardly a public acknowledgment here that the self-styled warlord of anti-communism, the man whose name became an "ism" was once a popular hometown boy of humble origins. Today there is scant evidence that Joseph R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2005 | Steve Harvey
Actor-director George Clooney says some members of test audiences for "Good Night, and Good Luck," his movie about broadcaster Edward R. Murrow, expressed admiration for the actor who played Sen. Joseph McCarthy. One problem: That wasn't an actor. The movie used only newsreel footage of McCarthy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1989
Bravo for Webb! And for The Times for printing his dynamic column on gays hiding in the closet! I hope every gay and lesbian gets around to reading it. Joe McCarthy and his witch hunts drove me out of the closet, the only thing I can thank him for. It wasn't easy but I've never regretted it. You closet queens (and you locked-up lesbians) come on out--the feeling's fine. JOHN C. SCHAFFER Los Angeles
SPORTS
April 15, 2005 | Jim Baumbach, Newsday
For the first time in his New York Yankee career, Alex Rodriguez was cheered in Boston, but it had nothing to do with anything he did on the baseball field. Rodriguez risked his life Wednesday to save an 8-year-old boy from getting hit by a fast-moving truck on Newbury Street, the boy's father, Joe McCarthy, said Thursday night. As fate would have it, the boy, Patrick, is a die-hard Yankee fan. "I can't express enough gratitude," Joe McCarthy said. "He saved my son's life."
SPORTS
April 15, 2005 | Jim Baumbach, Newsday
For the first time in his New York Yankee career, Alex Rodriguez was cheered in Boston, but it had nothing to do with anything he did on the baseball field. Rodriguez risked his life Wednesday to save an 8-year-old boy from getting hit by a fast-moving truck on Newbury Street, the boy's father, Joe McCarthy, said Thursday night. As fate would have it, the boy, Patrick, is a die-hard Yankee fan. "I can't express enough gratitude," Joe McCarthy said. "He saved my son's life."
BOOKS
July 13, 2003 | Jacob Heilbrunn, Jacob Heilbrunn is an editorial writer for The Times.
Ann Coulter is a trailblazer. In the 1990s, she paved the way for a bevy of blond, leggy Torquemadas in miniskirts to earn notoriety on television by denouncing feminists and Bill Clinton. "It's enough" to be impeached, she declared in her 1998 bestseller "High Crimes and Misdemeanors," "for the president to be a pervert." Now that George Bush is president, she's widened her assault on liberalism to include the last 50 years of American history.
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