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, 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 (
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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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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 12:34pm
Is Facebook Losing Your Mail in Hopes of Receiving More Bribes?
Back in May, Facebook introduced its Promoted Posts program, giving groups and companies with pages on the social media site the option of paying to get their posts seen by more of their fans.
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Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 9:55am
Politicians, Don't Worry About Factcheckers–They Don't Worry About Your Lies
"What if it turns out that when the press calls a lie a lie, nobody cares?"
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 8:36am
Do You Change the Weather When You Change the Climate? Yes
FAIR has noted the tendency of corporate media to play down the connection of extreme weather to climate change.
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