Accuracy in Media

WASHINGTON, September 3, 2008 – In view of the media uproar over whether GOP
vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was properly vetted, Accuracy in Media
editor Cliff Kincaid has called on the media to investigate why Democratic
presidential nominee Barack Obama was given a high-level intelligence briefing on
Tuesday without an FBI investigation of his mysterious and controversial
background.  

In
fact, Kincaid writes that, “Because of his 30-year association with people who
hate the United States, including communist Frank Marshall Davis, anti-American
preacher Jeremiah Wright, and communist terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine
Dohrn, it is highly doubtful that Obama could get a security clearance in the
U.S. government he wants to lead.” But none of this seems to matter to the
liberal media, he notes. Instead, Kincaid says the major media are fixated on such
issues as Sarah Palin’s pregnant daughter and her husband’s driving record.

Kincaid’s
column, “Bush Gives State Secrets to Obama,” available today on the AIM website
at www.aim.org,
criticizes the Bush White House for giving Obama access to classified
information without safeguards being put in place to prevent its release into the
hands of foreign and hostile interests. “We are witnessing an incredibly
strange situation in which Obama can avoid a background check and get access to
national security information, but the people he appoints to high-level
government positions―if he becomes president―may be subject to an FBI probe,”
Kincaid reports.

Kincaid
argues that “simple common sense dictates that America’s state secrets should
not be given away willy-nilly to a security risk who just happens to be running
for president and captured the nomination of a major political party.” 

Accuracy in Media is a citizens’ media watchdog
organization whose mission is to promote fairness, balance, and accuracy in
news reporting.  Founded in 1969, AIM is
the oldest non-profit press watchdog group in America.  For more information, please visit www.aim.org.

To
arrange an interview with AIM editor Cliff Kincaid, contact Sarah Schaerr
Norton at (202) 364-4401 ext. 107 or (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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