Accuracy in Media

Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Bio of Hillary Clinton Mentions Whitewater Investigation, Lewinsky Scandal

The speaker biography of Hillary Clinton distributed to audience members at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition convention this week included some details that were less than flattering to the presumptive Democratic nominee. After listing some facts about her personal life and political career, the bio then delved into the less successful aspects of her life: “As First […]

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Washington Post Fact Checker Wants Media to Challenge Trump’s Inaccurate Statements, but Ignores Similar Treatment for Hillary

The Washington Post Fact Checker column, which has analyzed the accuracy of both Republican and Democratic politicians’ public statements for the past eight years, is puzzled at the media’s reluctance to challenge presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump over the numerous inaccurate statements he has made since declaring his candidacy for the presidency last year. According […]

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WaPo’s Jonathan Capehart Says Racial Abuse Over His “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Column Won’t Deter Him

The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, who earlier this week admitted that the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” narrative was built on a lie, said that he wasn’t going to back down just because some people decided to racially abuse him on social media. Capehart was filling in for Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball last night and […]

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NPR Wants Its Reporters to be More Accurate

National Public Radio (NPR) reporters are making too many mistakes, according to its editors, so they have issued an accuracy checklist for the staff to follow: NPR REPORTERS, CORRESPONDENTS, PRODUCERS and MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISTS who collect and write the information we broadcast or post online will double-check: –  SUPERLATIVES. If something is said to be the […]

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WaPo Ombudsman Confirms Post’s Liberal Bias

The Washington Post ombudsman used his final Sunday column to address reader complaints that the Post is “pro gay,” and in the process confirmed the inherent liberal bias of reporters at the paper. Pexton started off with an email from a reader that accuses the Post of giving pro-family conservatives the “short shrift.” That comment […]

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July 2016

7/1/2016 - Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Bio of Hillary Clinton Mentions Whitewater Investigation, Lewinsky Scandal

May 2016

5/9/2016 - Washington Post Fact Checker Wants Media to Challenge Trump’s Inaccurate Statements, but Ignores Similar Treatment for Hillary

March 2015

3/20/2015 - WaPo’s Jonathan Capehart Says Racial Abuse Over His “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Column Won’t Deter Him

February 2015

2/2/2015 - NPR Wants Its Reporters to be More Accurate

March 2014

3/7/2014 - NY Times Public Editor Encourages College Journalists to Be Accurate [Video]

February 2013

2/25/2013 - WaPo Ombudsman Confirms Post’s Liberal Bias

April 2012

4/24/2012 - Washington Post Ombudsman Says Paper Failed Former Blogger