WASHINGTON, DC — “The major news media are acting as if they are going to discover that Vice President Cheney was on the grassy knoll,” declared Cliff Kincaid, editor of Accuracy in Media (AIM). “I guess it’s better for the press to beat up Cheney than to come up with more lame excuses about why they won’t publish or show those controversial Muhammad cartoons.”
The AIM editor said that the media, in their desire to gin up a Watergate-style scandal, have made themselves into a laughingstock. “From charges that Cheney was drinking to claims that the shooting was an assassination attempt, our media have behaved in a completely irresponsible manner that brings discredit upon the journalism profession,” Kincaid said.
By acting in this rabid manner, Kincaid said, reporters only reinforce the public perception of a liberal media bias. “Reporters have shot themselves in the foot,” said Kincaid, “and no hospital can repair the damage. Their credibility is shot.”
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.