Cliff Kincaid Biography
Cliff Kincaid, president of America's Survival, Inc., also serves as editor of the Accuracy in Media (AIM) Report.
Through America's Survival, Inc., organization (www.usasurvival.org), he has been an advocate on behalf of the families of victims of terrorism and has published reports and held conferences critical of the United Nations.
A veteran journalist, media critic and policy analyst, Cliff concentrated in journalism and communications at the University of Toledo, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and came to Washington through a national journalism program headed by conservative author and journalist M. Stanton Evans. At his college newspaper, Cliff won an award for editorial writing from the Society of Professional Journalists.
He has appeared on and been quoted by many media organizations. He was a guest co-host on CNN's Crossfire (filling in for Pat Buchanan) in the 1980s, where he confronted the then-Libyan Ambassador to the U.N. with evidence of Libyan involvement in international terrorism.
His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Washington Times, Chronicles, Human Events, Insight, and other publications. He served on the staff of Human Events for several years and was an editorial writer and newsletter editor for former National Security Council staffer Oliver North at his Freedom Alliance educational foundation.
Kincaid's career in Washington, D.C. includes the following:
- In 1981, Cliff wrote an article in Human Events, the national conservative weekly, which exposed the influence of CIA defector Philip Agee in media attacks on a State Department report on Communist activities in El Salvador and Central America. Kincaid's article was cited in a Senate speech by then-Senator John Tower and by many news organizations and columnists.
- In 1981, Cliff wrote a Human Events story, based on a document captured in El Salvador, on how a Salvadoran Communist agent had manipulated U.S. leftist and Marxist groups.
- In 1983, Cliff's article in Human Events on the Marxist Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) made Kincaid a target of attack in the leftwing and communist press.
- In 1986, Cliff wrote an article for Conservative Digest, "Playboy Hugh Hefner's Politics of Hedonism," examining the political connections of the Playboy company to the liberal-left and the Democratic Party. This became a 1992 book, "The Playboy Foundation: A Mirror of the Culture?" published by the Capital Research Center. Playboy retaliated with a full-page attack on Kincaid in its January 1994 issue.
- In 1987, Cliff debated leftist lawyer Daniel Sheehan of the Christic Institute on C-SPAN and exposed his "legal terrorism" against members of the military and intelligence community. Sheehan's "Contragate" lawsuit was later thrown out of court for lack of evidence.
Kincaid's other books include:
- Profiles of Deception (with Reed Irvine) 1990.
- The News Manipulators (with Reed Irvine and Joseph C. Goulden) 1993.
- Global Bondage: The U.N. Plan to Rule the World (1995).
- Global Taxes for World Government (1997).
- Michael New: Mercenary or American Soldier (with Daniel New) 1998.
- The New United Nations' Welfare Giveaway (2000).
- The Hijacking of American Foreign Policy (2003).
- Why You Can't Trust the News (with Reed Irvine and Notra Trulock) 2003.
Cliff is married and has three sons.