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Accuracy in Media

For Fairness, Accuracy and Balance In News Reporting

Last Build Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:41:14 +0000


Media Uneven in Roy Moore, Al Franken Coverage

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:38:23 +0000

As some called for Al Franken to resign in the wake of a woman accusing him of sexual harassment, the mainstream media has constructed a double standard with regard to such charges. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin said, “I realize that this was years and years ago, this story, and he was a private citizen at the […](image)

NY Times Pushes Case for No Tax Cuts At All

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:31:58 +0000

Not everyone is crazy about the current tax reform proposals before Congress. Some want more pro-growth measures. Others want it benefits geared more toward middle- and low-income people. But a piece in the New York Times argues Congress should not pursue tax cuts at all. If anything, the piece calls for even higher taxes … […](image)

Media Ignores Warren’s Claim that Democratic Party’s Leader is ‘Grassroots’

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:55:05 +0000

In an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.-Mass.) to identify the leader of the Democratic Party. Warren’s response, which was not picked up by the media’s home webpages (ranging from ABC News, CBS News, CNN to NBC News), was “the grassroots.” “I mean, you can either […](image)

News Websites Adopt ‘Trust Indicators’ to Combat Fake News

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:45:35 +0000

In an effort to combat the proliferation of fake news, news websites including Facebook and Google have agreed to abide by a set of “trust indicators” as set forth by The Trust Project that they hope will restore their credibility as news providers. The eight core indicators are: Best Practices: What Are Your Standards? Who funds the […](image)

Shepard Smith Goes Against the Grain on Fox — But Did He Succeed?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:08:50 +0000

Mainstream media lauded Fox News host Shepard Smith for what one commentator called “a methodical annihilation of his own network’s coverage of the story.” But a closer look at Smith’s claims reveals he has trouble sticking to the facts. “The accusation is predicated on the charge that Secretary Clinton approved the sale,” Smith said on […](image)

The Economist: Trump Can’t Take Credit for Economy Boost

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:14:25 +0000

Multiple measures show that America’s economy is humming again, but according to The Economist, President Trump had little to do with any of it. “Has Mr. Trump delivered on his promise to revive American manufacturing, mining and the like?” the story asks. “A more probable explanation is that he came to office just as America began […](image)

NY Times Columnist: I Now Believe Broaddrick’s Claims Against Bill Clinton

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:30:46 +0000

The New York Times ran an opinion piece headlined, “I Believe Juanita,” referring to Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Bill Clinton of sexually assaulting her. Columnist Michelle Goldberg began the piece railing against “right-wing” conspiracists for putting Democrats on their heels during the Clinton years and forcing Democrats to apologize for Clinton’s behavior when they shouldn’t […](image)

HuffPost, Daily Beast Columns Knock Potential 2020 Biden Run

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:34:11 +0000

Joe Biden’s hints he may consider a run for president in 2020 are going over like lead balloons for columnists at the both HuffPost and Daily Beast. In her column headlined “Joe Biden 2020 Is a Terrible Idea in a Post-Weinstein America,” HuffPost Washington bureau chief Amanda Terkel writes that “Biden is the wrong guy […](image)

Media Highlights Trump’s ‘Awkward’ Water Bottle Moment

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:00:44 +0000

NBC News and CNN published articles on President Donald Trump’s “awkward” moment searching for a water bottle during his speech and recap of his trip to Asia. CNN’s analysis called it a “dry-mouthed victory lap,” while NBC News’ headline was, “Trump has awkward water bottle moment on TV.” The media was quick to point out […](image)

CNN Quotes Ex-Obama Intelligence Officials Criticizing Trump on Russia

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:00:33 +0000

James Clapper and John Brennan served as intelligence officials during the Barack Obama presidency, but CNN buried their political affiliations in an article highlighting their criticism of President Donald Trump’s recent comments on Russia. Trump said the following: “I believe that he feels that he and Russia did not meddle in the election… As to […](image)