Topic: Accuracy in Media
Accuracy in Media's Cliff Kincaid, in his May 31 AIM column, is still having trouble with the facts.
First, Kincaid claimed that MSNBC's Chris Matthews has a "determination to exploit anything remotely considered bad news for Bush or Cheney." Would this be the same Matthews who, just the other day, likened President Bush to Abraham Lincoln? Who has called Bush "charming," that he "glimmers" with "sunny nobility," who has also likened Bush to Atticus Finch, and whose program is lopsided with conservative-leaning guests?
Kincaid then continued his factually dubious attacks on Washington Post reporter Dana Priest over her Pulitzer-winning stories on secret CIA prisons in Europe. He called the stories "unsubstantiated," adding: "One of her sources was the fired CIA officer Mary O. McCarthy, a John Kerry campaign contributor." But as we've preveiously noted, neither the CIA nor Priest have claimed that McCarthy was a source for Priest's stories.