[Marxism] McCarthy Blacklist and Original Robin Hood Telly Series
cbcox at ilstu.edu
Mon Oct 9 11:28:24 MDT 2006
Paul Flewers wrote:
> < The ATV version was conceived, written and produced as a means of
> employing communist scriptwriters who had been blacklisted from the
> Hollywood studios by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC),
> headed by Senator Joseph McCarthy. >
What incredible historical ignorance -- ignorance worthy of a
1. McCarthy was a Senator, not a Congressman, so he could not have been
the chairman of _any_ House Committee.
2. HUAC did not itself "blacklist" anyone. The entertainment companies
(movies, tv) created unoffical blacklists of people who had failed to
cooperate with HUAC.
3. HUAC over the decades did _far_ more damage than McCarthy ever did.
In fact his opportunistic histrionics helped end the Red Hunt -- by 1955
the repression was less than it had been in 1947 before McCarthy became
Finally, it is important for leftists (and particularly for marxists) to
get the story of the Great Red Hunt straight, because the superficial
memories of it serve mainly to benefit the DP, while in fact it was DP
politicians who launched the Red Hunt to begin with.
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