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, July 02, 2016
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
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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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Media Has a Huge Blind Spot on Terrorism
Shortly before the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” vote, the shocking murder of Jo Cox — a member of parliament and a vocal Remain supporter — exposed the racist roots of elements in the victorious Leave campaign. That much you may have heard. What you might not have heard about were the suspect’s ties...
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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Neo-Nazi Group Linked to Murder of British MP Has Long Been Ignored by US Media
The suspect in the murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox had ties to a US neo-Nazi organization, the Washington Post ( 6/17/16 ) reports, citing a leading hate group monitor: According to documents obtained by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the US-based organization that tracks extremist groups, [...
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Sunday, May 29, 2016
538 Sacrifices Integrity to Go After Sanders on Independents
I used to be an admirer of Nate Silver and his empirical approach to covering elections. Not that the horserace ought to be the center of campaign journalism, but since media are going to focus on predicting who’s going to win, it seemed like Silver was approaching it as public opinion research...
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Saturday, May 21, 2016
Obama Plays a Dove in NPR’s Historical Fiction
The second thing NPR wants you to know about Hillary Clinton and foreign policy—after “she’s experienced”—is “she’s more hawkish than President Obama.” White House correspondent Scott Horsley ( All Things Considered , 5/17/16 ) says: Clinton is less reticent when it comes to deploying military...
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Thursday, May 19, 2016
Brazil’s Neighbors Warn of President’s ‘Dangerous’ Ouster–but US Press Isn’t Listening
The effort to oust twice-elected Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been big news in the United States. Since December 2015, when Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies began an impeachment process over Rousseff’s budget maneuvers, the New York Times has had 74 pieces that mention “Rousseff” and “...
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Clintonism the Future? NYT’s Political Science Fiction
Just before the New York primary, the New York Times ( 4/16/16 ) published an op-ed by Michael Lind called “Trumpism and Clintonism Are the Future.” It’s a good guide to how the wishful thinking of the pundit class will likely lead them to misread the clear message of the 2016 elections. Lind is a...
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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Trampling Science to Boost Nuclear Power
When the Washington Post and New York Times are making the same corporate-friendly point, it’s safe to assume that some PR agency somewhere is earning its substantial fees. In this case, the subject is the need for nuclear power—and, for the Post editorial board ( 4/18/16 ), for fracking as well...
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Friday, April 01, 2016
Did Sanders Lie About Clinton’s Oil Money? NPR Factchecker Can’t Be Bothered to Check
When media outlets check the facts, it’s supposed to be in the first sense Google ‘s dictionary offers for the word “check” : 1. examine (something) in order to determine its accuracy…. But sometimes media seem more intent on carrying out the second meaning of the word: 2. stop or slow down the...
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