Large Majority of Democrats Defying President Obama by Attending Netanyahu’s Speech

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Accuracy in Media Ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled speech before Congress on Tuesday, the White House initiated a full-tilt public relations battle against the Israeli leader, both publicly and behind the scenes. Yet despite that lobbying by the Obama administration to dissuade some Democrats from attending Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, more than 75% of Democrats are defying … [Read more...]

More Smoking Guns Confirm Benghazi Cover-up

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Accuracy in Media We have repeatedly exposed how the mainstream media consistently ignore the “phony scandal” of the multiple terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya in 2012, and the unnecessary deaths of four brave Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Indeed, the mainstream media shy away from covering this scandal or, alternatively, dismiss efforts to expose the ongoing government cover-up as an … [Read more...]

Media Accepting Obama’s Spin on the Economy

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Accuracy in Media With as many lies and distortions that proceed from this scandal-plagued administration, one might think that mainstream reporters would turn a skeptical eye toward another one of President Obama’s carefully crafted narratives. Each narrative is designed to push “progressive” policies or to cover up administration mismanagement. But our corrupt media reflexively cheer whenever the leftist … [Read more...]

No ‘Major Scandal’ in Obama Administration?

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Accuracy in Media David Axelrod’s book tour is off to a rollicking start, with perceived attacks on Hillary Clinton’s upcoming presidential run, and an absurd comment about the ethics and integrity of the administration he served so loyally, and continues to do so. Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Obama, recently asserted something so patently untrue that it demands a response. “And I’m proud of … [Read more...]

Media’s Lack of Curiosity About Killer of Muslims in North Carolina

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Accuracy in Media Was the brutal murder of three Muslims in North Carolina this week a case of “random violence,” or were the three targeted because of their Muslim faith? And why, of all the murders committed across the country this week, did these three grab so much national media attention? The FBI has now joined the investigation. Perhaps the lessons learned from Jared Lee Loughner’s shooting of former … [Read more...]

Warring Factions Threaten Clinton White House Bid

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Accuracy in Media Ongoing rivalries and dissension among Clinton loyalists have percolated up through the mainstream media, even The New York Times—whose own investigative reporting may have set off the latest salvo. It seems despite the president-in-waiting status often accorded to Mrs. Clinton, there might not be enough money to go around, evoking harsh internal criticisms. David Brock, founder of the … [Read more...]

Critical Information on Iranian Threats Presented in Washington

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By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media Considerable media coverage has been devoted to House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress regarding Iran’s nuclear program and the state of radical Islam movement worldwide. But “Boehner didn’t invite Netanyahu because he cares about Israel’s election,” writes Caroline Glick for the Jerusalem Post. “He … [Read more...]

Benghazi Hearings Provide a Glimmer of Hope

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By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media Last week, the Democrat Members of the Select Committee on Benghazi virtually declared war on the majority members, criticizing their pace, rules, and committee scope. Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA) claimed that the Select Committee was on a wild goose chase for a nonexistent “unicorn” and “nefarious conspiracy,” and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) falsely called the stand … [Read more...]

Washington Times’ Bombshell Tapes Confirm Citizen Commission’s Findings on Benghazi

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Accuracy in Media As Hillary Clinton further delays the announcement of her 2016 run for the White House, more news has broken regarding her role in the 2011 disastrous intervention in Libya, which set the stage for the 2012 Benghazi attacks where we lost four brave American lives. Two new stories from The Washington Times expose some of the infighting among government agencies and branches of government on … [Read more...]

Mendacity is Still the State of the Union

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Accuracy in Media Following last year’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama, I titled my column “The State of the Union is Mendacity.” It is quite remarkable how little within it would need to be changed to have it apply to this week’s State of the Union. From the recovering economy, to negotiations with Iran, to the containment and defeat of “violent extremism,” to equal pay for women and the … [Read more...]

Hypocritical New York Times Takes on Steven Emerson

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Accuracy in Media When the New York Times sees a gaffe made on Fox News, it blasts the network in article after article, in this case at least three times, but when its own reporters make basic fact-checking mistakes, the paper’s readers receive casual notice at the bottom of an article. In some editions of the Times, Stephen Castle and Robert Mackey misidentified the parent company of Fox News, Rupert … [Read more...]

Obama and the Media Attempt to Distance Gruber from Obamacare

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Accuracy in Media In recent days the Obama administration has attempted to separate itself from MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber’s comments regarding the torturous way that Obamacare was written, and the “stupidity of the American voter.” Not to let President Obama’s signature achievement be sullied by potential bad press, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and others have disavowed their connection to Gruber despite … [Read more...]

VA Crises Getting Lost in Scandal Overload

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Accuracy in Media President Obama is embroiled in two Veterans Affairs scandals: 1) fabricated documents and secret waiting lists for health care, with dozens of veterans dying while waiting for appointments; and 2) waiting lists for disability benefits. The former is now the subject of a criminal investigation opened by the Phoenix office of the FBI just days after the release of a bipartisan letter from 21 … [Read more...]

How Trustworthy is Our National Security Apparatus?

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Accuracy in Media Two seemingly unrelated news stories this week raise far more questions than they answer, and demonstrate how the government should take a closer look at its own homeland security efforts. In the first case, we learned at a hearing from Deputy NSA Director John C. Inglis that the “phone logging effort” made by the NSA was not critical to thwarting 54 plots—it was critical instead to only … [Read more...]

Formation of Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi Announced at Washington Press Conference [Video]

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Accuracy in Media A newly formed Commission is determined to get to the bottom of the many questions surrounding the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi last September 11th. The Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi, organized by Accuracy in Media, held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C on July 30th to announce the launch of the fact-finding group. Four of the current … [Read more...]

Democrats’ Put Feet in Own Nooses: IRS Red Herrings

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Despite new purported revelations, IRS scandal is still a scandal Accuracy in Media The IRS scandal is not going away, despite the media’s best attempts to bury it. During Karen Finney’s new weekend MSNBC show, Disrupt, she argued that the IRS scandal is a “non-scandal.” Finney, a Democratic Party operative and former spokesperson for Hillary Clinton, referred to it as a “so-called scandal that turned out to be … [Read more...]

Obama Administration Attempts to Intimidate State Department Whistleblower

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Accuracy in Media President Obama doesn’t like leaks and he doesn’t like scandals. In recent weeks he’s had plenty of both. We should not be surprised, then, that the Administration is once again using its government apparatus the “Chicago way” to stifle whistleblowers. It’s most recent victim: Aurelia Fedenisn. As Accuracy in Media recently reported, Fedenisn broke the story that high-level State … [Read more...]

Media Downplay Their Conflicts of Interest

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Accuracy in Media The mainstream media might just be owned and operated by the Obama Administration—lock, stock, and barrel. They are married at the hip, quite literally, and often have relatives within the Administration. The Washington Post names names in a recent piece entitled, “Media, administration deal with conflicts.” Conflicts of interest, that is. But the Post takes an unusual approach to the … [Read more...]

Can the Media Protect Hillary Clinton from Latest State Department Scandal?

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Accuracy in Media Hillary Clinton’s approval rating has fallen 12 points in the wake of the Benghazi scandal, especially since some Americans still hold her responsible for the inadequate security in Libya during the September 11, 2012 attack. Now, additional scandals, which may have been covered up by the State Department under Hillary’s watch, could further threaten her approval rating. These scandals, if … [Read more...]

Media Embrace Obama’s Controversial Picks for National Security Team

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Accuracy in Media The mainstream media have embraced President Obama’s recent national security team picks either by omitting key information about the nominee or, in the case of Susan Rice, by miscasting the controversy as one of Republican outrage, rather than lies about Benghazi. Republican partisans aren’t the only ones outraged about Benghazi and the lies told thereafter: lots of average Americans are … [Read more...]

IRS Scandal Makes Obamacare an Even Tougher Sell

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Accuracy in Media Obamacare will be successful in California next year. That’s what liberal commentators are saying after the executive director of Covered California, Peter Lee, declared a “home run” for Californians. The joy relates to a press release which asserts that “The rates submitted to Covered California for the 2014 individual market ranged from two percent above to 29 percent below the 2013 average … [Read more...]

On or Off the Record, Obama Administration is in Damage Control Mode

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Accuracy in Media The media had their big off-the-record meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and his staff on Thursday, and immediately turned around and talked about what was discussed at the meeting. In effect, Holder threw sand in the eyes of the journalists who attended, and put himself in charge of fixing whatever they think needs fixing. He’s even supporting a federal media shield law to protect … [Read more...]

Dishonoring America’s Veterans

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Accuracy in Media Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin called it “arguably the biggest scandal the Obama Administration is facing in Washington right now—the Department of Veterans’ Affairs disability claims backlog.” The average wait time, she reported, is 273 days. “Despite a half-a-billion dollar new computer system designed to improve efficiency at the VA, 97 percent of all the claims are still filed on … [Read more...]

Left Tries to Redefine IRS Scandal

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Accuracy in Media   The liberal media, liberal non-profits, and Congressional Democrats are urging the public to look the other way from the IRS targeting scandal. The problem, they argue, is the presence of 501(c)(4)s that engage in political activity—instead of being “exclusively” social welfare organizations. What, exactly, do they mean by social welfare? These liberals assert that a regulation by the … [Read more...]

Obama’s Leak Obsession Leads to Privacy and Free Speech Abuses

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Accuracy in Media The Obama Administration is obsessed with leaks. Not the information it carefully leaks on its own, but the leaked stories which prove inconvenient for the Administration’s carefully crafted narratives. This serves as an extension of the White House’s emphatic desire to control all media accounts of itself, and craft a positive image before the public. Thus, even in the case of national … [Read more...]

IRS Scandal Reaches the White House

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Accuracy in Media The Washington Post narrative surrounding the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups is that it began as a scandal involving low-level employees at a Cincinnati office, the “Determinations Unit,” a natural outgrowth of an increase in political activity by these groups. This belies other reporting by the Post’s Fact-Checker, which indicates that there was little growth in the number of groups … [Read more...]

Obama Fires IRS Commissioner as Scandal Grows

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Accuracy in Media The scandal involving the politicization of the IRS under the Obama administration continues to grow. Congressmen briefed by IRS officials say that instead of 300 groups that received closer scrutiny, the number has climbed to 471. More drip, drip, drip. But in an effort to stop the bleeding, President Obama has fired the acting commissioner, Steven Miller, who is said to have become aware in … [Read more...]

IRS Scandal Threatens to Overshadow Benghazi

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Accuracy in Media You would have thought that the Obama administration would have learned from the growing Benghazi scandal that the best way to handle such controversies is to get out in front of them, and put it all out there, rather than let it drip, drip, drip, as is now happening with the recent IRS blowup. According to The Washington Post, based on documents it obtained from a congressional aide, the … [Read more...]

Obama Counts on Media to Shift Blame for Flight Delays

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Accuracy in Media Americans have repeatedly learned from the mainstream media that some of their favorite services are threatened by the sequester, even though the agencies making the cuts have leeway in where, when and what is cut. Early on, we learned that White House tours were canceled. Then we learned that border security would face furloughs, and that thousands of illegal aliens were released from … [Read more...]

Media Working Hand in Glove with Democrats on Gun Legislation

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Accuracy in Media Why do the media consider the filibuster a strong, principled stance under Democrat leadership, but an obstructionist tool when used by Republicans? This media double standard has been used consistently during the current and past administration, and is currently being used to shame Republicans on the gun control debate. “For a party who is commonly regarded as “inflexible” and “unwilling to … [Read more...]