Digital McCarthyites Unite




A Call to Arms has been issued to the challenge posed Mary Mapes. Rusty Shackleford has coined the term, we have proposed the organization, are you strong enough to join the cause?

Visit Rusty for more details. I will post later on this with more meat on it.


Tell me what you think.


“Conservative bloggers are part of the story. They have vilified me, mounted a “wilding” attack against me…we were, it seemed the first victims of a new kind of digital McCarthyism, which uses the same techniques as the old McCarthyism–rumors, slurs, false charges and ugly attacks–but now employs the Internet, talk radio and cable TV echo chamber to ricochet information around the world

Posted April 15, 2005 by
Bloggers, General, Politics | 7 comments

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Digital McCarthyites Unite”

    1. TheAnchoress on April 15th, 2005 11:01 pm

      I see you folks are having fun. Shouldn’t ol’ Joe have a keyboard or a mouse in his hand, though?

    2. Tom on April 15th, 2005 11:13 pm

      great idea… That is why you know all!

    3. Tom on April 15th, 2005 11:29 pm

      Logo Modified to add keyboard

    4. TheAnchoress on April 16th, 2005 1:05 am

      You know what? Maybe you should put a headset on him, with the little microphone by the mouth…so he looks more sinister…like…bloggers are CONSPIRING!

    5. The Capitalist on April 16th, 2005 2:57 am

      Have you no shame, sir? If not, then sign me up. Hey! Can I be J. Edgar Hoover?

    6. Red on April 16th, 2005 10:13 am


      That’s funny I was thinking the same thing with the head set. But we don’t want Mc Carthy getting confused with Susie the Time Life Operator. :-)

    7. BobG on April 16th, 2005 2:09 pm

      Count me in , sounds like a good time. When will we start the hearings?

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