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  • Professoriate’s Self-Proclaimed Neutrality

    02/24/2014 11:45:00 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia | February 24, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    With a straight face, professors mostly tell you that they avoid advocacy. “The American Economic Association has never taken a position on any public-policy issue,” Beth McMurthie wrote in The Chronicle of Higher Education on February 21, 2014. “The American Political Science Association is thinking about becoming more active.” “And some members of the American Studies Association are wishing their organization were less so. In academe, where every argument quickly finds a counterargument, the role of the disciplinary association in matters of public advocacy is a curious one. Recent, heated debates within the American Studies Association and Modern Language Association...
  • Election Polls -- Accuracy Record in Presidential Elections-Gallup Poll Accuracy Record

    10/21/2012 11:54:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 29 replies
    Gallup ^ | 10/21/2012 | Gallup
    Click the link to see the accuracy of the Gallup poll from 1936 to present. With a few exceptions, it's been quite accurate, usually not off more than a few points either way. And those that are off more than 3 pts on the plus side have usually gone to the Dem.
  • U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

    06/08/2011 5:52:01 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 53 replies ^ | Jun. 7 2011 - 2:04 pm | Larry Bell
    It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.
  • Drew Brees' accuracy-a better story than Leach v TTU.

    12/30/2009 2:59:53 PM PST · by izzatzo · 4 replies · 366+ views
    You Tube ^ | 12/30/09 | Sport Science
    Football story better than Leach v TTU-pretty phenomenal accuracy.
  • A Clean Barrel

    10/30/2009 8:24:14 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 56 replies · 2,246+ views
    The National Rifleman ^ | October 2009 | John Barsness
    Many obsessive riflemen “know” a lot of things about the insides of their barrels. They know they must break-in barrels and that any bore only slightly smudged by the passage of bullets will shoot less accurately compared with a barrel as clean as Aunt Josie’s kitchen floor. First, let’s examine “proper” barrel break-in. According to just about everybody, this is accomplished by firing one shot, cleaning the barrel of all powder and copper fouling, firing another shot, cleaning, etc. Advice on how long to continue this tedious routine varies from 10 to 30 rounds. The procedure supposedly smooths the bore,...
  • (LEAD) N. Korean missile launches aimed at improving accuracy: official

    07/04/2009 11:46:15 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 1,140+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 07/05/09
    (LEAD) N. Korean missile launches aimed at improving accuracy: official SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's latest missile launches appear to have been aimed at improving the missiles' accuracy, a South Korean official said Sunday, noting the launches may have provided some results. "Five out of seven missiles North Korea fired yesterday landed within the same area in the East Sea, about 420 kilometers from the launch site," the official said, asking not to be identified. "This means the accuracy of North Korean missiles is improving," the official added. North Korea is said to have about 1,000 ballistic missiles...
  • Despite Ignorance, Too Many Still Spout Off

    12/11/2007 6:14:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies · 732+ views
    IBD ^ | December 11, 2007 | Thomas Sowell
    People for whom indignation is a way of life — and there seem to be an increasing number of such people — repeatedly have outbursts of outrage whenever the police fire a lot of shots at some criminal. People who have never fired a gun in their lives, and have never had a split second in which to make a decision that could mean life or death for themselves or others, are often nevertheless convinced that the police used excessive force. As someone who once taught pistol shooting in the Marine Corps, it has never seemed strange to me that...
  • Watch the video: a look at an American soldier without political correctness (part I)

    04/18/2007 10:05:18 AM PDT · by drzz · 17 replies · 1,106+ views
    Watch the video ^ | 04/18/2007 | drzz
    To continue on the serie "learn the US history without political correctness", here is part one of a documentary on an American soldier tarnished by political correctness. Please spend a little time to learn what this soldier did and why it is so important that the American people know their history without the rewriting of the left. They fought for the flag, the flag must not forget them. See the other video of this serie:
  • Sabato Track Record

    11/07/2006 4:11:51 AM PST · by NavVet · 18 replies · 1,088+ views
    Vanity | N/A | Vanity
    Every election, I seem to recall Sabato and Dick Morris being wrong at some point. Although Morris goes back and forth so much it's hard to tell. Is there any website that tracks the accuracy of pundit predictions. I'm particularly interested in a historical look at Sabato's so-called "crystal ball."
  • Analysis of Real Clear Politics Poll Averages: How accurate have they been in the past?

    11/05/2006 11:30:02 AM PST · by Western Civ 4ever · 26 replies · 3,137+ views
    11/5/2006 | Me
    It occurred to me as my fellow Freepers are likely as gut-wrenched as I am over the next poll release, to look at comprehensive averages of all non-partisan public polls in the last two election cycles (the two in which Karl Rove's GOTV apparatus has been in place). We're counting on this wonderful, well-oiled machine to pull us accross the line in the close ones. Did we really defy the polls to an extent that this is likely this year? There are a couple of ways to measure this. We can examine how the poll averages compare in terms of...

    08/04/2006 8:52:49 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 6 replies · 304+ views
    self | August 4, 2006 | swampsniper
    These are targets printed in Ned Roberts book "The Muzzle Loading Cap Lock Rifle". Accurate rifles are not a new invention.
  • The Bible told them so

    07/27/2006 11:28:16 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 10 replies · 388+ views ^ | July 25, 2006 | Mike S. Adams
    Yesterday, a reader wrote to complain that, in my columns, I rely too often on the Bible as a source of knowledge. In fact, he stated that “The Bible was written and edited by still unknown authors who, at the time, thought the world was flat and a wheelbarrow was a modern invention.” The assertion that the Bible was “written and edited by still unknown authors” is not terribly important. For example, the fact that scholars can’t agree on who wrote the Book of Hebrews—they generally agree on the authorship of all other Books of the New Testament—is hardly a...
  • Al Gore's Media Lovefest ( Belies grades of D's and C-minus )

    05/26/2006 7:39:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies · 2,264+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 26, 2006 | Dan Gainor & Amy Menefee
    John Lennon once wrote that "All you need is love." If that's the case, former presidential candidate Al Gore is a happy man. He is in the middle of a media lovefest celebrating his work, his career - even his efforts as actor, author, dancer and comedian. The former vice president has both a movie and a book about global warming debuting under the title "An Inconvenient Truth." He has gone from media darling to "the summer's most unlikely movie star," as NBC's Katie Couric called him in a May 24 interview. Gore, who Couric also called "funny, vulnerable, disarming,...
  • What’s wrong with a probe of election accuracy?

    01/11/2006 3:47:33 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies · 296+ views
    Arizona Capitol Times ^ | 30 Dec 2005 | John Semmens
    Senate President, Ken Bennett, R-1, finds it “troubling.” Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says he is “concerned” and has “serious questions about legality and ethics.” From the portentous rhetoric, a person could not be blamed for fearing that organized crime may have seized control of Arizona’s government, which millions in public funds have gone missing, or that some other major calamity has befallen us. It should come as a great source of relief to discover that all this hyperventilating is over the efforts of Sen. Jack Harper, R-4, to investigate a voting irregularity from the 2004 election. In the 2004...
  • Can you trust Wikipedia? [Experts grade seven articles, not even a D- average]

    10/24/2005 6:52:08 AM PDT · by cloud8 · 39 replies · 1,958+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | 10-24-05 | Mike Barnes
    The founder of the online encyclopedia written and edited by its users has admitted some of its entries are 'a horrific embarrassment'. What did our panel of experts think of the entries for their fields? Mike Barnes on the Steve Reich entry Factually, the entry on the composer Steve Reich is sound. All the facts that I have cross-checked were correct, but some of the writing is unhelpful. Take the first line of the entry: "Reich is popularly regarded as repetitive and minimalist, but in some works deviates from a purely minimalist style, which shows some connection to Minimalism and...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • AIA Bestows "Little Churchills" Awards - (these professors deserve to be OUTED!)

    07/18/2005 2:06:39 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 620+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 145 2005 | MALCOLM A. KLINE
    At its 20th anniversary dinner, Accuracy in Academia will make its first annual presentation of its Little Churchill awards, named after Ward not Winston, for dubious academic achievement. Just as the colorful Ethnic Studies professor has distinguished himself for calling the victims of the World Trade Center attacks of 9-11-01 Little Eichmanns, thus comparing them to the notorious Nazi from the Second World War, so too have a host of academics distinguished themselves by their ethnic sensitivity in an age of "tolerance." But Ward Churchill's achievements do not end there. He has also produced scholarship that either already appeared elsewhere...
  • The Schiavo Autopsy Results: Terri Dailies July 6

    07/06/2005 10:50:06 AM PDT · by 8mmMauser · 1,731 replies · 18,027+ views
    Accuracy in Media-Media Monitor ^ | July 6, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    Several bloggers have drawn attention to a strange lead in a Washington Post story about the Terri Schiavo autopsy results. The June 16 Post story by David Brown said that "Terri Schiavo died of the effects of a profound and prolonged lack of oxygen to her brain on a day in 1990, but what caused that event isn't known and may never be, the physician who performed her autopsy said…"
  • Foreign media urged to take just attitude towards China(HUMOR ALERT!)

    05/17/2005 4:35:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 263+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 05/16/05
    Foreign media urged to take just attitude towards China 2005-05-16 18:45:45 BEIJING, May 16 (Xinhuanet) -- International media should abide by the principles of objectivity and justice when they report news stories about China, said a senior official with the State Council Information Office (SCIO) here Monday. China is unsatisfactory about some foreign media's news coverage on China, which was biased and exaggerated, Zhao Qizheng, head of the SCIO, said at the Fortune Global Forum round-table meeting for cultural issues, which was held on Monday in Beijing. Some of the media took rumors as official information when theyreport on...
  • The blog that ate real journalism - (what Huffington's crash-and-burn debut really means!)

    05/12/2005 7:56:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 974+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | MAY 11, 2005 | CAL THOMAS
    The Huffington Post, an Internet blog that debuted May 9 after a campaign that would have delighted P.T. Barnum, makes me nostalgic for the good old days of journalism. It isn't that its founder, Arianna Huffington (who named it for herself in true Hollywood "enough about me, not what do YOU think about me" fashion) doesn't have every right to join the increasingly clogged blog superhighway. Rather, this blog has an agenda and speaks mostly to people who already believe what most of its writers say. In The Huffington Post, the musical genius Quincy Jones explains that Michael Jackson's problem...
  • Three Ancient Romanian Maps Bolster Accuracy Of "Persian Gulf" Name (Arabian Gulf?)

    01/15/2005 4:35:16 PM PST · by blam · 53 replies · 1,516+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 1-15-2005
    Three ancient Romanian maps bolster accuracy of “Persian Gulf” name VIENNA (IRNA) -- Three ancient maps kept in a Romanian academy confirm the accuracy of the name Persian Gulf to denote waters off the southern coast of Iran, said an Iranian embassy official in Bucharest Friday. Speaking to IRNA, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that researches made by the Romanian academy uncovered a map called "Asiac Nova Descripto" dating back to 1584 in which the Persian Gulf is historically referred to as "Mar Mesendin Ol Sinus Persicus." The Romanian academy is one of the most important...
  • Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton strikes out (0 for 3 on the accuracy scoreboard)

    12/05/2004 6:31:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies · 3,035+ views
    Sen. Clinton strikes out The day before former President Clinton's library was dedicated in Little Rock, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democrats' front-runner for the party's 2008 presidential nomination, gave Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren her first sit-down interview since her party got pummeled in the last election. If Mrs. Clinton aspires to become president, it would be helpful for her to get her facts straight. The junior senator from New York could begin by settling upon a consistent explanation for what happened to her party on Nov. 2. From one moment to the next in the interview, Mrs....
  • Soldiers in pajamas

    11/02/2004 8:28:16 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 5 replies · 344+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 2, 2004 | Judi McLeod
    Accuracy in Media (AIM) founder Reed Irvine must have flashed one of his signature grins on September 21, 2004. While Irvine, felled by a stroke is missing from AIM action, the “Can Dan” campaign he launched against Dan Rather some 16 years ago, found new life. AIM members, staffers and supporters gathered outside the CBS News offices in Washington, D.C. to call for the firing of Dan Rather in the wake of the CBS News anchorman’s use of forged documents in a story designed to smear President George W. Bush. . . . . . At the anti-CBS protest, several...
  • Unintentional humor: tries to bash Bush

    10/24/2004 4:21:17 AM PDT · by j. earl carter · 8 replies · 773+ views ^ | 10/19/04 |
    How Liberal is John Kerry? A new RNC ad claims Kerry is "the most liberal man in the Senate." Actually, his lifetime rating is 11th or lower, depending. October 19, 2004 Modified: October 19, 2004 Summary A Republican National Committee ad released Oct. 16 claims that Kerry is "the most liberal man in the Senate." It's true that vote rankings by the politically neutral magazine The National Journal rated Kerry "most liberal" in 2003 and in three earlier years during his first Senate term: 1986, 1988, and 1990. But over his entire career the Journal ranks Kerry the 11th most...
  • Are political polls accurate? This case study says not very...

    10/21/2004 11:04:28 AM PDT · by Wolfstar · 68 replies · 1,521+ views
    Ah, the omnipresent poll. The media punditocracy is addicted to using polls to tell us what "the American people feel" (never think) about everything from a president's so-called approval rating, to how a candidate's chances stack up against others in a race, to our "feelings" about various policy and social issues. Although the public has absolutely no way to evaluate the vast majority of polls for accuracy, most of us simply accept them as incontrovertible indicators of truth. Why? The answer probably is because we're told that polls are "scientific" since they use statistical-type analysis, and most of us tend...

    09/12/2004 7:35:59 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 62 replies · 1,747+ views
    September 12, 2004 | Nick Vlachos
    When asked what is the most important part of any news story, Joseph Pulitzer replied, "Accuracy, accuracy, accuracy." I've always thought that whether it's selling newspapers, a documentary, a speech to the Rotary Club, or used cars, if you want to have viewers tomorrow try deceit, if you want to have viewers ten years from tomorrow, try honesty. I have read about as much as anyone on the subject of the Bush National Guard memos. In fact, starting today I'll stop the reading. The excellent discussions and technical research presented here and now in several major news sources leaves very...
  • Stem Cell News That Isn't Fit For Print

    12/03/2003 9:24:36 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 540+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/03/2003 | Wesley J. Smith
    The mainstream media is ignoring promising news about adult stem cell researchMEDIA BIAS is alive and well and busily promoting the brave new world. I personally experienced the phenomenon recently when I participated in an educational symposium in Frankfort, Kentucky (along with Drs. David Prentice and John Hubert). Our purpose was to provide empirical and moral support for pending state legislation that would outlaw human cloning in Kentucky. (Similar laws have already passed in Michigan, Iowa, North Dakota, and Arkansas.) We spoke about regenerative medicine (using cellular treatments to repair injured or damaged organs), the science of human cloning (how...

    10/16/2003 4:03:34 PM PDT · by DeborahLambert · 13 replies · 207+ views
    Carl Limbacher, noted commentator, NewsMax contributor and author of blockbuster book, Hillary's Scheme, will be the featured speaker at a luncheon sponsored by Accuracy in Media. Date: Tuesday, October 21; Time: Noon; Location: Women's National Republican Club, 3 West 51st St., NYC; Cost: $35.00 RSVP: Lori Hopkins (202)364-4401,#110 E-mail:
  • Leftist Salon.Com Writer Joe Conason Is Joe Dirt

    09/24/2003 1:33:49 PM PDT · by ultimate_robber_baron · 7 replies · 1,597+ views
    The Hawaii Reporter ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2003 | Stuart K. Hayashi
    Meet Joe Dirt Stuart K. Hayashi In 2001, comedian David Spade came out with a movie titled "The Adventures of Joe Dirt." It now appears that the film was about Joe Conason, the author of "Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth" and an editorialist for the liberal-biased In the person of Brad Pitt, you've already Met Joe Black. Now Meet the Real Joe Dirt. His book purports to expose how right-wingers harness the corporate media to brainwash society. Instead of demonstrating such, however, Joe is too busy flinging his Dirt around. In two...
  • 'Real West Wing' coming to Hobart William Smith (Clinton alumni alert)

    04/16/2003 8:22:29 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies · 211+ views
    Finger Lakes Times ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2003 | By KEVIN DeVALK Times Staff Writer
    GENEVA — It’s a question that few people have the insight to answer: Is television’s “The West Wing” an accurate portrayal of life in the White House? The answer is yes, at least according to Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark Gearan. Gearan was the White House communications director during President Clinton’s first term. Gearan came to Geneva in 1999, just as the drama starring Martin Sheen went on the air, and he says he has been asked questions about the show ever since. Some of his former colleagues are coming to Geneva next week for a discussion on...
  • Zogby was NOT the most accurate in 2000 Presidential poll

    11/01/2002 1:14:58 PM PST · by for-q-clinton · 35 replies · 1,403+ views
    National Council on Public Polls (NCPP) ^ | January 3, 2001 | National Council on Public Polls (NCPP)
    January 3, 2001PRESIDENTIAL POLL PERFORMANCE 2000The accuracy of the election projections based on the pre-election polls of 2000 was surpassed only by the polls of 1976 and 1960, according to a study release today by the National Council on Public Polls. This year's final polls had an average error of 1.1 percentage points on the estimates for George W. Bush and Al Gore. The error on the third place finisher, Ralph Nader, was 1.3 percentage points. These results were based on the work of 10 polling organizations that used traditional methods for conducting their polls. Poll Bush/GoreError NaderError Harris Poll...