Accuracy in Media

Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism. From 2003 – 2010 he was Editor of the “AIM Report.” A veteran journalist and media critic, he currently specializes in election coverage, the Fairness Doctrine, coverage of the U.N., and coverage of financial bailouts. AIM’s founder, Reed Irvine, hired Cliff as an intern and then a staffer in 1978, and Cliff has been associated with AIM in some capacity ever since.

Cliff also writes frequent columns and special reports for AIM. He wrote and narrated the AIM documentary, “Terror Television: The Rise of Al-Jazeera and the Hate America Media.” He also represents AIM at the annual shareholders’ meetings of several key media companies, including the New York Times and FOX News Channel.

Cliff regularly appears on television and radio programs, including the CBS Evening News, NBC’s Today Show, Lou Dobbs Tonight, The Glenn Beck Show, Fox and Friends, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, The Savage Nation, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Laura Ingraham Show, The Mike Gallagher Show, Your World with Neil Cavuto, NOW, Frontline and Voice of America. His columns have been read on the air by Rush Limbaugh.

Cliff is the author or co-author of several books, including his latest, The Death of Talk Radio?, as well as Why You Can’t Trust the News, The Playboy Foundation, Profiles of Deception, The News Manipulators and Global Taxes for World Government. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Washington Times, Chronicles, Human Events, Insight and other publications.

As President of America’s Survival, Inc. (, a separate group he founded, Cliff is an advocate on behalf of the families of victims of terrorism and has published reports and held conferences critical of the United Nations.

Prior to joining AIM, Cliff served on the staff of Human Events for several years and was an editorial writer and newsletter editor for former National Security Council staffer Oliver North at his Freedom Alliance educational foundation. He was a guest co-host on CNN’s Crossfire (filling in for Pat Buchanan) in the 1980s, where he confronted the then-Libyan Ambassador to the U.N. with evidence of Libyan involvement in international terrorism.

Cliff concentrated in journalism and communications at the University of Toledo, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and came to Washington through a national journalism program headed by conservative author and journalist M. Stanton Evans. At his college newspaper, Cliff won an award for editorial writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Cliff is married and has three sons.

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