After Condemning McCarthyism, Maddow Enlists Viewers To Out Animator Of Huckabee History Series

Rachel Maddow has engaged in a strange--sinister?--irony.  On her MSNBC show last night, one moment Maddow was condemning the late Senator Joe McCarthy for encouraging people to "turn in their friends" in the entertainment industry. The next moment, Maddow was urging her viewers to . . . turn in someone in the entertainment industry--the animator of Mike Huckabee's history series for kids.

Maddow devoted a sarcastic segment to mocking Huckabee's series of DVDs on American history.  Along the way she accused Huckabee of engaging in revisionist history. Her example was the way a Huckabee DVD described Ronald Reagan's testimony as a friendly witness at a McCarthy hearing, in his role as president of the Screen Actors Guild, as Reagan having "worked against Communism in Hollywood."

Maddow then said this: "We asked [Huckabee's production company] today who had done the animation on these DVDs.  They would not tell us.  If you know who brought this amazing animated sauce to life, please get in touch with us.  We would like to know."

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In notoriously liberal Hollywood, being outed as Mike Huckabee's animator could have bad career consequences.  Ironic, no, that Maddow was enlisting her viewers in such an outing just seconds after decrying the way people exposed during the McCarthy hearings "never worked again."

I'll be back with a transcript, but in the meantime watch Maddow invite her audience to do her oppo research.
 

Might Maddow have a list of 205 names of people in Hollywood who have collaborated . . . with conservatives?

Update: Ann Coulter Exposes Maddow's 'Bunk' History

Having read this item, Ann Coulter got in touch to point out Maddow's faulty grasp of American history, writing: "her history is bunk. McCarthy had nothing to do with the Hollywood hearings.  That was HUAC. Maddow went on and on about McCarthy calling Hollywood actors to testify.  Great hearings, but McCarthy had nothing whatsoever to do with them.  He was interested in commies working for the government."

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.