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, 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
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Friday, November 15, 2013 - 1:17pm
Attributing Weather Events to Climate Change Is the Easy Part
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Friday, September 20, 2013 - 9:08am
Is Oil Industry Funding of a Fracking Study a Problem? Let's Ask an Oil-Funded Expert
The New York Times had a report yesterday ( 9/18/13 ) on a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on methane releases associated with natural gas fracking .
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 9:02am
UN Report Provides Information, Not 'Intelligence'
The United Nations mission to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria has released its report on the mass deaths in Ghouta on August 21, and it presents compelling evidence that the killings resulted from a deliberate attack with the nerve gas sarin.
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Friday, September 6, 2013 - 9:51am
The Strange Thing About Cluster Bombs
The New York Times has an article today ( 9/5/13 ) about a Human Rights Watch report charging Syria's government with the use of cluster bombs, a "widely prohibited weapon." Cluster bombs are munitions that release hundreds of miniature explosiv
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