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  • noun Plural form of red-baiter.

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Examples

  • They systematically question the patriotism of anyone who disagrees with their stance on foreign policy; they idealize Truman, Scoop Jackson, and Hubert Humphrey who really were key Mccarthyite players all well known red-baiters.

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  • It is some small consolation to know that his voice in song and struggle, like Zinn's words and Terkel's will live on with us for a long time -- despite whatever the red-baiters and ignorant denialists may try to smear them with.

    studs terkel, edward rothstein and howard zinn

  • Jackson, forty-two years old, a native of Oberlin, Ohio, was known for his biting satire of racists and red-baiters.

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  • Earl Ofari Hutchinson writes: In the late 1960s when King denounced the Vietnam war, embraced militant union struggles, and barnstormed around the country blasting wealth and class privilege, the red-baiters and professional King haters branded him a Communist.

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  • In Body Snatchers, the pod people, who, like McCarthy and the other red-baiters, look like typical, fine upstanding Americans, search out rebels like Miles who refuse to conform to what has been newly defined as the “American Way”—just as McCarthy and HUAC destroyed the lives of those who refused to knuckle under to their directives.

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  • At upper echelons there was still residual post-McCarthy fear of red-baiters.

    Staying Tuned

  • MORTON: He hated the Communist witch hunts of the 1950's, the red-baiters, like Senator Joe McCarthy, later censured by the Senate.

    CNN Transcript Oct 8, 2001

  • At upper echelons there was still residual post-McCarthy fear of red-baiters.

    Staying Tuned

  • At upper echelons there was still residual post-McCarthy fear of red-baiters.

    Staying Tuned

  • Finally, I contended that a work as primitive in its interpretations as Klehr's should be something of an embarrassment to the more sophisticated red-baiters or professional anti-Communists (like many others, I once considered Theodore Draper among them).

    Revisiting American Communism: An Exchange

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