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July 23, 1989
The Times' July 5 report, "Car Rental Firms in Drive to Polish Tarnished Image," sure caught my attention. This is the company that demanded drop-off charges (about $200) for a car I rented at Boston's Logan Airport to drive to Chicago in the fall of 1984. The car they assigned me had Illinois license plates. In other words, I was paying drop-off charges for the privilege of returning a car to Chicago! JOSEPH R. McCARTHY Pacific Palisades
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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.
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May 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
Frederick G. Fisher, who as a young lawyer became a target of Joseph R. McCarthy but whose boss' spirited defense helped turn the tables on the senator, has died of a heart attack. He was 68. Fisher died Thursday while attending a lecture sponsored by the Israeli Bar in Tel Aviv. He was a senior partner in the Boston firm of Hale & Dorr, which he joined shortly after his graduation from Harvard Law School. Inadvertent Part Fisher played an inadvertent part in the dramatic 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings that grew out of a dispute between the senator and Army officials, whom McCarthy had accused of "coddling Fifth Amendment Communists."
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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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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.
NEWS
May 8, 1989 | BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writer
The grave sits on a picturesque bluff overlooking the Fox River, marked by a large but plain stone that does little to call attention to itself. Still, a crowd of 100 or so disciples found their way to the spot Sunday, lured from across Wisconsin by a deep conviction that was perhaps best summed up in the sign worn by Johanna Baars across her chest: "JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT." "Those of us who were his friends know how devoted Joe McCarthy was to the truth," Father Cletus Healy, a Roman Catholic priest, told the gathering.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 11, 1989
Rep. William H. Gray III (D-Pa.), whose office is under a Justice Department investigation, said a new wave of "ethical McCarthyism" aimed at the Democratic Party is paralyzing the federal government. Gray, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said continued attacks on Democrats for possible ethics problems are a throwback to the tactics used by the late Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis.) in his witch hunt for communists in government during the 1950s. Gray said the attacks by Republicans have included rumors, allegations and false leaks by government agencies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1986 | United Press International
Roy M. Cohn, who was chief counsel to Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy during the communist "witch hunts" of the 1950s, was buried Monday after a funeral shrouded in secrecy, his law office said. A woman answering the telephone at Cohn's Manhattan law office said the funeral was held about 1 p.m. in New York. She declined further details. Cohn died Saturday at age 59 at a Bethesda, Md., hospital of complications stemming from AIDS.
OPINION
February 1, 1987
Meese says that "If a person is innocent of a crime, he is not a suspect." Then is it safe to assume that without the Miranda decision that Oliver North and John Poindexter would have confessed? With Reagan's and Meese's concepts regarding drug testing, photos of unclothed bodies, and now Miranda, I think of the late Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis.). As I wrote this I wondered if "Big Brother" was watching yet. TIMOTHY P. SULLIVAN Whittier
BUSINESS
July 23, 1989
The Times' July 5 report, "Car Rental Firms in Drive to Polish Tarnished Image," sure caught my attention. This is the company that demanded drop-off charges (about $200) for a car I rented at Boston's Logan Airport to drive to Chicago in the fall of 1984. The car they assigned me had Illinois license plates. In other words, I was paying drop-off charges for the privilege of returning a car to Chicago! JOSEPH R. McCARTHY Pacific Palisades
NEWS
May 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
Frederick G. Fisher, who as a young lawyer became a target of Joseph R. McCarthy but whose boss' spirited defense helped turn the tables on the senator, has died of a heart attack. He was 68. Fisher died Thursday while attending a lecture sponsored by the Israeli Bar in Tel Aviv. He was a senior partner in the Boston firm of Hale & Dorr, which he joined shortly after his graduation from Harvard Law School. Inadvertent Part Fisher played an inadvertent part in the dramatic 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings that grew out of a dispute between the senator and Army officials, whom McCarthy had accused of "coddling Fifth Amendment Communists."
NEWS
May 8, 1989 | BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writer
The grave sits on a picturesque bluff overlooking the Fox River, marked by a large but plain stone that does little to call attention to itself. Still, a crowd of 100 or so disciples found their way to the spot Sunday, lured from across Wisconsin by a deep conviction that was perhaps best summed up in the sign worn by Johanna Baars across her chest: "JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT." "Those of us who were his friends know how devoted Joe McCarthy was to the truth," Father Cletus Healy, a Roman Catholic priest, told the gathering.
NEWS
September 24, 1988
Former Rep. Glenn R. Davis, 73, of Wisconsin who served in Congress for 20 years. Davis, a Republican, was in Congress first from 1947 until 1957, when he ran unsuccessfully for the Senate seat vacated by the death of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy. Davis lost in the Republican primary to Walter Kohler, who was defeated by Democrat William Proxmire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1987
President Reagan's nostalgic regret for the demise of the House Un-American Activities Committee and the Senate investigations committee headed by the late, unlamented Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis.), which shows "the success of what the Soviets were able to do in this country," ("Reagan Says Soviets Influence Media," Part I, Oct. 1), is but another example of his closed mind-set about civil liberties in the United States and the influence of the Evil Empire in our country. It would be laughable, if it were not sad, that the President of the United States should today lament the passing of those witch-hunting days prior to and during the McCarthy era when the careers and lives of countless good Americans were threatened, and in a good many cases destroyed, by the un-American activities of those whom Reagan obviously holds in the highest esteem.
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