We're coming up on one of the darkest periods of American Culture. The 'Ten' spoken of were blacklisted in Hollywood for a long time... certainly not a Stalinist tactic.. but close. But what's often conveniently forgotten is that the charges were largely true. Certainly many or most affected directly or indirectly were blame-free in that all they did was follow the pack and attend Communist cell meetings or repeat some Marxist jargon... still the fact remains, later borne out by documents released by the Kremlin, that Stalin was indeed bankrolling Southern California party activities. When I used to listen to NPR, I often heard Dalton Trumbo held up as a victim. Fact is a Commie is a commie and Commie-Symps are just that. And they still are and Hollyweird is still a haven of Stalinist-Castroist Marxists admirers of Hugo Chavez. The column I'm linking tells you the OTHER side you wont get on PBS or certainly Ted Turners commemoration of the anniversary. You see, Ted thinks, like Ed Asner, that Joseph 'Stalin was misunderstood'. He wasnt misunderstood. Ronald Reaqan understood him; and if it werent for the REAL Communist influences of Hollywood and communist threats against him he might never have switched from a Democrat Labor Leader to the guy we know now. That's a good thing. As to the 'Bad Things' ...the lesson I guess is to stick to what you know, you artists. And dont follow the in-crowd. Biased Hollywood Ten Tales Kindly note that the author of this piece advises his readers to actually WATCH the Turner propaganda piece and make up their own minds. Something that admirers of the left are loath to do when THEY disagree; they would be calling for a boycott. This points out why the blacklist and over-reaction to the 'Marxist Influence' was bad. The best reaction is to shine a light and ridicule. We know that now and that is how things are largely done. Bear that in mind when the Dems try to reinstate the 'Fairness Doctrine' in FFC licensed broadcasting.