John Bolton has been the target of McCarthyism tactics by Heidi Przybyla of NBC News. McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations about subversion or treason with no regard for evidence. By using distorted reports of association, Ms. Przbyla tries to associate John Bolton with anti-Muslim activities. It is a real stretch and is nowhere near reality. This is a typical leftist tactic and is meant to bring down Mr. Bolton from his important job. Here is what she did and why it won’t work.
As Written By Alan Dershowitz for Fox News:
When I was growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, organizations that expressed any views at all similar to those voiced by Communist groups were called “Communist fronts.” Anyone who believed in civil liberties and for that reason defended the rights of Communists to express their hateful ideology was labeled a Communist sympathizer, or a “commie symp” for short.
Decent people railed against this coerced, “politically correct” guilt by association, because it endangered freedom of speech, freedom of association, basic fairness and especially truth.
Today a similar tactic of defamatory character assassination against people with whom one disagrees – particularly conservatives – is being employed by elements of the left, including some in the mainstream media.
Consider the attack by Heidi Przybyla of NBC News against recently appointed National Security Adviser John Bolton and an organization whose board he chaired before his appointment, the Gatestone Institute.
The headline of the hit piece by Przybyla on the NBC News website is: “John Bolton presided over anti-Muslim think tank.” In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
Przybyla inaccurately described Gatestone as an “anti-Muslim think tank,” presumably because it published some articles about Muslim “no-go zones” in parts of Europe…..