Covering McCarthyism: How the Christian Science Monitor by Lawrence N. Strout

By Lawrence N. Strout

Strout examines how the Christian technology Monitor, a hugely influential newspaper of the period, lined Joseph R. McCarthy and McCarthyism from the Senator's Lincoln Day speech in February 1950 via his censure in December 1954. via his in-depth exam of the Monitor's interoffice communications, Strout examines how the Monitor's assurance in comparison with different elite and renowned press newspapers and the way the pressures linked to McCarthyism affected members on the Monitor.

An large assessment of the Monitor's editorials and information articles means that it was once remarkably thorough and reasonable in its reporting, whereas nonetheless being outspoken, yet accountable in its feedback. whereas many newspapers attacked McCarthy in my view, the Monitor targeting the activities of the junior senator and the unwanted effects they have been having at domestic and out of the country. As Strout sees it, the Monitor served as a voice of moderation, whereas at the same time being a continual critic of McCarthy's tactics.

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