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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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
The World as WaPo Would Like It to Be
So much of our discussion of public policy consists of absurd accusations from the right matched with self-serving justifications from the somewhat-less-right. The most obvious example of this is the perennial think piece on Obama's foreign policy, which is invariably analyzed as being either...
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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:15am
NPR Presents CIA-Backed Group as Independent Expert on Snowden's 'Harm'
Glenn Greenwald was on Democracy Now! Wednesday morning ( 8/13/14 ) talking about his new piece in the Intercept ( 8/12/14 ) critical of an NPR report ( Morning Edition , 8/1/14 ) describing "tangible evidence" of a "direct connection" between Edward Snowden's revelations of unchecked National...
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 7:00am
Times Are Good–for Investment Bankers, Anyway
Time magazine ( 7/17/14 –subscription required) has some good news for you, courtesy of investment banker and former Clinton Treasury official Roger Altman: "Surprise: The Economy Isn’t as Bad as You Think." After noting that "in the latest NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll, 63 percent of...
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 11:30am
Famous War Correspondent Explains Why He's Still Wrong on Iraq
CNN 's Brian Stelter–formerly of the New York Times –introduced an interview with New York Times reporter John Burns ( Reliable Sources , 6/15/14 ) by calling him "one of the most famous war correspondents of all time." This would put Burns in the same league as Edward R. Murrow, Ernie Pyle, Walter...
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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 2:00pm
Will NYT's New Editor Stand Up for Investigative Journalism?
The New York Times ( 5/14/14 ) announced that Jill Abramson, who has the top editorial job there of executive editor, is being replaced by current managing editor Dean Baquet. The Times ' news account of the change said that publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. "declined to directly address the question...
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The number the Washington Post should be giving us is the amount of carbon in the Canadian tar sands. (Photo: Jiri Rezac/Greenpeace) Views
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:15am
Silly Environmentalists, Getting Upset Over a Little Pipeline
In a report on congressional debates over the Keystone XL pipeline, the Washington Post 's Paul Kane ( 4/4/14 ) opines that "the pipeline's political mythology runs
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Friday, March 21, 2014 - 8:52am
Are Charter Schools Really 'Helping Poor Children'?
Richard Cohen doesn't understand why people are so down on the rich. The Washington Post columnist ( 3/18/14 ) writes: The rich are incessantly accused of being slyly manipulative and self-serving. For instance, they support charter schools. Apparently, there is nothing worse.
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Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:15am
Denying the Far-Right Role in the Ukrainian Revolution
Some commentators on the Ukraine crisis seem so convinced that it must be a struggle between good guys and bad guys that they're willing to ignore evidence that there's anything problematic about their chosen side.
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Friday, November 29, 2013 - 12:28pm
Pretending a Name Is Still Secret–in the Name of the Cult of Secrecy
In retaliation for a US drone strike in Pakistan that allegedly targeted a religious school, killing six people, the Pakistani political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf http://insaf.pk/News/tabid/60/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/17666/PT... " target="_blank" title="PTI: PTI nominates CIA Station Chief Craig Osth and CIA Director John O.
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Friday, November 15, 2013 - 1:17pm
Attributing Weather Events to Climate Change Is the Easy Part
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