Erik Wemple: CNN


Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 04/25/2014

CNN host: Roger Ailes decided to ‘canonize’ Bundy as ‘John Waynesque symbol’

Fox News’s cable rival is enjoying this moment.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:10 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Weir, Brooke Baldwin, Cliven Bundy, CNN, Fox News

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/25/2014

CNN scores Bundy interview because Fox News ‘didn’t call’?

Despicable, huh?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Weir, Cliven Bundy, CNN, Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 04/22/2014

CNN’s Martin Savidge, ‘free at last’

Correspondent now liberated from tight spaces.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:05 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Malaysia Airlines. Flight 370, Martin Savidge

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/10/2014

CNN’s Blitzer sacrifices NCAA championship game for MH370

Pings forced a detour, back to Washington for key CNN anchor.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, mh370, NCAA championship, Wolf Blitzer

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly dukes it out with ‘deceiver’ Stephen Colbert

Cable stars, duking it out.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:48 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, CNN, Fox News, MH360, ratings, Stephen Colbert, University of Connecticut

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 04/07/2014

CNN’s ‘Crossfire’ outage continues!

Pings crowd out political debate.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:31 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, crossfire, Malaysia Airlines, mh370, pings

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 04/02/2014

CNN STILL in MH370 overload, ‘Crossfire’ remains on ice

Pre-emptions continue, to discuss shifting search area, other stuff.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:58 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, crossfire, mh370

Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 04/01/2014

CNN, MH370 and a 2,995-year story!

Mapping the ocean floor with a single ship? Patience required.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:57 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chad Myers, CNN, Malaysia Airlines. Flight 370, mh370

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 03/31/2014

MH370 coverage: CNN’s ‘Crossfire’ remains on ‘hiatus’

Debate show is getting pre-empted by other stories. When to bring it back?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:22 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, crossfire, Malaysia Airlines. Flight 370, MH 370, Wolf Blitzer

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/27/2014

MSNBC disputes Pew study on newsgathering reduction

Numbers help to explain why a certain network might just go nuts on a certain story.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, news investment, Pew Research

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/26/2014

CNN’s MH370 coverage: Funniest moment yet!

Get this: CNN expert cites other CNN expert for expert opinion.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Malaysia Airlines, mh370, Ryan Abernathey, Wolf Blitzer

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/26/2014

MSNBC’s daytime audience tanks

Daytime numbers went way down in 2013, while rivals actually gained.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  audience, cable news, CNN, Fox News, Jack Shafer, MSNBC, prime time

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Looking for missing Flight 370, the ‘needle in a haystack’

When the plain-old clich just isn’t good enough.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:52 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Malaysia Airlines, mh370, needle in a haystack

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Jon Stewart of ‘The Daily Show’ rips CNN, other cable networks over MH370 coverage

Too much ridiculous speculation!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:16 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Daily Show, Fox News, Jon Stewart, MSNBC

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Pew: More Republicans than Democrats condemn MH370 overcoverage

By Erik Wemple  |  05:46 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Malaysia Airlines

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 03/23/2014

CNN leadership ‘should be fired’ if it doesn’t blanket MH370 story

An (apparently) nonideological story requiring contributions from a big reporting network

By Erik Wemple  |  05:49 PM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Stelter, CNN, Jeff Zucker, mh370

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 03/20/2014

CNN cranks out MH370 news alerts while America sleeps

Is demand THAT strong?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:15 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alerts, breaking news, CNN, Malaysia Airlines. Flight 370

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Why Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly is whining about cable news/CNN/Malaysia Airlines

Well, it’s not so hard to figure out.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, CNN, Flight 370, Fox News, Malaysia Airlines

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Malaysia Airlines: CNN meets Ezra Klein

On TV, real explanatory journalism, punctuated by occasional silliness.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:45 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ashleigh Banfield, Carol Costello, CNN, Flight 370, Malaysia Airlines

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/18/2014

What verb tense for the passengers of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? [Updated]

Should news outlets refer to them in the present tense or past tense?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, BBC, CNN, Flight 370, Malaysia Airlines, Washington Post

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 03/18/2014

O’Reilly: Malaysia Airlines coverage driven by ‘ratings, not journalism’

Who better to recognize such a dynamic than Bill O’Reilly?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:23 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, CNN, Flight 370, Fox News, Malaysia Airlines, War on Christmas

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 03/14/2014

CNN guest: ‘You bring me on to talk about a possible terrorism angle’

How detailed can the speculation about the missing Malaysian airplane go?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:37 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al qaeda, CNN, hijacking, Malaysia Airlines, Reuters, terrorism

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Wall Street Journal story about the Malaysia Airlines jetliner is under attack

Wall Street Journal v. Malaysia.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Pasztor, CNN, Flight 370, Malaysia Airlines, Wall Street Journal

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/12/2014

CNN’s Chris Cuomo explains coverage of missing airliner

A defense of covering a huge news event with little in the way of news.

By waltersbd  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air France, CNN, Malaysia Airlines

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Chelsea Handler diagnoses Piers Morgan’s job problem

Comedian explains to CNN host why he’s losing his position.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chelsea Handler, CNN, Piers Morgan

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 03/07/2014

CNN’s Cooper: ‘Not seeing a lot of other anchors around here’

The more reporters you place in Ukraine, the better chance you have of getting censored!

By Erik Wemple  |  06:55 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Crimea, russia, Ukraine

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 03/07/2014

RT, Wahl trade accusations

A stern response from a beleaguered outlet

By Erik Wemple  |  03:27 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anderson Cooper, CNN, Liz Wahl, Putin, RT, russia, Ukraine

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Rachel Maddow unloads massive snark on CNN

What media outlet occupies CNN’s spot?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:42 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CIA, CNN, Rachel Maddow, Ukraine

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Daily Show’s Jon Stewart suggests CNN programming improvement

Yes, CNN is rarely as entertaining as when Don King came on last week. But...

By Erik Wemple  |  06:17 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Daily Show, Jon Stewart, russia, Ukraine

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 02/25/2014

CNN ignores own advice on Ted Nugent

Erin Burnett spent 15 minutes last night with the conservative lightning rod.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:49 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cuomo Kate Bolduan, CNN, Ted Nugent

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Piers Morgan’s demise at CNN: Inevitable

Trolling for interviews as a means of floating a prime-time cable show could be an extinct model.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:41 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Larry King, New York Times, Piers Morgan

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 02/17/2014

Absurd backlash over CNN’s interview with George Zimmerman

Two years after tragedy, killer of Trayvon Martin has few compelling thoughts about it.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:09 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cuomo, CNN, Florida, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Ice storm 2014: CNN hits the road so you don’t have to

Stay off the roads! Unless you have a news camera.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:20 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta, CNN, George Howell, storm, winter

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Talk radio host Michael Smerconish joins CNN

Pundit continues referencing “non-ideological” brand of commentary.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:05 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Michael Smerconish, MSNBC

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Stop it, CNN!

To CNN, a growing number of things seems surprising and shocking, at least when it comes to promoting its stories.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:31 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, CNN, rape, tweet, Twitter

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman death: CNN host clashes with Alan Dershowitz

CNN anchor gets a bit provocative on crime and justice.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:10 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, heroin, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 01/29/2014

CNN’s Tapper agitated for Obama interview for almost a year

Anchor has no idea precisely what convinced the White House to say yes.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:19 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Jake Tapper, Martha Joynt Kumar, President Obama

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/23/2014

CNN botches tweet for story of tragic Illinois killing

News organization shows tone-deafness on social media. Not shocking at all.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Illinois, tweet

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 01/17/2014

CNN tweaks daytime lineup

Malveaux goes back to reporting.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:49 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ashleigh Banfield, Brooke Baldwin, Carol Costello, CNN, John Berman, Michaela Pereira, Wolf Blitzer

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Fox News, MSNBC, CNN and the Christie bridge scandal

An incipient American tradition: Tracking coverage discrepancies on cable news.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Top six moments from CNN interview with Dennis Rodman & Co.

Did CNN’s Chris Cuomo bait Dennis Rodman?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:41 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Kenneth Bae, Kim Jong Un, North Korea

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Politico’s VandeHei: ‘awesome journalism’ is ‘executable’

Correct, and Politico’s Capital New York will need a big slice of that New York state lobbying-ad pie.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:48 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Stelter, CNN, Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, Politico

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Associated Press: ‘We will be in Newtown on the anniversary’

Outlet has been there from the beginning. That’s not going to change.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:24 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Associated Press, CNN, NBC News, Newtown, USA Today

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 12/09/2013

CNN’s Stelter examines CNN’s Cuomo

CNN’s Cuomo-on-Cuomo interview was great television, says CNN media critic.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:19 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Stelter, Chris Cuomo, CNN, Reliable Sources

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Fox News contributor Lauren Ashburn: Credential crisis?

‘Former managing editor’ sounds quite significant.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:42 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Howard Kurtz, Lauren Ashburn

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Mike Allen reels in exclusive on CNN for Capital New York

Another Mike Allen exclusive, another piece of puffery.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:22 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital New York, CNN, Mike Allen, Politico

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 12/02/2013

CNN’s Cuomo-on-Cuomo interview: No conflict?

Journalistic ethics is a contentious field of inquiry. But can’t we agree that you don’t interview your brother-cum-governor on air?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:25 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cuomo, CNN, commuter train, New York City train derailment

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Should Martin Bashir’s sincere apology save his job?

Just what is accountability, anyway?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:55 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Joe Concha, Martin Bashir, MSNBC

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Michele Bachmann’s tale of Obamacare woe

On CNN, one of the media distortions of the fall takes a hit.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:44 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, michele bachmann, Obamacare, Wolf Blitzer

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Cable news hosts write on sex and love

What can possibly tie together an unruly class of literature?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:16 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Sharpton, Bill O'Reilly, CNN, Fox News, Geraldo Rivera, MSNBC, Piers Morgan

Posted at 05:19 AM ET, 11/12/2013

What happened, Brian Stelter?

The guy who declared he wouldn’t leave the Times for a television job has left the Times for a television job.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:19 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Stelter, CNN, New York Times

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Media split over use of ‘lie’ in reference to Obama health-care promise

Just how to couch President Obama’s claim that people would get to keep their insurance plans?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:07 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, New York Times, Obamacare

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 11/04/2013

TSA-LAX story a win for the media?

Not perfect, but a bit better.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:27 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, LAX, TSA shooter

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Jon Stewart rips CNN on ‘The Daily Show’ for simplistic coverage

But good-or-bad questions aren’t always bad.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:22 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Jake Tapper, Jon Stewart, michele bachmann

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Schweitzer: Fox, MSNBC are ‘hair on fire’ networks

Former Montana governor goes with the centrist media message.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:17 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Schweitzer, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/22/2013

CNN’s Piers Morgan: Bring on the gun-rights advocates

There’ll be no nightly gun feature on Piers Morgan’s CNN show. He doesn’t want to become a bore.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:54 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, NRA, Piers Morgan

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/09/2013

CNN’s Blitzer resolves shutdown/debt-limit crisis!

Who gives advice to their political enemies in this town anymore?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:54 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Obamacare, Wolf Blitzer

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Harry Reid: No love for media (Go Dana Bash!)

The Senate big shot accuses CNN’s reporter of asking a bad question.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:00 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, government shutdown, Harry Reid

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 09/30/2013

CNN movie on Hillary Clinton is dead, says director. Lame!

Documentary producer says he’s killing a project because access is difficult.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:31 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Ferguson, CNN, documentary, Hillary Rodham Clinton

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 09/30/2013

CNN’s l’affaire Gingrich: Network shows the courage to audit itself

What other network allows this sort of self-criticism?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:53 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Newt gingrich, Stephanie Cutter

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Michele Bachmann battles Blitzer on CNN

Minnesota congresswoman goes after Obamacare, Wolf Blitzer. But what about her HPV comments?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:04 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, michele bachmann, Obamacare, Wolf Blitzer

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 09/27/2013

CNN on ‘Crossfire’ ethics: Ha!

CNN says ‘Crossfire’ hosts needn’t disclose conflicts with guests whom they’ve helped financially. Wow-wee.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:32 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Newt gingrich, Rand Paul, Stephanie Cutter, Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Wall Street Journal attacks CNN’s Rouhani translation; CNN fires back

Interpretation of headline-making interview at issue.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  christiane amanpour, CNN, Hassan Rouhani, holocaust, Wall Street Journal

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Where did Bill Clinton get his 800,000 viewer cable-profitability threshold?

In discussion with CNN’s Piers Morgan, the former president throws out an interesting data point. But how accurate is it?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:04 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 09/25/2013

CNN rebuts accusations of Iranian news agency

Iranian news agency takes issue with translation of a CNN interview.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:31 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  christiane amanpour, CNN, Hasan Rouhani, holocaust

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/23/2013

CNN’s Piers Morgan taunts NRA boss

Any good cable-news showman knows how to deliver a fine jab via Twitter.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Piers Morgan

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Jon Stewart clubs cable networks over Navy Yard errors

But confusion over number of shooters -- that doesn’t qualify.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:05 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Jon Stewart, MSNBC

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Navy Yard shooting: The nine lives of the unreliable anonymous source

Will media outlets ever wean themselves from unreliable sources in the heat of breaking news? Ha.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:06 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Alexis, AR-15, CNN, FBI, navy yard shooting

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Navy Yard Shooter: What about that alleged AR-15?

CNN says the gunman yesterday was denied an AR-15. Is this a debate changer?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Alexis, Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, gun control, New York Times, Piers Morgan

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 09/17/2013

CNN’s Piers Morgan returns to divisive gun debate

Piers Morgan takes on gun advocates, with a bit less yelling.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:08 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Navy Yard shooting: CNN really, really cautious on ID’ing suspect

What good is a name without biography?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:22 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Alexis, CNN, navy yard shooting, NBC News

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Navy Yard shooting: News outlets retract name of suspect

Retractions are flying in the aftermath of another mass shooting.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:33 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, CNN, navy yard shooting, NBC News, NCIS

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 09/13/2013

‘Crossfire’s’ ‘Ceasefire’ segment: So lame!

Newt Gingrich and Van Jones spend a segment praising the United States.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:09 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, crossfire, Newt gingrich, van jones

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Jon Stewart: News shows stampede toward war

Once the prospect of hostilities is raised, says host, news establishment wants ‘payoff.’

By Erik Wemple  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Daily Show, Fox News, Jon Stewart, New York Times, syria

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Jon Stewart crushes idiotic Wolf Blitzer ploy

Surely such a gimmick was only an improvisation, right? Right?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:22 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Jon Stewart, syria

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 09/10/2013

The crossfire within ‘Crossfire’

Just what kind of show is CNN giving us?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:22 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, crossfire, Newt gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, van jones

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 09/08/2013

Fox News’ ‘Media Buzz’ starts with a roar

Howard Kurtz's new show could use some format-busting, but it comes out of the gate smooth and frisky.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Howard Kurtz, Reliable Sources

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Report: MSNBC’s liberal leanings helped force NBC News to spend more on Romney campaign

Chuck Todd worried that Republicans would think NBC News was 'half-assing' coverage of the GOP ticket.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:13 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Mitt Romney, MSNBC, NBC News

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 09/03/2013

CNN exec: ‘Crossfire’ will be ‘excellent forum’ for Syria debate

CNN's new show will feature arguing about Syria on its first night.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:04 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, crossfire, Newt gingrich, Stephanie Cutter, van jones

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Kurtz's Fox News show 'Media Buzz' to challenge CNN head-on

'News Buzz'? Can't you do better than that, Kurtz?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:52 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Howard Kurtz, News Buzz, Reliable Sources

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Dear CNN: Find a female media critic

We've seen our share of guys filling in for guy Howard Kurtz on CNN's "Reliable Sources."

By Erik Wemple  |  05:14 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Howard Kurtz, Reliable Sources

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 07/23/2013

New York Times's Brian Stelter to guest-host CNN's 'Reliable Sources'

Young media correspondent insists he wouldn't leave the storied newspaper for a television job.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:27 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Stelter, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, New York Times

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Sayonara, Rolling Stone controversy

Truth is always the best defense.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:19 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, dzhokhar tsarnaev, Rolling Stone

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Fox News rules news; MSNBC certainly doesn't: Gallup

Gallup asks people where they get their news. Answers vary wildly.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Gallup, MSNBC

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Egypt ouster v. George Zimmerman trial: Five observations

Egypt coup vs. George Zimmerman trial: Five observations

By Erik Wemple  |  05:56 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Egypt, Fox News, Morsi, MSNBC

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Kurtz vows independence at Fox News

Media critic cites sniping from folks who don't "like" Fox.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 06/27/2013

George Zimmerman trial: No one can agree on Rachel Jeantel

Good luck divining the impact of this witness on the jury.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:01 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, faith jenkins, Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Rachel jeantel

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 06/26/2013

CNN brings back 'Crossfire'

This is all about Newt Gingrich.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:26 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, crossfire, mclaughlin group, Newt gingrich, Stephanie Cutter, van jones

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Howard Kurtz and Fox News: The litmus test

Howard Kurtz and Fox News: A litmus test

By Erik Wemple  |  07:49 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Howard Kurtz to Fox News: Five observations

Fox wins, CNN wins, Kurtz wins. There are no losers here.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Greenwald: King 'fabricated' allegation

A congressman is be pressed to cite his source.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:09 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anderson Cooper, CNN, Glenn Greenwald, Peter King

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 06/12/2013

CNN coverage on ground floor of IRS scandal!

IRS agents consume news too.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:36 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, IRS, USA Today

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 11:20 AM ET, 05/29/2013

CNN announces new political contributors

Cutter, Madden bring histories of political jousting.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:20 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Kevin Madden, Obama campaign, Romney campaign, Stephanie Cutter

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 05/24/2013

IRS scandal story: Hard on White House, hard on media

Getting it right: How hard is that?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:38 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, IRS, New York Times, Washington Post

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Former Obama official on Benghazi: 'Press has been so lazy, it's infuriating'

A hundred pages of e-mails detailing administration actions on Benghazi tell us only so much.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:34 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Benghazi, CNN, State Department, Susan Rice

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 05/14/2013

CNN cites ABC News, Weekly Standard for inaccurate Benghazi reports

A White House official may not have been as partial to the State Department as previous reports suggested. Does that matter?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:52 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Benghazi, CNN, Weekly Standard

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Benghazi scoop: Why didn't the Weekly Standard galvanize the mainstream media?

ABC News does what a conservative magazine didn't.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:18 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, CNN, Weekly Standard

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Chris Cuomo: The no-Tsarnaev anchor

Newsman cites issues with copycatting, giving too much publicity to murderers.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:34 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cuomo, CNN, dzhokhar tsarnaev, tamerlan tsarnaev

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Behind the Howard Kurtz-Lauren Ashburn connection at CNN

Records show that Howard Kurtz was Lauren Ashburn's ticket to air time on CNN. Why should we care?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:32 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Daily Beast, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 05/06/2013

CNN's Howard Kurtz and a 'higher standard'

Journalists---even media critics---don't like to be confronted with their errors.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:08 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Who will interview Kurtz?

CNN media guy to address departure from Daily Beast on show this weekend. Who's going to interview him?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:17 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Howard Kurtz, Jake Tapper

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/30/2013

CNN labels new morning program

"New Day" is the name of CNN's 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. product.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 04/24/2013

CNN's Morgan chats up released ricin suspect

How strange can America be? A seven-minute CNN interview has the answer.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:34 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Paul Kevin Curtis, Piers Morgan, Ricin

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 12:43 PM ET, 04/23/2013

CNN's Piers Morgan takes shot at, from NY state senator

The CNN host, at his feisty worst and best.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Piers Morgan

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Jon Stewart skewers CNN (yet again)

The “best” of the network's literally breathless Friday morning coverage.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:19 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Boston marathon bombings, CNN

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 04/22/2013

The problem with cable news: Cable news

As Friday proved, there will never be enough news of national import for networks to break and analyze every minute of every day.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:08 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, cable television, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 04/19/2013

CNN source: John King not benched

Absolutely no benching of John King, despite chatter.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:54 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Boston marathon, CNN, John King

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Jon Stewart skewers CNN

Comedian says cable news generally thrives on conflict generated by two outside parties; not in the case of CNN's erroneous arrest report, however.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:59 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston marathon, Boston marathon bombings, CNN

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 03:37 PM ET, 04/17/2013

CNN's double breakdown: So much for 'abundance of caution'

Why report that a suspect is "dark-skinned"? How does that advance any discussion about the Boston bombings?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:37 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston marathon bombings, CNN

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Boston bombings: CNN and AP v. NBC News

The media agree on nothing.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:39 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, CNN, NBC

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Piers Morgan vies for gun-segment record

The sine qua nons of a Piers Morgan gun-control discussion.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:47 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 03/28/2013

CNN breaks news on CNN

The network announces the lineup for its new morning show, after managing to keep it a secret for quite some time.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:11 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cuomo, CNN

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Mother of slain baby on CNN: 'I just hope that the shooter dies'

Sometimes spellbinding television springs from the simplest of requests.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:03 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Piers Morgan, Sherry West

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 03/25/2013

CNN media show didn't mention CNN controversy

"Reliable Sources" found time to address all manner of media controversies. But not CNN's Steubenville rape coverage.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:55 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, steubenville

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Michele Bachmann has found a winning media strategy: Run!

Michele Bachmann is learning the perils of sitting with the media to explain herself.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:12 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, michele bachmann

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 03/21/2013

CNN, speak up on Steubenville

Time to say something about Steubenville, CNN.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:15 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, steubenville

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 03/19/2013

CNN rape trial coverage: Lawyer for victim also emotional

CNN wants you to know that someone else shares Poppy Harlow's take on the courtroom atmosphere in the Steubenville case.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:22 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Poppy Harlow, steubenville

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 03/18/2013

CNN no-comments outcry over breaking coverage of rape verdict

Won't talk about whether it agrees that breaking-news coverage of guilty verdict skewed toward sympathy for perpetrators of rape.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:33 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Candy Crowley, CNN, rape, steubenville

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 03/18/2013

On cable TV, talk is cheap -- and profitable

Interviews, talk, chatter, gossip, shouting -- these are the ways cable news makes its money.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:09 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cable news, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 03/18/2013

CNN is getting hammered for Steubenville coverage

Backlash against network for breaking news coverage that's heavy on sympathy for boys found guilty in high-profile rape case.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:55 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, rape, steubenville

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Fleeing lawmakers, on camera!

Looking for a way to spice up the sequester story? Get a car door to slam on you!

By Erik Wemple  |  05:53 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Dana Bash, sequester

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Piers Morgan, gun-control thug

Piers Morgan will not lose another gun-control debate, even if it means muzzling his opponents.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:31 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Soledad O'Brien, taking her grill elsewhere

Who'll ask the tough questions now?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:35 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Soledad O'Brien

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 02/19/2013

CNN bites on Menendez story

The network finds no evidence regarding the most damaging of allegations against Sen. Robert Menendez.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:58 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Dominican Republic, Sen. Robert Menendez

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Dick Morris: More nonsense, if you can believe it

Why is Dick Morris claiming companionship for his disastrous presidential election predictions? He’s all alone.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:47 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Dick Morris, Gallup

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Milbank affirms 'heckling' at Newtown meeting

Panel appears to agree that whether or not Neil Heslin was heckled last week is a judgment call. Yes, an easy one.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:09 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Newtown, Reliable Sources

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Here's why Newtown victim's father was NOT heckled

Piers Morgan savaged the gun-rights proponents at a recent meeting in Hartford. And for what?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:23 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Neil Heslin, Newtown, Piers Morgan

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Soledad O'Brien's CNN future undetermined

CNN is trying to gain viewers by moving to a different morning lineup. And what will it lose?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:02 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Soledad O'Brien

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 01/25/2013

CNN lets South Carolina pro-gun sheriff explain himself

South Carolina sheriff tells Carol Costello of CNN that individual law enforcement officers need to make constitutional calls on the fly.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:23 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Does a tank proponent qualify as a sane gun-rights proponent?

Piers Morgan chats with a guest who wants the right to own a tank if such a thing "falls under the definition of firearms."

By Erik Wemple  |  01:43 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Dana Loesch, gun control, gun rights, Piers Morgan

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Fox News 'shunned' at Obama news conferences?

Which news outlet gets to ask the most questions of the president?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:56 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, New York Times, Politico

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Whom does Alex Jones represent?

Some conservatives are saying that Alex Jones doesn't speak for them.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:25 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Jones, CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Piers Morgan accused of exploiting Newtown

Piers Morgan of CNN faces an agile foe on gun control in Breitbart's Ben Shapiro.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:31 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Shapiro, CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 01/10/2013

CNN, Limbaugh team up to educate public on executive orders

Rush Limbaugh makes the most of his fame on CNN, extending the national dialogue on the appropriateness of executive orders.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:11 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 01/10/2013

CNN's Costello issues (incomplete) primer on executive orders

Who's afraid of an executive order from President Obama? Not CNN.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:01 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carol Costello, CNN, gun control

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Morgan at center of national gun debate

Piers Morgan ditches previous approaches to interviews with gun-rights advocates, executes an almost boring segment on the topic. Could be a first.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:09 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 12/27/2012

David Gregory -- indirectly -- gets a more candid response from the NRA on magazines

NRA President David Keene calls magazine-capacity regulation in the District of Columbia one of the "silly" laws governing firearms.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:48 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, National Rifle Association

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 12/24/2012

CNN responds to NRA attack

Gun-rights organization charges that CNN ran a "fake" story on the firepower of assault rifles. CNN says it merely made a mistake.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:51 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, National Rifle Association

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Piers Morgan, boosting the case for gun rights

As Piers Morgan crusades for greater control in the United States, he undercuts the cause by insulting a gun-rights advocate on his show.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:51 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Newtown: Why is gun advocate John Lott doing his best work on CNN?

A Fox News web contributor makes a big splash on CNN. Not on FoxNews.com, however.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:53 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, John Lott, Newtown

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 12/15/2012

CNN addresses Ryan-Adam Lanza mis-ID

CNN wonders why everyone is blaming it for misidentifying the shooter in the Newtown massacre. Well, because it's CNN!

By Erik Wemple  |  08:20 PM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BuzzFeed, CNN, Fox News, huffington post, Newtown

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/15/2012

CNN's Morgan: 'Stop telling me the answer is more guns'

Piers Morgan hosts gun-control debate that turns into a shouting match starring Piers Morgan.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Roger Ailes can't help himself

Does anyone out there believe that K.T. McFarland's loving message to Gen. David Petraeus on behalf of Fox News head Roger Ailes was really just a joke?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:23 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 11/29/2012

CNN's Jeff Zucker sticks to his standards' reply

New CNN boss says that cable news doesn't have to be partisan to be exciting

By Erik Wemple  |  01:04 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 11/15/2012

McCain bashes CNN reporter on Benghazi

John McCain blows up at CNN reporter.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:12 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn benghazi mccain, cnn mccain ted barrett, cnn mccain benghazi barrett, cnn mccain bash barrett

Posted at 01:27 AM ET, 11/07/2012

CNN destroys cable competition on election night

CNN clear winner on elections coverage among cable nets

By Erik Wemple  |  01:27 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn fox news msnbc, cnn election night, fox news election night, msnbc election night, cnn cable, cnn john king, cable, fox news cable

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Hurricane Sandy: NYSE NOT flooded!

CNN has to issue a correction.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:04 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hurricane sandy, hurricane sandy cnn, hurricane sandy nyse flooding, hurricane sandy stock exchange flood, hurricane sandy cnn flood, hurricane sandy nyse three feet water

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/25/2012

CNN: Hormone story didn’t go through channels [Updated]

CNN says hormone story didn’t go through channels.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn hormone story, cnn hormone story ovulation, cnn hormone women voting, cnn women voting, cnn hormones voting women, cnn ovulation women

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 10/18/2012

CNN applauds Crowley’s debate performance

CNN applauds moderator Candy Crowley.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:33 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn crowley applause, cnn crowleyromney debate, cnn crowley obama romney debate, cnn applause crowley romney, presidential debate crowley whitaker

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 10/16/2012

O’Reilly on Crowley: ‘Fine’

Fox guest roots for Crowley to be ‘equal opportunity pain.’

By Erik Wemple  |  08:53 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly candy crowly, candy crowley debate, candy crowley cnn debate, candy crowley debate o'reilly, bernard goldberg crowley debate rules, cnn crowley debate

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 10/15/2012

2004 debate moderator thought follow-ups were ‘his job,’ says ex-ABC News boss

Charlie Gibson viewed them as ‘his job’ as moderator, says former ABC News chief.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:17 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  candy crowley presidential debate, candy crowley debate, candy crowley cnn presidential debate, candy crowley debate moderator, candy crowley charlie gibson debate, crowley debate moderator cnn

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Candy Crowley debate brouhaha: Five things the campaigns are OK with

Five things Crowley is allowed to do under bizarre memorandum.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:04 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  candy crowley debate, candy crowley cnn debate, candy crowley campaigns rules, candy crowley debate rules, candy crowley rules

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Presidential debate: CNN’s Crowley curtailed?

Campaigns concerned about CNN moderator’s role in debate.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:03 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn candy crowley presidential debate, crowley debate, cnn crowley debate campaigns, cnn crowley commission on presidential debates, cnn crowley town hall debate, presidential debates crowley

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 10/11/2012

CNN’s Morgan blasts Democrat over Libya

He grills top Democratic official on Obama explanation on Benghazi.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:34 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  piers morgan, cnn, debbie wasserman schultz, libya, benghazi

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Romney official says CNN out-of-contexted Romney

Romney official: CNN quoted Mitt out of context.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:26 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn soledad o'brien, tara wall, israel-palestinian peace process, cnn romney foreign policy, cnn o'brien romney, cnn o'brien wall, cnn romney israel

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Fact-checkers have fun with Obama, Romney

Obama, Romney called out by fact-checkers.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:48 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debate fact-checking, mitt romney, president barack obama, associated press, politifact, cnn, factcheck.org

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Gay ‘therapy’ advocate gets CNN pat-down

Gay “therapy” advocate runs into facts via CNN.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:46 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  narth, brooke baldwin, cnn, gay therapy

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Three reasons why Newt Gingrich is pundit extraordinaire

Newt Gingrich shows CNN why he’s a first-rate commentator

By Erik Wemple  |  09:00 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, newt gingrich, republican debates, cnn, joe jons, pundit

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Charge: Media ‘rigging’ presidential election

Is pro-Obama bias surging?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:12 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media matters for America, brent bozell, media research center, cnn, michael mukasey

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 09/24/2012

CNN’s Morgan on Ahmadinejad: ‘Really quite extreme bigotry’

The CNN host plays homophobia cop again.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:38 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, piers morgan, president mahmoud ahmadinejad, homosexuality, gay rights, children

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 09/24/2012

How CNN really feels about the State Department

CNN executive suggests State meddling in journal issue

By Erik Wemple  |  04:13 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  state department, cnn, christopher stevens, journal, phone call, cnn worldwide, mark whitaker

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 09/24/2012

CNN host Kurtz applauds CNN’s journal handling

Kurtz: CNN did the right things.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:02 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, state department, howard kurtz, reliable sources, libya

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 09/23/2012

CNN vs. the State Department: A long story

State alleges CNN violated a commitment over slain ambassador’s journal.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:37 PM ET, 09/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, state department, libya, benghazi, christopher stevens, ambassador, andrews air force base, cnn state department, state department cnn, stevens famiiy

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 09/18/2012

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien: We’re ‘required to fact-check’

CNN anchor says of insta-fact-checking: ‘You’re responsible.’

By Erik Wemple  |  05:28 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, soledad o'brien, john sununu, bay buchanan, mitt romney president obama, medicare

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 09/17/2012

GOP lawmaker: ‘I don’t care what FactCheck says’

GOPer lashes out at fact-checking organization.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:08 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, mitt romney, apology, peter king, soledad o'brien, libya, attacks

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Kurtz: Romney gaffe coverage ‘overshadowed’ Benghazi tragedy

Kurtz: Media’s pounding on Romney went too far.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:32 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, president obama, benghazi, howard kurtz, cnn, reliable sources

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Is New York Times’ Sullivan a big liberal? Mediology, Sept. 11

“Fox & Friends” nullifies the war on women!

By Erik Wemple  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsbusters, breaitbart, cnn, media matters, war on women, gore vidal, new york times, margaret sullivan, clay waters, michael patrick leahy

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 08/29/2012

GOP convention nuts story: RNC and CNN issue terse statements

Why won’t GOP and CNN say something more on the nuts incident?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:39 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gop convention, gop 2012, nuts, cnn, david shuster, republican national committee

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Isaac’s path to irony: Putting Romney, GOP in spotlight?

Could the storm be pumping up attention to Romney?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:21 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnclive, mitt romney, spotlight, gop convention, republican convention, tampa, mew york times, miami herald, cnn, afp

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 08/27/2012

PolitiFact drubs CNN on Obama campaign fact-checking

Just how did CNN rate Obama ad ‘misleading’?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:42 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, politifact, obama ad, class sizes, mitt romney

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Sticking up for ‘gutless little twerp’

Piers Morgan takes criticism for calling Todd Akin a ‘gutless little twerp.’

By Erik Wemple  |  07:58 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn howard kurtz, 'gutless little twerp', lauren ashburn, piers morgan, todd akin

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Piers Morgan: Akin ‘a gutless little twerp’

Why you want a tabloid veteran running your talk show.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  piers morgan, cnn, todd akin, gutless little twerp, legitimate rape

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Dana Loesch: No defender of Todd Akin

Did the CNN contributor defend the “legitimate rape” congressman?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:05 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dana loesch, cnn, breitbart.com, u.s. marines, taliban, peeing, todd akin, legitimate rape, rush limbaugh, sandra fluke

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Why not make ‘Entertainment Tonight’ the official White House media organ?

Let’s just make ‘ET’ the official White House press organ.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:45 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stephanie cutter, president obama, jim acosta, cnn, state of the union, entertainment tonight, people magazine, nancy o'dell

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Media news derivatives: Aug. 17

A roundup of media stories for Aug. 17.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:08 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrea mitchell ben labolt, new york times, president obama, joe pompeo, capital, huffington post, fox news the five, cnn, msnbc

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 08/15/2012

CNN’s O’Brien, Sununu wring fun from Medicare

A document-heavy, wonky beatdown.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:21 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  soledad o'brien, cnn, john sununu, cbo, factcheck.org, paul ryan, mitt romney, president obama

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Lolo Jones gets no sympathy from USA Today scribe

New York Times piece on Jones: tough but fair.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jere longman, lolo jones, new york times, christine brennan, cnn howard kurtz reliable sources

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Vetting errors: ABC News and the rush to get it wrong

Journalism’s rush to get it wrong

By Erik Wemple  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brian ross abc news, supreme court, fox news, cnn, huffington post, national review online, cbssports.com, politico, daily news

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 07/23/2012

CNN host doesn’t want bio of Aurora suspect

Kurtz says he doesn’t want to know more about Aurora suspect.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:51 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  howard kurtz, cnn, aurora shooting, seung hui cho, virginia tech shootings, reliable sources

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Media news derivatives: July 19

A roundup of media stories for July 19.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:42 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike allen, libor, roll call, washington post, michael bloomberg, cnn, piers morgan, new york times co. guild, mathew ingram, sean hannity, george zimmerman

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 07/16/2012

What’s so corrupt about news tips?

Washington Postie decries “noxious” info-cycle.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:48 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington post, jennifer rubin, cnn, reliable sources, obama campaign, noxious cycle

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Which cable network shut down SCOTUSblog?

Either CNN or Fox stonewalled SCOTUSblog reporter: Which one?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:16 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tom goldstein, scotusblog, fox, cnn, supreme court healthcare ruling, aca

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 07/09/2012

CNN’s Howard Kurtz sort of delves into Joe Williams’s personal life

Is it an inevitability that personal life will be dissected.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:29 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, joe williams, howard kurtz, reliable sources, cnn

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Media news derivatives: July 9

A roundup of media stories for July 9

By Erik Wemple  |  08:52 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new york times, s.e. cupp, cnn, newspapers, david carr, msnbc, national journal

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Media news derivatives: June 29

A roundup of media stories for June 29

By Erik Wemple  |  09:55 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, cnn, bloomberg tv, bloomberg news, supreme court, huffington post, rupert murdoch, news corp., new york times, wall street journal

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/28/2012

CNN’s Supreme Court coverage: What’s all the fuss about

CNN gets many things right in Supreme Court coverage

By Erik Wemple  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, supreme court health care decision, mistakes, true, false, john king, wolf blitzer, kate bolduan

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 06/28/2012

CNN and Fox get it wrong on health-care ruling

Rushing for a faux scoop costs the networks some embarrassment.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:46 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, supreme court, healthcare decision, scotusblog

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Howard Kurtz abandons caution on heckler controversy

Howard Kurtz shows some opinion about the heckler.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:24 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  howard kurtz, cnn, neil munro, daily caller, matt lewis

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 06/11/2012

CNN, New York Times hammer Barbara Walters on Syria

ABC’s Barbara Walters gets hammered by CNN, New York Times.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:44 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barbara walters, cnn, columbia university, sheherazad jaafari, andrew tabler, new york times, syria, bashar al-assad

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Post commentator says presidential candidates’ bios are ‘irrelevant’

Blogger says look-backs on lives of presidential candidates are ‘irrelevant.’

By Erik Wemple  |  08:19 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jennifer rubin, reliable sources, cnn, washington post, barack obama, mitt romney

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Media news derivatives: June 4

A summary of media stories for June 4.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:15 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, candy crowley, bob micdonnell, new york times, christine haughney, david carr, the new republic, mark leibovich, good magazine, rem rieder, anthony bourdain, poynter institute

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Romney adviser matches wits with O’Brien

Romney escapes clutches of CNN’s O’Brien.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, soledad o'brien, barbara comstock, cnn

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Media news derivatives: May 21

A summary of media stories for May 21

By Erik Wemple  |  08:26 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack shafer, reuters, center for strategic and international studies, arnaud de borchgrave, new york times, sean hannity, david carr, cory booker, meet the press, candy crowley cnn, president obama