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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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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Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 9:45am
Why Is PBS Telling Us That Profit Is Journalism's Friend?
PBS has a website called MediaShift , billed as "Your Guide to the Digital Media Revolution." Based on an alarming post this week headlined "Tear Down the Wall Between Business and Editorial!" ( 12/7/11 ), the revolution looks rather revolting.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 7:56am
Losing the Plot: The Afghan War after bin Laden
With Osama bin Laden dead, can the United States finally bring an end to the Afghan War, its longest-lasting foreign military conflict? It’s an obvious question, since the invasion of Afghanistan was largely portrayed as an effort to catch the leader of the group that carried out the September 11 attacks.
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