Replace the name "Joe McCarthy" with "Donald Trump" and you have the default lead for about 70% of the current coverage of the Fascist candidate for president. You know who you are. That's the lead you are working with. And I hope you die a painful natural death for settling for it.
At the end of the day, though, Trump is not the problem.
You people should be ashamed to call yourself journalists. But you aren't. And you're not going to be anytime soon. But just in case you have any residual shreds of dignity or conscience, here is how real journalism works.