Media analysts to discuss elections at UCA

Steve Rendall, senior analyst at FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting) and Cliff Kincaid, editor of AIM (Accuracy in Media), tomorrow night will participate in a program at UCA called “The Great Election Debate: How the Media can Sway Votes and Win Elections,” sponsored by the UCA Student Activities Board.

The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the UCA Student Center Ballroom.

Rendall and Kincaid are two of the nation’s top media critics representing opposing ideological perspectives. They will offer a lively, cutting-edge debate on the media’s critical role in the 2008 campaign.

Rendall is co-host of CounterSpin, FAIR’s national radio show. His work has received awards from Project Censored, and has won the praise of noted journalists including Les Payne, Molly Ivins and Garry Wills. He is co-author of The Way Things Aren’t: Rush Limbaugh’s Reign of Error, and has appeared on dozens of national television and radio shows.

Through his position at AIM, Kincaid almost single-handedly blocked Al-Jazeera English, a spin-off of Osama bin Laden’s favorite TV network, from gaining a foothold in the U.S. He has co-hosted CNN’s Crossfire and worked for Oliver North. He appears frequently on national TV, with recent appearances on PBS, CNN and Fox News. His forthcoming book, The Death of Talk Radio?, centers on the likely return of the Fairness Doctrine under a Democratic president.