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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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 3:15pm
Attack on Israeli Soldiers 'Most Serious Flare-Up in Years'–if Arab Deaths Aren't Taken Seriously
The New York Times ' Isabel Kershner and Anne Barnard ( 1/28/15 ) described a missile attack in which "two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven wounded" as "the most serious flare-up in the area in years." "Hezbollah claimed responsibility," they pointed out. But it's not even the most serious...
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 8:45am
What Corporate Media Don't Want You to Know About Joni Ernst
"Meet Joni Ernst, The Republican Senator Responding to Obama's State of the Union Address," offered ABC News ( 1/20/15 ). After ABC 's introduction, you'll know that she's "the first woman to ever represent the state in Congress," who "catapulted to political stardom with an ad about castrating...
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 10:45am
White Man Publishes Book! USA Today Mistakes This for News
A collection of short stories published by entertainment lawyer Kevin Morris makes the front page of USA Today 's Money section ( 1/4/15 ). Why? The startling thing about the book, according to USA Today media writer Michael Wolff, is that it deals with "one of the least-popular media subjects,...
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Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10:15am
Refusing to Take Sides, NPR Takes Sides With Torture Deniers
National Public Radio , following the lead of the Washington Post ( FAIR Blog , 12/9/14 ) (and in contrast to the New York Times – FAIR Blog , 8/8/14 ), tries to avoid applying the word "torture" in its own voice to the tortures described in the recent Senate Intelligence Committee report. Here's...
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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:00pm
Reporting the News Like Black Lives Don't Matter
"Black lives matter" is the rallying cry of the burgeoning nationwide movement against police killings. The Associated Press ( 12/5/14 ), covering that movement, has produced a perfect example of what journalism looks like when black lives don't matter. Tom Hays and Colleen Long began their article...
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 2:30pm
Columnist Often Called 'Racist' Doesn't Think Police Activists Should Use That Word
"Liberal New York is in a distinctly anti-cop mood," says New York Daily News columnist Richard Cohen ( 12/2/14 )–and he thinks that's a bad thing. Exhibit A is the fact that members of the audience at a conference laughed when NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton attributed the drop in New...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 8:30am
PBS to Treasury Official: 'Why Can't You Just Bomb Them?'
PBS NewsHour correspondent Margaret Warner ( 11/18/14 ) had on the US Treasury official, David Cohen, who's in charge of trying to counter ISIS by cutting off its finances. But it seems like it's hard to talk to an elite media host for very long before they start fantasizing about blowing things up...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:15pm
A 'Child' Is Missing–From a New York Times Headline
Read this headline from the New York Times ( 11/16/14 ): Palestinian Shot by Israeli Troops at Gaza Border Think for a second about what kind of image that calls up. How much does that image change when you read the story's second sentence? A spokeswoman for the hospital said the Palestinian was a...
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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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