I Suppose It’s Better When They Don’t Pretend

Hullabaloo:

I'm not kidding. The man who wrote Joe McCarthy's strongest supporter's newspaper column is now on the payroll of the corporation of public broadcasting as an ombudsman.

People do change and grow over time, so one's first job after college as a ghostwriter for a notorious anti-semitic pro-McCarthy radio broadcaster maybe shouldn't dog you forever. Trouble is, Digby also quotes from a 1997 interview that doesn't sound at all apologetic.

That was the Red Scare. What will they call this current round of national panic, I wonder?

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