WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 – Accuracy in Media Editor and Senior Analyst Roger Aronoff describes the history of news and media outlets, from the first TV news broadcast to cable news and the blogosphere, including the role AIM has played in countering and correcting the pervasive liberal media bias.
“When AIM was launched in 1969, the mainstream media, CBS, NBC, ABC, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, carried a consistent message, punctuated on a nightly basis by Walter Cronkite’s famous sign-off, ‘And that’s the way it is,’” Aronoff said. “What was previously merely bias has in many cases blossomed into full-scale political partisanship. Accuracy in Media continues to challenge them to be accurate, to correct their errors, to leave the bias to commentators, and to do less blurring of the lines between reporters and commentators than currently exists.”
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