Accuracy in Media

Accuracy in Media Editor Roger Aronoff was a guest on “Cavuto Coast to Coast” on September 30 on the Fox Business Network. The topic was the mainstream media’s double standard toward presidential candidates, and their willful pursuit of negative stories about Donald Trump while giving Hillary Clinton’s many scandals a pass.

Aronoff remarked on the show that he thought NBC anchor and recent debate moderator Lester Holt “got the message” from the mainstream media to go after Trump during the presidential debate. “If you watched the debate, he started out seemingly fairly innocuous and just trying to be down the middle,” said Aronoff. “But it turned into something where he went after Trump on several issues, and completely ignored Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton emails—all those things never got any kind of airing by Lester Holt.”

Aronoff called Hillary Clinton’s decision as secretary of state to send and receive classified information on an unsecured personal server a “national security scandal” and a disqualifier.

The media’s decision to treat Trump unfairly has been a consistent theme in recent months. “We had this article last month from Jim Rutenberg at The New York Times saying Trump poses such a unique potential danger as president that it’s okay to throw out journalistic standards,” said Aronoff. “Not that [these standards] really existed in recent elections, but that’s the argument.”

“But again, the standards have been thrown out for this one, and Trump is seen as so dangerous in their minds, that they don’t feel the standards are necessary, to try to be even appearing to be objective,” said Aronoff.

You can watch Aronoff’s recent appearance on “Cavuto Coast to Coast” here.


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  • IronChefSandwiches

    Ever wonder why no one from “Accuracy” in Media ever gets on any networks other than Fox “News”? It’s because they are nothing but idiotic right wing propagandists. Losers, in other words.

  • jaimelmanzano

    And what lawful steps is the media willing to accept to reign in their abuses? None. They protect sources, and their own imaginings, to a fair-thee-well. What about identifying all sources, rather than treasuring snitches? And what about citing the origin of facts used? Remember, “Loose lips sink ships”? OK, adhere to the plane reading of the Constitution, and preserve and protect “press” freedoms, but allow such freedoms of hallucinations to the “printed” press, not the public spectrum licensed by government and called on (required?), expected (obligated?) to inform and educate. And expand the law allowing individuals to sue for defamation of character? Is hypocrisy endemic in the media? Answer: Yes.

  • jug

    No, its because they tell the truth!
    Something you absolutely abhor!

  • Mac

    Do you walk upright?

  • Steven Barrett

    You can have all the arguments whether or not the media’s biased. Hell just strip the names off of old stories and put a little updated facts to make even the stalest of stories from one of the stalest topics going (for decades, no less) . . . and nothing, not a thing in the world can rescue Trump from the deluge of bitterness his comments about another woman and his plans to seduce her, no less than shortly after marrying his third wife Melania. If he’s not out of it by Monday morning (baring a complete meltdown by Hillary on issues of substance, not genuine health related matters), then the nation has a lot of soul searching to do and damn fast in order to prevent the fraud Trump from ever walking into the Oval Office next January. Trump has literally pissed on half the population with his comments and the nerve he had to run for the highest office in the land knowing full well stuff like this would eventually surface.
    Hillary Clinton and her husband will never claim sainthood, but compared to Trump, at least they’re a hell of a lot more trustworthy and demonstrative of adults engaging in the political arena of adults. Trump is still behaving like some frat boy. Grow up little Donald, grow up.
    All the media bias claims and “told you sos” that will follow this story and Sunday’s debate shouldn’t stop what needs to be done; a complete and total defeat of today’s fake version of the once proud Republican party of the past.

  • disqus_smWiOrvPtd

    He kisses Commie’s boots.

  • prima

    Hi Chelsea, go feed the baby.

  • Jack Parsons

    Can you imagine if Trump told the FBI that he didn’t know that a “C” stood for classified, he thought it was a way of alphabetizing paragraphs? It would be trumpeted high and wide by the pop media as a disqualifier for commander in chief, and rightly so. The double standard is there for all to see.