Jim Naureckas

Jim Naureckas

Jim Naureckas is editor of EXTRA! Magazine at FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting). He is the co-author of Way Things Aren't: Rush Limbaugh's Reign of Error, and co-editor of The FAIR Reader. He is also the co-manager of FAIR's website.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 1:00pm
Appeal to the Working Class? Don’t Bother, Says Krugman
In the wake of a disastrous Election Day, does the Democratic Party need to present economic policies that have more to offer the majority of voters? Don’t bother, argues New York Times columnist Paul Krugman ( 11/25/16 ). Krugman begins by acknowledging what some have denied—that class played some...
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 12:45pm
‘Nothing to See Here’ Headlines Conceal Police Violence at Dakota Access
The New York Times ( 11/21/16 ) gets a failing grade for its headline over a report on escalating police violence against Native American activists and others defending the Missouri River against the Dakota Access Pipeline: 16 Arrested at North Dakota Pipeline Protest Sorry, New York Times –when...
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Monday, November 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Far From a Distraction, Hamilton Feud Calls Attention to the Real Issue: Trump’s Historic Unpopularity
In the wake of the celebration of Vice President–Elect Mike Pence being confronted by the cast of Hamilton —and tweets from Donald Trump confirming that the message had been received—came a backlash: This theater stuff was distracting us from serious issues. “Don’t Let Donald Trump’s Antics...
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Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
Trump's 'Unhinged' Lie About Obama Doesn't Register as News to Corporate Media
In one of his final speeches of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump went after President Barack Obama over his treatment of a Trump supporter at a rally in Fayetteville, N.C. Speaking in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Friday, the Republican candidate declared: Obama today spoke in front of a much...
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 9:45am
Charges Dropped Against Amy Goodman–No Thanks to Corporate Media
North Dakota District Judge John Grinsteiner stood up for the First Amendment by dismissing “riot” charges against Democracy Now! ’s Amy Goodman ( Democracy Now! , 10/17/16 ). That’s more than you can say for most of Goodman’s corporate media colleagues. After Goodman reported on the use of pepper...
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Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 1:15pm
NYT Declares Snowden a Thief–and Journalism a Crime
On the home page today of the New York Times , the lead story ( 10/5/16 ) bears the headline: “Contractor for NSA Charged in Possible New Theft of Secrets.” Describing the arrest of Harold T. Martin III, a contractor for the National Security Agency accused of taking classified documents, the home...
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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:45pm
When Is Direct Military Intervention Not Direct Military Intervention?
“President Obama has long refused to approve direct military intervention in Syria,” the New York Times asserted in an editorial ( 9/29/16 ) about “Vladimir Putin’s Outlaw State.” That’s a peculiar thing to say, given that the Times regularly covers the United States’ ongoing direct military...
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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 2:15pm
Dakota Access Blackout Continues on ABC, NBC News
The Sacred Stone Camp established by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota has brought together thousands of demonstrators in opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,172-mile conduit designed to carry some 200 million barrels of crude oil per year from fracking...
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Friday, September 16, 2016 - 9:00am
Colleagues Mostly Fail to Rally for Amy Goodman, Threatened With Jail for Journalism
When Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman ( 9/4/16 ) asked security guards at the Dakota Access Pipeline construction project why they were using pepper spray and dogs to attack Native American protesters, the guards soon backed off, taking their mace and attack dogs with them. It was a dramatic lesson...
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Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 9:00am
48 Words at 4 AM Is All Network News Has to Say About Pipeline Protests
The broadcast news networks —ABC , CBS and NBC —have aired exactly one report on the Dakota Access Pipeline protests since the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe began an encampment against the project in April, according to a search of the Nexis news database. That report, read by Anne-Marie Green, aired...
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