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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Saturday, March 08, 2014
Denying the Far-Right Role in the Ukrainian Revolution
Some commentators on the Ukraine crisis seem so convinced that it must be a struggle between good guys and bad guys that they're willing to ignore evidence that there's anything problematic about their chosen side.
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Friday, November 29, 2013
Pretending a Name Is Still Secret–in the Name of the Cult of Secrecy
In retaliation for a US drone strike in Pakistan that allegedly targeted a religious school, killing six people, the Pakistani political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
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Friday, November 15, 2013
Attributing Weather Events to Climate Change Is the Easy Part
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Friday, September 20, 2013
Is Oil Industry Funding of a Fracking Study a Problem? Let's Ask an Oil-Funded Expert
The New York Times had a report yesterday ( 9/18/13 ) on a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on methane releases associated with natural gas fracking .
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
UN Report Provides Information, Not 'Intelligence'
The United Nations mission to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria has released its report on the mass deaths in Ghouta on August 21, and it presents compelling evidence that the killings resulted from a deliberate attack with the nerve gas sarin.
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Friday, September 06, 2013
The Strange Thing About Cluster Bombs
The New York Times has an article today ( 9/5/13 ) about a Human Rights Watch report charging Syria's government with the use of cluster bombs, a "widely prohibited weapon." Cluster bombs are munitions that release hundreds of miniature explosiv
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Monday, September 02, 2013
Which Syrian Chemical Attack Account Is More Credible?
Let's compare a couple of accounts of the mass deaths apparently caused by chemical weapons in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta on August 21. One account comes from the U.S.
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Monday, July 01, 2013
Chalk Another One Up to Free Speech Hypocrisy
Corporate media coverage of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has enjoyed the supposed irony of his reportedly seeking asylum in Ecuador, a country that U.S. journalists depict as failing to measure up to their standards of freedom.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013
NYT Pays Tribute to Hastings by Attacking Him After Death
When a journalist dies, how can you tell if they've had a career that's upheld the proudest journalistic traditions of challenging the powerful and fearlessly exposing the truth? The New York Times will attempt to piss on that career in the journalist's obituary.
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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Brian Williams Makes the Case for Putting NBC on Trial
U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning is facing a court martial for making classified information public by giving it to the website WikiLeaks. NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams (6/3/13), reporting the first day of Manning's trial, called him "the man who may have put U.S. military secrets in the hands of Osama bin Laden"–referring to the U.S.
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