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Stories by Jim Naureckas
Jim Naureckas is the editor of FAIR.org.
Why Does the Media Pretend the U.S. Isn't at War in Syria?
Posted on: Sep 30, 2016, Source: FAIR
Since 2014, according to official Pentagon figures, the U.S. has carried out 5,337 airstrikes in Syria.
The Biggest Strike in World History? No Thanks, We’re Focusing on the New iPhone
Posted on: Sep 9, 2016, Source: FAIR
Trade unions in India representing some 180 million workers staged a one-day strike—and there was virtually no coverage by mainstream American media.
A Guided Tour of the Racist ‘Alt-Right,’ by the Trump Campaign Chief’s Website
Posted on: Aug 30, 2016, Source: FAIR
They assure the world they're not racist, yet still believe intelligence is determined by race.
Big Oil Is a Major Booster for Clinton’s Campaign
Posted on: Apr 11, 2016, Source: FAIR
Clinton is raking in millions from super PACs and fossil fuel lobbyists.
CBS Exec Brags How Trump Is Great for Ratings, That He's Terrible for the Country Is an Afterthought
Posted on: Mar 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Les Moonves' lack of interest in the country was laid bare.
David Bowie, Media Critic
Posted on: Jan 31, 2016, Source: FAIR
Among many other things, Bowie was a shrewd observer and sharp critic of the media.
Why the Media Ends Up Advancing Terrorism When It Doesn't Explain It Well
Posted on: Nov 18, 2015, Source: FAIR
The outpouring of sympathy without historical context engenders the 'weaponization of grief.'
Yes, the Media Had Different Responses to Paris and Beirut
Posted on: Nov 17, 2015, Source: FAIR
The anti-'Tragedy Hipster' brigade confuses some coverage with equal coverage.
Why Reorganizing U.S. Time Zones in the Name of Global Commerce Is a Bad Idea
Posted on: Nov 2, 2015, Source: FAIR
A desire for increased economic efficiency disregards how changing regional schedules might impact people's lives — and ignores planetary reality.
Two Candidates Surge in 2016 Polling–but Only Trump, Not Sanders, Fascinates Media
Posted on: Aug 24, 2015, Source: FAIR
Unsurprisingly, corporate media are mainly interested in Cinderella stories when they don’t question the wealth of the ruling class.
A Plot to Level a Village Isn’t News–When Targets Are Muslim and Plotter Is Christian
Posted on: May 21, 2015, Source: FAIR
No crime fascinates US media like terrorism–provided it’s the right sort of terrorism
How CNN Is Undermining and Commercializing the News
Posted on: Mar 12, 2015, Source: FAIR
As ads are interwoven with CNN's primary content, it's harder and harder to tell where news ends and advertising begins.
What Was Missing From the Mainstream Media's Coverage of Netanyahu's Speech
Posted on: Mar 5, 2015, Source: FAIR
It's striking what prominent U.S. papers left out of their articles.
Some Other Tall Tales Brian Williams Might Want to Apologize For
Posted on: Feb 5, 2015, Source: FAIR
Now that he admits he was not in a helicopter that was shot down, here are some more half truths he could clear up.
Facebook Being Bribed? How Companies Are Paying to Make Their Posts More Visible
Posted on: Oct 3, 2012, Source: FAIR
Why the social media network is changing its algorithm to make it harder to see things you're interested in and more likely to see things it gets paid for.
What's the Future of Journalism? Anything's Better Than Advertiser-Financed Corporate Media
Posted on: Jul 13, 2009, Source: FAIR
Every alternative model for sustaining journalism has its pitfalls -- but could the state of our media be any worse?
Wolf Blitzer for the Defense (Department)
Posted on: Jan 26, 2003, Source: Extra!
The CNN anchor always makes sure that the official Pentagon line is the last word in any debate over Iraq -- even if he has to provide it himself.
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