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Boycott Watch report results in absentee appointment by President Bush.
   Summary: Boycott Watch uncovered the truth once again.
August 22, 2003
   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."

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