Erik Wemple: NBC news


Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Media hammered by ‘Daily Show’ on Hillary Clinton grandma double standard

Why ask about grandmothership vis-a-vis 2016 race? Well, why not?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Daily Show, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jon Stewart, NBC News

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Michael Isikoff leaving NBC News

Major Washington investigative reporter departs network news operation.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:55 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Isikoff, NBC News

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 11:50 AM ET, 04/03/2014

‘Today’ show’s Jenna Bush Hager lands interview with a former president

Scoop time on morning television.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George W. Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, NBC News, Today show

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s traveling press crew circa 1995: ‘fans’

Lots of positive coverage, at least from the Hillary Clinton camp’s POV.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:01 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Media, NBC News, Wall Street Journal

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Arizona bill: ‘Anti-gay’ or something softer?

Some media outlets describe the bill as allowing denial of services to gays but shy away from ‘anti-gay.’

By Erik Wemple  |  03:41 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anti-gay, Arizona, Associated Press, MSNBC, NBC News, New York Times, SB 1062

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 02/23/2014

David Gregory should have asked Susan Rice: Where was Hillary Clinton?

But where was the secretary of state?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:09 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, David Gregory, Meet the Press, NBC News, Susan Rice

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 02/05/2014

NBC News brings Russian hacking into relief

Experiment in hacking vulnerability fetches immediate results.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:14 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hackers, hacking, NBC News, russia, Sochi

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly denounces Internet as a ‘headline service’

Cable TV rules!

By Erik Wemple  |  09:05 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Internet, NBC News, Tom Brokaw

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Critic: Networks overplayed Boston Marathon bombings

How do you over-cover an event like that?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Andrew Tyndall, Boston marathon bombings, CBS News, NBC News

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 08:18 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Sarah Palin on ‘Today’: Obamacare is ‘socialized medicine’

There has to be a way to deal with guests who spout such nonsense.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:18 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC News, Sarah Palin, socialized medicine, Today

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 10/22/2013

NBC News and Obamacare: Clarification Tribunal

A reasonable use of the most overused italicized word in journalism?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:04 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  healthcare.gov, kathleen sebelius, NBC News, Obamacare

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Fox News has utterly lost it on Obamacare

In attacking legislation that it doesn’t like, Fox News is now attacking NBC News’s health-care Q and A.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:40 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Gretchen Carlson, NBC News, Obamacare

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Fox News wonders: Is NBC News promoting Obamacare?

When news-you-can-use comes under attack, you know you’re living in extreme times.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, NBC News, Obamacare

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 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 08:46 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Chuck Todd: Hillary Clinton series 'total nightmare for NBC News'

Second straight day in which someone on "Morning Joe" takes a shot at his employer.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Todd, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joe Scarborough, MSNBC, NBC News

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Fox News analyst: NBC News 'on the hook' in Zimmerman lawsuit

Outlet will have to pay out big time over mis-editing of police dispatch tape, commentators argue.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:26 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, George Zimmerman, NBC News

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 07/16/2013

NBC expected Zimmerman trial to hinge on race

In filing, company said that evidence of 'racial animus' from the criminal trial would be an issue in defamation case.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:28 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defamation, George Zimmerman, NBC News, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 07/14/2013

Zimmerman lawyer to move 'asap' against NBC News

Case was on hold during George Zimmerman's criminal trial.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defamation, George Zimmerman, NBC News

Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 06/23/2013

David Gregory whiffs on Greenwald question

"Meet the Press" host asks a loaded question of Guardian journalist.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:09 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Gregory, Glenn Greenwald, Guardian, NBC News

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 06/21/2013

Tom Brokaw slights 24/7 news, Chris Matthews

Network news legend says that these days, important work isn't getting done.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:53 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Matthews, Daily Show, John Oliver, MSNBC, NBC News, Tom Brokaw, Watergate

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Gosnell coverage linchpin: Network TV news

The Gosnell media critique would be nowhere without the much-talked-about network "blackout."

By Erik Wemple  |  02:42 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, TV networks

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 03/07/2013

NBC's Zimmerman response: Other media outlets highlighted race

NBC News cites other outlets who abridged the 911 call in the Trayvon Martin case.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:50 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, NBC News

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly's problem with NBC News

When NBC News does something wrong, Bill O'Reilly hammers it. When NBC News does something right, Bill O'Reilly hammers it.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:35 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, NBC News

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/01/2013

NBC News chief Steve Capus leaving network

NBC News's president, Steve Capus, is leaving his job. Details to come.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC News, Steve Capus

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Hannity compares 'heckling' case to Zimmerman tape edits

Following MSNBC's treatment of the Neil Heslin non-heckling incident, critics of NBC News and MSNBC are connecting some dots.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC, NBC News, Newtown

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 01/16/2013

NBC's Andrea Mitchell botches slam on NRA ad

Andrea Mitchell says the president's kids have been off-limits for decades. And just what does that have to do with the NRA's latest Web ad?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:35 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, NRA

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 01/11/2013

District won't prosecute David Gregory for waving illegal gun clip on air

District attorney general cites Gregory's clean criminal record, low threat to D.C. public safety.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:35 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Gregory, NBC News

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Hillary Clinton's health: How to properly express skepticism about official accounts

No speculation. No politics. All science.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:02 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, NBC News

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 12/26/2012

NBC News and David Gregory: A legal problem or a journalism problem?

Or does the "Meet the Press" host have a journalistic problem?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:04 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, NBC News, Wayne LaPierre

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Newtown: NBC News's Pete Williams explains Ryan-Adam mixup

Pete Williams of NBC News says that his report on Ryan Lanza rested on multiple sources. It turned out to be wrong anyway.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC News, Newtown, Pete Williams

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Rice 'blameless'? No and yes

Susan Rice is asked whether she was 'blameless' in the controversy over her remarks on the Sunday shows regarding Benghazi. She says, yeah, more or less blameless.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:23 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Williams, NBC News, Secretary of State, Susan Rice

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Susan Rice, really the victim of conservative media?

So Chuck Todd says that Susan Rice was the victim of insufficient PR staff, the conservative media and other forces. Hmmm.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:05 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Chuck Todd, NBC News, Susan Rice, Washington Post

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 12/11/2012

NBC News on George Zimmerman: A big mistake or intentional thrashing?

Critics contend that NBC News intentionally maligned George Zimmerman regarding the Trayvon Martin case. NBC says it did no such thing.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:31 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, NBC News, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Will George Zimmerman regret Hannity interview?

George Zimmerman appeared for an extensive interview on Fox News's "Hannity." Will that appearance undermine the prospects of his defamation suit against NBC Universal?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:18 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, NBC News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Why didn't NBC News apologize to George Zimmerman?

NBC News apologized to its viewers for mis-editing the 911 audiotape central to the Trayvon Martin case. But it never apologized directly to George Zimmerman. Why not?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, NBC News, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Can George Zimmerman prevail against NBC?

He should have little trouble proving the network broadcast false and defamatory material about him, but it will be tougher to prove damages from NBC's treatment.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:30 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, NBC News, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 12/06/2012

George Zimmerman sues NBC over Trayvon Martin reports

George Zimmerman is suing NBC for having mangled various reports on his pursuit of Trayvon Martin.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:17 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, james beasley, NBC News, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 10:11 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Twitter jumps the gun on Mass. Senate race

Twitter gets ahead of itself on Massachusetts’s Senate race.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:11 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc news elizabeth warren senate, nbc news twitter warren, nbc news twitter warren winner

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 10/10/2012

NBC, stop asking campaigns to adjust behavior

Why is the head of NBC News asking journos to lobby campaigns?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:09 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc news steve capus broadcast material, steve capus political advertising, nbc news capus advertising, nbc advertising political

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 10/02/2012

BriWi sends chocolates

Brian Williams sends chocolates; should I chow down on them?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:56 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brian williams, chocolates, nbc news, rock center with brian williams, promotions

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Stop the 9/11 anniversary tyranny

NBC News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal — did they do 9/11 right?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:24 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC news, kris jenner, new york times, wall street journal, anniversary

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Stop the whining, political reporters

To political reporters: If you don’t like the race, quit.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:40 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  political reporters, politico, dylan byers, maggie haberman, chuck todd, nbc news, mark leibovich

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Hannity tells Akin he’s ruining everything

Hannity to Akin: You’re ruining everything.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:47 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, todd akin, st. louis, fox2now, nbc news, mitt romney

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 08/14/2012

NBC News: Andrea Mitchell’s remarks on Ryan taken out of context

Andrea Mitchell, rounding the Republican ‘base.’

By Erik Wemple  |  06:26 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrea mitchell, nbc news, mitt romney, paul ryan, base, women voters

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 08/14/2012

NBC’s Todd: Why we chase the VP story

NBC’s Chuck Todd on his ‘heart-attack’ moment.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:23 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc news, chuck todd, paul ryan, ryan lizza, new yorker

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Libor, still underappreciated

The Libor scandal, still in search of respectability

By Erik Wemple  |  03:49 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  libor, abc, london, fda, nbc, abc news, nbc news, diane sawyer, kerry kennedy, olypmics

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 03/31/2012

NBC to do ‘internal investigation’ on Zimmerman segment

Did NBC wrong George Zimmerman?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:40 PM ET, 03/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc news, george zimmerman, internal investigation, dispatcher, he looks black