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Calm Down Everybody: McCarthyism Isn't Coming Back Just Because A Rich Guy Lost His Job

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Screen capture of American politician Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (R-WI) (1908 - 1957) as he speaks and points while on the CBS television news program 'See It Now' with Edward R. Murrow, April 6, 1954. McCarthy appeared to rebut charges of lying and innaccuracy that Murrow had aired on the March 9 'See It Now.' Instead McCarthy rambled at length about Communism and referred to Murrow as 'the leader and cleverest of the jackal pack.' Within eight months McCarthy was censured by the Senate and wit | CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images

Joe McCarthy died in 1957, but to hear some people tell it, his legacy lives on in the swift downfall of Donald Sterling.

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