Erik Wemple: AP


Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Why credit the Wall Street Journal on the Medicare data release?

Just what did this newspaper do?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:43 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Big-time news orgs send bunch of guys to hammer White House on gender pay equity

Here we go again!

By Erik Wemple  |  06:55 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, AP, CBS News, Ed Henry, Fox News, gender pay equity, jay carney, Major Garrett, NBC News, peter alexander, Reuters, White House

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 03/19/2014

AP changes dateline for Crimean cities

No longer under Ukrainian control? Bye-bye Ukrainian dateline!

By Erik Wemple  |  02:10 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Crimea, russia, Sevastopol, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 02/04/2014

BuzzFeed comes out in favor of serial comma (yay!)

Clarity lives.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:23 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, BuzzFeed, comma, Washington Post

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Holder meeting: Don't go, Fox News!

No upside for leading cable network in sitting down with Attorney General Eric Holder

By Erik Wemple  |  10:58 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, CNN, Eric Holder, Fox News, New York Times

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Eric Holder, the media, and the right to gripe

The role of journalists vis-a-vis policy makers is to interview them.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:53 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Associated Press, New York Times

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Eric Holder's boilerplate 'remorse'

The attorney general echoes Justice Department boilerplate when talking about the media and government.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:23 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Attorney General Eric Holder, Fox News, Media

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Fox News and the scourge of leak investigations (including the 'Fox Mole')

Setting the record straight: Don't you dare allege any irony regarding Fox News's position on James Rosen and its position on Joe Muto.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:34 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Fox News, James Rosen, Justice Department

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Fox News commentator denounces Democratic-scandal journalism

Let's do something on the political dimensions of the scandal!

By Erik Wemple  |  08:44 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, bernard Goldberg, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, New York Times

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 05/21/2013

What the media can learn from drug dealers

How are media companies reacting to the Justice Department probes? Perhaps they should take the advice of a federal judge.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:44 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Department of Justice

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 05/21/2013

AP phone records: Former DOJ officials finally articulate other side of controversy

Former Justice Department official says current Justice Department officials are constrained to use public information to explain their actions.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:32 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Justice Department, New York Times

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 05/21/2013

AP phone records: Attentive people disapprove!

Those who are watching the Associated Press-Justice Department case tend to disapprove of official actions. Surprise.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:12 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Justice Department, Pew Center

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 05/19/2013

AP lawyer: 'We're not going to go away'

The Associated Press is determined to fight back against the Justice Department's seizure of phone records, its lawyer says.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:25 PM ET, 05/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Associated Press, Justice Department, phone records

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 05/17/2013

AP subpoena: Who says 550 interviews is enough?

Who gets to decide when the government has exhausted investigative alternatives short of snooping into journalists' phone records. The government.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:45 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Justice Department, media shield law, President Obama

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 05/16/2013

President Obama on allegations of overreach in AP case: No comment!

Time to take another look at the possibility of a media shield law, says the president.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:02 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Justice Department, President Obama

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Dan Rather focuses on Republican obstructionism

Politics! Implications for 2014! Hillary Clinton's chances! And other ways to avoid addressing the nitty-gritty of today's issues.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:12 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Benghazi, Dan Rather, Hillary Rodham Clinton, IRS

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly: AP has been 'exceedingly kind' to President Obama

Hammer AP on the one hand, use its content on the other: Fox News!

By Erik Wemple  |  08:32 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Associated Press, Fox News

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Maddow on DOJ v. AP: 'This fight is inevitable'

The Constitution takes sides on media freedom, notes the MSNBC host.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:21 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Justice Department, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/23/2013

CNN: We've instituted 'checks and balances'

An "ongoing" internal review is addressing the network's embarrassment of last week.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Boston bombings, Boston marathon bombings, CNN, Fox News

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/23/2013

AP: 'That's a bogus tweet'

The AP tweets a breaking story that isn't a breaking story at all. "Bogus," says spokesman.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Obama, White House

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 04/17/2013

FBI statement to haunt CNN, AP, others

Just how many sources did the Associated Press rely on for its erroneous report of an arrest in the Boston marathon case?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:04 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Boston bombings, Boston marathon, CNN

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Fox News and the Associated Press: What’s next?

What’s next for the two big media operations?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news roger ailes ap, roger ailes ap, fox news roger ailes ap bias, fox news roger ailes bill o'reilly ap, fox news ap, fox news associated press, associated press fox news bias ailes

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Presidential debate: AP fact-check very kind to President Obama

President Obama has got to like AP’s debate fact-check.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:11 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Forecasts | Tags:  ap fact-check libya, ap fact-check romney crowley libya, ap fact-check romney libya, ap fact-check benghazi, ap fact check benghazi crowley obama

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Charge: Lefty media making ‘fools’ of Americans

Blog reader mad about media’s ‘left-wing’ preference.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:59 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  liberal media bias, left wing media, mitt romney media bias, barack obama media bias, virginia school romney photo, ap photo romney, romney photo kids

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/10/2012

AP says it ‘fell short’ with Romney photo caption

AP says it ‘fell short’ with Romney photo caption.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ap romney photo kids, ap photo romney, kids ap photo romney gaping, romney virginia ap photo kid, romney elementary school kids photo

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 10/10/2012

O’Reilly blasts AP, even though Fox uses it

O’Reilly calls AP ‘biased’ against Romney, fails to note that Fox uses AP.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:35 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news ap o'reilly, o'reilly fox news ap photo, fox news o'reilly romney photo, ap romney photo fox, o'reily ap photo romney

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/09/2012

AP criticized over a Romney photo

News service responds by amending caption on controversial Romney photo.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  associated press photo romney, ap romney photo kids, ap romney photo, romney photo kids, romney ap

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 09/26/2012

AP editor cites Bachmann fact-checking ‘quota’

Editor from Associated Press jokes about Bachmann fact-checking ‘quota.’

By Erik Wemple  |  11:52 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jim drinkard, associated press, ap, fact-checking, democrats, republicans, fairness, media bias, michele bachmann, hpv vaccine

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Fact-checkers batter Romney over fundraiser remarks

A new arena for fact-checkers: Reviewing remarks that weren’t supposed to be checked

By Erik Wemple  |  12:52 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, politifact, factcheck.org, ap, kfly, washington post glenn kessler

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 09/10/2012

No lap action for VP Biden in already-famous AP shot

AP photog: Biden didn’t have biker lady in his lap.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:13 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  carolyn kaster, ap, biden, bikers, photo, diner

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Critic calls AP ‘primarily” an aggregation service

AP: News aggregator or news breaker?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:58 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  steve buttry, associated press, ap, aggregation, huffington post

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Media news derivatives: May 8

A roundup of media stories for May 8

By Erik Wemple  |  08:29 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ap, greta van susteren, mediaite, cnn, bill keller, atlantic

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Media news derivatives: May 7

A summary of media stories for May 7.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:36 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tom brokaw, david carr, new york times, politico, charles barkley, ap, eric carvin

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 03/14/2012

AP (usually) wants administration officials on the record

Except when they’re giving us scoops.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:18 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, china, associated press, ap, trade, rare earths

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Media news derivatives: Feb. 17

For Feb. 17.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anthony shadid, new york times, washington post, wall street journal, apple, china, gawker, politico, ap, whitney houston