Joseph McCarthy. “The Man behind the Man”. Witch Hunt. “Witch hunt”- refers to any search for a scapegoat who can be blamed for all the ills of society and whose removal will eliminate the problems. McCarthyism.
“The Man behind the Man”
Demagogue-A leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power. (McCarthy was a demagogue.)
Censure-To find fault with and criticize as blameworthy. (In late 1954, the Senate censured McCarthy.)
In defense of McCarthy…
He was Right!!!
However, he could never actually prove that subversives were infiltrating the government!!!