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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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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Friday, December 3, 2010 - 12:03pm
Hoover Wins! Corporate Media Spin Mid-Term Election as Victory for Austerity
While we had to wait until Election Night to find out that John Boehner eclipsed Nancy Pelosi, and that Harry Reid withstood Sharron Angle, one politician's success was pre-ordained by corporate media long before the votes were cast: Herbert Hoover. Although pundits rarely if ever named the long-dead former president as a winner of the midterms, the way they framed the election made it inevitable that his once-discredited policy of responding to economic crisis with austerity would come out on top on Election Day.
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Friday, October 15, 2010 - 12:23pm
‘Saving’ Social Security From Its Previous Rescue
Way back in 1983, corporate media helped sell the dubious notion that Social Security needed saving by a blue-ribbon commission (Extra!, 1-2/88 ). The panel-headed by future Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan-raised payroll taxes and the retirement age for the ostensible purpose of accumulating a large surplus to help finance the retirement of the baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964.
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Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 3:55pm
Defending Arizona: Pundits Scramble to Justify Anti-Immigrant Law
When Arizona passed a patently unconstitutional law, SB 1070, requiring residents to prove their citizenship to any suspicious police officer, the state did not lack for defenders in the corporate press.
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Sunday, February 7, 2010 - 1:10pm
Journalists Examine Teapot Tempests as Real Glaciers Melt
Curtis Brainard of CJR's Observatory blog ( 1/29/10 ) complains about the lack of coverage of what he calls "Glaciergate":
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Friday, December 4, 2009 - 12:06pm
Not So Fast, Filibuster
The United States has made a dramatic change in its system of governance—with little debate or even attention paid in corporate media.
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