Accuracy in Media

Washington, D.C.The Huffington Post has once again exposed the liberal media’s willful ignorance and its consistent spin, absent the facts.

Its senior political editor, Sam Stein, dedicated an August 18 column to snipe at esteemed Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi member and former Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Admiral James “Ace” Lyons.

Stein dismissed Admiral Lyons as someone who “peddles dark conspiracy theories” because this retired four-star Admiral believes the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the U.S. government. He also insulted Admiral Lyons’ weighty record operating at the pinnacle of government by calling his selection by AIPAC to join those publicly opposing the Iran deal as “peculiar” since Admiral Lyons supposedly “hasn’t operated at the heights of political power.”

With such a blatant and willful avoidance of facts, Accuracy in Media is setting the record straight. In AIM’s report you will learn how:

  • The Muslim Brotherhood has, indeed, infiltrated the highest levels of the U.S. government, as demonstrated both by official appointees of the Obama administration and a meeting earlier this year between President Obama and radical Muslim leaders who sympathize with known terrorist organizations.
  • The motto of the radical Muslim Brotherhood is “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”
  • As a presidential candidate Hillary Clinton must also be asked about her relationship to the Muslim Brotherhood and her long-time relationship with Huma Abedin. Abedin is currently serving as Clinton’s 2016 campaign vice chairwoman and has strong family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Admiral Lyons’ own historical memory demonstrates that America’s failure to adequately confront the Iranians didn’t begin with the Obama administration, but the current deal being considered guarantees that this totalitarian regime will become a nuclear threat, and its destructive influence will continue to grow.

“It is shameful that the Huffington Post would single out an American hero and esteemed member of the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi for such unnecessary and inaccurate criticism,” said Accuracy in Media’s editor Roger Aronoff. “But what is worse is that Sam Stein doesn’t appear to have done any research before going to print. This is an example of how members of the media often reflexively attack critics of President Obama when they cannot refute their message.”

Admiral Lyons’ bio can be read at: http://www.aim.org/benghazi/members-of-the-ccb/admiral-james-lyons-ret/

AIM Editor Roger Aronoff’s bio can be read at: http://www.aim.org/benghazi/members-of-the-ccb/roger-aronoff-editor-accuracy-in-media/

To arrange an interview with Admiral Lyons or Roger Aronoff, contact Spencer Irvine at 202-364-4401, ext. 103, or preferably by email at spencer.irvine@aim.org.

Accuracy in Media is a non-profit citizens’ media watchdog organization whose mission is to promote fairness, balance and accuracy in news reporting. For more information, go to aim.org.




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