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.

Articles by this author

Views
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 3:45pm
What Was Missing From Coverage of Netanyahu's Speech
Reading the lead stories on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress about Iran in five prominent US papers–the New York Times , Washington Post , LA Times , Wall Street Journal and USA Today (all 3/3/15)–what was most striking was what was left out of these articles. None of...
Read more
Views
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 6:45am
NYT Hopes India Can Avoid China's Plight: a High-Paid, Well-Educated Workforce
A front-page lead New York Times story, headlined "As Rivals Falter, India's Economy Is Surging Ahead" ( 2/17/15 ), is mainly valuable for the insight it provides into what the Times considers to be a healthy economy–and who that economy is supposed to benefit. "As other big developing markets...
Read more
Views
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 3:00pm
Chris Matthews Calls for 'Rambo Kind of Stuff' as Response to Real-World Violence
MSNBC 's Chris Matthews doesn't know how to solve the ISIS problem. But he knows who does–and he's a fictional character played by Sylvester Stallone. Here's Matthews on the February 10 Hardball : Now, this sounds pretty tough, but when are we going to stop this? I mean, we get a person over there...
Read more
Views
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 8:00am
Tell Us How You Really Feel About Fast Track Opponents, New York Times
The New York Times ' Jonathan Weisman ( 2/9/15 ) reports that President Barack Obama's chances of getting " fast track " authority to negotiate trade agreements are shrinking as "the political fringes expand on each end." Later on, he notes that while some conservative groups support giving Obama...
Read more
Views
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 12:15pm
Some Other Tall Tales Brian Williams Might Want to Apologize For
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian William has apologized for falsely claiming ( NBC , 1/30/15) that "during the invasion of Iraq…the helicopter we were traveling in was forced down after being hit by an RPG." "I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago," he told his audience on February 4...
Read more
Views
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 6:45am
We Could Keep Government Small if Only the Old Weren't Getting So Much Healthcare
McClatchy 's Kevin G. Hall ( 2/2/15 ) wants to drop some (conventional) wisdom on you: Few things defy gravity more than federal spending. In the nation's capital, what goes up does not come down. It goes up more. Well, yes and no. The US population grows every year, and its economy grows on top of...
Read more
Views
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 3:15pm
Attack on Israeli Soldiers 'Most Serious Flare-Up in Years'–if Arab Deaths Aren't Taken Seriously
The New York Times ' Isabel Kershner and Anne Barnard ( 1/28/15 ) described a missile attack in which "two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven wounded" as "the most serious flare-up in the area in years." "Hezbollah claimed responsibility," they pointed out. But it's not even the most serious...
Read more
Views
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 8:45am
What Corporate Media Don't Want You to Know About Joni Ernst
"Meet Joni Ernst, The Republican Senator Responding to Obama's State of the Union Address," offered ABC News ( 1/20/15 ). After ABC 's introduction, you'll know that she's "the first woman to ever represent the state in Congress," who "catapulted to political stardom with an ad about castrating...
Read more
Views
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 10:45am
White Man Publishes Book! USA Today Mistakes This for News
A collection of short stories published by entertainment lawyer Kevin Morris makes the front page of USA Today 's Money section ( 1/4/15 ). Why? The startling thing about the book, according to USA Today media writer Michael Wolff, is that it deals with "one of the least-popular media subjects,...
Read more
Views
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10:15am
Refusing to Take Sides, NPR Takes Sides With Torture Deniers
National Public Radio , following the lead of the Washington Post ( FAIR Blog , 12/9/14 ) (and in contrast to the New York Times – FAIR Blog , 8/8/14 ), tries to avoid applying the word "torture" in its own voice to the tortures described in the recent Senate Intelligence Committee report. Here's...
Read more

Pages