In Honor of Reed Irvine
Reed Irvine 1922 - 2004
Reed Irvine was the founder and chairman of Accuracy in Media, in Washington, D.C. He routinely spoke with journalists, media executives, newsmakers, and government leaders gathering facts and encouraging members of the press to report the news accurately.
Always a gentleman, Reed used patience, wit, and charm to encourage people toward the truth. In order to be accurate he legally tape recorded telephone conversations and interviews.
He was not afraid of being ridiculed for taking controversial or unpopular positions in pursuit of the truth. He sought a full accounting of POW/MIAs, investigated the death of Vincent Foster, TWA flight 800, the Oklahoma City Bombing, and Waco Massacre.
Reed taught us valuable life lessons and helped us cultivate good relationships, even with detractors and enemies. His honesty polite manner earned him the respect of his opponents. It was a privilege for us to have him as a friend. He was a true American hero that fought for fairness, truth, honesty and accuracy in the media.
Reed can be heard in his own words in the recorded conversatons he left us.
Thoughts At Life's End
by Reed Irvine
I didn't lust for fleeting fame
Or dream of ill-gotten booty.
I valued more my unstained name
And devotion to my duty.
Cursed are those whose god is gold
Amassed at any cost
And so are those whose road to fame
Is strewn with loved ones lost.
May I be blessed with love sincere
From those whose love I cherish.
And may my progeny revere
My example when I perish.
And when there tolls the final bell
And life winds to its end.
I pray that those who knew be well
Will proudly call me friend.
April 5, 1999
Reed and U.S. Park Police 11/3/95
Reed and Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, the correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph 10/28/95 Part 1
Reed and Ambrose 10/28/95 Part 2
Congressman Dan Burton and Reed
Brett Kavanaugh and Reed Irvine, Mar/Apr 1998
Ken Starr's associate Independent Counsel Kavanaugh authored the first 114 pages of the official report on the death of Vincent Foster.
Arhur Sulzberger, Jr., Publisher of the New York Times, 3/10/96
Associate Independent Counsel Brett Kavanaugh is asked by Reed Irvine what evidence he has that Vince Foster's car was at Fort Marcy Park when Foster was dead.