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, 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...
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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:00pm
Reporting the News Like Black Lives Don't Matter
"Black lives matter" is the rallying cry of the burgeoning nationwide movement against police killings. The Associated Press ( 12/5/14 ), covering that movement, has produced a perfect example of what journalism looks like when black lives don't matter. Tom Hays and Colleen Long began their article...
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 2:30pm
Columnist Often Called 'Racist' Doesn't Think Police Activists Should Use That Word
"Liberal New York is in a distinctly anti-cop mood," says New York Daily News columnist Richard Cohen ( 12/2/14 )–and he thinks that's a bad thing. Exhibit A is the fact that members of the audience at a conference laughed when NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton attributed the drop in New...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 8:30am
PBS to Treasury Official: 'Why Can't You Just Bomb Them?'
PBS NewsHour correspondent Margaret Warner ( 11/18/14 ) had on the US Treasury official, David Cohen, who's in charge of trying to counter ISIS by cutting off its finances. But it seems like it's hard to talk to an elite media host for very long before they start fantasizing about blowing things up...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:15pm
A 'Child' Is Missing–From a New York Times Headline
Read this headline from the New York Times ( 11/16/14 ): Palestinian Shot by Israeli Troops at Gaza Border Think for a second about what kind of image that calls up. How much does that image change when you read the story's second sentence? A spokeswoman for the hospital said the Palestinian was a...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
The World as WaPo Would Like It to Be
So much of our discussion of public policy consists of absurd accusations from the right matched with self-serving justifications from the somewhat-less-right. The most obvious example of this is the perennial think piece on Obama's foreign policy, which is invariably analyzed as being either...
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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:15am
NPR Presents CIA-Backed Group as Independent Expert on Snowden's 'Harm'
Glenn Greenwald was on Democracy Now! Wednesday morning ( 8/13/14 ) talking about his new piece in the Intercept ( 8/12/14 ) critical of an NPR report ( Morning Edition , 8/1/14 ) describing "tangible evidence" of a "direct connection" between Edward Snowden's revelations of unchecked National...
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 7:00am
Times Are Good–for Investment Bankers, Anyway
Time magazine ( 7/17/14 –subscription required) has some good news for you, courtesy of investment banker and former Clinton Treasury official Roger Altman: "Surprise: The Economy Isn’t as Bad as You Think." After noting that "in the latest NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll, 63 percent of...
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 11:30am
Famous War Correspondent Explains Why He's Still Wrong on Iraq
CNN 's Brian Stelter–formerly of the New York Times –introduced an interview with New York Times reporter John Burns ( Reliable Sources , 6/15/14 ) by calling him "one of the most famous war correspondents of all time." This would put Burns in the same league as Edward R. Murrow, Ernie Pyle, Walter...
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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 2:00pm
Will NYT's New Editor Stand Up for Investigative Journalism?
The New York Times ( 5/14/14 ) announced that Jill Abramson, who has the top editorial job there of executive editor, is being replaced by current managing editor Dean Baquet. The Times ' news account of the change said that publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. "declined to directly address the question...
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