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, March 28, 2016 - 4:30pm
No, CNN, the States Sanders Won This Weekend Weren’t ‘Largely White and Rural’
After Bernie Sanders overwhelmingly won the Democratic caucuses in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington state, CNN ‘s Chris Moody ( 3/28/16 ) observed: These caucus states—largely white and rural—are the type of places Sanders traditionally does well. In order to win the nomination, he must replicate this...
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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 11:30am
Standing Up for Free Speech Is Not a Threat to Free Speech
Of all the many disturbing things about Donald Trump, his glorification of political violence may be the worst. Again and again, he has encouraged his followers to respond to peaceful protests with brutal force. The Intercept ( 3/11/16 ) had a good compilation of Trump’s encouragement of attacks...
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 11:30am
The Trump Campaign: Bad for America, but Good for CBS
CBS CEO Les Moonves, who in December ( Intercept , 12/10/15 ; FAIR.org , 1/23/16 ) said of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, “Go Donald! Keep getting out there!” because “the more they spend, the better it is for us,” had more to say about the business of politics at another investors’...
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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 8:45am
Article on Sanders’ Complaints About Journalism Demonstrates Why Sanders Complains About Journalism
If the New York Times really were what the New York Times pretends to be, when it or its industry was criticized, it would bend over backwards to make sure it was being fair to the critics. That’s the true test of “ objectivity ,” isn’t it—how you act when it’s your own ox being gored? Instead, the...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 8:45am
NYT Contributor Has Multiple Motives for Denying Drone Crimes
Retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden , former director of both the NSA and CIA, began his New York Times op-ed ( 2/21/16 ) with 24 paragraphs of dialogue illustrating how carefully the US government chooses drone targets so as not to put the innocent at risk: The decision maker asks if there are...
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 3:30pm
Missing the Days When Candidates Pretended We Had No Big Problems
“I miss Barack Obama,” writes David Brooks ( 2/9/16 )—which is a tough thing to admit when your job is being the voice of sensible Republicanism on the New York Times op-ed page, and on the PBS NewsHour and NPR as well. But watching the 2016 primary campaigns, he can’t help but feel that “many of...
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 9:00am
David Bowie, Media Critic
It’s hard to think of an artist who has used the media as part of their art more than David Bowie did. To me the classic example is 1972’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars : As an obscure singer/songwriter, Bowie wrote and recorded an album about an obscure singer/...
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:30pm
WaPo Tallies Police Killings–but Holds Back Some of the Numbers That Count
Concerned that official records undercount the number of people shot and killed by police in the United States every year, the Washington Post ( 12/26/15 ) attempted to compile a list of every fatal police shooting in 2015. The paper found nearly a thousand such cases—more than twice as many as the...
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 8:15am
For Democrats, Debate Night Means Being Quizzed From the Right by Corporate Media
The Democratic and Republican debates have this asymmetry: Republican candidates are presumed to need ideological sympathizers among their questioners— Fox News , for example, or Salem Media , which teams up with CNN for GOP debates—while Democrats are thought content to be quizzed by...
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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 12:30pm
Credulous Reporting of Deceptive Propaganda Made Planned Parenthood Attack Inevitable
The attack on Planned Parenthood was probably inevitable after the right saw how well the attack on ACORN was received. ACORN, like Planned Parenthood, was at the top of the right’s list of most-hated organizations, though in ACORN’s case its chief sin was not helping women control their own bodies...
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