Americans that have been treated unfairly by the media and academics in the last 100 years.

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    1. Joe McCarthy. Obvious choice here that requires no further clarification of reasoning.

    2. Richard Nixon. The prosecutorial misconduct involved in bringing him down is only now starting to come to light. Additionally, he is often blamed for the Vietnam War when in reality, the war was at its peak when he got into office and American troop involvement went down considerably every year he was in office. He was on the verge of getting us out of Vietnam on far better terms than what were eventually settled on. The left could not afford to let Nixon succeed in Vietnam. If you want to criticize Nixon, criticize him for creating the Environmental Protection Agency.

    3. Donald Trump. Where do you even begin? He is constantly being accused of crimes that never even occurred. He is called a racist for absolutely no reason.
     
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    Nobody can blame NIxon for Johnson's escalations. His legacy of destruction in SE Asia stands on it's own. He truly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
     
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    Nixon was like Teddy Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover and other progressive Republicans. Assholes who wanted to cheat the system as every Prog does, then get angry when the citizens of the US dont like what he has done.
     
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    what victory?? victory in Vietnam???!!
    hahahahhahahhaah
     
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    George Bush sent Troops to Iraq after a year of warning Saddam and consulting with Congress and yet he is still criticized by the pop media. Harry Truman sent Troops to Korea under an executive order that legal historians are still arguing about. Bush's Troops went farther, faster and took less casualties compared to every conflict in American history and yet he is ridiculed. Harry Truman's adventure cost the lives of anywhere from 35,000 to 50,000 (depending on what retro scale you use) and George Bush lost about 7,000. Yet Truman is celebrated and Bush is condemned. WTF?
     
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    I totally agree. M. Stanton Evans' book Blacklisted By History should be read by anyone who wants to know the facts about McCarthy.

    I agree that Nixon would have won the Vietnam War if the Left had not opposed every sensible action he wanted to take to win the war. I also agree that he got a very raw deal with Watergate, as Geoff Shepard has documented in his recent book The Real Watergate Scandal. On the other hand, Nixon was terrible in several key areas and was extremely corrupt. He was also probably a wife-beater.

    I totally agree.
     
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