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 the situation around the world, it’s really hard to come up with one.” Aronoff noted that the press are regularly complicit in peddling the Obama administration narrative.

Obama routinely receives praise from the press regarding his flawed Iran Deal. “The thing that most people don’t even realize about that is there is no Iran deal,” said Aronoff. That’s because, Aronoff says, “There was nothing ever signed.”

“And that’s why they go on with doing all these things that most people think, ‘well, isn’t that a violation of the agreement or of the UN Resolutions that are sort of involved in that?’” he continued.  “And, in fact, there is no agreement.”

So while Iran pursues nuclear weapons under a mantle of international legitimacy, Obama receives praise for a job well done. “And there’s no question that so many in the media give him credit for this great accomplishment,” said Aronoff, continuing, “and that’s going to be the way most of the liberal historians are going to mark it, that he was able to make this great deal when no one else could.”

Another signature Obama accomplishment is Obamacare, which was supposed to increase health care access and quality of care. Instead, it has increased part-time employment and led to much higher deductibles and skyrocketing premiums, Aronoff argues. “Obamacare, does that ring a bell with anybody?” asked Aronoff. “I mean that has forced so many employment decisions, depending on the size of the company, and you need to keep your part-time people under 30 hours so you don’t have to cover their health insurance.”

He described the Obamacare law has having “unintended” and “catastrophic” consequences.

President Obama prefers to cast his real-world accomplishments in negatives, to show that he forestalled a worse future. However, as Aronoff noted in his article, “Saying that things could have been worse without Obama’s policy interventions is an argument based on counterfactual reasoning, as if the President could somehow know the future that he avoided.” On Obamacare, the Iran Deal, and even the economy, President Obama’s alleged successes are really debacles.

One need only look to the state of the economy. While the press stresses that unemployment rates have fallen to only five percent, the labor participation rate reveals a darker picture. “But if you really look at the statistics and what’s gone on, and then they [the media] point to the fact that oh, we have a five percent unemployment rate,” said Aronoff. “That figure alone doesn’t tell you anything, really, because we have the lowest labor participation rate since the 1970s.”

You can listen to the complete interview here:




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Comments

  • RMThoughts

    The choice we face is very simple.

    If Hillary manages to defy the rational thinking of anyone with a brain still living in this country who believes she should be in jail, promises a third term of President Obama. Under the furtherance of Obama policies which would mean continued government regulation, forced mandates of private business, political correctness at every turn, possible annulment of the first, and second amendment by a liberalized Supreme Court, and continued federal debt with fewer and fewer working citizens to carry the load.

    I for one, will take a chance on Donald Trump. He’s the only one who even looked at running for President who has ever had to sign a pay check and hire real workers (all colors, all sexes, and all education levels), fought government regulation, and still manages to make a profitable bottomline. Sounds like the perfect applicant for CEO of America.

  • extractr

    Yes there is an agreement, Obama agreed to give away the farm.

  • jug

    Including being fined for hiring illegal immigrants on Trump Tower construction!

  • RMThoughts

    Absolutely, he played by the rules of the game given to him by our criminal ruling class of both parties just like you do.

  • jug

    So, you think breaking the law is “playing by the rules” for Trump?

    He is a lying, crooked, liberal NY democrat, same as HRC!
    We actually have NO republican OR conservative candidate this election, thanks to Bill Clinton convincing Trump to run ON THE REPUBLICAN ticket!

    Brilliant move, for the Clintons AND the democrats!

  • RMThoughts

    I’ll bet you even sleep in hotels and eat in restaurants that employee illegals and vote for politicians who are bought and paid for and are unable pass any legislation that does not further the extraction of our national wealth and sovereignty to the NWO, who have nullified our constitution, and refuse to close our borders. Talk about corrupt

  • Jerry

    Obama is not a failure, He hates America, and American’s The Media projects Obama’s actions as wrong, or Misguided or great or Failures. These actions on everything were all in parts to destroy America and American Values. He is a LIAR, He has basically authorized the murder of police. He purposely pulled our forces out of Iraq so ISIS could flourish.He alone Raised and fed ISIS, He is their DADDY. He is the enemy to all Americans. Not once did he ever give a speech about bringing Americans together. But he has split Americans in wages, Races,Sexes, and religion. Every aspect of personal values he has chosen to divide Americans. He will not enforce laws he does not like. Why doesn’t the media call him what he is A Traitor to America

  • Main stream STATISTS cannot peg Obama on anything,because ideologically they are joined at their COMMUNISTIC HIPS

  • john robel

    The prize is the Supreme Court as the country is almost gone. I trust Trump over Killary Cuntons nominations. Its the only shot we have. PERIOD

  • IronChefSandwiches

    You’re so cute when you use big words that you don’t understand!

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Your level of delusion is now complete. Congratulations for destroying the Republican party and ending all hopes for someone other than a Democrat winning the White House in November. We appreciate you.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Oh, Jesus Christ on a pogo stick. You’re now trying to blame Bill Clinton for Trump? Do you people EVER take responsibility for your own F-up’s?

  • Peter

    In other words Obama is DIS-INTEGRATING America and Americans, and getting away with it. And well said about the treacherous treasonous traitor. What is the penalty for outright treason by the way? Does it apply to Presidents also, or do they hover above the law?

  • Jerry

    Its hard to prove, I think its death, Aaron Burr was the Vise President once and he was on trial for treason, It was and still is a hire wire to cross. Burr got away with it, The assassination of Thomas Jefferson was also part of his plan.He Moved to England and died 4 years later

  • Jerry

    Also the Republicans could be complicit, for not stopping this Maniacal traitor

  • Jerry

    Trump is more Conservative than the Conservatives I heard that are voting for Hillary over Trump. Trump will be the Best President America has had in a long long time

  • Mesa Mike

    Yup. And our military has let the band play on.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    First sentence…aces. Dead on. Second sentence…laughable. Trump will NEVER be president. Get used to it.

  • Jerry

    Your not thinking with your head. The Communist Progressive Crime party is in shambles, Your woman, Butcher of Baghdad has no chance. And The Burn will lose with Socialism

  • IronChefSandwiches
  • IronChefSandwiches

    You mean the military that is currently as large as the next 26 country militaries…combined (and 25 of them are out allies)? THAT military?

  • Jerry

    Your a effer, and eff off

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Did you read the article, Jerry?

  • Jerry

    Don’t you remember, Your the one that replied to my first notice. No, your just out trying to aggravate people.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Trump is less popular than head lice, Jerry.

  • Jerry

    Your just a troller, You know very well Donald Trump will win The Presidency. Find somebody that believes your spew

  • IronChefSandwiches

    What part of the numbers are you not seeing? I can explain the poll results to you if you need me to.

  • Jerry

    SPEW

  • Jerry

    Is it Hillary or Bernie or Obammy your covering for?

  • IronChefSandwiches

    You’re just going to continue to refuse to acknowledge the simple facts, aren’t you? Sigh.

  • Jerry

    I told you to spew, But again you never say anything that means anything. Who are you for? Trump has Hillary beat. Go home for 8 years in a depression You deserve it

  • Tbear

    Well said!!!!