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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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:45pm
When Is Direct Military Intervention Not Direct Military Intervention?
“President Obama has long refused to approve direct military intervention in Syria,” the New York Times asserted in an editorial ( 9/29/16 ) about “Vladimir Putin’s Outlaw State.” That’s a peculiar thing to say, given that the Times regularly covers the United States’ ongoing direct military...
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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 2:15pm
Dakota Access Blackout Continues on ABC, NBC News
The Sacred Stone Camp established by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota has brought together thousands of demonstrators in opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,172-mile conduit designed to carry some 200 million barrels of crude oil per year from fracking...
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Friday, September 16, 2016 - 9:00am
Colleagues Mostly Fail to Rally for Amy Goodman, Threatened With Jail for Journalism
When Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman ( 9/4/16 ) asked security guards at the Dakota Access Pipeline construction project why they were using pepper spray and dogs to attack Native American protesters, the guards soon backed off, taking their mace and attack dogs with them. It was a dramatic lesson...
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Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 9:00am
48 Words at 4 AM Is All Network News Has to Say About Pipeline Protests
The broadcast news networks —ABC , CBS and NBC —have aired exactly one report on the Dakota Access Pipeline protests since the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe began an encampment against the project in April, according to a search of the Nexis news database. That report, read by Anne-Marie Green, aired...
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Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:45am
A Guided Tour of the ‘Alt-Right,’ by the Trump Campaign Chief’s Website
“We’re the platform for the alt-right,” Donald Trump’s new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, told Mother Jones ‘ David Corn ( 8/22/16 )—”we” meaning Breitbart News , the online news outlet that Bannon headed until he was picked to run the turbulent Trump campaign. And the “alt-right”? Well, Breitbart...
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 3:00pm
NYT Touts Honduras as Ad for ‘American Power’–Leaving Out Support for Murderous Coup Regime
“How the Most Dangerous Place on Earth Got Safer” was the headline over the lead article in the New York Times ‘ “Week in Review” ( 8/11/16 ), with the teaser reading, “Programs funded by the United States are helping transform Honduras. Who says American power is dead?” The piece never really got...
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Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 12:15pm
A Mass Murderer Becomes a ‘Terrorist’–Based on Ethnicity, Not Evidence
The New York Times ( 7/15/16 ), writing about the man who reportedly killed 84 people in a truck attack in Nice, France, provided no evidence that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was motivated by either politics or religion to commit violence—yet still labeled the murders as “terrorism,” as though the...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 8:45am
NYT Lets $27 Million Man Brag About What He’s Doing for Income Inequality
They must have been high-fiving themselves at JPMorgan Chase’s PR offices this morning. Chase’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, was given prime space on the New York Times ‘ op-ed page today ( 7/12/16 ) to declare that his bank was doing something about “wage stagnation” and “income inequality” by “giving...
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Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 3:00pm
To Lump Him With Trump, Zakaria Lies About Sanders on Brexit
Fareed Zakaria is the ultimate Serious Person , invited by other Serious People to attend Serious Conferences and give Serious Speeches for Serious Amounts of Money . Zakaria is also a documented plagiarist , a dull writer and a pundit who, like most other Serious People, was colossally wrong on...
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Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:30am
Lewandowski Hire Makes Journalists Choose Between Defending Their Profession and Embracing Its Demise
Faced with the destruction of journalistic values by the corrupting effects of the profit motive, journalists can either stand up for the principles that brought many of them into the career in the first place—or else identify with the corruption, telling themselves that they’re siding with the...
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