Roy Cohn was a lawyer and true American hero who persecuted suspected communists, bear sympathisers, and gays, often working straight from the gut instead of relying on pesky facts from laborious research and investigation. He was so revered by Billy Joel that he name-drops him in the 1980s song "We Didn't Start the Fire".
He and Joseph McCarthy destroyed America's enemies with the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities, a Congressional subset of the He-Man Woman Haters Club. Cohn had many friends in Washington, but none closer than G. David Schine, a young, handsome, single man with whom Cohn often went camping.
He was no friend to the liberal media, however, and they eventually ruined him. They stuck their cameras into one of his off-the-record hearings, not content to simply take his word that he wasn't abusing his power to get Schine exempted from the Draft.