Senator Joseph R. McCarthy‘s Reply to Edward R. Murrow, See it Now (CBS-TV, April 6, 1954):
Edward Murrow was built up in his lifetime and since as a great journalist and exemplary, and no doubt journalism schools everywhere lift him up as a fine example to follow.
But there are things that you won’t find in the standard boilerplate biographies that are relevant to the story.
Edward Murrow had already presented all kinds of attacks against Senator Joe McCarthy’s post-war investigations of the infiltration of Communist agents, and more specifically Soviet agents, in the United States government and the state department.
The fact that it was a valid pursuit was vindicated when investigators later discovered that Alger Hiss was passing secret information to the Soviets. Alger Hiss was one of the subjects of the McCarthy hearings, and those hearings exposed him. A former member of
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