From: "THE KID" < the-kid@sbcglobal.net >

Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 10:35:30 -0700

Subject: How soon until the Democrat's start using "STARRTHYISM" ???

 

I Dare Call it Treason

 

By Ann Coulter

 

June 26, 2003

 

The myth of "McCarthyism" is the greatest Orwellian fraud of our times.

Liberals are fanatical liars, then as now. The portrayal of Sen. Joe McCarthy as a wild-eyed demagogue destroying innocent lives is sheer liberal hobgoblinism. Liberals weren't hiding under the bed during the McCarthy era.

They were systematically undermining the nation's ability to defend itself, while waging a bellicose campaign of lies to blacken McCarthy's name.

Liberals denounced McCarthy because they were afraid of getting caught, so they fought back like animals to hide their own collaboration with a regime as evil as the Nazis. As Whittaker Chambers said: "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does."

 

At the time, half the country realized liberals were lying. But after a half century of liberal myth-making, even the disgorging of Soviet and American archives half a century later could not overcome their lies. In 1995, the U.S. government released its cache of Soviet cables that had been decoded during the Cold War in a top-secret undertaking known as the Venona Project.

The cables proved the overwhelming truth of McCarthy's charges.

Naturally, therefore, the release of decrypted Soviet cables was barely mentioned by the New York Times. It might have detracted from stories of proud and unbowed victims of "McCarthyism." They were not so innocent after all, it turns out.

 

Soviet spies in the government were not a figment of right-wing imaginations. McCarthy was not tilting at windmills. He was tilting at an authentic communist conspiracy that had been laughed off by the Democratic Party. The Democrats had unpardonably connived with the greatest evil of the 20th century. This could not be nullified. But liberals could at least hope to redeem the Democratic Party by dedicating themselves to rewriting history and blackening reputations. This is what liberals had done repeatedly throughout the Cold War. At every strategic moment this century, liberals would wage a campaign of horrendous lies and disinformation simply to dull the discovery the American people had made. They had gotten good at it.

 

There were, admittedly, a few rare and striking exceptions to the left's overall obtuseness to communist totalitarianism. John F. Kennedy's pronouncements on communism could have been spoken by Joe McCarthy.

For all his flaws, Truman unquestionably loved his country. He was a completely different breed from today's Democrats. Through the years, there were various epiphanic moments creating yet more anti-communist Democrats.

The Stalin-Hitler pact, Alger Hiss' prothonotary warbler, information about the purges and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's "The Gulag Archipelago" - all these had their effect.

 

But after World War II, the Democratic Party suffered a form of what France had succumbed to after World War I. The entire party had lost its nerve for sacrifice, heroism and bravery. Beginning in the '50s, there was a real battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. By the late '60s, the battle was over. The anti-communist Democrats had lost.

 

In 1972, George McGovern, darling of left-wing radicals, was the Democratic presidential candidate. Tom Hayden, leader of Students for a Democratic Society and an instigator of the Chicago riots, became a Democratic state senator in California. (In 1968, Staughton Lynd wrote of Tom Hayden: "On Monday, Wednesday and Friday he was a National Liberation Front guerilla, and on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, he ... was on the left wing of the Democratic Party.") Black Panther Bobby Rush would go on to become a Democratic congressman. Todd Gitlin, a former president of SDS, would soon be a frequent op-ed columnist for the New York Times. By the time of the 1991 Gulf War, only 10 Senate Democrats voted with President Bush to use troops against Saddam Hussein. If the old Democratic Party was merely obtuse, the new Democratic Party was a beachhead of domestic anti-Americanism. This was the new Democratic Party.

 

Clinton was the left's last best hope for proving they could too handle the presidency. Having tricked the American people into entrusting a Democrat with the White House (on a plurality vote), they had to defend him from any lie, any felony, any reprehensible, contemptible conduct he threw their way.

When Clinton first showed his fat oleaginous mug to the nation, the Republicans screamed he was a draft-dodging, pot-smoking flim-flam artist.

Had the Republicans turned out to be right again, it would have sounded the death knell for the Democratic Party.

 

So the Democrats lied. Through their infernal politics of personal destruction, liberals stayed in the game for a few more years.

 

Unless we fight for proper treatment of history and counter the nonsense images of McCarthy, no history can be safe from the liberal noise machine.

Someday, school children will be taught that all of America cringed with terror at Ken Starr, whose evil designs on the nation were frustrated only through the sacrifice of brave liberals. People will have vivid images of the pounding boots of Starr's subpoena-servers and the Gestapo-like wails of alarms as Ken Starr arrived to kick in the doors of innocent Americans and storm through their bedrooms. It will be the Reign of Terror under Ken Starr.

 

Bill Clinton will be revered in high school history books as the George Washington of his day who, along with patriots Larry Flynt and James Carville, "saved the Constitution." He will be honored with a memorial larger than the Washington Monument (though probably with the same general design).

 

People will believe that. And liberals will continue unabashedly invoking a lie in order to shield their ongoing traitorous behavior

 

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Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 15:17:48 -0700

Subject: Re: How soon until the Democrat's start using "STARRTHYISM" ???

From: "Richard Winters" <jdrudge@earthlink.net> 

 

Ann Coulter is stupid. We know what McCarthy was, and we know what he caused. Coulter is like those who deny the Holocaust. I'm really surprised that anyone believes this shit.

 

Dick

 

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From: "THE KID" <the-kid@sbcglobal.net> 

Subject: Re: How soon until the Democrat's start using "STARRTHYISM" ???

Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 17:02:46 -0700

 

OK Dick I hear ya, but why is she Stupid? And what did McCarthy actually cause? Exposing those who were trying to undermine our country by spying for Russia and giving them sensitive classified information that caused irreparable damage to our country (e.g. Rosenberg's) and getting caught?

 

It's kind of ironic that you mention those who deny the Holocaust ever happened, being that once we found all of those mass graves in Iraq, most of you argued that it still wasn't a good idea to liberate Iraq even though we found those Holocaust type graves after the fact.

 

Your blanket statement that she is stupid is your opinion, but I hardly think she is. Maybe you were thinking of "Maureen Dowd" or "Robert Scheer?"

 

I know Liberals across the nation still curse the corpse of Nixon for exposing "St. Alger Hiss" but what will be interesting to see is how the Liberal media outlets (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, NY Times, LA Times, SF Chronicle, I guess that just leaves Fox? I still can't understand why Liberals are complaining that they want their "ALTV" and that there is no media outlets for Liberals when you already have all of these Liberal media outlets? But I digress...) will either examine her claims or maybe they'll just ignore them altogether (e.g. Dan Rather - Chandra Levey, Gary Condit) and hope they just go away so that the public doesn't become aware of this and have the truth actually come out.

 

My guess is, they'll (See above) start with ad hominem attacks on her then just dismiss her claims as quickly as you have. Classic "Hillary 101."

 

But I guess we will see.

 

Jack

 

BTW, I will respond shortly to our little side discussion (I've been a little busy), because I have a few questions for you. And I found what you wrote very interesting and informative.

 

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Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 17:27:53 -0700 (PDT)

From:  "Joseph Vasquez" <jvasque8@yahoo.com> 

Subject: Re: How soon until the Democrat's start using "STARRTHYISM" ???

 

so jack, is this the new world order?

ann coulture: unbiased social expert

joe mccarthy: misunderstood patriot

american media: soviet era propoganda machine

hillary clinton: stupid idoit

liberals: mudslinging cry babies

conservatives: the chosen ones

isrealies: victims in their own homes

palestinians: 100% pure evil

rush limbaugh: voice of america

tax cut: revenue builder

usa: never wrong

fox news: the bible

gee, isn't summer swell? if we're in the liberation business, why wasn't that excuse used FROM THE START( for war in iraq)? why the wmd excuse? by the way, i'm happy to know that we are now safe from the nuke program that was underground, literally, for the past twelve years! look, if we are truly for liberating people, how about liberating the occupied territories, i.e. the united states? or the congo? or pakistan(they have a military dictator after all who siezed power and has nukes)? how about allowing governments to solve their economic and social problems without the wto/world bank "fre market" rules? we aren't for liberating anyone who doesn't have something we want.

a reminder to EVERYONE, the u.s. declared war on japan after we were attacked. we declared war on germany AFTER they declared war on us. we like to pat ourseles on the back and feel like we liberated the jews.

bullshit(uncomfortable and awkward as that may make me feel). as a friend recently told me, there were plenty of americans who referred to fdr as the "jew in the white house." usa as a liberating force? that'd be nice. are the iraqis better off without saddam? yes, of course. could things have been handled differently?

yes, of course. aw, hell with it. as long as americans have flashy t.v. screens and harbor dreams of being the big man on top (sorry ladies, but let's face it, as james brown said, it's a man's world), nothing is going to change. congratulations neo-cons: you scored a win 'cause the nation was asleep. now please excuse me, blind date is on.

joe

 

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Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 22:19:05 -0700

Subject: Re: How soon until the Democrat's start using "STARRTHYISM" ???

From: "Richard Winters" <jdrudge@earthlink.net> 

 

McCarthy just lied. He was about to be dumped by his own party. He used the Red Scare that followed the explosion of the Russian A-Bomb. He claimed, in a speech in New Jersey, to have a list of 85 members of the Communist Party who were working for the U,S, State Department. The next time he referred to the list, it had a different number. Sometimes it grew, sometimes it shrank. NO ONE ever saw the list. McCarthy's own people admitted that he had told them there was no list.

 

He was an alcoholic and a liar. He started a scare, however, which cost people their jobs and careers simply because they were mentioned in investigations, even when they were never charged with anything. He knew the damage he was doing and he let it continue. Finally, it was the counsel for that well-known subversive organization, the U.S. Army, who brought McCarthy's reckless career to an end. Ann Coulter revises history for those who never read any of it. There was no question that Joe Mac was wrong, and that he had lied. Ann Coulter is stupid enough to believe that there is no one who has studied the McCarthy era. She is shrewd enough to know that there are those who will believe anything sensational enough and anti-government enough to cause personal hysteria. Actually, she is worse than stupid, she is as much of a liar as Joe Mac ever was.

 

Dick

 

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From: "THE KID" <the-kid@sbcglobal.net> 

Subject: Re: How soon until the Democrat's start using "STARRTHYISM" ???

Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 16:45:40 -0700

 

Just curious about your take on these two items...

 

Your earlier quote regarding this topic was "Ann Coulter revises history for those who never read any of it. There was no question that Joe Mac was wrong, and that he had lied. Ann Coulter is stupid enough to believe that there is no one who has studied the McCarthy era. She is shrewd enough to know that there are those who will believe anything sensational enough and anti-government enough to cause personal hysteria."

 

Ms. Coulter aside, I think Mr. Brennan has studied this topic and his take on it seems to be in direct conflict with what you and I know. I've alway's believed the same thing that most of America has believed. But now I will have to research this more and give this a second un-biased look.

 

1) Coulter Explodes Hollywood's Blacklist Myth

 

It is one of the most enduring lies created by leftists: that all Hollywood trembled in fear over the persecution allegedly launched against Tinseltown by Sen. Joe McCarthy.

 

Along with the infamous Hollywood 10, actors, actresses, directors, producers and even the guys who swept the studio floors were allegedly writhing in agony, fearing they'd become victims of McCarthyism, and driven into unemployment and poverty.

 

There are just a few things wrong with this - to begin with it's not true, Ann Coulter writes in her best-selling new book, "Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism."

 

Nowadays, nobody bothers to point out that the phrase "McCarthyism" first appeared in the pages of the Communist Party's organ in the U.S., the Daily Worker, which got it directly from the bowels of the NKVD's Moscow headquarters at 3 Dzerzinski Square, where it was coined by the Stalinist disinformation experts in the belief that leftist useful idiots in the U.S.

would adopt it as their own. Which of course they did, eagerly, and continue to do so even today.

 

The hysterical cry of the terrible consequences of blacklisting - of McCarthy depriving honest hardworking Hollywood celebrities of an opportunity to ply their trade, was based on a lie. But as Coulter observes, everything we know about Joe McCarthy is a lie.

 

The fact is that the so-called blacklisting began when the House Committee on Un-American Activities held hearings to determine the extent of communist penetration of the film industry, which was extensive.

 

Witnesses known as the Hollywood 10, acting under orders from their communist bosses, refused to admit under oath that they were members of the Communist Party. For this contempt of Congress they went to jail for a brief of time.

 

The Supreme Court refused to hear their appeals. And these so-called victims of the McCarthyite reign of terror, instead of being deprived of their civil liberties, "had the benefit of legal counsel, trial by jury, and proof beyond a reasonable-doubt standard," Coulter writes. "Still the cosseted, overpampered Hollywood elites were shocked to discover they could be held responsible for anything they did, and vowed that the rest of the country would never hear the end of it.

 

"At about the same time - under the legal system Communists revered, Stalin executed, starved, exiled or imprisoned more than ten million people."

 

Coulter writes: "Ten Hollywood scribblers who subscribed to an ideology responsible for the murder by the million refused to admit their membership in the Communist party to a House Committee," which McCarthy had absolutely nothing to do with.

 

As Coulter repeatedly points out, McCarthy was a senator, not a member of the House of Representatives, where the committee did its work. He concentrated on communist infiltration into the U.S. government, which the evidence from the Venona intercepts now clearly shows to have been massive.

 

Recoiling in fear of being labeled employers of traitors, courageous Hollywood film moguls canned all 10 and refused to use them, at least not under their real names. As a result some of them were simply allowed to work under false names and kept on writing films and getting well paid.

 

Over and over we are told that the so-called blacklist created a reign of terror in Tinseltown, with everybody in filmdom cringing in fear.

 

Couler reveals the terrible exile endured by one of the blacklistees: Norma Barzman, who was forced to flee not to Devil's Island, but instead to gay Paree, where, in her own words, she suffered such grievous punishment as having "dinner with Picasso every Tuesday night when we were at our country house in Provence. Yves Montand and Simone Signoret, Jacques Prevert were our friends. Plus we got to work with all the amazing European directors including Vittorio De Sica and Constantin Costa-Gavras. It was hard, but was also the time of my life."

 

Oh, the horrors of it all!

 

"Meanwhile," Coulter notes, "back in the country they preferred [the U.S.S.R.], people were being whisked off to Soviet gulags in the dead of night. They were being sentenced to work in forced labor camps. They were sent to Siberia for five years. They were being shot execution-style after being forced to confess to absurd diabolical conspiracies."

 

But there was a real Hollywood blacklist you never hear leftists talking about. As NewsMax.com reported in The Left's Lies That Never Die, conservative anti-communists in Hollywood were denied work because of their beliefs. Men such as Bruce Cabot, Ward Bond, Adolph Menjou and many other members of John Wayne's anti-communist Motion Picture Alliances were blacklisted and found work only in Wayne's movies.

 

In "Treason" Ann Coulter proves her point again and again: Everything you think you know about Joe McCarthy is a lie.

 

2) The Left's Lies That Never Die Phil Brennan Wednesday, April 23, 2003

 

The other day a slobbering bunch of Hollywood crybabies were whining about the anger their anti-American tirades have provoked among the American people, warning that this reaction could result in a blacklist where they could find themselves cast into the outer darkness, jobless and deprived of their right to express their creativity as actors, actresses, producers, directors and writers.

This, they said, could revive the terrible McCarthyite blacklist that left many of Hollywood's celebrities unable to find work and subjected to scorn because of a blacklist allegedly the work of evil old Joe McCarthy.

 

This is hogwash, one of the myths spun endlessly by the left. And I'm sick to death of hearing them repeated over and over again, often by people who ought to know better. I've written about some of the more egregious myths, lies and distortions that liberals keep dragging out of their arsenal of slime, but the lies just keep coming. So here, once again, is another attempt to set the record straight.

 

The Hollywood Blacklist Myth

 

Over and over again we hear much about the plight of the so-called victims of McCarthyism - an alleged army of people unfairly targeted by the Wisconsin senator. Gallons of tears are shed over Hollywood actors, writers and others working in films.

 

The so-called blacklist allegedly kept innocent people from working in Hollywood (despite the fact that their left-wing friends continued to use many of these identified members of the Soviet-led American Communist party - lately revealed as totally an instrument of the Soviet Union - while concealing their assistance).

 

There are a couple of things wrong with this blacklist myth. First, these people were not what they are called today - victims of McCarthyism.

Joe had nothing to do with the Hollywood hearings, which cited the communist membership of those accused; they were solely the work of the House Un-American Activities Committee and took place long before Joe took center stage.

 

And, by the way, the so-called victims were members of the Soviet-dominated U.S. Communist party and, as a result, under Soviet discipline - in other words, working for America's sworn enemies. There's a word for that - it's called treason.

 

There was a real blacklist, however, one that punished its victims as the mythical victims of the hyped-up Hollywood blacklist claimed they were being punished. It was composed of anti-Communists - famous and not-so-famous actors and directors who could not find work because of their anti-Communist activities. People like Adolph Menjou, Ward Bond, Bruce Cabot - all members of John Wayne's anti-Communist Motion Picture Alliance.

 

Wayne courageously stood up for these people - and you can see most of them in reruns of countless Wayne films. He used them over and over, keeping them working when nobody else would hire them. They were the real victims of the real blacklist, spurned by the studios and treated as pariahs by the Hollywood elite.

 

The McCarthyism Myth

 

Let's start with the phrase McCarthyism - a slander the left simply loves to hang around the necks of anybody who happens to disagree with them and tries to counter their deadly influence over American life.

 

Do any of those who throw the word around have the faintest idea of where that word was coined? Are they aware that it was hatched in the bowels of No. 3 Dzherzinsky Square - headquarters of the KGB in Moscow? Or that it was first used in the columns of the communist newspaper the Daily Worker before the left-wing media and their liberal allies eagerly picked it up for use against anti-communists, thereby doing exactly what the Soviets expected these classic useful idiots and closet Soviet sympathizers to do?

 

And it continues to this day - the term is used to brand any cause or group the left considers inimical to its paganistic socialist dogma as being something dark and sinister and un-American.

 

The viciousness directed at conservatives and anti-communists by the left during the '40s and '50s is displayed today against pro-lifers, religious conservatives, Bush supporters and all others opposed to the socialist agenda that liberals seek to impose on America.

 

And the socialism that they espouse is every bit as coercive as the Soviet communist system with which they could find no wrong in the days of Joe McCarthy. Communism, after all, was described simply as "socialism in a hurry."

 

In other words, communists kill or cow all the supporters of liberty in a reign of terror before socialists take over and herd the mindless, dumbed-down sheep left into the Marxist pen.

 

The heirs of the people who could tolerate Stalin's murderous regime, which slew people by the tens of millions, are the people who find it easy to tolerate the horror of partial-birth abortion - and the sale of the body parts of the tiny victims of this holocaust. And they employ the same smear tactics and lies against pro-lifers that their forerunners used against McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover and their fellow anti-Communists.

 

The McCarthy Was Wrong About Communist Subversion Myth

 

Joe McCarthy, like all of us, was a flawed human being. On many occasions Joe's background as a combative Irish ex-Marine rose up and led him to act more as a street fighter than a cool and collected lawman dealing with a sinister conspiracy protected by some of the nation's elite. But the thrust of his campaign against Soviet stooges among us was right on target most of the time.

 

I refuse to simply close the books on the so-called McCarthy era, because the excesses of the far-left against anti-Communists were forerunners of the excesses of the liberals of the present day. They smeared their foes, lied about them and created a whole slew of myths that remain current to this day.

 

And they continue to use the same tactic. Take for example the disgraceful behavior of the liberal Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings or Senate Democrats who stymied the Thompson Committee investigation into Chinese espionage and their illegal campaign contributions to the Democrats and Clinton-Gore.

 

Or their current attempt to prevent Senate confirmation of Miguel Estrada by conducting a filibuster, which is nothing less than an assault on the Constitution of the United States.

 

Then there's the matter of the source of many of Joe's accusations - accusations being proved by release of the so-called Venona intercepts of Soviet cable traffic whose code was broken back in the mid-forties and remained top secret until recently.

 

These intercepted cables proved that there were over 350 Americans spying for the Soviets, and enabled investigators to identify about half of them.

Joe McCarthy had access to the information contained in the top secret Venona intercepts - access given him by J. Edgar Hoover and others concerned with the extent of Soviet espionage and penetration. B

 

But he could not defend himself against charges of recklessly accusing people of being Soviet agents by revealing the source of his information without alerting the Soviets that some of their most important secrets were known to U.S. intelligence.

 

One of the more revealing admissions recently made by the left was Carl Bernstein's quote from his father, who, with Carl's mother, was a top Communist Party member. Here's what Bernstein recalls his father warning him when his 1989 book, "Loyalties: A Son's Memoir," was published:

 

"You're going to prove [Sen. Joseph] McCarthy was right, because all he was saying is that the system was loaded with Communists. And he was right.

...

I'm worried about the kind of book you're going to write and about cleaning up McCarthy. The problem is that everybody said he was a liar; you're saying he was right. ... I agree that the Party was a force in the country."

 

The Hoover-Was-a-Sexual-Deviant Myth

 

The smear tactics used by the Soviets to discredit J. Edgar Hoover by falsely charging that he was a cross-dressing sexual deviant are taken as fact by the media and many Americans despite the fact that it has been revealed that the charges - utterly unproven and absurd - were widely disseminated by, among others, the KGB's disinformation shop.

 

Does anybody really believe that the most famous cop in America - a man almost paranoid about maintaining his privacy, as well as being a target for every Red and crook and KGB plant in the nation, could show up at parties dressed as a woman and not have the fact explode in headlines within hours?

Give me a break!

 

The facts in this case are well known, but ignored by those who never forgave Hoover for his effective war against communist subversion in the U.S. In his book "The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI" Ronald Kessler effectively demolishes this filthy slander in which liberals love to wallow.

 

Here are the facts, as Kessler recounts them:

 

The myth has its roots in British author Anthony Summers' 1993 book, "Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover." Summers' source for the story was one Susan L. Rosenstiel, a former wife of Lewis S.

Rosenstiel, chairman of Schenley Industries Inc.

 

Summers claimed that Hoover did not pursue organized crime because the Mafia had blackmail material on him. In support of that, Summers quoted Mrs.

Rosenstiel as saying that in 1958, she was at a party at the Plaza Hotel where Hoover engaged in cross-dressing in front of her then-husband and Roy Cohn, former counsel to Sen. Joe McCarthy.

 

"He [Hoover] was wearing a fluffy black dress, very fluffy, with flounces and lace stockings and high heels, and a black curly wig," Summers quoted Susan as saying. "He had makeup on and false eyelashes."

 

She went on to assert that Hoover later engaged in sex with young boys, adding that her former husband followed suit.

 

A year later, she said she saw Hoover at New York's Plaza Hotel, this time wearing a red dress. Around his neck was a black feather boa. He was holding a Bible, and he asked one of the blond boys to read a passage as another boy played with him.

 

The jacket of the book says: "Mafia bosses obtained information about Hoover's sex life and used it for decades to keep the FBI at bay.

Without this, the Mafia as we know it might never have gained its hold on America."

 

To begin with, Susan Rosenstiel, the primary source for the cross-dressing story, was not exactly a credible witness. In fact, she served time at Riker's Island for perjuring herself in a 1971 case.

 

And she had it in for Hoover, who she believed had somehow worked against her during her divorce proceedings, and had long tried to interest anyone who would listen that Hoover was a cross-dresser. She had even taken her allegations to Robert M. Morgenthau, the U.S. attorney in New York, who himself had no use for Hoover.

 

"She used to call me after 5:30 p.m. when my secretary had left, so I wound up having to listen to her," Morgenthau told Kessler, adding that he found her claims baseless. But he did share her allegations with William Hundley, who had a Justice Department attorney look into them.

 

"Susie Rosenstiel had a total ax to grind," Hundley told Kessler.

"Somebody who worked for me talked to her. It was made up out of whole cloth. She hated Hoover for some alleged wrong he had done. Plus the story was beyond belief. I told Summers this. Then he goes ahead and uses it."

 

As others have written, Hoover, allegedly silenced by the Mafia because they had the goods on him, went ahead and relentlessly pursued the mob, starting with top mobster Meyer Lansky.

 

Writes Kessler: "In an Esquire piece, Peter Maas, a world class journalist who died in 2001, pointed out that Summers's rendition of events has a fatal flaw: After the alleged incident at the Plaza, Hoover assigned agents to investigate Lansky, who supposedly had the goods on him. When the Miami Field Office complained that the investigation of Lansky was not producing enough information to justify the manpower, Hoover wrote back, 'Lansky has been designated for "crash" investigation. The importance of this case cannot be overemphasized. ... The bureau expects this investigation to be vigorous and detailed."

 

"Still presumably cowering because Lansky had incriminating photos of him, Hoover followed up with an order to install bugs in Lansky's apartment.

Having been ordered by Robert Kennedy to attack the Mafia as the FBI had attacked Communism, Hoover wrote in the January 1962 FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 'The battle is joined. We have taken up the gauntlet flung down by organized crime. Let us unite in a devastating assault to annihilate this mortal enemy.' Yet even before Kennedy took over, Hoover, stung by the disclosure of the 1957 Apalachin meeting, had been pursuing the mob aggressively."

 

Hoover was more familiar to Americans than most presidents. The director of the FBI simply could not have engaged in such activity at the Plaza, with a number of witnesses present, without having it leak out. To believe otherwise is the kind of self-delusion to which liberals cling with the unshakable faith of blithering idiots.

 

Tragically, the utterly false Hoover cross-dressing myth is now widely believed, even to the extent of providing grist for the late-night TV comedians' mill. A nation that should be expressing its gratitude to Hoover's memory for his long and dedicated service to his country instead treats him as an object of slander and derision.

 

These and the other liberal lies sicken me, and they should sicken all decent Americans. But that won't stop the left from spreading them far and wide. That's their sleazy stock in trade.

 

* * * * * * Phil Brennan is a veteran journalist who writes for NewsMax.com. He is editor & publisher of Wednesday on the Web ( http://www.pvbr.com ) and was Washington columnist for National Review magazine in the 1960s. He also served as a staff aide for the House Republican Policy Committee and helped handle the Washington public relations operation for the Alaska Statehood Committee which won statehood for Alaska. He is also a trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.