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A New McCarthyism
in Hollywood?

Hollywood Reporter, by Stephen Galloway

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Posted By:Lalo, 3/20/2017 6:53:56 PM

It’s been 70 years since President Truman ordered his loyalty tests. Now Hollywood has a loyalty test of its own. Seventy years ago this week — on March 21, 1947, to be exact — President Truman issued an executive order that caught some of his most die-hard supporters by surprise. The order, writes Robert Justin Goldstein in Prologue magazine, “required that all federal civil service employees be screened for ‘loyalty.’ [It] specified that one criterion…would be a finding of ‘membership in, affiliation with or sympathetic association’ with any organization determined by the attorney general to be ‘totalitarian, Fascist, Communist or subversive’

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 3/20/2017 6:57:37 PM     (No. 11196080)

I believe there is more justification for a loyalty test today than there ever was back then.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nerdowell, 3/20/2017 8:30:12 PM     (No. 11196165)

Two things Stephen:

There were communists--or more accurately Stalinists, actively involved in espionage and subversion under Moscow´s direction. That´s right, members of the communist party followed orders from Stalin´s henchmen.

Secondly, if a Democrat like Truman felt the it necessary to do this, it must have been pretty bad.

Read Anne Colter´s "Treason."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rightfromthestart, 3/20/2017 8:30:16 PM     (No. 11196166)

“required that all federal civil service employees be screened for ‘loyalty.’

So when did Hollywood become civil service?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 3/20/2017 8:34:24 PM     (No. 11196170)

Idiotic.

McCarthy had nothing to do with Hollywood. His only task was to investigate government employees. Hollywood was investigated by the democrat-created House Un-American Activities Committee - - and McCarthy was in the Senate!

Besides which - - McCarthy was 100% right - - and these doofuses are 100% wrong.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lalo, 3/20/2017 9:09:03 PM     (No. 11196211)

I´m not sure that everyone finished reading the article before commenting -- and if not, I wouldn´t blame you since he takes forever to take to the point. But the New McCarthyism he is referring to is on the part of libs against Hollywood conservatives.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lalo, 3/20/2017 9:52:33 PM     (No. 11196241)

to "get" to the point, not take to it....

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