Accuracy in Media

  1. The twenty-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Today, more than 1.2 billion people currently reside under Communist regimes-but the number would be far higher were it not for Ronald Reagan’s bold, “Tear down this wall!” on June 12, 1987.  The “mainstream” news networks all but ignored this major landmark, and those who did mention it (like Newsweek) often gave more credit to Gorbachev than Reagan. 

  1. The identity and terrorist leanings of Nidal Malik Hasan. 

Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, is a Muslim extremist with radical connections-something you wouldn’t have known if you only listened to CBS.  Startlingly, however, once President Obama mentioned the possibility of Hasan’s terror connections, ABC, CBS, and NBC followed suit.  Leftist pundits have argued that to draw attention to Hasan’s religion would only invite more hate crimes on Muslims; however, the reality is that hate crimes against Muslims have been declining for years.  Today, far more Jews and Christians are victimized in America than Muslims.  

  1. Pelosi says it’s fair to go to jail over health care.

Nancy Pelosi made it clear on November 11 that she thinks it’s “fair” to send people to jail if they don’t buy health insurance.  The conversation went like this:

KOMO-TV: Do you think it’s fair to send people to jail who don’t buy health insurance? Pelosi: … “the legislation is very fair in this respect.”

The conservative blogosphere has reported on this, but when you Google “Pelosi,” “fair,” and “jail,” the only sort of “mainstream” news organization to come up is the Examiner.  All the rest are blogs.

  1. President Obama’s bow to the Japanese emperor.

This isn’t the first time President Obama has seriously messed up when it comes to foreign affairs: he’s given the Queen of England an iPod filled with his own fatuous speeches; mailed back a priceless bust of Winston Churchill that was given to America as a gift; once gave Gordon Brown a gift of cheap DVDs that were unplayable on British DVD players (Brown gave President Obama a pen made from the wood of the Victorian anti-slave ship HMS Gannet).  This time, Obama bowed before the emperor of Japan. CNN hasn’t mentioned the bow on their website.

  1. Pelosi swore in Bill Owens before the NY-23 votes were fully counted.

As it turns out, Representative Bill Owens (D-NY) may not have actually won the race in New York District 23.  The votes are still being counted, with Doug Hoffman fewer than 2,000 votes behind and still several thousand more ballots to count.  No one in the MSM mentioned the fact that Bill Owens may not have been the actual winner of the race when they started editorializing about it.  If it turns out that Hoffman actually won, Bill Owens will have to step down as the representative for that district.  Owens’ vote helped provide the narrow margin in the recent House vote to overhaul the nation’s health care system.

  1. Protesters showed up at Al Gore’s speech.

Al Gore gave a speech on November 14 that drew over 200 protesters.  The speech, on global warming, admittedly came at a bad time, considering the fact that at this point more Americans believe in haunted houses than in manmade global warming.  You will likely not hear about this growing dissent with Gore on the “mainstream” news networks for some time.  According to them, the debate is over.

  1. Iraq‘s first female police officers graduated-because of the war in Iraq.

In the international sphere, George W. Bush’s “quagmire” of a war led to the first ever class of female Iraqi police officers.  The graduation of these officers is a major step for freedom and gender equality in Iraq.  While the New York Times did report on the event, the paper neglected to mention that such an advance for women would never have been possible in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.  If America had not had the war in Iraq, these admirable women never could have become police officers. 

  1. President Obama’s defense of China.

China is currently the world’s largest communist country.  However, President Obama recently announced that he “does not seek to contain” China’s rise to power-however threatening to the United States that rise and power may be.  And further complicating matters, China holds much of the United States’ debt.  “The rise of a strong, prosperous China can be a source of strength for the community of nations,” said the President, once again extrapolating his experiences as a community organizer to relate to all nations. 

  1. The Democrats’ new immigration policy.

On November 12, Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security spoke to the Center for American Progress regarding a new immigration plan.  The Examiner reported, “The plan calls for a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal aliens already in the US.”  As Gateway Pundit remarked, “No wonder Pelosi and the Democrats don’t seem worried that their radical anti-capitalist agenda will sway voters in the 2010 election.”

  1. National Education Association recommending Saul Alinksy for teachers.

Turns out, the National Education Association is now suggesting that teachers use Saul Alinsky texts in their classrooms, including Reveille for Radicals, and Rules for Radicals.  The NEA describes Rules for Radicals, which was originally dedicated to Satan (literally), as “an inspiration.”  Parents and students everywhere should be shocked and appalled that the NEA would promote such a writer and his works. 


AJC Intern Geoff Lewis also contributed to this list.


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