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Those who fret that the mainstream press is coddling the Obama administration, take note.

Accuracy in Media has assembled a formidable panel to parse out all the significant issues that have been misreported, underreported or ignored by journalists as the presidential election looms.

Among those on hand for “ObamaNation: A Day of Truth” scheduled at the Heritage Foundation on Sept. 21: Democrat-turned-Republican former Rep. Artur Davis, American Spectator senior editor John Fund, author Edward Klein, Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney, former New Republic editor-in-chief Martin Peretz, and Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and the founder of the Media Fairness Caucus.

“What the public needs now more than anything is the unvarnished truth about the media’s misreporting the facts about President Obama’s history, his record and his qualifications to continue leading this country,” says Don Irvine, chairman of the hosting group. “This is the reason why we have decided to ramp up our efforts to educate and inform the American people during the last couple of months of this crucial presidential campaign.”

See a webcast of the daylong conference here: www.aim.org. Those interested in attending this event ($25 per person, which includes lunch and a coffee) should register with organizer A.J. Cooke at a.j.cooke@aim.org.

THE FAITH GAP

“Among those who rarely or never attend church or other religious services, President Obama leads by 22 percentage points. Among those who attend services weekly, Mitt Romney leads by 24 percentage points,” says a new Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll of 1,500 likely voters conducted Monday through Wednesday.

Overall, Mr. Romney received 47 percent of support to Mr. Obama’s 44 percent. Incidentally, 56 percent of the president’s fans are Christians, as are 83 percent of Mr. Romney supporters.

POLL DU JOUR

• 46 percent of likely U.S. voters say it would be “fun” to meet President Obama; 23 percent say the same of Mitt Romney.

• 45 percent say Mr. Romney is a “man of faith”; 29 percent say the same of Mr. Obama.

• 42 percent say Mr. Obama is “smart enough for the job”; 40 percent say the same of Mr. Romney.

• 40 percent say Mr. Romney is “tough enough for the job”; 38 percent say the same of Mr. Obama.

• 40 percent say Mr. Romney “represents America”; 40 percent say the same of Mr. Obama.

• 39 percent say Mr. Romney will “protect American jobs”; 36 percent say the same of Mr. Obama.

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