Wisconsin newsman deserves credit for taking on McCarthy

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LeRoy Gore lost his newspaper, the Sauk Prairie Star, after organizing a "Joe Must Go" campaign to recall Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy in 1954. Bill Wineke says Gore once explained why he was willing to take on a guy like McCarthy knowing that he faced personal destruction as a result: "I've wondered sometimes about people like me who take up crusades -- I think any newspaper man has a penchant for exhibitionism -- you wonder how much of it is high principle and how much is a compulsion you can't help."

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