Washington DC – The nation’s oldest media watchdog group said today that the key question to be answered in covering the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court is whether President Bush broke his campaign promise to appoint judges in the tradition of conservatives Scalia and Thomas.
Accuracy in Media (AIM) editor Cliff Kincaid said, “Since the liberal media do not want another conservative on the court, it doesn’t matter to them if Bush broke his promise. But if the media believe in accountability from those in power, it ought to examine this critical aspect of the controversial choice.”
“Most experts and observers agree that Miers is not the best qualified person for the position,” said Kincaid. “But the record shows that she is not necessarily a conservative and that she financially contributed to the Al Gore for president campaign. This means she is definitely NOT a Scalia or a Thomas.”
With Republican Senators and even prominent Democrats expected to fall in line behind Miers, Kincaid said it will be up to the new conservative media, including bloggers, columnists and talk show hosts, to hold Bush accountable for the apparent violation of his campaign promise. But will they?
Accuracy In Media (AIM) is a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage.