How the Media Sided with the Democrats on Gun Control Sit-in

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media Last week, when Democrats staged a sit-in in the House of Representatives over gun control legislation, the mainstream media were all-too-willing to allow the participants to claim the mantle of being involved in a historic civil rights movement. For example, ABC News carried an article discussing the civil rights activities of Congressmen John Lewis (D-GA), labeling him … [Read more...]

Media Mislead About Mateen’s Motives

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media The mainstream media are desperate to distract from the facts of the Orlando shootings, choosing instead to blame Republicans and conservatives for the deaths of 49 individuals at a gay bar called Pulse. In reality, the attacks were perpetrated by an American-born Islamic jihadist who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during the attack, and had in the past “boasted … [Read more...]

Has FBI Director Comey Waited Too Long on Clinton Scandals?

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media The media continue their focus on accusing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of racist rhetoric, and facilitating the circular firing squad that some in the Republican Party and conservative movement are only too happy to take part in. Reporters continue to publish story after story damaging to Republicans, salivating over whatever Republican … [Read more...]

Obama Administration Putting American Lives at Risk

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media The Obama administration continues to aid illegal immigrants after they cross the border, allowing them to take up residence throughout the states under the pretense that these persons ultimately await a deportation hearing in the offing. And despite promises that the Obama administration’s immigration apparatus would focus on the criminal element, this administration is … [Read more...]

NPR Corrects Hiroshima Story, Sort Of

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media I was reminded recently of the quote, sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, sometimes to Winston Churchill, that “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.” One version of the quote can be traced back to Jonathan Swift in 1710. National Public Radio (NPR) recently aired a story in which they made an egregious error concerning … [Read more...]

Can Hillary Survive the Latest Onslaught of Bad News?

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media With a State Department Inspector General’s report concluding that Hillary Clinton was not, and would not have been, permitted to use a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state, the mainstream media have been forced to finally wake up and take notice of this persistent Clinton scandal. But instead of reporting that the revelations demonstrate how unfit … [Read more...]

AIM Editor on Conservative Commandos About Obama Legacy Tour

Accuracy in Media AIM Editor Roger Aronoff appeared last week on the Philadelphia, PA Conservative Commandos radio show to talk about his recent article, “President Obama’s Deceitful Legacy Tour.” When asked by the hosts if he could list any accomplishments by President Obama over the last seven years, Aronoff said that “as far as what [Obama has] done that’s improved either the economy or healthcare, or … [Read more...]

Times Article on Ben Rhodes Exposes White House Contempt for the Press and Public

Accuracy in Media A recent article by David Samuels for the New York Times Magazine demonstrates how President Obama and his Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes have been exploiting the media’s willingness to repeat and promote the Obama administration narrative of the day. In the interview Rhodes irreverently nicknames the foreign policy establishment “the Blob” and states that most reporters the … [Read more...]

President Obama’s Deceitful Legacy Tour

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media As President Obama’s second term nears its end he has begun a media tour emphasizing what he claims are the positive aspects of his policies. The complicit media, of course, have long worked to inflate positive impressions of Obama’s legacy, and this latest set of interviews is no different. “In two recent interviews, with The New York Times Magazine on his economic … [Read more...]

Go See ‘Climate Hustle’ on May 2nd

Accuracy in Media An outstanding film will be playing Monday night in theaters across the country, but in most places for one night only. It’s called “Climate Hustle,” and it’s about just that: how the federal government, a corrupt media and government-funded scientists, with the added help of Hollywood, have made global warming into a new religion, called “climate change,” which attempts to convince us that … [Read more...]

Will Obamacare Collapse Before Obama Leaves Office?

Accuracy in Media Obamacare has turned out to be a massive boondoggle for the American people, despite the media’s consistent attempts to cover up this law’s failures. After all, to disparage Obamacare is to tarnish President Obama’s legacy. But as Marc Thiessen, a former George W. Bush speechwriter, points out in a recent opinion piece for The Washington Post, Obamacare’s, and therefore Obama’s, enduring … [Read more...]

Veterans Continue to Suffer Under Obama Administration’s Care

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media While the Veterans Administration scandal lingers over multiple years, the mainstream media continue to perpetuate the fiction of a “scandal-free” Obama administration. Reporters are loath to report anything that might reflect badly on President Obama’s reputation and legacy. Excluding the Christian Science Monitor and USA Today, there has been a virtual mainstream … [Read more...]

Can Hillary Continue to Evade Accountability?

Accuracy in Media Hillary Clinton, for the most part, eagerly embraced the record of President Barack Obama during Thursday night’s Brooklyn, New York debate on CNN against Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Sanders has won eight of the last nine state primaries or caucuses, with the all-important New York state primary coming up this Tuesday. The question of Hillary’s mishandling of classified information never … [Read more...]

AIM Editor on Cavuto—on Media Double Standard

Accuracy in Media Accuracy in Media Editor Roger Aronoff was a guest on “Cavuto Coast to Coast” on April 8 on the Fox Business Network. The topic was how the mainstream media are covering the 2016 presidential candidates. “It’s a complete double standard,” said Aronoff. “The questions that are asked of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders just pale in comparison to the treatment that [Ted] Cruz and [Donald] … [Read more...]

Obama Foreign Policy Under Fire from His Former Defense Secretaries

Accuracy in Media President Obama has been boasting of his foreign policy prowess, in part by criticizing other world leaders. Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal cited Jeffrey Goldberg’s recent article in The Atlantic based on his interview with the President, in which Obama aimed criticism at Prime Minister David Cameron of England and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, among others: David … [Read more...]

AIM Editor Talks About Hillary’s Legal Problems

Accuracy in Media AIM Editor Roger Aronoff was a guest last week on The Tami Jackson Show to talk about Aronoff’s recent column “More Evidence of Clinton Corruption Yields Little Interest from the Media.” While the FBI continues its twin investigations into Hillary Clinton’s conflicts of interest at the State Department and transmission of classified information on her homebrew server, the Obama … [Read more...]

The Least Transparent Administration in History

Accuracy in the Media For all of President Obama’s assurances that his administration would be the most transparent in history, it has been anything but. Yet the mainstream media fail to cover, again and again, evidence of a corrupt administration hiding regulations from Congress and controlling the press. President Obama continues to lecture the press on how to do its job properly, criticizing the depth of … [Read more...]

More Evidence of Clinton Corruption Yields Little Interest from the Media

Accuracy in Media Hillary Clinton’s email scandal keeps on growing, with new revelations that offer more justification for an indictment. Yet the mainstream media have long maintained that Mrs. Clinton is not the target of the two ongoing FBI investigations, and they seem very uninterested in the latest evidence to be revealed. However, a grand jury may be forthcoming. “My sources tell me that the Justice … [Read more...]

Obama’s Propaganda Gift to the Castro Regime

Accuracy in Media Announcing that “I have come to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas,” President Obama wrapped up his two day trip to Cuba by attending a baseball game and calling for an end to the U.S. embargo against Cuba. But most of the world, and the news media, were focused on the latest act of Islamic terrorism, in the heart of Europe. Three bombs in Brussels, Belgium have resulted in … [Read more...]

Media Pluses and Minuses at Recent Democratic Debate

Accuracy in Media Members of the mainstream media often don’t mention their conflicts of interest. So it was refreshing when Jorge Ramos of Univision noted on air during the March 9th Democratic debate that his daughter works for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Ramos should be credited for asking Mrs. Clinton tough questions about her private email server and Benghazi. “Secretary Clinton, on the night of the … [Read more...]

The Push to Pressure Israel Intensifies Amid Violence

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media It might have taken a terrorist attack that included the death of an American, about a mile away from Vice President Joe Biden’s meeting in Jaffa, Israel, this week, to wake up Americans to the ongoing terrorist wave that has been sweeping Israel for months. The victim was Taylor Force, a 29-year-old Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, killed by an Islamic terrorist. Force’s … [Read more...]

The Investigations That Could Derail Hillary Clinton’s Nomination

Accuracy in Media The mainstream media are content with giving Mrs. Clinton a pass on her many scandals, downplaying or minimizing information that could potentially damage her campaign. At the same time, media organizations work to bolster her air of inevitability as the chosen candidate by repeatedly drawing attention to the size of her lead in terms of the number of delegates she and Senator Bernie Sanders … [Read more...]

The Times’ Biased Fact Check of GOP Critique of Obamacare

Accuracy in Media Once again The New York Times is peddling its own false narrative about Obamacare’s success, this time aimed at the Republican candidates. But while Margot Sanger-Katz claims to fact check Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), it is her own reporting that needs an additional check. After all, why didn’t Sanger-Katz include statements from Hillary Clinton or … [Read more...]

The Times’ Attempt to Exonerate Hillary Clinton’s Role in Libya

Accuracy in Media The Washington Post recently penned a major story on Hillary Clinton’s leadership on the fate of Libya, integrating positive comments from an anonymous source in order to bolster her scandal-ridden reputation. Now The New York Times has followed suit, publishing an autopsy of what went wrong in Libya that extendsover 12,000 words between its two parts. The Times writes that they talked … [Read more...]

The Media’s Support for Hillary, and Buyer’s Remorse for Trump

Accuracy in Media The liberal media are doing their best to feed the street fight that the GOP primaries have become, pushing for greater, and fiercer, attacks on Republican front-runner Donald Trump. At the same time the media are doing their best to protect Hillary Clinton in many different ways: by minimizing her legal and ethical troubles, avoiding discussions of her foreign policy record, and deliberately … [Read more...]

Fact-Checking The Washington Post Fact Checker on Mrs. Clinton’s Emails

Accuracy in Media The Washington Post Fact Checkers are once again coming to the aid of Hillary Clinton with a new column criticizing the popular comparison of former General David Petraeus’s mishandling of classified information to Mrs. Clinton’s abuse of classified information on her private email server. The Post politicizes the comparison from the beginning by using quotes from Republican presidential … [Read more...]

Salvaging Mrs. Clinton’s Legacy in a Shattered Libya

Accuracy in Media The Washington Post seems unable to grasp the irony of its support for President Obama’s latest military intervention into Libya at the same time that it seeks to salvage Hillary Clinton’s reputation on this issue. Libya remains a failed state, and no amount of reporting can change the facts of this debacle. “With respect to Libya, I have been clear from the outset that we will go after … [Read more...]

Two Scandals on Hold as Presidential Primaries Unfold

Accuracy in Media It appears that, with only one week left until Super Tuesday, the mainstream media are content with the slow pace of the various investigations into Hillary Clinton’s malfeasance. Come March 15, over half of the states will have voted for their favorite primary candidates. Yet the FBI investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s email server and her handling of classified material, along with the House … [Read more...]

Democratic Candidates Embrace and Reject the Obama Legacy

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media The two candidates running for the Democratic presidential nomination are trying to have it both ways: they want the support of the Barack Obama coalition that got him elected to the presidency twice, but at the same time they are making the case that his policies have failed, and they know better how to fix them. But the mainstream media have cast the latest Democratic … [Read more...]

The Times’ David Brooks Misses Obama—and a Few Facts

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media David Brooks, The New York Times’ resident “conservative,” has once again gone all out to support President Obama, claiming that the misconduct of the current presidential campaigns has already made him “miss” the President’s “superior integrity” and poise. Brooks’ “strange sensation” that he is feeling seems reminiscent of the thrill up his leg for the President that … [Read more...]