Topic: Accuracy in Media
Accuracy in Media's Cliff Kincaid has been a notable defender of Michael Savage and Ron Paul in recent weeks.
Kincaid ran to Savage's defense after he was the target of an advertiser boycott by the Council on American-Islamic Relation, claiming that CAIR is trying to "muzzle its talk radio critics" and calling the group "radical Muslims." Kincaid has even appeared on Savage's show.
But Kincaid has yet to weigh in on a recent statement by Savage on his radio show, in which he said to a caller he presumed was black:
SAVAGE: If you study the science [of AIDS] -- but I don't think you have the capacity to understand science, my dear friend Kojo.
SAVAGE: See, we don't live in Africa where people settle arguments with machetes. We live in a country where we settle it with arguments. Something you apparently don't know anything about.
See, there you go. Couldn't use the machete so his mind went blank. There, that's what we got. There's multiculturalism for you. There's immigration for you. There's the new America for you. Bring them in by the millions. Bring in 10 million more from Africa. Bring them in with AIDS. Show how multicultural you are. They can't reason, but bring them in with a machete in their head. Go ahead. Bring them in with machetes in their mind.
Kincaid similarly ran to the defense of Ron Paul in a Feb. 1 column, insisting that "the media are notoriously biased against him" and adding, "Whatever they may think of his views on this or that issue, Ron Paul's success can be traced to the grass-roots."
And, just as similarly, Kincaid makes no mention of a New Republic article last month detailing the bigoted sentiments -- racist and anti-gay -- issued over the years in newsletters published by Paul. Certainly such views are one reason why Paul is not taken seriously as a candidate, by the media and most everyone else (except Kincaid).
Kincaid needs to account for Savage's and Paul's racist leanings and how that factors in his vocal support for them.