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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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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Monday, September 2, 2013 - 9:39am
Which Syrian Chemical Attack Account Is More Credible?
Let's compare a couple of accounts of the mass deaths apparently caused by chemical weapons in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta on August 21. One account comes from the U.S.
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Monday, July 1, 2013 - 11:24am
Chalk Another One Up to Free Speech Hypocrisy
Corporate media coverage of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has enjoyed the supposed irony of his reportedly seeking asylum in Ecuador, a country that U.S. journalists depict as failing to measure up to their standards of freedom.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 1:10pm
NYT Pays Tribute to Hastings by Attacking Him After Death
When a journalist dies, how can you tell if they've had a career that's upheld the proudest journalistic traditions of challenging the powerful and fearlessly exposing the truth? The New York Times will attempt to piss on that career in the journalist's obituary.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 1:17pm
Brian Williams Makes the Case for Putting NBC on Trial
U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning is facing a court martial for making classified information public by giving it to the website WikiLeaks. NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams (6/3/13), reporting the first day of Manning's trial, called him "the man who may have put U.S. military secrets in the hands of Osama bin Laden"–referring to the U.S.
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Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 12:07pm
Killing Civilians Is a More Popular Than You'd Think–Especially Among Pundits
I came across this polling from Gallup ( 8/2/11 ) while I was looking to debunk the nutty idea that Muslim Americans never criticize terrorism.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 3:01pm
Why We Need the New Yorker to Correct Its Error on Venezuelan Inequality
My hat is off to Keane Bhatt, NACLA blogger and occasional Extra! contributor , for his tireless efforts to prod one of the United States' most prestigious media outlets to live up to their professed standards of accuracy.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 11:34am
The Media Didn't Fail on Iraq; Iraq Just Showed We Have a Failed Media
The headline on a story ( http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/on-iraq-journalists-didnt-fail-th... " title="WaPo: On Iraq, journalists didn’t fail.
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Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 4:46pm
When You're Cutting Social Security, 'Wealthy' Begins at $25K
Here's a proposal for Social Security that was on the New York Times ' op-ed page Wednesday ( 2/20/13 ):
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Monday, January 28, 2013 - 3:04pm
Why Do Poor People Living in an Abandoned Skyscraper So Outrage the New Yorker?
Jon Lee Anderson is a reporter I've long admired–since reading Inside the League: The Shocking Expose of How Terrorists, Nazis and Latin American Death Squads Have Infiltrated the World Anti-Communist League , which he co-wrote in 1986.
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