Erik Wemple: Obama


Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 04/23/2014

HuffPost Live host: When can we stop reporting on Donald Trump comments?

Hmmm, I wonder!

By Erik Wemple  |  05:44 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Trump, huffington post, President Obama

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Megyn Kelly: Fox News is ‘only place people can go right now for fair and balanced news’

In defending Fox News, she utters something self-contradictory.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:18 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fact check, Fox News, Medicaid, Megyn Kelly, Pinocchios, President Obama, Washington Post

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Fox Newser on Obamacare: White House is ‘straight up lying about these numbers’

And other critiques of Obamacare, from the best in that business.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:04 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  enrollees, Fox News, HHS, Jesse Watters, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Sharyl Attkisson paints CBS News as a bunch of cowards

But she doesn’t say who hacked her computers!

By Erik Wemple  |  02:18 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, Chris Stigall, Obama, President Obama, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/12/2014

MSNBC host Ed Schultz botches defiant Obamacare enrollment prediction

Number reaches 4.2 million by March 1, 800,000 short of his projected figure.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/12/2014

New York Post plays up President Obama, pink

Juxtaposition just too delicious for a tab.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gap, New York Post, President Obama

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Fox News completes demographic coup for Obamacare

If President Obama does something hip and cheeky, Fox News is certain to swarm.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:59 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, President Obama, Zach Galifianakas

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Tour rips President Obama for stressing ‘personal responsibility’

Another ‘Cyclist’ hitting from the left

By Erik Wemple  |  06:31 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC, My brother's keeper, President Obama, Race, Toure, youth

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly is NOT taking credit for White House youth initiative

No, he just ‘chided’ the president about doing more on the issue of black youth.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, President Obama My Brother's Keeper

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly calls on Panetta to testify (again) on Benghazi

As an ‘American,’ mind you -- not as a ‘broadcaster’

By Erik Wemple  |  10:07 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, President Obama

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 02/14/2014

The Hill punctures Politico Magazine story on Obama-Sebelius meetings

Two publications reach different conclusions on President Obama’s meetings with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:48 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, Peter Schweizer, Politico, Politico Magazine, President Obama, The Hill

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Barkley interview clip proves President Obama can talk sports with the best of them (Zzzzz)

Obama says that LeBron James “has a chance to be as good as anybody.“

By Erik Wemple  |  03:05 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Barkley, LeBron James, NBA All-Star game, President Obama, TNT

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Obama’s ‘transparency’ claim takes a hit in press-freedom rankings

A drop in press freedoms, according to a watchdog group.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jill Abramson, New York Times, President Obama, Reporters without Borders, Transparency, White House

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 02/10/2014

ABC News’s ‘This Week’ relied on conservative super PAC for polling data

Is it okay for a news program to cite polling sponsored by a partisan group?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:00 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, David Plouffe, Jonathan Karl, President Obama

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Glenn Greenwald and the U.S. ‘assassination’ program

A disagreement on anti-terrorism terminology.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:06 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drone strikes, First Look Media, Glenn Greenwald, Guardian, New York Times, President Obama, Washington Post

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly and the glory of ideological media

Don’t like the O’Reilly interview? What would you prefer?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:37 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, MSNBC, President Obama

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly schooled by President Obama on vouchers

Fox News host encountered a bit of static over his support for vouchers and gave up.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:26 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Louis Farrakhan, President Obama, vouchers

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 02/02/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly aces Obama interview

O’Reilly pulls out the I’m-a-taxpayer line on Obamacare, to excellent effect.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:21 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, IRS, kathleen sebelius, President Obama

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 12:28 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Fox News tackles gender pay equity!

Host references a ‘little special handout’ for women.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alan Colmes, Fox News, President Obama, State of the Union, Tucker Carlson

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/29/2014

State of the Union 2014: MSNBC, Fox News watched entirely different speeches

On one network, the speech was ‘masterful’; on another, ‘oversold’

By Erik Wemple  |  10:45 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Sharpton, Charles Krauthammer, Chris Matthews, Fox News, george will, MSNBC, President Obama, State of the Union

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Fox News slams President Obama for anti-conservative complaint

Segment feels like a fact-check. Mostly true!

By Erik Wemple  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Jon Scott, Judith Miller, Kirsten Powers, President Obama

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 01/23/2014

A question for Bill O’Reilly’s interview with President Obama

Three years ago, President Obama made a dubious claim to Bill O’Reilly. Will the Fox News host confront him?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:54 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Affordable Care Act, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Benghazi: More ‘stand down’ fallout for Fox News

Senate Intelligence committee delivers more cold water for Oct. 2012 “scoop.“

By Erik Wemple  |  03:25 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, Gabriel Sherman, President Obama, Roger Ailes, Senate Intelligence committee, stand down

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Fox News’s anti-Obama video, revisited in new Roger Ailes book

A biography of Roger Ailes reopens an old question about an four-minute video that aired on “Fox & Friends.”

By Erik Wemple  |  08:55 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Fox News, Roger Ailes

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 12/11/2013

AP staffer bemoans ‘Obama’s Orwellian Image Control’

Says ‘information-savvy citizens’ should look at where their content is coming from.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:05 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, President Obama, Ron Fournier, Santiago Lyon, White House

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Politico Magazine pushes reportorial envelope on Obamacare

What good is a White House schedule, anyhow?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:10 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HHS, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, Politico, Politico Magazine, President Obama

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Fox News, advocate for the uninsured

The network shows concern about people who may end up without a health safety net come January.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:13 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Wallace, Ezekiel Emanuel, Fox News, health insurance, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Jon Stewart of ‘The Daily Show’ skewers media’s HealthCare.gov-Katrina comparisons

HealthCare.gov vs. Katrina: The showdown.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:31 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George W. Bush, Hurricane Katrina, Jon Stewart, President Obama

Posted at 08:27 PM ET, 10/30/2013

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz scolds ‘mainstream media’ for tilted Obamacare coverage

Host sees a slam on news outlets in the remarks of the president.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:27 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 10/16/2013

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough does it again: Repeats Obamacare ‘exemption’ falsehood

How many times does this guy want to do this?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:07 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Scarborough, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly rips ABC News and CNN for inadequate coverage of military

Other outlets’ coverage of military death benefits comes in for a shellacking on Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:56 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bernard Goldberg, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, President Obama

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Rush Limbaugh fan disses Obamacare

Sarah Braun of Norwalk, Iowa, looks like a logical fan of Obamacare. She’s not.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, President Obama, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Off-the-record White House meeting: What does it mean?

Can you acknowledge the mere existence of an off-the-record session with the president?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:57 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, White House

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Obama’s off-the-record meeting with journos: Where’s the ‘honor’?

How much of an honor is it to get spun?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:19 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Krauthammer, Paul Gigot, President Obama, Robert Costa

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 10/08/2013

At Obama’s press conference, where’s the accountability?

Yes, a preoccupation with the shutdown-debt limit is understandable. But don’t let the boss get away without addressing problems with his signature issue.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:41 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, government shutdown, huffington post, Obamacare, President Obama, press conference

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 10/08/2013

GOP congressman rips MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell

Obamacare equality is a big rhetorical point on cable news these days.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:39 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama, sean duffy

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 10/08/2013

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough repeats Congress-Obamacare-exemption falsehood

The temptations of this proven falsehood prove too much for “Morning Joe” principal.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:51 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  huffington post, Joe Scarborough, Morning Joe, Obamacare, President Obama, Sen. Claire McCaskill

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 10/07/2013

‘Fox & Friends’ fails on Obama-Muslim museum connection: No surprise here

‘Fox & Friends’ host says it ‘won’t happen again.’ Okay, but something similarly atrocious probably will.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:24 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anna kooiman, Fox & Friends, Fox News, government shutdown, President Obama

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 09/24/2013

MSNBC host says Republicans sacrifice national health for political gain

Those who die from bad health care, says Krystal Ball, will have served the goal of harming President Obama.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:09 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, Krystal Ball, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama, Republicans

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 09/11/2013

CBS News’s Attkisson: Gov’t won’t cough up Benghazi documents

Why so stingy on the Benghazi records, Obama administration?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:22 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Obama administration, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly predicts doom for Obama: Deja vu!

He may not recover! This is big trouble for the president!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, President Obama

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 09/10/2013

NYT, WaPo, HuffPost, others sink big effort into whip counts

New York Times, strict on leaning.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:34 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Times, Obama, syria, Washington Post

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Poll: Syria eclipses other issues for media consumers

But we don't know how it ranks vis-a-vis twerking.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:42 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bashar al-assad, Miley Cyrus, Pew Center, President Obama, syria, Twerking

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 07/20/2013

Should the Justice Department drop its subpoena of James Risen?

Justice Department guidelines insist that testimony from journalists be essential to the case at hand. Does James Risen's case meet that standard?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:54 PM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, James Risen, Justice Department, President Obama, Ted Boutrous

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Obama race talk: Chuck Todd blasts 'some portions of cable news' (not MSNBC)

To what could he possibly have been referring?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:29 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Todd, George Zimmerman, MSNBC, President Obama, Race, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Obama, terrorists and Tea Partyers: Fantasy version

A "quote" from President Obama turns out to be too good to be true.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:03 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, tea party, terrorism

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Fox News, give Sarah Palin some light!

Contributor contributes from the shadows in recent interview.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:03 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, President Obama, Sarah Palin

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 06/26/2013

MSNBC airs call from President Obama to Prop 8 plaintiffs

A huddle forms as the president says, "We're proud of you guys."

By Erik Wemple  |  11:40 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Prop 8, Supreme Court decision

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 06/22/2013

Obama birthplace mistake: Yahoo! News declines comment

This is one mistake that Yahoo! News needs to explain.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:51 AM ET, 06/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  birthers, Kenya, President Obama, Yahoo

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Geraldo Rivera's hilarious take on Michael Hastings

Just who took down Stanley McChrystal?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:24 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Michael Hastings, President Obama, Rolling Stone

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 06/07/2013

President Obama: 'I don't welcome leaks'

President Obama places trust in professionals running data-mining operations in the U.S. government, expresses an obvious distaste for leaks.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:46 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leak investigations, President Obama

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Fox News's Andrea Tantaros calls Erik Wemple Blog a "little dweeb"

But she was just kidding.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:59 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Tantaros, Fox News, President Obama

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Where's the transparency, Holder?

Years ago, President Obama promised that agencies would conduct regulatory business in the light of day. Perhaps these Justice Department-media meetings are just an exception.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:33 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, President Obama, Transparency

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 06:25 PM ET, 05/28/2013

MSNBC's Axelrod smacks down Obama critiques

Former Obama campaign guy speaks to the "larger" issues of interest to Americans.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:25 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Axelrod, MSNBC, Obama administration

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Obama will be worse than Nixon on press freedom: Former NYT lawyer

Former lawyer for the New York Times says that the president wants to "criminalize the reporting of national security information."

By Erik Wemple  |  11:42 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leak investigations, New York Times, President Nixon, President Obama

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 05/20/2013

The REAL problem with ABC News's Benghazi story

And it has nothing to do with the summarized e-mails.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:45 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Benghazi, Obama administration, President Obama

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Fox News's Chris Wallace picks over carcass of Benghazi issue

What was Obama doing on the night of Benghazi? That's perhaps the issue's last frontier.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:12 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, President Obama

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 05:56 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Fox Newsers nominate themselves for Benghazi awards

Surely Fox News has done a lot of reporting on Benghazi. Does that mean it deserves some big award?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:56 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, President Obama

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Benghazi: What keeps this story alive?

So what keeps the story alive for the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:03 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, CBS News, President Obama

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Boston Globe scores interview with Obama elbower

Media descended on guy who elbowed the president in a basketball game. "I left," he tells the Boston Globe.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:28 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  basketball, President Obama

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 08:00 AM ET, 03/27/2013

Hannity: Obama 'living larger than anybody I've ever seen'

Bored? Watch Austan Goolsbee and Sean Hannity go at it. They mix well.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Austan Goolsbee, President Obama, Sean Hannity

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Fox News's Karl Rove won't let go of election night

Why is he so eager to summon memories of a bad evening for him?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:55 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election Night, Fox News, Karl Rove, President Obama

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly raises specter of American 'depression'

Had enough of Bill O'Reilly on federal spending? Then don't tune in this week.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:56 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, President Obama

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Are Fox News's Bolling, Hannity volunteering their 'fair share'?

Fox personalities offer to defray the cost of government services.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:25 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Bolling, President Obama, Sean Hannity

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

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly: Relevance via screaming?

When Bill O'Reilly shouts, people link.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:13 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, President Obama

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 02/25/2013

MSNBC's Gibbs: Breaking news

Why did MSNBC/NBC bring on Robert Gibbs? News.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:50 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, President Obama, Robert Gibbs

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Obama: Eject media so we can take questions

What happened to the most transparent administration ever?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:08 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Transparency, White House press corps

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Maddow: Citizens and press corps not in step

Rachel Maddow sees gulf between interests of regular folks and the interests of the White House press corps.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:09 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 11:43 PM ET, 02/12/2013

State of the Union: President Obama pledges counterterrorism transparency.

"Even more transparent" with the public on counterterrorism policy?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:43 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, President Obama, State of the Union

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Obama, Panetta and Benghazi: No big deal?

President Obama didn't have much direct communication with his defense secretary throughout the long night of the Benghazi attack. Should the media care?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:48 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, Leon Panetta, President Obama

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Clinton's concussion, Obama's skeet shooting and the limits of skepticism

Let there be no mistake: If the president says he did something sometime under some circumstance, the media expect photos.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:30 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, President Obama

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 02/01/2013

New Republic scores with gun question

A lesson from the New Republic's interview with President Obama: Simple questions make news.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:08 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Republic, President Obama

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Kroft on Obama-Clinton interview: 30 minutes not enough!

Steve Kroft says that 30 minutes didn't afford him time to get into sufficient detail with President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, President Obama, Steve Kroft

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Bill O'Reilly predicts unproductive second term for Obama

What did the Fox News host predict about the first one?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:48 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Inaugural, President Obama

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Inauguration 2013: A media challenge -- what did Boehner say?

Just what did John Boehner say privately at the inaugural lunch?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:55 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Boehner, Michelle Obama, President Obama

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Inauguration 2013: New York Times tries to read president and first lady

It attempts to calibrate how the first couple has changed over the past four years. Not so much?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:57 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama, New York Times, President Obama

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Inauguration 2013: Fox News's takeaway from Obama speech

Fox News shows its way with headlines in summing up the president's second inaugural address.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:26 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, President Obama

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 01/21/2013

An Obama second term defies O'Reilly book

Ace political commentator, in "Pinheads and Patriots," saw numerous reasons why the president would be a private citizen these days.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:35 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, President Obama

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 01/21/2013

Fox News plays victim

Fox News wonders why Fox News doesn't get more questions at presidential press conferences. Conclusion: It's because Fox News is too tough.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:28 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, President Obama

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 01/14/2013

President Obama credits power of conservative media

President Obama delivers a nice compliment to the conservative media.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:24 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breitbart.com, conservative media, Daily Caller, President Obama, Washington Examiner

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Tapper: Columbine inspired question to Obama

Jake Tapper asks President Obama a question: "Where have you been" on gun control?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:42 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, gun control, Jake Tapper, President Obama

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 11/16/2012

O’Reilly, Kelly examine Philadelphia support for Obama

O’Reilly wonders why no Romney voters in certain Philly neighborhoods.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:54 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  o'reilly kelly obama philadelphia, o'reilly black vote obama, o'reilly romney kelly philadelphia black vote, o'reilly obama african-american vote

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 11/15/2012

O’Reilly criticizes Obama presser

O’Reilly understates lameness of Obama press conference.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:52 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama press conference, obama press conference dull, obama press conference o'reilly, obama press conference ed henry, obama press conference o'reilly

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Obama news conference: Why didn’t Fox News cite its Benghazi exclusives?

Why didn’t Fox News cite its exclusives in presidential news conference?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:35 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi press conference obama, obama benghazi press conference, obama press conference benghazi, obama press conference fox news benghazi

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Karl Rove: Obama succeeded by ‘suppressing the vote’

Rove charges Obama succeeded by suppressing the vote

By Erik Wemple  |  02:59 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  karl rove obama, karl rove suppressing the vote, karl rove obama romney, karl rove romney vote

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Karl Rove, read Nate Silver

Memo to Karl Rove: Read Nate Silver’s archive.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:38 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  karl rove data, karl rove wall street journal, karl rove president obama, karl rove obama, karl rove romney momentum, karl rove election

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Bloomberg Businessweek captures Washington

With cover image, magazine captures divided government.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs | Tags:  bloomberg businessweek obama romney, bloomberg businessweek obama aging, bloomberg businessweek gridlock, bloomberg businessweek obama cover, businessweek obama cover

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Fact-checking makes voters ‘harder to fool’?

Should fact-checkers be stopping politicians from lying?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:56 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fact checking effectiveness, fact checking politicians lies, fact checking obama romney, fact checking lies

Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Fox News disputes its own Ohio call

Karl Rove mutinies over Ohio vote count.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:25 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox news karl rove ohio, fox news karl rove ohio obama romney, fox news ohio vote totals romney, fox news karl rove

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Fox News’s Benghazi coverage: Van Susteren says Obama administration excludes Fox

Van Susteren says Obama administration stiff-arming Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:08 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news greta van susteren, fox news briefings, fox news cia briefing, fox news state department briefing, fox news beghazi, fox news libya, fox news obama

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 11/05/2012

A CBS News Obama-Libya scandal? Certainly.

A CBS scandal on Obama and Libya? Absolutely.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:50 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cbs news obama libya, cbs news benghazi libya kroft, cbs news obama kroft romney

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Benghazi timeline challenges Fox News story

Two story lines emerge.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi, fox news benghazi cia, fox news cia benghi obama, fox news timline benghazi

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Facebook admits error in censoring anti-Obama message

But three to four mistakes show it wasn’t just a goof.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  facebook anti-obama message, facebook sos benghazi, facebook obama seals, facebook benghazi larry ward, facebook censorship

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 10/26/2012

‘Obama told a whopper,’ fact-checker quotes Woodward

Fact-check KO’s Obama on sequester claim.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:54 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama whopper sequester, obama sequestration whopper, obama debate congress sequester, obama sequestration whopper woodward, obama woodward sequestration

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Palin absurdity: ‘Nothing remotely racist’ in Obama comment

Sarah Palin lashes out at those alleging racism in her recent Facebook post.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin shuck and jive, palin shuck and jive, palin shuck and jive obama, palin obama shuck and jive, palin libya shuck and jive, palin benghazi shuck and jive

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Palin accuses president of ‘shuck and jive’ on Libya

She criticizes his statements on Libya with a racially loaded phrase.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:04 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin obama shuck and jive, palin shuck and jive, sarah palin fox news shuck and jive, palin obama shuck and jive libya

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Obama campaign and Des Moines Register: A form of quote approval

Obama campaign and the Des Moines Register: A form of quote approval.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:08 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama campaign des moines register, obama campaign off the record des moines register, obama interview des moines register, obama campaign des moines, obama

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Sarah Palin calls for thorough fact-checking — of Obama

Palin wants to expose lies. Of President Obama.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:32 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential debate obama romney fact check, fact check debate, palin fact-check, fox news palin debate, presidential debate palin fox news

Posted at 10:39 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Presidential debate: Romney and fact-checkers continue mud-wrestling over ‘apology tour’

The mud-wrestling match between Romney and the fact-checkers over ‘apology’

By Erik Wemple  |  10:39 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, president obama apology tour, romney apology tour, romney apology, romney obama apology, apology tour obama fact check, fact check obama romney apology

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Drudge features a bowing Obama

Drudge Report aggregates Obama bows

By Erik Wemple  |  04:49 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drudge report obama bowing, drudge report obama foreign policy, drudge obama apology, drudge obama foreign policy drudge obama libya

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 10/22/2012

RNC, DNC clash on Fox News over Libya

How extensively can RNC and DNC spokesmen interrupt each other?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:53 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnc dnc sean spicer brad woodhouse, benghazi, obama romney, fox news clash libya, fox news benghazi obama, fox news benghazi

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Stewart whiffs on Libya question

Stewart’s Libya question fails.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:58 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jon stewart obama libya, jon stewart obama media, jon steart libya benghazi, benghazi stewart obama

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Fox News panel EXPLODES over Libya

Fox News goes deep, deep on Obama’s ‘act of terror’ contention.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:32 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news megyn kelly libya, libya fox news kelly obama, benghazi fox news obama, benghazi fox news libya rose garden, susan rice fox news libya benghazi

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 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 11:37 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Presidential debate: Libya questioner says Obama didn’t answer

Crowley could have gone activist on Obama’s Libya-security response.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:37 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kerry ladka obama libya, obama libya security question, obama libya debate, presidential debate obama libya security, libya debate obama security

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Presidential debate: Did conservative media hurt Romney on Libya?

Did conservative media betray the Republican on Libya?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:00 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Forecasts | Tags:  romney libya obama debate, romney crowley debate, romney crowley benghazi debate

Posted at 10:31 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Presidential debate: Crowley channels the spirit of Jim Lehrer

Romney and Obama duke it out, free of journalistic intrusion

By Erik Wemple  |  10:31 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  crowley debate moderator, crowley obama romney clash, crowley lehrer debate, obama romney energy policy clash

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Presidential debate: Drone question, please!

A drone question, please?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:44 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drones debates, obama romney drones debates, crowley drones debates, crowley greenwald drones obama romney, crowley drones, crowley drone question debate

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Media tend to cite Obama-favoring profs, the Hill reports

The Hill looks deeper at the professors who are quoted in news stories.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:09 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama donor professors the hill, obama donor professors, obama professors donors the hill, obama favoring professors, liberal media, media bias, presidential campaign media bias

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 03:45 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Fact-checkers won’t assist Team Obama’s argument

Fact checks aren’t investigating an Obama claim against Romney.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:45 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fact checking romney, fact checking obama, factcheck.org, politifact, washington post fact-checker, glenn kessler, bill adair, brooks jackson, fact check tax cut

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Fox News’ apples and oranges: Mediology

Fox News overreaches on the question of partisan lies.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news lies, fox news joe wilson you lie, fox news obama lies romney lies, obama lies, romney lies, fox news obama romney

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Pew poll: Were the pundits wrong about the debates?

Pew results suggest that voters are influenced by debates. Crisis for pundits?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:50 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney pew poll, mitt romney pundits debates influence voters, peww poll obama, pew poll debate influence

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Stifle it, Andrea Mitchell

NBC complains about Obama campaign’s fair play.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:22 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrea mitchell obama campaign, ad, mitchell nbc ad obama, andrea mitchell ad romney, msnbc ad obama fact-checking

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Why can’t the Washington Times tell the truth about Romney?

Why can’t the Romney win make the Washington Times front page?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:41 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington times headline, washington times romney obama debate, washington times debate, debate washington times, washington times romney obama debate

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Obama camp blaming media

Now the Obama campaign dabbles in media-blaming

By Erik Wemple  |  05:38 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama debate, barack obama media, media narrative romney debate win, romney debate narrative, media bias romney, media bias obama

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 11:06 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Jim Lehrer: A stand-in for American dissatisfaction with media

Moderator Jim Lehrer gets skewered by observers.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:06 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jim lehrer, presidential debates, fail, mitt romney, president barack obama, jim lehrer debate, jim lehrer presidential debate, jim lehrer moderator, jim lehrer moderator debate

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Conservative media, making MSM look brilliant

MSM should thank conservative media for the good PR.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:36 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington examiner, breitbart.com, daily caller, hampton university, president obama, mainstream media vetting, obama vetting daily caller, derrick bell

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/03/2012

AP stands by its 2007 Obama speech story

Did the Associated Press blow it in 2007 in covering Obama’s Hampton speech?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, tucker carlson, sean hannity, obama video, obama race video, hampton university, fox news daily caller video, hannity video obama

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Obama campaign: Video is ‘wrong’ and ‘irresponsible’

What’s so ‘wrong’ and ‘irresponsible’ about Obama video?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama video, obama video race, obama video race hampton university, daily caller fox news obama video, fox news video obama carlson, daily caller obama race

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Fox News exposes itself

Look in the mirror, Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:53 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, hannity, daily caller, president obama, barack obama, hampton university, speech, fox news hammity obama speech, fox news obama race speech

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Fox News’s Andrea Tantaros: How many people need to die before media gets tough?

Andrea Tantaros says a single conglomerate dominates U.S. newspapers.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrea tantaros, fox news, bob beckel, president obama, libya, benghazi

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Daily Show satirizes Obama’s Libya comments

Jon Stewart takes aim at administration’s Libya accounting.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:11 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jon stewart, benghazi, obama administration, terrorist attack, anti-muslim video, susan rice, president obama

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 09/28/2012

RNC issues e-mail blast for story critical of RNC

Why did GOP e-mail blast ABC story?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:01 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, john kerry, abc news, jake tapper, republican national committee, GOP, kirsten kukowski, benghazi

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Are Obama’s reporters as feisty as Romney’s?

The media sift through the contradictions in the aftermath of the Libya attack.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, president obama, benghazi, libya, intelligence, al qaeda, terrorism

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Hannity praises Woodward book, bashes media, doesn’t notice contradiction

Hannity says he loved Woodward’s book.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, bob woodward, price of politics, president obama, national debt, white house, lying, benghazi

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/20/2012

NBC News and Obama redistribution video: Trust but verify

NBC News, not accepting human authentication

By Erik Wemple  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, CBS, ABC, fareed zakaria, president obama, redistribution, washington post, drudge report, slow, authentication, video

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 09/20/2012

‘Fox & Friends’ botches something else

Fox News should have killed ‘Fox & Friends’ by now.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:43 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox & Friends, fox news, japan, president obama, pirate

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Hannity hammers Obama on debt

Sean Hannity doesn’t need conservative guests.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:45 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, sean hannity, national debt, fox news, bernard whitman, kerry picket

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Obama on Letterman: President avoids debt number

Letterman wonders what the national debt figure is; Obama whiffs.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:16 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david letterman, president obama, barack obama, national debt, republican national convention

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 02:15 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Romney and Obama: Open your fundraisers

Why are politicians keeping the media out of big-money fundraisers?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:15 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, president obama, video, mother jones, ari shapiro, washington post, new york times

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/17/2012

‘Fox & Friends’ misfires on interview

‘Fox & Friends,’ embarrassed again.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox & friends, gretchen calrson, max rice, barack obama

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 04:10 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Bill Bennett proposes new fact-checking, media-bashing formula

Speakers hammer media as conservatives gather in Washington

By Erik Wemple  |  04:10 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill bennett, michele bachmann, values voter summit, mitt romney, president obama, bill bennett

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Scarborough: Romney didn’t ‘allow’ immediate accountability coverage

Romney apparently got in the way in the aftermath of embassy attacks.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  joe scarborough, morning joe, mitt romney, president obama, libya attacks, egypt

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Obama-rooting reporters?

May reporters discuss questions before a press conference?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  white house, michelle malkin, mitt romney, president obama, julie mason, npr, cbs, mitt romney, libya jan crawford, ari shapiro

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Fact-checkers say no to Romney ‘apology’ claims

Obama isn’t apologizing for America.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:04 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact, factcheck.org, mitt romney, president obama, egypt libya

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 09/11/2012

‘Fox & Friends’ to correct themselves

How do you correct a bogus ‘Fox & Friends’ graphic?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:46 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox & friends, david folkenflik, president obama, unemployment rates, real unemployment, steve doocy.

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Obama, Biden provide grist for fact-checkers

Biden, Obama slipped up on a few facts, checkers say.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:13 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, joe biden, fact checkers, auto recovery, debt, glenn kessler, factcheck.org, politifact.com

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Fact-checking: Fox looks at Michelle Obama’s ‘us-them’

Fox News, your creative fact checker

By Erik Wemple  |  04:10 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, fact checking, shannon break, barack omana, politifact, factcheck.org, first lady, michelle obama, bipartisanship

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Michelle Obama’s speech: Media agrees with ‘passionate’ prediction

Obama campaign aide solidifies cred with ‘passionate’ prediction.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michelle obama, first lady, speech, democratic national convention, passionate, jen psaki

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Bill O’Reilly issues nonpartisan expression of partisanship

Bill O’Reilly, neutral guy.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, bill o'reilly, o'reilly factor, democratic party, republican party, president obama

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 07:02 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Hannity on Akin: Stop the double-standard talk!

Dear Hannity: Akin is a bad example.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, barack obama, sean hannity, ann coulter, missouri

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Obama White House manipulating local reporters? Mediology Aug. 22

What’s going down in the ideologically driven media world?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:45 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsbusters, breitbart.com, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, media matters for america, robin roberts, abc news, larry conners, president obama, matthew sheffield

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Hannity rocks Akin interview: Mediology, Aug. 21

Hannity kills Akin interview, plus other Mediological topics.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:07 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, sean hannity, fox news, karl rove, american crossroads, fairness and accuracy in reporting, washington post, president obama press briefing, nancy cordes

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 12:30 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Touré and MSNBC — cheating viewers

MSNBC starts a controversy, then backs out in 12 seconds.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  toure, mitt romney, president obama, niggerization, nbc, msnbc, the cycle

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/17/2012

MSNBC’s Touré apologizes for ‘niggerization’ remark

MSNBC commentator says he’s sorry for calling Romney’s Obama references “niggerization”.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  toure, apolozizes, niggerization, mitt romney, barack obama

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 01:40 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Obama blames media

Sorry, Mr. President, but don’t hang this one on the media.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  joe biden, president obama, chains, mitt romney, entertainment tonight

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Obamas, ET: All smiles!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:40 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, mitt romney, entertainment tonight, vice president joe biden, chains

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 07:31 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Palin: Media suppressing Obama truths

Palin makes appearance on Fox News, Palin complains about the media.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:31 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin, greta van susteren, media, barack obama, pew research center's project for excellence in journalism, barack obama, mitt romney

Posted at 08:39 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Fox News anchor on ‘intolerance day’

Shepard Smith, with another pro-gay marriage stance?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:39 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, shepard smith, mike huckabee, chick-fil-a, president obama, bob beckel

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Claim check: ‘Every reporter’ knows source for NYT scoop

Do reporters know other reporters’ sources?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:13 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david sanger, new york times, romney campaign, obama campaign, michele fournoy, foreign policy, david ignatius, washington post, julie mason

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Has ‘Fox & Friends’ gone rogue again?

“Fox & Friends” — going rogue again?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:04 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox & friends, president obama, clara sutton, eliza sutton, fox news, brian kilmeade

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 08:15 AM ET, 07/16/2012

The Daily Caller totally busts community-news reporter

Elizabeth Wiener of the Current Newspapers feels the Daily Caller’s accountability.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:15 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  daily caller, current newspapers, elizabeth wiener, obama donations, $500, northwest current, dupont current, foggy bottom current, georgetown current

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Five reasons why the Boston Globe story blew up

Five guesses as to why the Boston Globe story on Romney went viral.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:40 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, boston globe, bain capital, obama campaign, mother jones, tpm

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Daily Caller escapes sanction from WHCA

White House Correspondents’ Association declines action against Daily Caller.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:39 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  daily caller, tucker carlson, neil munro, president barack obama, heckling, ed henry

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Legal expert: Where’s my O’Reilly apology?

He hasn’t met his end of a deal with a legal analyst.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:11 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly, caroline fredrickson, american constitution society, obama health care law, affordable care act, individual mandate, tax, penalty, police powers

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Sarah Palin, in health-care Facebook messages, shows her media bona fides

Palin displays her bona fides in Facebook post.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:02 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin, death panels, facebook, president obama, obamacare, predictions

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Neil Munro accounts for his interruption

Daily Caller reporter says he chose wrong moment to ask question.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:02 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  neil munro, the daily caller, white house, president obama, sean hannity, fox news

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Neil Munro won’t answer questions about his questions

Why won’t Neil Munro answer questions about his questions?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:01 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  neil munro, daily caller, no comment, president obama, immigration speech

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 09:54 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Fox’s Megyn Kelly disses Euroquestions

Fox’s Megyn Kelly says media is wasting opportunities with questions about Europe

By Erik Wemple  |  09:54 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  caren bohan, reuters, president obama, white house press conference, megyn kelly, fox news, european economic crisis

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Politico’s media criticism criticized, No. 5

Fifth in a not-so-occasional series on Politico’s media criticism.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:45 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jim vandehei, mike allen, politico, barack obama, mitt romney, new york times, washington post, bias, vetting

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Politico’s media criticism, exposed

Second installment in a series on Politico’s media criticism.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:22 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, jim vandehei, mike allen, mitt romney, president obama, bullying, new york times

Posted at 09:48 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Fox News and its anti-Obama video

What does the saga of the anti-Obama video say about Fox News?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:48 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, obama video, fox mole, gawker.com, bill shine, associate producer

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

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Hannity crusades for Wright stuff

Hey Sean Hannity: DIY!

By Erik Wemple  |  03:49 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, fox news, mainstream media, jeremiah wright, president obama, barack obama, investigative journalism

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 05/17/2012

What’s wrong with the CBS/New York Times poll?

Obama reelection official blasts NYT poll; NYT blasts back.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:48 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new york times, cbs news, poll, president obama, same-sex marriage, stephanie cutter, paul j. lavrakas

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Brokaw ‘not crazy’ about Obama-ABC thing

Not crazy about Obama-ABC thing.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:08 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tom brokaw, nbc, erik wemple blog president obama

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Why did ABC News let Obama choose his interviewer?

Should ABC News have told the White House, ‘Hey, we’ll decide who does the interview’?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:04 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fred francis, Barbara Cochran, cbs, nbc, abc, walter cronkite, jack shafer, robin roberts, president obama, barack obama, gay marriage

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Rove gripes about Obama vetting

Here’s why he’s wrong.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:35 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington post, new york times, chicago tribune, barack obama, saul alinsky

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Fox’s Shepard Smith, leaning conservative on gay marriage

Fox’s straight hard-news coverage tilts conservative on gay marriage.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:11 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox news, shepard smith, burkean reform, president obama, gay marriage, abc news

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 05/10/2012

CNN’s O’Brien jousts with Tony Perkins on gay marriage

Soledad O’Brien battles it out with Tony Perkins on gay marriage.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:47 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, soledad o'brien, tony perkins, family research council, gay marriage, president obama

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Media news derivatives: May 4

What’s happening in the media world?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:05 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  shepard smith, politico, barack obama, new york girlfriend, mike debonis, washington post, fox news, sean hannity, fox mole, gawker, occupy

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

Politico issues editor’s note on Obama post

Politico does the right thing on ‘New York girlfriend.’

By Erik Wemple  |  05:08 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, barack obama, dylan byers, editor's note

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 04/27/2012

MSNBC, Obama campaign at odds over video

Can the Obama campaign use ‘Ed Show’ material?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly, msnbc, obama campaign, mitt romney, education, video, ed schultz, the ed show

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/26/2012

CNN’s Dana Loesch revives the ‘madrassa’ story

Hold on, aren’t we done with the whole ‘madrassa’ thing?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dana loesch, cnn, president obama, madrassa, media matters for america, marines taliban, urination

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Fox News, Steve Doocy and the ‘silver spoon’ smirk

Time for an explanation of dressed up quote on Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  steve doocy, fox news, talking points memo, mitt romney, washington post, new york post, republicans, president obama, silver spoon, unlike some people

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Ted Nugent in Washington Times: ‘I stand by my statements’

Nugent stands by his statements in column.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:41 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ted nugent, washington times, nra convention, president obama, secret service

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Media news derivatives: April 16

Your media roundup.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:49 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  white house, obama, jetting, andrew breitbart, david carr, tom scocca, fox & friends, chris wallace, david axelrod, ben smith

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Study: Fox blames Obama for high gas prices

Study says yes

By Erik Wemple  |  12:13 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, media matters, president obama, gas prices

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 03/19/2012

News media derivatives: March 19

For March 19

By Erik Wemple  |  08:25 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike daisey, brian lamb, jack shafer, david carr, rachel maddow, president obama, obama, the hill, george clooney

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 01:20 PM ET, 03/13/2012

On Fox, three men slam Obama

Next channel?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, stuart varney, president obama, president bush, gas prices, msnbc

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Breitbart’s last scoop: Obama participated in a panel discussion!

Obama appeared on a panel discussion!

By Erik Wemple  |  02:49 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrew breitbart, barack obama, president obama, saul alinsky, terrapin theatre