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...]

Hillary Clinton’s Email Problems: Growing Crisis or Nothing to See?

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media The media’s double standard has been on full display with a number of softball interviews and a staged CNN town hall held for the Democratic presidential candidates. The left-wing mainstream media are waiting to crown Hillary Clinton, even before the votes are in. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, in particular, recently interviewed Hillary Clinton about her close victory in the … [Read more...]

Iran Continues Mocking and Humiliating American Leaders

Accuracy in Media The New York Times continues to misrepresent the Iran deal as a signed document with the potential to motivate moderate Iranians to reform their totalitarian regime. However, it is more than obvious that the P5+1 did not actually sign a deal with Iran, and that this unsigned agreement cannot bring about change in that country. Instead, the deal has emboldened those who hold the reins of … [Read more...]

CNN Stages Town Hall to Boost Clinton Candidacy

By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media Who ever heard of a presidential primary debate or town hall meeting opening with a kiss on the cheek between the moderator and the frontrunner? It’s safe to say that didn’t happen between Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. And not just because he didn’t show up for Thursday night’s debate in Iowa. But if you tuned in to the January 25 CNN … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton Faces Legal and Political Obstacles in Presidential Bid

By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media This is not how Hillary Clinton’s run for the White House was supposed to go: full of never-ending scandals, with a close primary competitor, and two FBI investigations. There is but one week to go before the Iowa caucuses, where the first votes in this year’s presidential race will finally be cast. While Hillary Clinton is still the clear leader in national polls and … [Read more...]

Fast and Furious Scandal Resurfaces—Media Ignore It

By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media The liberal media avoid reporting on President Obama’s many scandals at any cost, and Fast and Furious is no exception. Despite the media’s studied avoidance of these scandals, their impact continues. When Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents discovered that a weapon from Fast and Furious was found in Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s Mexican hideout, there was virtual … [Read more...]

Obama Continues Caving to Iran While Taking Credit for Diplomacy

By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media The mainstream media cannot stand that the film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, in depicting the violence in Benghazi and the heroism of the Global Response Staff (GRS), has a straightforward common-sense message. Instead, reporters like Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post see fit to mock that heroism, and even suggest that President Obama’s latest appeasement to … [Read more...]