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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
AIM/WND Smear Fails: Panetta Named Secretary of Defense
Topic: Accuracy in Media

We've noted how Accuracy in Media's Cliff Kincaid has teamed up with foreigner Trevor Loudon to hurl claims that CIA director and secretary of defense nominee Leon Panetta had "close and personal relationship with a member of the Communist Party" and other purportedly insufficiently right-wing connections. WorldNetDaily's Aaron Klein also regurgitated the claims by the foreigner Loudon.

What did the Kincaid/Loudon/Klein combine's attempt to red-bait Panetta net them? Nothing. Panetta was unanimously confirmed as defense secretary.

It seems that such blatant red-baiting is unable to escape the echo chamber of the three men who were pushing it. Nobody cares what they have to say, not even politicians who might otherwise have been tempted to make hay with the accusations.

After years of Kincaid, Loudon and Klein being ignored. How will they handle it? Not well, we suspect.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:08 AM EDT

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