The mainstream media, egged on by Democrats, is trying to pin the “McCarthy” label on Ted Cruz.

It doesn’t matter whether there is a basis, all that matters is that there’s a name connection made.

It’s a meme started by the usual cabal of Democratic politicians and supportive media:

Without naming names, Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, offered a biting label for the Texan’s accusatory crusade: McCarthyism.

“It was really reminiscent of a different time and place, when you said, ‘I have here in my pocket a speech you made on such and such a date,’ and, of course, nothing was in the pocket,” she said, a reference to Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s pursuit of Communists in the 1950s. “It was reminiscent of some bad times.”

Actually, there was a new Senator who claimed to have the goods on witnesses without ever producing the evidence:  Elizabeth Warren, who outrageously suggested in her Senate banking debut that bank books were not worthy of investor confidence and that there were banks which should have been taken to trial. 

Really, which banks have cooked books and which banks should have been taken to trial rather than settlement, with all the risk that would have created for the viability of the bank?  Warren never named names.

I don’t think Warren was pulling a McCarthy, but I do think she was pulling a meaningless made for YouTube political ploy.  Yet Warren gets a media pass and becomes a progressive hero while Cruz is vilified and the conservative media is mostly silent.

Juan Williams knows the media dance very well: