Jim Naureckas

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, March 02, 2017
WaPo Spins Its Scoop to Minimize Damage to Sessions
The Washington Post , which broke the Jeff Sessions/Russian ambassador story ( 3/1/17 ), is framing it to minimize political damage to the attorney general. Here’s the headline: Sessions Met With Russian Envoy Twice Last Year, Encounters He Later Did Not Disclose But the problem is not that...
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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Trump Didn’t ‘Revoke’ Protections for Trans Students–Because He Can’t
If you’re concerned that someone has authoritarian tendencies, the worst thing you can do is treat them like they have the power to rewrite the law . Yet that’s what many media outlets did in reporting on Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the Obama administration’s guidance to schools on the rights of...
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Monday, February 20, 2017
Are Liberals Helping Trump? Not Much, Apparently
“Are Liberals Helping Trump?” asks the New York Times national correspondent Sabrina Tavernise ( 2/18/17 ). She seems to think they are. “Jeffrey Medford, a small-business owner in South Carolina [who] voted reluctantly for Donald Trump…should be a natural ally for liberals trying to convince the...
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Sunday, February 05, 2017
A Lesson Media Missed About the Dangers of Scapegoating
If you were unfamiliar with the way US corporate media works, you might assume that the murder of six people in a Quebec City mosque, allegedly by far-right white supremacist Alexandre Bissonnette , would be a big story. After all, the January 29 massacre happened when the United States was had...
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In the New York Times‘ view, a politician whose nominees have a net worth of $14 billion has been “shun[ning the] establishment.” Views
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Hey, NYT–the ‘Relentless Populist’ Relented Long Ago
In the New York Times ‘ lead news analysis after Donald Trump’s inauguration ( 1/20/17 ), White House correspondent Mark Landler wrote of Trump, “It remains an open question whether he will continue to be the relentless populist who was on display on Friday.” Really? Looking at Trump’s nominations...
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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Appeal to the Working Class? Don’t Bother, Says Krugman
In the wake of a disastrous Election Day, does the Democratic Party need to present economic policies that have more to offer the majority of voters? Don’t bother, argues New York Times columnist Paul Krugman ( 11/25/16 ). Krugman begins by acknowledging what some have denied—that class played some...
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
‘Nothing to See Here’ Headlines Conceal Police Violence at Dakota Access
The New York Times ( 11/21/16 ) gets a failing grade for its headline over a report on escalating police violence against Native American activists and others defending the Missouri River against the Dakota Access Pipeline: 16 Arrested at North Dakota Pipeline Protest Sorry, New York Times –when...
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Monday, November 21, 2016
Far From a Distraction, Hamilton Feud Calls Attention to the Real Issue: Trump’s Historic Unpopularity
In the wake of the celebration of Vice President–Elect Mike Pence being confronted by the cast of Hamilton —and tweets from Donald Trump confirming that the message had been received—came a backlash: This theater stuff was distracting us from serious issues. “Don’t Let Donald Trump’s Antics...
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Sunday, November 06, 2016
Trump's 'Unhinged' Lie About Obama Doesn't Register as News to Corporate Media
In one of his final speeches of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump went after President Barack Obama over his treatment of a Trump supporter at a rally in Fayetteville, N.C. Speaking in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Friday, the Republican candidate declared: Obama today spoke in front of a much...
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Charges Dropped Against Amy Goodman–No Thanks to Corporate Media
North Dakota District Judge John Grinsteiner stood up for the First Amendment by dismissing “riot” charges against Democracy Now! ’s Amy Goodman ( Democracy Now! , 10/17/16 ). That’s more than you can say for most of Goodman’s corporate media colleagues. After Goodman reported on the use of pepper...
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