CNN Shines a Light on Ongoing VA Scandal

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Accuracy in Media While the Obama administration may have rearranged the deck chairs on the Titanic, in this case the Department of Veterans Affairs, it is still a sinking disaster. On March 13 President Barack Obama traveled to the Phoenix VA medical center, which CNN’s Anderson Cooper called “ground zero in the scandal, a place where as we reported, at least 40 veterans died while waiting for appointments.” … [Read more...]

Benghazi Remains a Major Scandal Even Without New Revelations

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Accuracy in Media As with so many issues, when it comes to Benghazi, the media are divided into two camps. The liberal, mainstream media condemn any and all concerns about the 2012 Benghazi attacks as a phony scandal, while many in the conservative media wonder what damaging information the Clinton emails and the Select Committee on Benghazi investigation could bring to light. However, the Benghazi scandal has … [Read more...]

Art Imitating Life, or Propaganda Selling a Flawed Iranian Nuke Deal?

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Accuracy in Media When the CBS show “Madam Secretary” premiered last September, there was much speculation and hand-wringing about whether or not the title character, Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord played by Tea Leoni, was inspired by Hillary Clinton, and if this show was meant as a long-running political ad humanizing Hillary Clinton. Such an effort might help make her ascension to the White House seem … [Read more...]

FEMA: One More Obama Scandal for the Media to Obscure

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Accuracy in Media Why is it that the media almost always want to distance President Obama from the various scandals occurring during his presidency? It is as if he has nothing to do with the people he has appointed to run the various federal agencies, and no responsibility for their incompetence or corruption. Here is but the latest example: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reviewing … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton’s Tangled Web of Lies

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Accuracy in Media While some liberal commentators may continue to dismiss the coverage of Emailgate as “nonsense,” and a “fake scandal,” the fact remains that Hillary Clinton’s ongoing lies regarding her exclusive use of private email while serving as Secretary of State constitute just more of a long trail of deceptions reaching back to her youth. In 2008 Accuracy in Media published a column by the … [Read more...]

Revisiting Last Summer’s Conflict Between Israel and Hamas

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Accuracy in Media The conclusions of a high-level group of military men and legal scholars examining the details of last year’s 50-day war between Israel and Hamas run counter to many of the media assertions made at the time. The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) report’s authors concluded at a recent event I attended that Hamas effectively used an “information campaign” during the Gaza … [Read more...]

Obama and Hillary: What Did They Know, and When Did They Know It?

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Accuracy in Media It’s enough to suggest a different conspiracy theory: that the left wants to dump Hillary for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), or someone they believe would be more electable, and more to their liking. The latest revelations about Hillary Clinton’s use of private emails while Secretary of State for the Obama administration have proven “politically problematic,” and invited discomfort by some of … [Read more...]

Media Cheerleading for Obamacare Victory at Supreme Court

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Accuracy in Media While the media continue to spin the King v. Burwell case as an existential threat to President Obama’s signature health care legislation, we at Accuracy in Media continue to expose how flawed those supposed “reforms” have been. Yet the media blindly and obstinately defend Obamacare as an administration success. A recent Washington Post editorial even suggests that the Supreme Court, which … [Read more...]

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...]