While most media critics — Fox News Channel’s Howard Kurtz for one — are quick to dispel accusations that the left-wing “progressives” are in control of most news organizations, a well-respected editor took potshots at a former four-star U.S. Navy admiral who openly opposes President Barack Obama, especially his nuclear weapons pact with Iran.
According to top news media watchdog, Accuracy in Media, the Huffington Post, which is part of America Online, has once again shown itself to be a compelling example of the liberal-left news media’s “willful ignorance and its consistent spin” on behalf of the Obama White House, the politicized government agencies, and all people associated with the Democratic Party, including its heir apparent to the White House, Hillary Clinton.
However, instead of blasting Hillary Clinton’s track record in the Middle East and North Africa or her shenanigans that poured millions of dollars into her husband’s coffers, Huffington Post’s senior political editor, Sam Stein, an August 18 column that denigrates the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi member and former Commanding Officer of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Admiral James “Ace” Lyons.
In his rabid column, Stein described Adm. Lyons as a peddler of “dark conspiracy theories” because Lyons believes and has openly said that the Egyptian-based Muslim Brotherhood infiltrated the Obama-led federal . government. Stein doesn’t mention, however, that while most counter-terrorism experts reported that the Islamist group was a danger to Israel, the United States and other countries, President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly told the American people that the Brotherhood members were moderate Muslims.
Stein also smeared Lyons’ impressive record of protecting the nation and the American people by writing in his column that Lyons’ invitation from the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to join others, such as noted professor of law Alan Dershowitz and former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton. who oppose the Iran deal as “peculiar.” He said that Lyons “hasn’t operated at the heights of political power.”
“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,” said AIM.
“I can’t believe how the inaccurate and vitriolic Stein column was okayed by the powers that be at the Huffington Post. It’s filled with obvious inaccuracies and smacks of water-carrying for Obama and his minions who have allowed Islamists to come and go in the White House,” said former attorney and political strategist Michael Baker.
As a result of the Huffington Post’s and Stein’s “blatant and willful avoidance of facts,” Accuracy in Media (AIM) conducted research and reported that the Muslim Brotherhood — which is outlawed in Egypt and listed there as a terrorist organization — has been successful in infiltrating 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”, claims the well-respected media watchdog.
The oath recited by the radical Islamist members of 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.”
“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.”