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, 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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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 1:06pm
Why It Matters That There's No Such Thing as Simpson-Bowles
Dan Balz, the Washington Post's chief correspondent ( 5/20/12 ), complains that President Barack Obama hasn't solved America's fiscal problems:
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:10am
Media's Weird Ethics: Pretending to Be Someone Else Is Worse Than Facilitating Global Catastrophe
There's a popular verb in headlines about climate researcher Peter Gleick's admission that he used trickery to get damning documents out of the climate change-denialist group the Heartland Institute: "Activist Says He Lied to Obtain Climate Papers" (New York Times, 2/21/12 ); "Scientist Peter Gleick Admits He Lied to Get Climate Documents" (L.A.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 11:21am
A New Lowe in Advertiser Cowardice
The national hardware chain Lowe's pulled its advertising from the TLC reality show All-American Muslim --explaining that the question of whether Muslims can be presented as regular human beings is a "hotly contested debate."
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