Jim Naureckas is the editor of FAIR.org, the media criticism website, and has edited FAIR’s print publication Extra! since 1990. James Weinstein gave him his first job in journalism, when he hired him in 1987 to write about the Iran/Contra Scandal for In These Times. He is the co-author of The Way Things Aren’t: Rush Limbaugh’s Reign of Error, and co-editor of The FAIR Reader. He was an investigative reporter for In These Times and managing editor of the Washington Report on the Hemisphere. Born in Libertyville, Illinois, he has a poli sci degree from Stanford. Since 1997 he has been married to Janine Jackson, FAIR’s program director.
The Media Doesn’t Know How to Process the Fact That Bernie Sanders Is Winning
Corporate media has moved from denial to anger.
The GOP’s Latest Red-Baiting Tactic? Tying a Democratic Challenger to In These Times.
In a desperate move, Colorado Republican Rep. Scott Tipton is attempting to paint his opponent Diane Mitsch Bush as a socialist threat because she subscribed to In These Times.
The New York Times Missed Trump’s Biggest Lie
The corporate media is fact-checking our new Liar-in-Chief--but only to a point.
What Paul Krugman Gets Wrong About the Working Class
A Guided Tour of the Racist, Crypto-Fascist “Alt-Right” By Breitbart News
Making sense of the far-right Breitbart News' exploration of conservative alternatives and their many deviations.
How Hillary Clinton and “American Power” Paved the Way for Shocking Violence in Honduras
A recent op-ed fails to acknowledge the relationship between U.S. support for a coup and the Honduran murder rate.
The Mainstream Media Barely Mentioned Bernie Sanders’ Recent Debate Comments on Henry Kissinger
On the major networks' newscasts, the exchange was only mentioned twice.
NY Times Celebrates American Navy Pilots’ Dramatic Missions While Ignoring Iraqi Civilian Deaths
Reporter Helen Cooper won't let innocent civilian deaths get in the way of a "good" story.
WashPost Asks if Greece Can Be Trusted To Cut Spending… When It’s Already Cut Spending 23 Percent
After Greece Cuts a Quarter of Its Budget, WaPo Asks if It’s Willing to ‘Trim Spending’
Why Corporate Media Want to Blame California’s Drought on Your Eating Avocados
The New York Times is wrong: consumers eating grapes and mandarin oranges aren't the ones really guilty of contributing to California's water shortage.
Seymour Hersh’s Bin Laden Story Challenged the Power Structure—So Media Disregarded It
The veteran reporter's bombshell investigation into the killing of Osama bin Laden sparked a controversy in journalistic decency.
Why Don’t the American People Want to Tax the Rich? Oh Wait, They Do.
Despite what the New York Times would have you believe, Americans have said over and over that they want the wealthy to pay more.
Politico Carries Water for Bill O’Reilly—and His Bosses
O'Reilly's claim that he was in a war zone was just an 'embellishment,' Dylan Byers assures us.
Hey Brian Williams: You’ve Got a Couple Other Lies You Should Probably Apologize For
Now that the NBC anchor has cleared up the lies about his helicopter in Iraq, there are some other tall tales that he might want to take back.
Why Selma’s Critics Are Wrong About Civil Rights History
The film's portrayal of Martin Luther King pushing President Lyndon Johnson to take action for justice apparently still makes some people uncomfortable.
The Reporter Who Paid a High Price for ‘Contra Crack’
A new film, Kill the Messenger, shows how the CIA, the Washington Post and the LA Times conspired to discredit a journalist, and destroyed a life.