Don Irvine

Don Irvine is the chairman of Accuracy in Media and its sister organization Accuracy in Academia. As the son of Reed Irvine, who launched AIM in 1969, he developed an understanding of media bias at an early age, and has been actively involved with AIM for over 30 years.

Most Recent Articles by Don Irvine:

Former Obama Press Secretary Josh Earnest Joins NBC News, MSNBC as Political Analyst

Mar 29, 2017 — Don Irvine

Josh Earnest, who served as White House Press Secretary for the last 2 1/2 years of Barack Obama’s presidency, has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a political analyst, according to an announcement from the networks on Monday.

Chris Matthews Urges Democrats to Not Vote for “Mr. Nice Guy” Neil Gorsuch

Mar 24, 2017 — Don Irvine

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is still upset by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) decision last year to not act on President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. In fact he is imploring Democrats to vote against “Mr. Nice Guy” Neil Gorsuch, saying “it’s not his turn.”

“Donald Trump wants the United States Senate to confirm his pick, Donald Trump’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court. He wants Democrats to join Republicans in giving his pick the 60 votes to override the expected filibuster.

Let me suggest a very good reason not to let this happen‚Äîit’s not about Trump’s pick, it’s about President Obama’s pick, the one Mitch McConnell and his bunch decided did not even deserve a vote, did not even deserve a hearing, did not even deserve the respect of someone nominated to this high position.”

Donna Brazile Admits She Leaked CNN Town Hall Topics to Clinton Campaign

Mar 20, 2017 — Don Irvine

Former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman admitted in a column on Friday that she did share CNN town hall topics with the Clinton campaign while employed by the network, and says that doing so was a mistake that she will never forget.

Breitbart Was Right: NY Times Admits Pigford Was Rife With Fraud

Apr 27, 2013 — Don Irvine

The New York Times released a major 5,000 word investigative report exposing Obama administration appointees’ abuse of a federal program to compensate farmers who had faced discrimination. Back in 2010, however, the Times had urged for faster compensation and less bureaucratic roadblocks for the “Pigford” defendants:

Another Nail in the Newspaper Coffin

Jan 23, 2013 — Don Irvine

The Financial Times announced this week it plans to eliminate 35 jobs while adding 10 digital journalists, as the paper shifts its focus to digital from print.

Obama Shuns Fox News at Press Conferences

Jan 19, 2013 — Don Irvine

A new analysis of President Obama’s press conferences during his first term shows that he clearly favored the mainstream media over Fox News by a fairly wide margin.

Glenn Beck Plans to Relaunch The Blaze as a Global Libertarian News Network

Jan 9, 2013 — Don Irvine

Conservative radio talk-show host and budding Internet entrepreneur Glenn Beck announced plans on Tuesday to expand his news operation at The Blaze by opening three foreign bureaus, and refocusing it as a libertarian network.

Al Jazeera Bails Out Al Gore – Buys Current TV

Jan 3, 2013 — Don Irvine

Al Gore, who has spent the better part of two years attempting to build a far left cable network to compete with MSNBC, threw in the towel with the sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera yesterday.

R.I.P. Newsweek

Dec 27, 2012 — Don Irvine

After nearly eighty years Newsweek has printed its final copy featuring a picture of the old Newsweek offices in New York with a Twitter hashtag #LastPrintIssue plastered across the front.

Michael Moore Is Optimistic About the Future Because Reagan Voters are “Dead Now”

Dec 14, 2012 — Don Irvine

During a discussion on Current TV about the just passed Michigan right-to-work law, left-wing filmmaker and Michigan native Michael Moore told host Jennifer Granholm that he was “optimistic about the future” because people who voted for Reagan are dead now:

Chris Matthews Berates Guest Over Backing from Koch Brothers—Gives UAW a Pass

Dec 12, 2012 — Don Irvine

On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews interviewed both the head of the United Auto Workers (UAW) in Michigan and the state director of Americans for Prosperity (AFP) about the state legislature’s passage of a right-to-work law earlier that day.

NYT Reporter: White House is “So Much Cockier” Than in 2011

Dec 11, 2012 — Don Irvine

While being interviewed on Sunday’s Meet the Press about the fiscal cliff, New York Times White House correspondent Helene Cooper said that she noticed that the White House has a completely different attitude about debt negotiations with the Republicans than they did in 2011:

Can Jeff Zucker Save CNN?

Nov 28, 2012 — Don Irvine

The New York Times is reporting that former NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Zucker is likely to be named the new president of CNN in the next few weeks, capping a search for a successor to Jim Walton, who announced in July that he would be retiring at the end of the year.

Media Gave Romney the Shaft During Election

Nov 20, 2012 — Don Irvine

Conservatives have complained for years that the news media were “in the tank” for Obama, and based on the results of a new Pew study, those claims seem to have been borne out.

New Study Shows that MSNBC is Overwhelmingly Negative Towards Romney

Nov 3, 2012 — Don Irvine

As if anyone needed more proof that MSNBC has a strong Democratic and left-wing bias, along comes a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism which shows that MSNBC has been far more negative in its coverage of Mitt Romney than Fox News has of President Obama.

Newsweek Gives Up on Print–Going Digital in 2013

Oct 18, 2012 — Don Irvine

Newsweek announced today that after nearly 80 years, it will cease publishing the magazine in print and go all digital in 2013. They are basically throwing in the towel on the disastrous merger of Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

CNN’s Crowley Gives Obama a Boost During Debate

Oct 17, 2012 — Don Irvine

President Obama,who needed a knockout performance at last night’s presidential debate to revive his flagging campaign, received a big boost from moderator Candy Crowley at a critical juncture of the debate.

NBC’s Chuck Todd: Romney Could “Win the Election” in the Next Debate

Oct 16, 2012 — Don Irvine

On Monday, during an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, NBC Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd told host Joe Scarborough that with another strong debate performance, Mitt Romney could put the election away:

Online Media Consumption Continues to Grow At the Expense of Newspapers

Oct 2, 2012 — Don Irvine

A new Pew study on news consumption shows that digital media, particularly social media, continues to grow at a rapid rate, with newspapers and radio suffering the most from the move to online news.

Reed Irvine, Conservative Media Pioneer

Sep 29, 2012 — Don Irvine

Ninety years ago today, in Salt Lake City, Utah, a boy was born to William and Edna Irvine. That boy was my father, Reed Irvine, the founder and first chairman of Accuracy in Media.

My father grew up poor, as many did at that time, but thanks to his mother he had an almost insatiable appetite for reading and a thirst for knowledge. After two years of high school, he went on to attend the University of Utah where he was not only elected to Phi Beta Kappa, but also wrestled and was given the nickname “Killer,” which would epitomize his instincts towards the liberal media later in his adult life.