| On August 4,
2003, Boycott Watch uncovered and reported false accusations that were being
made with the specific intent to derail the nomination of Daniel Pipes, the
director of the Middle East Forum to serve on the U.S. Institute of Peace, a
federal think tank.
The report by Boycott Watch
Washington D.C. correspondent Adam Kaplan revealed how an article that had a
misquote and was later retracted was used by various groups even though they
know the article was pulled by its publisher after learning the author was
biased and may have intentionally misquoted Pipes.
The Boycott Watch article showed that organizations
such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), MPAC (Muslim Public
Affairs Council), Arab American Institute (AAI), and Muslim American Society
Freedom Foundation (MAS) used the misquote to intentionally mislead the Senate,
and to block the Pipes nomination, even though they knew the information they
were using was false.
Boycott Watch exposed the false
claims and as a result, and as a result, President Bush appointed Daniel Pipes
to the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace today, Friday, August 22, 2003,
over the objections of some Republicans and Democrats.
Fred Taub, Executive Director of Boycott Watch said:
"This is another victory for consumers and the American People. Once again,
Boycott Watch made an impact because we got the entire story out so people
could decide for themselves what the truth is, and the truth is that the Pipes
nomination was being smoked by people using blatantly false information. Being
able to make an impact in such cases exemplifies the need for the non-biased
get-to-the-point reports Boycott Watch publishes. This event only strengthens
our resolve at Boycott Watch to report both sides of the story so consumers can
decide for themselves what the truth is."