McCarthyism, the Big Lie, and Tweeting

In 1950, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy used fear-mongering in the Cold War to master the art of the Big Lie. In 2016, Donald Trump used fear-mongering to master the Tweet. Both were, and are, dangerous.

Joe McCarthy, lovely guy. (Creative Commons, Rupert Colley)

We’ve got to do better than this, folks.

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