Topic: Accuracy in Media
In his Nov. 1 Accuracy in Media column, Cliff Kincaid proclaims that discredited anti-Obama filmmaker Joel Gilbert has "demonstrat[ed] that he has nothing to hide," citing as evidence Gilbert's interview with Media Matters (disclosure: my employer).
Needless to say, Kincaid is lying. Gilbert is hiding plenty of things, not the least of which is where Gilbert is getting the money to mail millions of his film to households in swing states. Gilbert has consistently refused to disclose the source of hismoney, and Kincaid gives him a pass onit, dismissing it by claiming he runs "a private media company that produces and distributes films and is not a political action committee or affiliated with any political campaign."
Kincaid also fails to press Gilbert to provide any evidence to substantiate his claim that he "has had his private financial accounts hacked into and the information used by a George Soros-linked journalist who may be part of a 'dirty tricks' campaign against GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney." Unlike WorldNetDaily's Drew Zahn, Kincaid does actually contact the journalist in question, Seth Rosenfeld, who points out that "It is false that I misrepresented myself or engaged in any improper or illegal conduct." But Kincaid then allows Gilbert to deny what Rosenfeld says -- again, without providing any evidence.
Further, Kincaid completely ignores the fact that Gilbert's film has been discredited by Loren Collins, who has detailed Gilbert's falsehoods and deceptions on his website.
We've contacted both Gilbert and Kincaid to find out when they will respond to Collins' debunking. They have not yet responded.