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  • Woodward-Sperling Flap May Turn Tide

    03/03/2013 5:12:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | March 3, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    There is a rule in Politics 2013 that's evident in the flap about a White House aide's maybe threatening or not threatening Washington Post veteran reporter Bob Woodward. The rule: The more superficial the brouhaha the bigger its impact. What public figures say is more important than what they do, because cable TV and political blogs can cover a mud fight more cheaply and more easily than they can a real story. Quick synopsis: Woodward has reported doggedly on the White House's role in putting "sequester" cuts -- $85 billion this year -- in the 2011 Budget Control Act. Last...
  • The Particulars of Polls

    10/01/2012 3:45:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | October 1, 2012 | Michael Barone
    As a recovering pollster (I worked for Democratic pollster Peter Hart from 1974 to 1981), let me weigh in on the controversy over whether the polls are accurate. Many conservatives are claiming that multiple polls have overly Democratic samples, and some charge that media pollsters are trying to discourage Republican voters. First, some points about the limits of polls. Random sample polling is an imprecise instrument. There's an error margin of 3 or 4 percent, and polling theory tells us that one out of 20 polls is wrong, with results outside the margin of error. Sometimes it's easy to spot...
  • Introducing The New Polling Firm of Madoff, Marist, Quinnipiac and Ponzi

    09/29/2012 3:57:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | September 29, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    After a few weeks spent tracking down and questioning pollsters and the reporters of polls, I can assure the reader that pollsters are the modern-day alchemists. They promise to turn numbers into predictive gold. We'd all like to believe these magical powers exist, but we shouldn't. The pollsters of 2012 just don't know who is going to win in November any more than did the pollsters of 1980 know that Ronald Reagan was headed towards a landslide in that late-breaking year. I'd like to believe Scott Rasmussen that the race between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama is tied. Democrats would...
  • Liberal Media Might As Well Wear Obama Buttons

    09/14/2012 7:57:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | September 14, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    The liberal media gave the ceaselessly political President Obama a pass for campaigning instead of performing his presidential duties when they were most needed, while they castigated Mitt Romney for being political when he was the only one of the two acting presidential. To be sure, Obama is a political candidate for re-election to the presidency, but do we have to remind ourselves -- as he often reminds us -- that he also currently holds that office and that it includes duties that supersede his political activities? After remaining silent for hours after the attacks in Egypt and Libya, Obama...
  • NY Times Reporter Accuses Bush of 'Negligence' Regarding 9/11 (What a disgusting pos)

    09/11/2012 6:38:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | September 11, 2012 | Mallory Carr
    On this solemn day, most of the nation mourns the loss of life that occurred on this day eleven years ago and contemplates the changes that have occurred since then. Most, but not all. Kurt Eichenwald, contributing editor for Vanity Fair and writer for the New York Times, published an inflammatory op-ed accusing former President Bush of not preventing the attacks: “While those documents are still not public, I have read excerpts from many of them, along with other recently declassified records, and come to an inescapable conclusion: the administration’s reaction to what Mr. Bush was told in the weeks...
  • Is Al Jazeera Welcome In Maine?

    07/06/2011 2:01:14 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 5 replies, Maine Media ^ | 07/06/2011 - 11:55am | Al Diamon
    General Henry Knox, a Revolutionary War hero and U.S. Secretary of War in the country’s early days, was no stranger to political controversy. But the museum established at Montpelier, his home in Thomaston, seems like an unlikely site for an ideological flap generated by the attention of a national right-wing media watchdog. The General Henry Knox Museum is a private non-profit organization. It holds an annual fundraising gala that includes a guest speaker, dinner and reception. This year’s event is scheduled for July 28 at the Strand Theatre in Rockland and will feature a talk by Abderrahim Foukara, the Washington...
  • Another conspiracy theory - or the Truth???

    08/24/2010 9:56:52 AM PDT · by mimi from mi · 10 replies · 1+ views
    A youtube video about how Obama is a Saudi/Muslim plant in the White House. Please excuse me if this has been posted before.
  • 'Rabbi Live' Turns Sights On Obama After Helen Thomas

    07/07/2010 10:29:40 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 33 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 6/30/'10 | Roger Aronoff
    Rabbi David Nesenoff has given Accuracy in Media the most detailed account yet of how his encounter with veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas caused him to reevaluate not only his view of the media, but of the White House and President Obama. Nesenoff is a self-described liberal Democrat who used to think Obama should be given a chance to change U.S. foreign policy for the better. Now he worries about the existence of the state of Israel.
  • Pentagon shooter pot scandal grows

    03/13/2010 11:48:11 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies · 1,290+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | March 11, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Even before it was revealed that Bedell had shot two Pentagon guards and was a marijuana addict/psychotic, questions were being raised about how doctors in California were approving access to the drug. Left-wing California politicians have been talking about legalizing and taxing marijuana to save the state from bankruptcy. But thanks to the state's most notorious pothead, Pentagon shooter John Patrick Bedell, that vision may now go up in smoke. Bedell's easy access to "medical marijuana" in California is quickly becoming a scandal that threatens the well-funded movement to increase access to the weed by legalizing it statewide-and perhaps nationwide.
  • Live on C-SPAN 2 Today: Accuracy in Media 40th Anniversary Conference (On Now)

    10/23/2009 6:38:02 AM PDT · by kristinn · 30 replies · 1,458+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | Friday, October 23, 2009 | Kristinn
    C-SPAN 2 is covering Accuracy in Media's 40th anniversary conference live today.Congratulations to our friends at AIM!
  • Accuracy in Media 40th Anniversary Conference

    10/15/2009 12:14:05 PM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 3 replies · 304+ views
    AIM ^ | 10-15-09
    Accuracy in Media (AIM), America's first independent watchdog of the news media, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year at a conference held in Washington, DC, on Friday, October 23.
  • The Obama "Birth Certificate" Scandal

    09/03/2009 12:58:54 PM PDT · by kellynla · 165 replies · 6,247+ views ^ | 02 September 2009 | staff
    Cliff Kincaid, the editor of Accuracy in Media, has released a copy of his own birth certificate, in order to demonstrate what needs to be done to resolve the growing controversy over the alleged birth certificate of President Barack Obama. "My birth certificate includes the names of my mother and father, my mother's doctor, and the hospital in which I was born," said Kincaid. "This certified copy of an original long form document is what anyone who wants to be president should be prepared to produce." Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, states, "No Person except a...
  • Fraudulent ‘Credit Crisis’ Paves Way for Economic Disaster

    12/17/2008 8:47:28 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 36 replies · 2,342+ views
    FamilySecurityMatters ^ | 12/16/08 | Cliff Kincaid
    Doing the kind of investigative reporting we should expect from the major media, a financial research and consulting firm has released a major analysis of the “credit crisis” that concludes that the claims made by Treasury Department Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke to justify a socialist takeover of the financial industry were demonstrably false. The analysis, Flawed Assumptions about the Credit Crisis: A Critical Examination of US Policymakers,concludes that the result of the unjustified massive federal intervention in the economy could be similar to the economic crisis in the Weimar Republic of 1922, where disastrous hyperinflation...
  • Times Trashes Cindy McCain

    10/20/2008 10:12:47 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 10 replies · 1,235+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2008 | Don Feder
    It’s not enough for America’s “newspaper of wretched” to smear John McCain and Sarah Palin. In an October 18 “news” story, “Behind McCain, Outsider in Capital Wanting Back In,” it went after the candidate’s wife, Cindy McCain. In the guise of a profile piece, The Times rehashed Mrs. McCain’s past addiction to pain-killers - a story that was old news 20 years ago. It also reported that John and Cindy spend much of their time apart - he in Washington, she in their Arizona home. This is so common for Congressmen and their wives that’s it’s hardly worth noting. But...
  • NY Times Smears McCain/Palin with Racism Charge

    10/17/2008 3:22:38 PM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 27 replies · 1,012+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | October 17, 2008 | Don Feder
    When the left is desperate to smear someone, it inevitably resorts to accusations of racism. In a recent editorial, “Politics of Attack,” The New York Times charged: “But Senator McCain and Governor Sarah Palin have been running one of the most appalling campaigns we can remember.” Every Republican presidential campaign is the “most appalling” The Times can remember. Still, the paper insists that McCain and his running mate have moved beyond mere “distortions” of Obama’s record “into the dark territory of race-baiting and xenophobia.”
  • AIM Boycotts The New York Times over Liberal Bias

    10/09/2008 1:17:14 PM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 13 replies · 771+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | October 8, 2008 | Accuracy in Media
    WASHINGTON, October 8, 2008—Accuracy in Media announced today the launch of its new website, Boycott The New York Times ( AIM, which has monitored The New York Times for nearly 40 years, is encouraging news consumers to boycott the most powerful media voice in America to protest its persistent leftist bias. “The Times has, over the course of decades, blatantly distorted the news to advance an ideological agenda,” notes Don Feder, the editor of the Boycott The New York Times website. “The Times’ persistent bias is reflected in its double standard in coverage of liberals and conservatives, its misreporting of...
  • AIM Boycotts The New York Times over Liberal Bias

    10/09/2008 1:12:58 PM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 9 replies · 705+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | October 8, 2008 | Accuracy in Media
    WASHINGTON, October 8, 2008—Accuracy in Media announced today the launch of its new website, Boycott The New York Times ( AIM, which has monitored The New York Times for nearly 40 years, is encouraging news consumers to boycott the most powerful media voice in America to protest its persistent leftist bias. “The Times has, over the course of decades, blatantly distorted the news to advance an ideological agenda,” notes Don Feder, the editor of the Boycott The New York Times website. “The Times’ persistent bias is reflected in its double standard in coverage of liberals and conservatives, its misreporting of...
  • Accuracy in Media Exposes North American Union 'Conspiracy'

    02/19/2007 10:21:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,009+ views
    U.S. Newswire on Yahoo ^ | Accuracy in Media
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Accuracy in Media has released a new report examining charges that a former Carter Administration official is behind a sinister campaign to create a North American Union that will submerge American sovereignty in a trilateral entity consisting of the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The report is available at The report was prepared by Cliff Kincaid, editor of Accuracy in Media, who attended a February 16 conference on the subject of developing a North American legal system. Kincaid concludes that the evidence clearly indicates "that a comprehensive process is underway to merge the economies, and...
  • Fact Checking 101

    01/19/2007 6:23:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies · 408+ views
    eSkeptic ^ | around 15 January 2007 | Michael Shermer
    In last week’s eSkeptic , we published highlights from a press release issued by PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility), a Washington D.C.-based environmental watchdog group. That press release, dated December 28, 2006, was headlined: HOW OLD IS THE GRAND CANYON? PARK SERVICE WON’T SAY Orders to Cater to Creationists Makes National Park Agnostic on Geology The first sentence of the release reads: Washington, DC — Grand Canyon National Park is not permitted to give an official estimate of the geologic age of its principal feature, due to pressure from Bush administration appointees. Unfortunately, in our eagerness to find additional...
  • Seniority should count(re: prevaricating press' Grand Canyon flap)

    01/19/2007 6:16:19 PM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies · 478+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune LTE ^ | 01/13/2007 | Stewart N. Thorpe
    The Hualapai Indian Tribe plans a $30 million Grand Canyon skywalk, an engineering wonder. Meanwhile, for more than three years the National Park Service sells a book claiming the Grand Canyon was created by Noah's Flood. Also, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, NPS is not permitted to give the scientific estimation of the Grand Canyon's age. PEER executive director Jeff Ruch says it is to avoid offending religious fundamentalists. No equal concern is given to the Hualapai Indian tribe's beliefs. Scientific knowledge bows in censorship to be "politically correct" for Christian fundamentalists, but not for the beliefs of...
  • How Can We Fix Clinton’s Error in Bosnia?

    10/23/2006 7:38:53 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 19 replies · 448+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/23/06 | Purple Mountains
    I feel duped because I supported the actions we took against the Serbs in 1999. The Clinton Administration and our media never told us that the atrocities committed by the Serbians were a response to centuries of brutalities by Muslims on them or that, in routing the Serbs from Bosnia and Kosovo, we were aiding and abetting Al Qaeda in their reconquest of Europe.
  • New York Times Protested by FreeRepublic and AIM, Washington DC, 7/03/06: After-Action Report

    07/06/2006 5:52:32 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 118 replies · 6,099+ views
    DC Chapter, FRee Republic | July 6, 2006 | Albion Wilde
    WASHINGTON, DC, MONDAY, JULY 3, 2006--The D.C. Chapter of and the online watchdog Accuracy in Media ( held a press conference and demonstration Monday at the Washington, D.C., bureau of the New York Times to protest the newspaper's publishing of stories exposing national security intelligence programs. The two conservative groups called for the prosecution of New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Executive Editor Bill Keller and reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau for "giving aid and comfort to al-Qaida." The initial group of 14 FReepers, led by FreeRepublic's National Spokesman Kristinn Taylor, soon swelled to 29 protesters. They...
  • Appeals Court Rules No Additional TWA Flight 800 Records Will Be Released

    04/21/2006 11:14:52 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 71 replies · 1,544+ views
    NEWS MEDIA UPDATE - FIRST CIRCUIT - Freedom of Information During nearly six years of litigation, investigators released nearly 600 pages of documents to the families of victims of the TWA flight that exploded shortly after takeoff from New York in 1996. Families of some of the 230 victims killed aboard 1996's deadly TWA Flight 800 will not receive additional documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a federal appeals court has decided. Ruling that the FBI's search satisfied its obligation to conduct a "reasonable" search for documents related to the families' request, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston...
  • Taking AIM to AU

    04/20/2006 8:07:47 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 1 replies · 302+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 20, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Early this month, the incomparable Ruth Malhotra and I debated the state of academic freedom with two professors from American University in a forum on campus. It’s interesting that the debate organizers could find two liberals in their own backyard but had to go off campus to line up two conservatives. Ruth, our readers may remember, is the Georgia Tech senior given a failing grade by her professor for attending the Conservative Political Action Conference two years ago. The two professors—John Watson and John Doolittle—were civil enough but, I must confess, I had a much more pleasant encounter with the...
  • Columnist Confirms CIA Plot

    11/29/2005 11:56:37 AM PST · by penowa · 17 replies · 2,034+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 11/29/05 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a November 3 column in the Washington Post, Jim Hoagland confirmed that the Joseph Wilson affair was a CIA plot against President Bush.
  • The Media Want the U.S. to Fail - (proof galore from Cliff Kincaid at AIM.ORG)

    06/30/2005 1:36:43 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,425+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JUNE 30, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    We recently got a call from Don Wycliff of the Chicago Tribune, who we later found out is the "public editor" of that paper. That is supposed to mean that he objectively analyzes complaints about the paper's coverage. He was calling us because we were critical of the media's misreporting of the Iraq War, and we contend that the coverage is a major factor in the military recruiting problem. His bias was apparent in his approach. In his column he did mention a couple examples we cited, but he conveyed his prejudice in how he wrote his piece. Don't take...
  • Free Subscription To Accuracy In Media's "AIM Report"

    04/21/2005 9:51:24 AM PDT · by AIMwrite · 4 replies · 624+ views
    Accuracy In Media is now offering free AIM Reports! For a limited time, Accuracy In Media the nation’s oldest media watchdog is eliminating the basic subscription fee to it’s hard hitting newsletter the AIM Report. No catch and no strings just click the link and fill out the online form to start your free subscription. For over 3O years the AIM Report has exposed the liberal bias of the mainstream media and now you can read the same information thousands of others have been receiving for years. Along with each issue of the AIM Report will be postcards that you...
  • Washington Post Tortures Its Readers

    03/18/2005 3:43:32 PM PST · by Coastal · 4 replies · 427+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | March 18, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    Human Rights First, a group of lawyers working with the ACLU on behalf of prisoners in the global War on Terror, gives the term “ambulance chaser” a bad name. Its website features a place where people can click and contact a lawyer “if you or your family member was subjected to abuse in Iraq or Afghanistan?” It’s not clear how the stories of abuse are documented but we do know that one client is identified as simply “Ali H.” and doesn’t use his full name because he “fears for his safety.” Their stories, which are shocking if true, are all...
  • D.C. security data given

    01/19/2005 1:51:41 PM PST · by thegreatbeast · 23 replies · 675+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 19, 2005 | NA
    In compliance with a lawsuit-inspired court order, the District of Columbia has handed over significant amounts of security data to the International Action Center, a protest group that maintains ties with two terrorist organizations and is a front group for the communist Workers World Party. According to watchdog group Accuracy in Media, over 1,000 pages of documents, 38 videotapes and numerous photographs and audiotapes related to D.C. police tactics, training, planning and the 2001 presidential inauguration are now in the hands of IAC, which has ties to FARC and the National Liberation Army, both of which the State Department describes...
  • N.Y. Times Prints Unfit News

    11/30/2004 9:01:12 AM PST · by AIMwrite · 772+ views
    Campus Report Online ^ | 11-29-2004 | James F. Davis
    The New York Times obituary of our founder, Reed Irvine [pictured], contained so many inaccuracies that Accuracy in Academia’s president, James F. Davis, felt compelled to respond. Because the New York Times does not have a stellar track record of running responses that are critical of the Old Gray Lady, we thought that we would give you, the reader, a chance to read Mr. Davis’ corrections here.—ed. There were several inaccuracies in the New York Times obituary of Reed Irvine, the founder of Accuracy in Media (AIM), i.e., the first media “watchdog group dedicated to exposing, challenging, and at times...
  • A Warrior Has Left Us (Great Read!)

    11/20/2004 12:15:48 PM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 796+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/20/04 | David Horowitz
    My friend Reed Irvine died this week. Although we disagreed on some matters, I always admired Reed as one of the toughest warriors I knew. I gave one of my first speeches at one of his events almost 20 years ago. I was so nervous speaking to a conservative audience that I wrote out my entire speech and read it. Afterward several people came up to me and complimented me on what I had said. But Reed came up to me and said, "You know, people get bored when you read a speech; you should make your speeches extemporaneous." Reed...
  • NYT Obit: Reed Irvine, 82, the Founder of a Media Criticism Group, Dies (The Times plays catch-up)

    11/19/2004 5:52:12 AM PST · by OESY · 4 replies · 471+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 19, 2004 | MICHAEL T. KAUFMAN
    Reed Irvine, the founder of Accuracy in Media, a watchdog group dedicated to exposing, challenging and at times bullying those he accused of slanting news coverage from a liberal perspective, died on Tuesday at a hospice in Rockville, Md. He was 82. A longtime resident of Silver Spring, Md., Mr. Irvine had recently moved to Gaithersburg, Md. The cause was complications of a stroke, said his son, Donald, AIM's current chairman. Founded in 1969, Accuracy in Media is a group that, as Mr. Irvine described it, was intended to be "representative of the consumers of the journalistic product and not...
  • Farewell to a true life hero

    11/17/2004 7:25:30 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 14 replies · 554+ views
    CFP ^ | November 17, 2004 | Judi McLeod
    A true-life hero passed on yesterday, November 16, 2004. In physical stature, Accuracy in Media founder Reed Irvine was just a little guy. With a slim figure that busted all over Washington D.C. corridors of power, his lifelong mission was one that always kept the little guy in mind. With stamina to spare, even at age 80, Reed Irvine was still going to the office. There was something almost childlike about Reed’s unflagging belief and confidence that a wayward mainline media could be held to account. He critiqued their errors and omissions better than any journalism teacher, and kept at...
  • Liberal Bias a Setback for 5-year Old Media Pundit

    07/28/2004 7:11:43 AM PDT · by Maceman · 30 replies · 1,351+ views
    The Metrowest Daily News sent a reporter to my daughter's summer day camp program for an article on kids' political views. My daughter was was asked what she would tell the president, and is quoted in the article as telling him to "stop the bad guys from killing the fish," even though I'm told by the counselors that she actually told the president to "stop taking my daddy's money." Here is the letter I wrote to the editor. It appears you misquoted my 5-year-old daughter in your otherwise charming Sunday (7/25/04) article, “Taking the Political Pulse of Children.” Asked by...
  • Reed Irvine of Accuracy in Media Needs Our Prayers

    01/01/2004 11:15:51 AM PST · by AJFavish · 86 replies · 172+ views
    January 1, 2004 | Don Irvine
    My father Reed Irvine has suffered a large stroke and is in intensive care and facing an uncertain future. I would appreciate it if you could spread the word to those that know him and also remove him from the CAS list. Thanks Don Irvine
  • Nuclear priorities

    01/18/2003 8:29:07 PM PST · by ntrulock · 1 replies · 190+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | January 9, 2003 | Notra Trulock
    The Media's Skewed Nuclear Priorities By Notra Trulock, III January 9, 2003 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- How predictable was it that just as the Bush administration is closing in on Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction programs, the national media would suddenly "discover" nuclear programs popping up like mushrooms around the world. Most of the media’s nuclear coverage has been devoted to North Korea’s covert nuclear program, its threats to restart its nuclear production reactor, and debates over how long it will take Kim Jong II to construct a nuclear arsenal. There has also been "news" about Iran’s efforts to build nuclear weapons...

    11/19/2002 6:59:29 PM PST · by webber · 21 replies · 293+ views
    New Los Alamos ScandalBy Notra Trulock, III November 14, 2002 Whistleblowers have revealed a new scandal at the nation's premier nuclear weapons laboratory. As first reported in Energy Daily, unidentified whistleblowers have charged Los Alamos National Laboratory officials with covering up "major criminal activity" at the scandal-plagued New Mexico lab. On the basis of these allegations, the FBI has opened a full field investigation on two employees and are questioning senior lab officials. The two, whose salaries are reportedly $150,000 and $74,000 respectively, are alleged to have stolen government property worth over $50,000. Lab officials now say that the two...
  • Who's Afraid Of America

    11/18/2002 10:11:29 AM PST · by Asmodeus · 12 replies · 228+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | November 18, 2002 | Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid
    Daniel J. Flynn, in his book Why the Left Hates America, writes that one of the "five big lies" of the American left is that the United States is an imperialist power. Leftists fear the unilateral exercise of American power and are content only when that power is ensnared in an interlocking web of international organizations. Leftists look to such organizations to exercise a moderating influence on U.S. policy makers and to contain the unchecked use of American power. Just now, they are bitterly opposed to the use of force to disarm Iraq and remove Saddam Hussein. The media have...
  • Did The FBI Drop The Ball? Sniper Reported To Them As Possible Terrorist In Oct. 2001

    11/11/2002 11:05:11 AM PST · by Asmodeus · 11 replies · 335+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | 11 November 2002 | Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid
    Buried in a Washington Post story about sniper suspect John Muhammad was the revelation that the Reverend Al Archer, the director of a homeless shelter, thought that Muhammad may have been a terrorist and he called the FBI. Muhammad had been staying at the shelter. The Post reported, "After Sept. 11, 2001, when the newspapers were full of tales of terrorist sleepers, Archer said he began to wonder whether the quiet and super-fit Muhammad was one. In mid-October, Archer did something he had never before done in his three decades of running ministries to the homeless: He phoned the FBI...
  • Brokaw Took The Money and Ran

    08/26/2002 11:39:53 AM PDT · by Freemeorkillme · 1 replies · 296+ views ^ | 08-26-02 | Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid
    NBC nightly News anchorman Tom Brokaw narrated a one-hour Dateline special, "Take the Money and Run." Brokaw contended that CEOs were making millions of dollars through stock option schemes and other maneuvers at a time when investors were losing their shirts. Brokaw contended that CEOs were making too much money compared to the average worker. But that could apply to Brokaw. Brokaw, however, is not the highest paid star at NBC. That designation belongs to Katie Couric, cohost of the ''Today'' show. She is reportedly the highest paid television journalist with an estimated annual salary of $13 million to $15...
  • Baxter case won't be reopened (Enron exec "suicide").

    07/30/2002 11:29:28 PM PDT · by weegee · 163+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 30, 2002, 11:55PM | ERIC HANSON
    Baxter case won't be reopened - Group's campaign doesn't sway police SUGAR LAND -- A media watchdog group's letter-writing campaign to get the investigation of J. Clifford Baxter's death reopened has failed to sway officials who say the former Enron executive killed himself. Reed Irvine, chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based Accuracy in Media, is asking people to send his preprinted postcards to Sugar Land police, the Harris County medical examiner and newspaper editors. But Police Chief Earnest Taylor says the evidence points overwhelmingly at suicide in the death of Baxter, 43. "I don't plan to respond to, or spend any...
  • Official TWA 800 Findings Challenged

    06/10/2002 4:43:57 PM PDT · by Asmodeus · 342 replies · 620+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | June 10, 2002 | Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid
    Receive FREE updates by email: Official TWA 800 Findings Challenged By Reed Irvine and Cliff KincaidJune 10, 2002 The TWA Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization, FIRO, has taken the unusual step of filing a petition with the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB, asking for reconsideration of the findings on the probable cause of the crash of TWA Flight 800. Such petitions are entertained only if new evidence has been found or a showing that the NTSB findings were erroneous. FIRO claims that some evidence that the NTSB kept secret and which has now become available for public scrutiny is...
  • TWA Flight 800 - "Stephanopoulos Must Come Clean"

    05/16/2002 4:09:36 PM PDT · by Asmodeus · 63 replies · 477+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | 16 May 2002 | Reed Irvine & Cliff Kincaid
    Stephanopoulos Must Come Clean By Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid May 16, 2002 ABC News has been grooming George Stephanopoulos to take over as the anchor of its Sunday talk show, "This Week." Howard Kurtz, the media critic for both The Washington Post and CNN, predicts that he will probably replace Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts by this fall. He says this has sparked criticism from conservatives concerned about Stephanopoulos’s past services to Bill Clinton, but Paul Friedman, the executive vice president of ABC News, says they have had no complaints about his fairness in covering the news. Friedman apparently...
  • TWA Flight 800 - "Our Must See Video"

    05/07/2002 10:59:01 AM PDT · by Asmodeus · 120 replies · 931+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | 7 May 2002 | Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid
    Our Must-See Video By Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid May 7, 2002 In a recent commentary, we talked about a new book, Into the Buzzsaw. It’s about the experiences of several journalists who challenged the government and/or their media bosses, and were either fired or discredited for it. Of particular interest to us are the chapters by journalists who looked into the crash of TWA Flight 800, which blew up off the coast of Long Island in 1996, killing all 230 aboard. The book was edited by Kristina Borjesson, a former Emmy winning CBS producer and reporter, who also wrote...