The entire conservative movement owes Reed Irvine and Accuracy in Media a debt of gratitude for starting the business of professional media watchdogging in the Nixon era. When I first became a young Reaganite in the summer of 1980, I would to walk a few blocks to our small-town library to read Human Events, and there was Reed in its pages, on the case against “60 Minutes” or the New York Times. (Reed also authored or co-authored a set of books compiling AIM’s media research, starting with “Media Mischief and Misdeeds” in 1984, to expose and correct liberal bias.) He taught many of us how to read the press with a critical eye. I know Brent Bozell agrees that there would be no Media Research Center without Reed Irvine. May he rest in peace, having run a good race for the good of the country he loved.