Clifford P. Kincaid, Jr., known as Cliff Kincaid (born 1954), is a journalist, author, and conservative political activist currently based in Owings in Calvert County, Maryland. He is the director of the Center for Investigative Journalism of the watchdog organization, Accuracy in Media, which claims much of the American media is biased toward liberal candidates and policy positions. Kincaid has also written for such publications as Human Events, a former national weekly newspaper since converted to a website.
Kincaid graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and communications from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. At his college newspaper, he won an award for editorial writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Kincaid came to Washington, D.C., through the National Journalism Center headed by the late conservative author M. Stanton Evans. In addition to his work with A. I. M., Kincaid is the president of American Survival, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) organization for stated "educational" purposes, based in Owings, Maryland.
Accuracy in Media
In November 2005, Kincaid, as the representative for Accuracy in Media, criticized the Fox News Channel for the broadcast, The Heat is On, which reported, with a disclaimer, the threat of global warming. Kincaid argued that the program was one-sided and likened the broadcast to a "hostile takeover of Fox News" by the environmental lobby.
Kincaid is a long-term critic of Morris Dees' liberal Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama. According to the SPLC, Kincaid "masquerades as a media watchdog, [but] is actually an unrepentant propagandist for extremist right-wing causes who knows few boundaries in his attempts to smear liberal foes.
Kincaid discounts the existence of gay conservatives, but claims "there is a homosexual movement that has its roots in Marxism and is characterized by anti-Americanism and hatred of Christian values."
In 2012, Kincaid released a half-hour film entitled The Unvetted, which claimed that the national media did not scrutinize the pre-election record of U.S. President Barack H. Obama. Available without charge on YouTube from the American Survival, Inc., website, the film purports that a youthful Obama was influenced by the African-American communist Frank Marshall Davis. In his 1995 book Dreams from My Father, Obama refers to an influential family friend as "Frank", a poet and writer. Kincaid speculated that this "Frank" was in fact Davis: "Obama knew that Frank Marshall Davis was an associate and mentor and that he had to protect his communist identity from public scrutiny."
On June 14, 2016, after the Omar Mateen terrorist shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Kincaid penned the article, "Why Obama Gets Emotional Talking about Islam." This report claims that under President Obama, "the religion of a suspect is NOT to be judged or pursued when questions emerge about Muslims having links to terrorism. ...[This] presidential approach … has cost many lives in Orlando and puts more lives at risk in the nation at large."
Kincaid sometimes substituted for co-host Pat Buchanan in the late 1980s on the former CNN television series, Crossfire, which offered debate on liberal v. conservative topics. He has appeared on The Today Show on NBC, the CBS Evening News, Hannity & Colmes, The O’Reilly Factor, Lou Dobbs Tonight, and The Glenn Beck Show.
The following are listed on Goodreads:
- The News Manipulators: Why You Can't Trust the News, with Reed Irvine (founder of A. I. M.) and Joseph C. Goulden, ISBN 0-9625053-1-5 (1993)
- Why You Can't Trust the News, with Deborah Lambert, Reed Irvine, and Notra Trulock, ISBN 0-9676658-1-7 (2003)
- Why You Can't Trust the News, Part II, with Roger Aronoff and Don Irvine, ISBN 0-9676658-4-1 (2007)
- Global Bondage, Huntington House, ISBN 1-56384-103-7 (1995)
- Global Taxes for World Government, ISBN 1-56384-125-8 (1997)
- Michael New: Mercenary or American Soldier?, with Daniel New, ASIN B007ZHOPLG (1999 and 2012)
- The Death of Talk Radio? ISBN 0-9676658-7-6 (2007)
- Introduction to All the Dupes Fit to Print: Journalists Who Have Served as Tools of Communist Propaganda by Paul Kengor, ASIN B00FASY02G (2013)
- Back from the Dead: The Return of the Evil Empire, with Konstantin Preobrazhensky, J. R. Nyquist, and Toby Westerman, ASIN B00MHGG784 (2014)
- Blood on His Hands: The True Story of Edward Snowden, a look at Edward Snowden, who copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency in 2013 without authorization. ASIN B00TO2TRF4 (2015)
- Global Bondage: The UN Plan to Rule the World, ASIN B00TWPONZ2 (2015)
- The Sword of Revolution and the Communist Apocalypse, ASIN B0159A7DRS (2015)
- Red Jihad: Moscow's Final Solution for America and Israel, with J. R. Nyquist, ASIN B01BNSZ8RC (2016)
- The New United Nations' Welfare Giveaway: Trillion Dollar Boondoggle to Hit U.S. Taxpayers, ISBN 0-9704070-0-9 (2016).