The Insane History Of How American Paranoia Ruined And Censored Comic Books – Yahoo News

NRA Defeat: Everytown Statement On Confirmation Of Surgeon General Vivek Murthy – Yahoo News

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That the delinquents were doing so was not particularly noteworthy except to Wertham. Comics became his crusade. According to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund , Wertham’s public attacks on comic books started in a 1948 interview with Collier’s Magazine called “Horror in the Nursery.” From there, he spoke at a symposium called “The Psychopathy of Comic Books,” explaining how he believed that comic book readers were sexually aggressive, and this led to them committing crimes. Going back over his research now, it appears that Wertham fudged and disingenuously represented what he had found. But at the time, people trusted him. They followed his lead, and soon, things like a Girl Scout troupe of Cape Girardeau, Missouri engaging in a public comic book burning were happening.
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Senate’s confirmation of Dr. Vivek Murthy to the position of United States Surgeon General. View photo . “The United States Senate today stood up to the gun lobby by confirming Dr.
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