Accuracy in Media

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Shows Anti-Trump Bias

CNN New Day anchor Alisyn Camerota showed her bias against President Trump’s immigration enforcement, lambasting what she called “the ill-conceived Trump policy of family separations,” even though family separations had also occurred under the Barack Obama and George W. Bush administrations. “Are there still children who are separated from their parents who were separated during […]

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CNN’s Jake Tapper: ‘This Line Will Haunt Trump’

CNN showed clear bias in its coverage of President Trump’s White House meeting with Democrats House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. In a video article titled “Tapper: This line will haunt Trump,” CNN stated, “CNN’s Jake Tapper says President Trump will likely regret saying he will proudly own a government […]

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WSJ Writer Points Out Double Standard in Mueller Speculation

Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal pointed out the irony of the national press speculating about Robert Mueller’s investigation being bad for President Trump while Mueller appears to be ignoring the possible crimes of members of the Obama administration leaking classified information related to the investigation. “Robert Mueller looks to be approaching his endgame, and […]

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Vox Narrative About Trump AG Pick Lacks Critical Context

Vox writer German Lopez created  a misleading narrative against William Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, failing to provide important context about Democratic support, including among the Congressional Black Caucus, for many of the policies that Barr worked on in the 1990s. “William Barr helped establish mass incarceration. Now Trump wants him as attorney […]

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Washington Post Editor Shows Anti-Trump Bias on Morning Joe

Washington Post editor Bob Woodward, who is supposed to be a neutral arbiter of the truth, showed his bias against President Trump and congressional Republicans’ economic leadership Thursday morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. In the wake of GM’s plan to close five plants and cut some 14,000 jobs in North America, Woodward blamed Republican tax […]

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PBS Omits Important Details About Persecution of Iranian Jews

Writing in JTA, Jewish writer Larry Cohler-Esses called out PBS for its reporting on Jews living in Iran. PBS’s headline states, “Despite tension between Iran and Israel, Iran’s Jewish minority feels at home.” “The story refers vaguely and incompletely to the discrimination that Jews (and other non-Muslim minorities) live within Iran, mentioning only that Jews […]

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NPR Story Forced to Issue Correction After Publishing False Information on Trump Jr.

NPR was forced to correction append its report titled “Trump Jr.’s 2017 Testimony Conflicts with Cohen’s Account of Russian Talks.” NPR reporter Philip Ewing claimed that Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony conflicted with attorney Michael Cohen’s testimony about the timeline of possible real estate deals that were in tentative talks among some Russians and the Trump […]

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December 2018

12/14/2018 - CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Shows Anti-Trump Bias

12/13/2018 - MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Ripped After Making Slur on Air

12/12/2018 - CNN’s Jake Tapper: ‘This Line Will Haunt Trump’

12/11/2018 - Morning Joe Lets Washington Post Writer’s Opinions Go Unchecked

12/10/2018 - WSJ Writer Points Out Double Standard in Mueller Speculation

12/7/2018 - Vox Narrative About Trump AG Pick Lacks Critical Context

12/6/2018 - Washington Post Editor Shows Anti-Trump Bias on Morning Joe

12/5/2018 - Morning Joe Uses Occasion of Bush Funeral to Trash Trump

12/4/2018 - PBS Omits Important Details About Persecution of Iranian Jews

12/3/2018 - NPR Story Forced to Issue Correction After Publishing False Information on Trump Jr.

November 2018

11/30/2018 - Washington Post Writer Displays Clear Health Care Bias

11/29/2018 - 60 Minutes Misleads on Border Enforcement

11/28/2018 - Media Selectively Report Details in Stories on Southern Border

11/27/2018 - NY Times Makes Major Omission in Piece on Chinese Health Care

11/26/2018 - NY Times Reporter Uses Coal Piece to Attack Trump

11/26/2018 - Chuck Todd Calls New Trump Press Conference Guidelines ‘Absurd’

11/20/2018 - Mainstream Media Overlooked Women’s March Leader’s Anti-Semitic Past

11/19/2018 - NY Times: Jared and Ivanka Trump are Bad for the Jews

11/16/2018 - Ari Fleisher Calls Out NYT for Biased Phrasing

11/15/2018 - Media Shows Double Standard in Treatment of Acosta, Lewandowski

11/14/2018 - NY Times Accuses Trump of Forgetting About Migrant Caravan

11/13/2018 - Morning Joe Gives Gillibrand Platform to Bash Trump

11/12/2018 - NY Times Blames Trump Alone for Rocky Relationship With Press Corps

11/9/2018 - Rubio Calls Out Florida Media for Misleading Coverage

11/8/2018 - Politico Says Sessions Ouster ‘Literally Perfect’ for Democrats

11/7/2018 - NBC Bias Shines in Reporting on Midterm Election Results

11/6/2018 - Accuracy in Media Featured on Good Morning America’s Election Day Special

11/5/2018 - Washington Post Piece Uses Shadowy Sources to Mislead on GOP Messaging

11/2/2018 - Poll: More Americans Blame Media for Political Divisions than Blame Trump

11/1/2018 - RealClearPolitics Analysis: Media Tried to Tie Trump to Mail Bomb Scare

October 2018

10/31/2018 - CNN’s Stelter Attacks Trump, Fox News — But Fails to Identify Shooter as Anti-Trump Activist

10/30/2018 - GQ Columnist Apologizes for Claim Trump Radicalized ‘So Many More People than ISIS’

10/29/2018 - Washington Post Criticizes President After Shooting Despite Clear Denouncement

10/26/2018 - CNN Touts Democrat’s Fundraising, Overlooks Polling in Senate Race

10/25/2018 - Vox Gives Free Advice to Democrats to Increase Partisanship

10/24/2018 - CNN Uses Prime Time to Mock Trump Jr.’s Dating Life

10/23/2018 - AIM National Editor Honored With Buckley Award

10/22/2018 - Time Magazine Ignores Key Facts in Reporting on Progressive Activism

10/19/2018 - Trump Disputes AP Story

10/18/2018 - Politico Editor-in-Chief’s Tweet Implies Trump is White Nationalist

10/17/2018 - Maddow Fails to Contextualize Georgia Voting Data

10/16/2018 - NowThis Misleads Viewers in Disney Heiress Video

10/15/2018 - NYT Primer on Democratic Socialism Conflates Movement with Grassroots Activism

10/12/2018 - NY Times Implies Racism – Not Precedent – Keeping Obama from Commenting on Trump

10/11/2018 - MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Misunderstands Affirmative Action Today

10/9/2018 - NBC News Suggests Low-Population States Get Less Senate Representation

10/8/2018 - Morning Joe Hosts Call Out Media Colleagues for Coverage of Kavanaugh Attacks

10/4/2018 - New York Times Issues Correction After Misleading on Kavanaugh Documents

10/3/2018 - NY Times Article Contradicts Itself in Reporting on Trump Financial History

10/2/2018 - Katy Tur Tweets False Statement About GOP Senators

10/1/2018 - CNN Promotes Misleading Article With Further Misleading Tweet

September 2018

9/28/2018 - BuzzFeed Publishes Unbalanced Report on Blasey Ford Testimony

9/27/2018 - MSNBC Fails to Report Important Details Ahead of Christine Blasey Ford Testimony

9/26/2018 - CNN Analyst Incorrectly Calls Trump’s UN Message Not ‘Consistent’

9/25/2018 - Vox Depicts Momentum Against Kavanaugh, Only Talks to Democrats

9/24/2018 - New Yorker Publishes New Allegations Against Kavanaugh Without Confirming Any Witnesses

9/21/2018 - CNN Frames Trump Comments on Kavanaugh Accuser as ‘Attack’

9/20/2018 - NY Times Issues Serious Retraction in Kavanaugh Assault Story

9/19/2018 - CNN Report Misleads on Trump Comments Regarding Potential FBI Investigation

9/18/2018 - Newspaper Awards Honor Democrat Leaders — But Not a Single Republican

9/17/2018 - NY Times Issues Correction on Story’s ‘Unfair Impression’ of Nikki Haley

9/14/2018 - Washington Post Politicizes Hurricane Florence

9/13/2018 - NY Times Posts Roundup of Late-Night Hosts Hits on Trump Without Context

9/12/2018 - MSNBC’s Scarborough: Trump is ‘Harming the Dream of America’

9/11/2018 - CJR Writer Tries to Understand Tucker Carlson Without Introspection

9/10/2018 - MSNBC Gives Glowing Coverage to Obama for Criticizing Trump

9/7/2018 - NY Times Shows It’s Much Easier to Be a Democrat than a Republican in Their Coverage

9/6/2018 - Chuck Todd Encourages Journalists to ‘Fight Back’ Against Conservative Media

9/5/2018 - CNN Airs Criticism of Kavanaugh Instead of Kavanaugh Hearings

9/4/2018 - Morning Joe Hosts Let Steve Schmidt Misrepresent McCain

August 2018

8/30/2018 - MSNBC Guest: Trump Seeking Staff to Be in ‘Cahoots’ With Him

8/29/2018 - CNN’s Acosta, Berman Dismiss Trump’s Warning of ‘Violence’ from Democrats

8/29/2018 - Bloomberg, CNN Publish Conflicting Stories on Trump Revoking Brennan’s Security Clearance

8/24/2018 - Vox’s Ezra Klein Overlooks Facts to Credit Obama With Economy Growth

8/23/2018 - Morning Joe Panelists Overlook the Constitution in Talking to Dick Durbin

8/22/2018 - CNN’s Sciutto Lets Anti-Trump Guest Take Over Conversation

8/21/2018 - NY Times Nitpicks Trump Supreme Court Nominee, Overhypes Details

8/20/2018 - NY Times Compares Trump to Nixon, Speculates on McGahn Without Interviewing Him

8/17/2018 - NY Times Spins ‘Explainer’ on Brett Kavanaugh’s Wife as Service to Readers

8/16/2018 - MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace Lets Former CIA Director Equate Human Rights Abuses With Losing His Security Clearance

8/16/2018 - NowThis Calls Trump Insurance Plans ‘Knock-Offs,’ Does No Real Comparison

8/14/2018 - NY Times Publishes Stephen Miller Story Without Asking for Comment or Offering Alternative View

8/13/2018 - Media Largely Overlooks Democrat Saying He Hopes Trump Would Tell Candidate to Jump Off a Bridge

8/9/2018 - Vox Gives Writer Platform to Attack Betsy DeVos’s Summer Home

8/8/2018 - Washington Post, NY Times Show Double-Standard When Talking Obama, Trump

8/7/2018 - BuzzFeed Fails to Question Claim Trump Doesn’t Believe in Freedom of the Press

8/6/2018 - MSNBC Uses Same Flawed Polling Data that Failed to Predict 2016 Red Wave to Predict Upcoming Blue Wave

8/3/2018 - NY Times Refuses to Back Down on Writer Exposed for Racist Tweets

8/2/2018 - NY Times: ‘No News’ at Trump Event

8/1/2018 - Jeff Zeleny Wrongly Claims Trump Hasn’t Been Answering Questions in ‘At Least a Week’

July 2018

7/31/2018 - NY Times Reports Manafort’s Crimes Unrelated to 2016 Campaign, But Tries to Tie in Trump Anyway

7/30/2018 - RedState: Facebook Has ‘Demonstrated Time and Again’ They’re Not Fair to Conservatives

7/27/2018 - NY Times’ Free Advice for Mueller Omits Key Component

7/26/2018 - CNN Jumps to Condemn White House Without Reporting Several Key Details

7/25/2018 - Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Destroyed Again — Will Media Hold the Culprit Accountable?

7/24/2018 - Teen Vogue Gets Called Out for Hypocritical Defense of Anti-Semites

7/23/2018 - The Hill Pushes False Ted Cruz Comments on Twitter

7/20/2018 - Mashable Writes Off Calls for Civility Amid Trump Protests

7/19/2018 - Vox Calls Trump, Trump Family ‘Distinctly Immoral’ as Part of Explainer

7/18/2018 - Politico Asks What it Would Take For Mueller Investigation to ‘Shock’ America

7/17/2018 - Anderson Cooper Calls Trump-Putin Joint Press Conference ‘Depressing’

7/16/2018 - NY Times Reporters Judged Trump’s Meeting With Putin Before It Even Happened

7/13/2018 - HuffPost Writer Displays Clear Political Double Standard

7/12/2018 - MSNBC Host Questions Whether Interpretation of Constitution is ‘Appropriate’

7/11/2018 - Andrea Mitchell Puts Bias On Display in NATO Reporting

7/10/2018 - CNN: Trump Supreme Court Pick ‘Scripted End to Trump’s Reality Show’

7/9/2018 - Joe Scarborough Fills Piece on Trump, Giuliani With Assumptions

7/6/2018 - CNN’s Cillizza Shows Bias in Critique of Trump’s Montana Speech

7/5/2018 - InStyle Honors ‘Badass 50,’ All of Which Are Liberal Women

7/3/2018 - Brian Ross Leaves ABC News Following False Michael Flynn Reports

June 2018

6/28/2018 - CNN Fails to Counter Assertion Medicaid Coverage ‘Enables People to Work’

6/27/2018 - NY Mag Glows Over Obama, Fails to Recognize Any Trump Successes

6/26/2018 - NY Times Omits Criminality Details in Report on Terrorism Travel Restrictions

6/25/2018 - One-Sided BuzzFeed Piece Offers No Counterpoint to Celebrity Immigration Commentary

6/22/2018 - As Media Criticizes Trump for Lacking Focus, NY Times Publishes A1 Story About Melania’s Jacket

6/20/2018 - NY Times Profile of Heritage Foundation Says Organization is Leveraging ‘Dog-Whistle Appeal’

6/19/2018 - HuffPost Bureau Chief’s Claims Trump Wishes He Were a Dictator Fall Flat

6/19/2018 - Lester Holt Tips Hand in Immigration Discussion

6/13/2018 - Vox Offers No Alternative to Narrative Trump Caused Immigrant Deaths

6/12/2018 - Poll: Americans Think News Industry is Headed in the Wrong Direction

6/11/2018 - Facebook Watch-Selected Organization Promotes One-Sided Abortion Piece

6/8/2018 - Time Puts Trump on Cover as King, Omits Critical Information

6/7/2018 - NY Times Misses Major Details in ‘Blue Wave’ Reporting

6/6/2018 - Mashable Normalizes Abortion, Omits Alternatives Despite Widespread American Support for Restrictions

6/5/2018 - Vice Piece Bashes Business, Assigns Feelings to Gorsuch, Omits Major Details

6/4/2018 - NY Times Falsely Reports Crowd Size at Trump Rally

6/1/2018 - TBS Keeps Samantha Bee After Ivanka Comments in Continued String of Double-Standards

May 2018

5/31/2018 - AIM’s Carrie Sheffield Talks Fake News With Lara Trump

5/30/2018 - Journalists Wrongly Use 2014 Photo to Hit Trump Policies, Then Pretend it Didn’t Happen

5/29/2018 - Fox News Anchor Offers New Factor in Hillary Clinton Loss

5/25/2018 - Mic.com Piece Only Interviews People that Support Abortion Rights

5/24/2018 - ’60 Minutes’ Journalist: Here’s Why Democrats Think the Press is on Their Side

5/23/2018 - NY Times Hit Piece Issues Four Major Corrections

5/22/2018 - NY Times Floods Straight News Story With Bias

5/21/2018 - NY Times Tries to Minimize Reports on FBI Informant

5/18/2018 - New York Times Issues Huge Correction Regarding Trump Campaign Investigation

5/17/2018 - Brian Williams Fails to Further Question FBI Mueller Probe

5/16/2018 - AIM’s Carrie Sheffield Hosts Women’s National Republican Club Awards Dinner

5/15/2018 - Vox Trashes Trump Diplomacy With North Korea

5/14/2018 - MSNBC Host Forced to Walk Back Aggressive Comments Against WH Press Sec

5/11/2018 - MSNBC Fails to Report Key Context in Story on Trump and Unemployment

5/9/2018 - NYT Omits Key Details in Lead-Up to Confirmation Hearing

5/8/2018 - Mic Piece Asserts Sourceless Claims to Push Narrative

5/7/2018 - Trump Rips NBC Over Retracted Michael Cohen Story

5/4/2018 - AIM Rolls Out New Rating System to Monitor Media Credibility

5/3/2018 - Washington Post Covers Republicans’ Misdeeds, Omits Those of Democrats

5/2/2018 - Facebook CEO Announces New System to Vet News

5/2/2018 - MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle Helps Planned Parenthood With Messaging

April 2018

4/30/2018 - Sheffield: Need for Media Balance Continues Regardless of Whether Trump Attends WHCD

4/27/2018 - Media Silent on Lawsuit Alleging Major Clinton Campaign Finance Law Violations

4/26/2018 - NYT Omits Major Details in Report on Taxpayer-Funded Workforce

4/25/2018 - GQ Lists The Bible in ’21 Books You Don’t Have to Read’

4/24/2018 - NYT Finds Way to Blame Trump for Event Before He Was Born

4/19/2018 - Washington Post Report Skips Right Over Morality in Abortion Discussion

4/18/2018 - Vox Opines on Intent of Auto Sales Law, Fails to Recognize Outcome

4/17/2018 - Morning Joe Hosts Push Nikki Haley to Run Against Her Own Boss

4/16/2018 - NBC Reflects on Superman Anniversary — But Here’s What They Left Out

4/13/2018 - Mic.com Report on Paul Ryan’s Departure Leaves Out Critical Context

4/12/2018 - Politico’s ‘News Deserts’ Theory Has a Big Hole in It

4/11/2018 - CNN Anchor Accuses Pompeo, Republicans of ‘Fake News’

4/9/2018 - Unsurprisingly, Trump to Skip Correspondents Dinner

4/4/2018 - Vanity Fair Article Exposes Young Reporters’ Struggle to Stay Neutral

4/3/2018 - HuffPost Writer Criticizes Trump for Hiring Family, But Not Kennedys, Bushes or Clintons

4/2/2018 - NYT Contributor Takes Down ‘Roseanne’ Thanks to Own Misunderstanding of Trump Voters

March 2018

3/29/2018 - Pastor Mark Burns Joins AIM to Discuss Media Bias

3/28/2018 - Trump Attacks Media Bias at ‘Generation Next’ Forum

3/26/2018 - CBS Veers From Legacy in Tabloid-Style Stormy Daniels Interview

3/23/2018 - CNN Columnist: John Bolton’s Mustache ‘More Qualified’ For His Job than He Is

3/22/2018 - HuffPost Reporter Distorts Americans’ Views on Abortion

3/21/2018 - NYT Would Never Have Said This About Obama — But It’s OK For Trump

3/20/2018 - Vice News Story Tells Just One Side of Travel Restrictions

3/19/2018 - Morning Joe Host Puts Double-Standard on Display

3/16/2018 - Kelly O’Donnell Tries to Separate Trump Administration Actions from President Trump

3/14/2018 - NYT Columnist’s Broad Strokes Totally Miss Trump Triumphs

3/13/2018 - WaPo Columnist Overlooks History in Defense of Socialism

3/12/2018 - Mic Analysis Misses Major Details in Analysis on Republican Health Care Policy

3/9/2018 - CNN Host Bashes Evangelicals, Praises Pope Francis — But He’s Forgetting Some Things

3/8/2018 - Media Leaves Out Major Details Surrounding Gary Cohn’s Departure

3/6/2018 - Al Sharpton Disregards Major Factor in Gun Control Argument

3/6/2018 - Media Fails to Distinguish Between Loans and Cash Donations in Kushner Reporting

3/5/2018 - Joe Scarborough Breaks Streak of Trashing Conservatives to Defend Former RNC Chair

3/2/2018 - Ivanka Trump Calls Out Peter Alexander for ‘Inappropriate’ Questions