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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Monday, July 20, 2015 - 3:30pm
It’s Simple, Face the Nation: Iran Doesn’t Trust US Inspectors–and Shouldn’t
When Face the Nation ‘s John Dickerson (7/19/15) interviewed Secretary of State John Kerry and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz about the Iran deal, his second question—after “when [Americans] see Iranians dancing in the street with this deal, why shouldn’t they be suspicious about it?”—was about the...
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Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 11:15am
ACTION ALERT: NPR Celebrates Fast-Track Victory With an All-Corporate Lobbyist Segment
After the Senate joined the House of Representatives in granting President Barack Obama fast-track authority to negotiate trade agreements, National Public Radio aired one report ( Morning Edition , 6/25/15 ) on the legislative action that paves the way for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) , the...
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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 8:15am
That Most Terrorists Aren’t Muslim May ‘Come as a Surprise’–if You Get Your News From Corporate Media
Since the Al Qaeda attacks on September 11, 2001, the New York Times ( 6/23/15 ) reports, extremists have regularly executed smaller lethal assaults in the United States…. But the breakdown of extremist ideologies behind those attacks may come as a surprise. The “surprise” is that more people are...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 1:45pm
WaPo: Don’t Say ‘Terrorist’ About ‘White People Like Ourselves’
Corporate media are demonstrably reluctant to use the word “terrorist” with regards to Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof–even though the massacre would seem to meet the legal definition of terrorism, as violent crimes that “ appear to be intended… to intimidate or coerce a civilian population...
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Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 10:15am
Why Are Persons Unknown More Likely to Be Called 'Terrorist' Than a Known White Supremacist?
In the wake of mass violence, a nation struggling to understand turns to its news outlets to see how they frame events. The language journalists use in the immediate aftermath of a bloodbath helps form public attitudes and has a major impact on official reactions. When two bombs went off at the...
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 9:00am
CNN’s ‘Courageous’ Advertorial Mill
CNN has announced the formation of a new unit that will not report the news. Instead, it will take money from corporations to produce content that resembles news but is actually PR designed to burnish its clients’ images. The name CNN gives to this mercenary enterprise? “Courageous.” It’s hard to...
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Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 10:15am
The Mass Surveillance of US Public Continues as USA Today Declares It Ended
USA Today (6/3/15) had a five-column headline across the top of its front page: NSA Data Collection Ended That would be odd, since the National Security Agency exists to collect data; it’s unlikely that a $10 billion agency would simply stop everything it was doing. What the headline means to say...
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 2:45pm
NYT Reports Large Crowds for Sanders in Iowa–but Isn’t He ‘Unelectable’?
Reporting on the large crowds attracted by Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in Iowa, the New York Times ‘ Trip Gabriel and Patrick Healy ( 5/31/15 ) stressed that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is “far ahead in the polls, fundraising and name recognition,” and added: Her...
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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 9:00am
NYT Scrapes the Bottom to Argue ‘Democrats Pulled Too Far Left’
“Have Democrats Pulled Too Far Left?” asks a New York Times op-ed ( 5/27/15 ). Because this question is always answered affirmatively by corporate media, you don’t even have to note that the author, Peter Wehner, “served in the last three Republican administrations” to know that the answer is going...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 7:45am
Right-Wing Pundits’ Anti-Memorial Day
Memorial Day is the day the United States sets aside to remember those who died in wars–a legacy of our Civil War , which killed 625,000 people out of a nation of some 35 million. But to hear some conservative pundits tell it, there’s something wrong about being asked to reflect on war–and...
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