Monday, December 21, 2009

The Lunacy of Conservapedia

Don't ask why I was there. However, I was utterly shocked to read the following blurb about Joseph McCarthy:
Joe McCarthy (Joseph Raymond McCarthy, November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was a two-term Republican U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. He dominated the anti-communist movement in the U.S., 1950-54, until his career was ruined by censure by the Senate. "McCarthyism" is the aggressive exposure of Communists influences in America and the people who protect them, and liberals will add 'with scant regard for due process'.
This is a disgusting dereliction of duty for a site that purports to be a source of reliable information.

McCarthyism was overly aggressive and ill-conceived from the beginning. It ruined lives, careers, and families. It was one man's witch hunt and a terrible failure on the part of the U.S. government and the American people.

I voted republican in the 2008 presidential election. I prefer tighter control on the U.S. budget and a general lightening of taxes. But if Conservapedia represents the mainstream views of Republicans - or if Republicans buy into that shit - then I can't imagine looking at a Republican candidate for a long time


  1. There's no way that Conservapedia represents mainstream conservative or Republican viewpoints. Don't worry. Most Republicans familiar with the site seem almost as disgusted as anyone else.

    While I'm commenting, two acts of gratutious self-promotion: I had two blog entries about the more ridiculous junk on Conservapedia that may interest you:

  2. Spin is always interesting. Everything you quoted is technically true. Yet through word choice and lack of detail it manages to make McCarthy sound like a martyed hero brought down for fighting the good fight against the evils of communism.

    He should never have gone after the Army...

  3. There really were communist spies in the government at the time. Does the name Julius and Ethel Rosenberg mean anything to anyone? That's just one incident.


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