By Tim Dye – January 25, 2021
“No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.” — Edward R. Murrow
Journalist Edward R. Murrow knew about tyrants and the terror they sow through false claims. He reported on Hitler’s Nazi propaganda during World War II. Later, he covered the “Red Scare” hearings held by Sen. Joseph McCarthy, who used the media to spread lies about Communists working in our government. Murrow pushed back. He defied his bosses and powerful politicians and delivered a rebuke of McCarthy’s attacks which had terrorized otherwise innocent Americans. Murrow was not an accomplice.