Clinton Scandals Threaten Her White House Run


By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media While Republicans are deciding among themselves whether to open a separate investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email controversy, evidence keeps piling up that shows serious problems ahead for Mrs. Clinton. Yet the media continue feasting on what they perceive as turmoil in the GOP presidential race. When looked at objectively, Mrs. Clinton’s problems should prove far more … [Read more...]

The Big Loser in Wednesday Night’s GOP Debate: The Media

GOP Debate

By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media While the media focus on which of the candidates did well, and which didn’t, they overlooked the biggest loser of the night: the media. Whether intended or not, the difference in the questioning of the Democrats in their October 13 CNN debate versus the questioning of the Republicans in their three debates so far proved to be an issue that boiled over in Wednesday night’s … [Read more...]

Questions to Watch for at Thursday’s Benghazi Hearing

Benghazi Hearing

By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to testify on Thursday before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Despite her new attitude of defiance—acting as if recent statements by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) have somehow proven that this has been a political witch-hunt all along—they prove nothing of the sort. I spoke about this last … [Read more...]

Kevin McCarthy’s Comments on Benghazi are Wrong and Damaging

Kevin McCarthy

By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media House Majority Leader, and odds on favorite to become the next Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), has made such a foolish and incorrect statement about the House Select Committee on Benghazi, that the fallout could keep him from ascending to that position, and do great damage to the investigation. It occurred on Hannity on the Fox News Channel on Tuesday night. … [Read more...]

Interviewing Mrs. Clinton, Avoiding the Tough Questions

Clinton Emails

By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media The carefully selected members of the media chosen to interview Hillary Clinton during her run for the Democratic nomination are sure to continue providing her with nothing but softball questions, giving her candidacy an opportunity to claim its honesty and transparency where little exists. Previously we cited Andrea Mitchell’s interview on MSNBC. Most recently it was Chuck … [Read more...]

‘Chattanooga Five’ Memorial Event Ignored by National Media

Chattanooga Five

By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media An estimated 100,000 people showed up at a memorial event last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee to honor and remember the four Marines and one Navy Sailor who were assassinated at the hands of a Muslim jihadist in July. The national news media chose to ignore this massive outpouring of gratitude and remembrance for these fallen American heroes.  However, while the local media … [Read more...]

Washington Post Comes to Bowe Bergdahl’s Defense


By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media The U.S. military “threw the book” at Bowe Bergdahl, charging him with “misbehavior before the enemy,” which could result in life imprisonment. Yet the mainstream media have clearly chosen sides before the case is decided. Members of the media have once again elected to skew their coverage of the Bergdahl case in order to place the Obama administration in a favorable … [Read more...]

The Democratic Party’s Deepening Dilemma

Hillary Clinton

By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media While Republicans are preparing for their second debate on Wednesday night, with most of the attention focused on the surprising, continuing strength of the Donald Trump campaign, the Democrats are facing an identity crisis of their own. It could prove far more chaotic than the one that the Republicans are facing. After years of assuming Hillary Clinton would be … [Read more...]

The Absurdity of Hillary Clinton’s Apology Tour

Clinton Apology

By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media Hillary Clinton has been desperately trying to sell a number of lies to the American people about her inexcusable behavior as Secretary of State, but it is mainly the mainstream media who are buying her excuses. And even that avenue appears to be drying up as a source of support. Despite her protestations of innocence, it is clear that she has violated both the spirit and … [Read more...]

Hillary’s Email And National Security Scandal Continues To Grow

Hillary Clinton

By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media The latest batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails establishes beyond a doubt that she regularly received classified information. This has become both an email scandal and a national security scandal, as Mrs. Clinton risked the safety and well-being of all Americans with her lax security practices. Some might blame this gross negligence on incompetence, or falsely argue, as … [Read more...]

Huffington Post Attack on Admiral Lyons is Based on Willful Ignorance


By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media Too often members of the mainstream media are content to marginalize those with whom they disagree, and mock experts as dark conspiracy theorists rather than rebutting their points. When the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi (CCB) held its first conference exposing the Benghazi scandal, The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank followed this derogatory playbook to the … [Read more...]

Krugman and the Times Still Spinning Obama’s Legacy – AIM Report 2015-12

Paul Krugman, photo from CEO World

Accuracy in Media Read the 2015-12 AIM Report. (PDF) View Fullscreen … [Read more...]

Admiral James Lyons On Iran Nuke Deal [Video]


Accuracy in Media Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi member Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (Ret.) appeared on The Daily Ledger show on the One America News Network earlier this week to discuss the Iran nuclear deal and its potential disastrous consequences for the United States. “This [Iran] deal goes back to when President Obama was candidate Obama, about the time June 4 of 2008, at which time he opened up a … [Read more...]

Iran Nuclear Side Deals Expose Additional Flaws

Iran Nuclear Side Deals

By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media More Democrats are falling in line to support the Iranian nuclear deal, despite recent revelations further exposing the farcical nature of the inspections regime on which it depends. And according to The New York Times, nearly everyone they talk about in this article who either is or might be opposing the deal is doing so because of their loyalty to Israel, or because they … [Read more...]

Clinton Email Scandal Threatens to End Her Presidential Bid

Hillary Clinton

By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media The number of confirmed classified documents found among Hillary Clinton’s emails in a State Department review has climbed to 60, and yet she was joking about it this past weekend in Iowa. “You may have seen that I recently launched a Snapchat account,” said Mrs. Clinton. “I love it. I love it. Those messages disappear all by themselves.” But it may not be such a laughing … [Read more...]

CNN Corrects Story About Trump and Biden—Still Gets it Wrong


Accuracy in Media When the news media correct themselves, those corrections often remain unacknowledged. This permits a false perception of accuracy. It also allows incorrect, damaging information to be disseminated by news reporters regardless of accountability. CNN, in particular, has adopted a system which informs its readers that an article has been “updated.” What exactly do those updates entail? In … [Read more...]

Krugman and the Times Still Spinning Obama’s Legacy


By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media In the view of The New York Times and other beacons of the liberal media, President Barack Obama’s policies are a resounding success and he rarely makes a misstep. The harmful effects of his policies, as well as his many scandals, must be ignored or covered up with misleading statistics and deceitful reporting that preserve his radical, left-wing legacy, and even make it … [Read more...]

The Real Drama is in the Democratic Primary

Democratic Primary

Accuracy in Media While the attention of the world was on the first Republican presidential debates in Cleveland on Thursday night, the drama in the Democratic Party may soon overshadow anything the GOP has to offer. Look at what’s happening on the way to Hillary Clinton’s coronation in 2016. All of a sudden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a self-identified “democratic socialist,” is within striking distance in … [Read more...]

The ‘Stop Iran Now’ Rally in Times Square Sent a Powerful Message

Stop Iran Now

Accuracy in Media President Barack Obama’s disastrous deal with Iran paves the way for this totalitarian regime to attain nuclear weapons, ones which Iran’s dictators could then aim squarely at the United States, Israel, and our allies. But the complicit media repeatedly join the administration in championing the deal, which both falsely claim is the only viable alternative to war. In order to stifle … [Read more...]

New Report Confirms Findings of Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi


Accuracy in Media Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi (CCB) member Clare Lopez believes that in 2011 Hillary Clinton’s State Department was orchestrating its own gun running operation to the Libyan rebels—and that arms dealer Marc Turi has been set up to take the fall for these “illicit arms deals.” “The Justice Department has charged Turi with lying on an export-license application, alleging he hid his intent … [Read more...]

AIM Editor on FAA’s Air Traffic Control Hiring Scandal [Video]


Accuracy in Media Accuracy in Media Editor Roger Aronoff recently appeared on The Daily Ledger on the One America News Network to discuss an ongoing scandal at the Federal Aviation Administration which has prompted an investigation by the department’s inspector general. Prior to 2014, as Aronoff reported in May, the FAA recruited its air traffic controllers from either the military or from the pool of … [Read more...]

Stop Iran Now Rally in New York’s Times Square Today

Stop Iran Now

Accuracy in Media President Obama was on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Tuesday night, pitching the Iran deal as the best way to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and claiming once again that it came down to this deal, or war. This week he did an end-run around Congress by going to the United Nations, where the UN Security Council unanimously adopted the agreement between the P5+1 (U.S., England, … [Read more...]

TWA Flight 800 Anniversary Stirs Memories [Video]


By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media Friday, July 17th, marked the 19th anniversary of the deaths of 230 people on TWA Flight 800. There remain unaddressed questions about how this jet mysteriously exploded off the coast of Long Island. But the mainstream media aren’t interested in providing the public with much needed answers, pursuing this scandal, or even, really, marking the anniversary of the victims. … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton’s Lies Are Starting to Catch Up with Her


By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media The mainstream media appear eager to distract from the substantive issues raised by the email scandals continuing to plague Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. One example is the media’s focus on the timeline surrounding a Select Committee on Benghazi subpoena for her emails, and when those emails were deleted. As I recently argued, the media wish that these stories … [Read more...]

Can the Nuclear Deal with Iran Be Derailed?


By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media The mainstream media are celebrating, as a deal has been reached between Iran and the P5+1 nations. It appears, however, to be a complete capitulation by the West. CNN described it as “historic,” along the lines of Richard Nixon’s deal with China, which certainly must be music to President Obama’s ears. But even as terms of the deal are starting to emerge, the holes in … [Read more...]

Email Dumps Continue to Undermine Clinton Candidacy


By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media Hillary Clinton’s reputation is taking repeated blows as the drip, drip, drip of email productions from her private email server draw attention to her many lies. The Obama administration has admitted that she did not, in fact, turn over all the necessary emails from her private mail server to the government. It also has released nearly 3,000 pages of emails implicating … [Read more...]

AIM Responds to Supreme Court Decision on Obamacare

Obama's Oath of Office Redux

Accuracy in Media The Supreme Court bent over backwards today in an attempt to save Obamacare from its own tortured language by reinterpreting the statute, making the plain phrase “Exchange established by the state” signify both the state and federal exchanges. The mainstream media, in turn, are triumphal, having helped sway the final decision. We have repeatedly written about The New York Times’ biased … [Read more...]

Media Largely Ignore News of Latest Obamacare Revelation


Accuracy in Media When it comes to MIT economist Jonathan Gruber’s Obamacare role, the media are making sure that the joke remains on us. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform recently received 20,000 pages of emails of exchanges between this professor and the White House during “the crucial months when [Obamacare] was being crafted and passed,” writes Charles Lipson for … [Read more...]

The Left Falls Victim to Another Hoax that Fits Their Narrative

The View

Accuracy in Media Fake stories about conservatives are often too tempting for members of the news media to pass by, or fact check, and two UK papers were recently caught peddling one such story to their readers. Yet nowhere in their articles does it mention that they had even attempted to contact the subject of their ridicule, Pastor John Hagee of Texas. Both the UK Daily Mail and the UK Mirror published … [Read more...]

Full Court Press is on to Pressure Supreme Court into Saving Obamacare

Stock Photo of the Consitution of the United States and Feather Quill

Accuracy in Media President Obama is once again telling lies about Obamacare while bullying the Supreme Court to decide in his administration’s favor in King v. Burwell, a court case which will likely be decided this month and which has the potential to gut the law’s subsidies. On cue, the mainstream media have marshaled their forces in defense of Obama and his signature legislation. And the media, just like … [Read more...]