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, November 19, 2015 - 8:30am
Coverage of Russian Plane Bombing Shows What a Difference an Enemy Makes
FAIR ( 11/13/15 , 11/16/15 , 11/17/15 ) has noted the contrast between US media coverage of Paris and Beirut after the militant ISIS movement claimed responsibility for terror attacks in both cities. It may be even more illuminating to look at media reactions to another ISIS-claimed disaster, the...
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 12:00pm
Context-Free Coverage of Terror Helps Perpetuate Its Causes
At the time of the attacks in Paris, FAIR’s website led with a piece by Ben Norton ( 11/13/15 ) about US reporting on the ISIS bombing in Beirut—noting references to the civilian neighborhood targeted by the bombing as a Hezbollah “stronghold” ( MSNBC , 11/13/15 ), “bastion” ( Reuters , 11/12/15 )...
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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:30am
60 Minutes Stands With Secret Keepers Against Those Who Expose Them
The lead of Scott Pelley’s 60 Minutes report ( 11/8/15 ) on security clearances said it all: The fugitive Edward Snowden, convicted spy Chelsea Manning and mass murderer Aaron Alexis all had one thing in common, US government security clearances which they turned into weapons. How do you get...
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 9:45am
The Fake News Food Chain
Media Matters’ Brendan Karet ( 10/27/15 ) had a good catch today on how fake news enters the media food chain. His example started with Fox News ‘ Sean Hannity ( 10/19/15 ) telling Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush that “the president said he’s going to bring in 250,000 refugees into this...
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Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 9:15am
Back to Benghazi: How Not to Have a Debate About US Foreign Policy
In the 2012 presidential election, the biggest foreign policy issue was the killing of the US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens in September of that year–an incident known by its location: Benghazi. Now, as we gear up for the 2016 presidential race, it looks like the biggest international...
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Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 10:30am
Media Coverage Is ‘a Sort of Advertisement to Mass Murder’
Investigators are reportedly looking into whether the apparent killer in the latest mass shooting announced his murderous intentions beforehand on the social media site 4chan . Because of 4chan ‘s anonymity, it’s impossible to say whether the poster who warned “don’t go to school tomorrow if you...
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 8:45am
Missing From Reports of Yemeni Carnage: Washington's Responsibility
The New York Times ( 8/30/15 ) reported on the deaths of civilians in a military assault in Yemen. Wrote reporter Saeed Al-Batati: Airstrikes by a Saudi-led military coalition killed at least 13 civilians working early Sunday at a water plant in northern Yemen , the plant’s owner said. The bombings...
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Monday, July 20, 2015 - 3:30pm
It’s Simple, Face the Nation: Iran Doesn’t Trust US Inspectors–and Shouldn’t
When Face the Nation ‘s John Dickerson (7/19/15) interviewed Secretary of State John Kerry and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz about the Iran deal, his second question—after “when [Americans] see Iranians dancing in the street with this deal, why shouldn’t they be suspicious about it?”—was about the...
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Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 11:15am
ACTION ALERT: NPR Celebrates Fast-Track Victory With an All-Corporate Lobbyist Segment
After the Senate joined the House of Representatives in granting President Barack Obama fast-track authority to negotiate trade agreements, National Public Radio aired one report ( Morning Edition , 6/25/15 ) on the legislative action that paves the way for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) , the...
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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 8:15am
That Most Terrorists Aren’t Muslim May ‘Come as a Surprise’–if You Get Your News From Corporate Media
Since the Al Qaeda attacks on September 11, 2001, the New York Times ( 6/23/15 ) reports, extremists have regularly executed smaller lethal assaults in the United States…. But the breakdown of extremist ideologies behind those attacks may come as a surprise. The “surprise” is that more people are...
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