“Tonight, I’m obsessed with a term I’ve been hearing a lot, one that’s been bandied about without much honesty or care,” he said. Todd then rolled clips of political personalities including Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Harris Faulkner name-dropping Joe McCarthy in coverage of current events like the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
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“McCarthyism is an enduring legacy of Republican senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin,” Todd said. “He led a systematic campaign in the early ’50s, accusing people of being communist sympathizers, dragging them in front of cameras for unethical hearings that were merely political spectacles, accusing them