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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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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Thursday, October 06, 2016
NYT Declares Snowden a Thief–and Journalism a Crime
On the home page today of the New York Times , the lead story ( 10/5/16 ) bears the headline: “Contractor for NSA Charged in Possible New Theft of Secrets.” Describing the arrest of Harold T. Martin III, a contractor for the National Security Agency accused of taking classified documents, the home...
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Friday, September 30, 2016
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
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
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 08, 2016
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
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
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
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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