In an exclusive interview with Accuracy in Media (AIM), former Rep. Artur Davis (AL) decried the “enormous bias that exists in the major media organs in this country.”
Davis, an early supporter of Barack Obama’s 2008 bid for the presidency and one of the national co-chairs for Obama’s 2008 campaign, spoke with AIM during its “ObamaNation: A Day of Truth” Conference held on September 21st in Washington, DC. AIM Chairman Don Irvine described the conference as “an exploration into the unvarnished truth about the media’s misreporting, the facts about President Obama’s history, his record and his qualifications to continue leading this country.”
The conference featured Rep. Davis, who discussed not only the distortion and bias found in the mainstream media, but also the fact that there are many more opportunities now to get the word out than there were 30 years ago.
The conference also featured other prominent politicians, journalists, authors, and experts who addressed the critical political and social issues that are being ignored or misreported by the mainstream media. Over the coming days and weeks, we will be posting both short interview clips, such as this one, and full-length speeches with Q&A.
Some of the other speakers included:
- Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and the founder and head of Congress’s Media Fairness Caucus
- Pat Caddell, former Democratic pollster turned mainstream political critic, political film consultant, “The Hope and the Change,” 2012
- Edward Klein, former Newsweek Foreign Editor & NY Times Magazine Editor-in-Chief, author of The Amateur, the NYT bestseller about the Obama White House
- Frank Gaffney, president, Center for Security Policy
- Jack Cashill, investigative reporter, author of Deconstructing Obama
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