Erik Wemple: Rachel Maddow


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 05:17 PM ET, 02/25/2014

The case for Rachel Maddow as MSNBC leader

Some people appear to have a problem with the idea that Rachel Maddow would have influence at MSNBC.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:17 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alec baldwin, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Think-tank boss: MSNBC’s Maddow made ‘unhinged’ claims

A summer internship program takes center stage in a disagreement between the Kochs and MSNBC.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:38 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foundation for Government Accountability, Koch Brothers, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Epic e-mail from MSNBC to Kochs

Here’s a reflection of how dogged the Kochs have been in seeking corrections from MSNBC.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:12 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Koch Brothers, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

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

Christie camp whiffs on MSNBC-Maddow critique

Theories for the Christie camp’s motivations are fair game.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:01 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, George Washington Bridge, MSNBC, New Jersey, Rachel Maddow, Steve Kornacki

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 01/16/2014

MSNBC chief asserts factual rectitude

Apologies are good, but what’s up with that Maddow claim?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:53 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Koch Brothers, Koch Industries, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 01/10/2014

PunditFact whacks MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow over Koch issue

More skepticism on claim of link between the Koch brothers and a Florida group.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:27 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Koch Brothers, MSNBC, PolitiFact, punditfact, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 01/08/2014

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow hunkers down on Koch Bros. claim

What standard does the network use to designate a group as “Koch-related“?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:04 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Florida, Koch Brothers, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Rick Scott, welfare

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Has MSNBC heightened script scrutiny following Bashir screwup?

MSNBC denies that a certain executive has been dispatched to review scripts. Okay.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:53 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC, National Review online, Rachel Maddow, Rich Stockwell

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 12/11/2013

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to write Washington Post column

Move strengthens the ties between the two news organizations.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:52 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  column, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Washington Post

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 10/01/2013

MSNBC scores with Alec Baldwin ad

Network has been killing it with its promotions.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:32 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  advertisements, Ed Schultz, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 09/26/2013

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell: Boehner ‘has to show some leadership’

A mind-meld on what’s wrong on Capitol Hill.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:27 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Mitchell, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, MSNBC, Obamacare, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 09/20/2013

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow slights S.E. Cupp, war-mongering pundits

Allegation: Pundits are out of step with the United States.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:16 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, MSNBC, pundits, Rachel Maddow, S.E. Cupp, syria

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Why did NYT Book Review OK Rachel Maddow conflict of interest?

Can a sweet little blurb cloud a book reviewer’s judgment?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:16 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC, New York Times, New York Times Book Review, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 09/09/2013

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow mixes monologue, book review

Her ostensible review of Andrew Bacevich's new book took more than 400 words to get to the volume itself.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:02 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC, New York Times Book Review, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 09/05/2013

MSNBC, Fox News split on credibility of Donald Rumsfeld

Is there no middle ground on the former defense secretary?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:36 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Rumsfeld, Fox News, Greta Van Susteren, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 08/26/2013

MSNBC: Must-agree TV

Critics see the network’s hosts and guests doing a lot of nodding.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:29 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alessandra Stanley, Chris Hayes, Kelefa Sanneh, New Yorker, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Complaint archive: Child supervision edition

Who'll look after high-school students expressing their First Amendment rights?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Moore, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Did Rachel Maddow race-bait Darrell Issa?

She challenges his use of words in a Huffington Post report.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:26 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrell Issa, Elijah Cummings, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Complaint archive: Rachel Maddow edition

What did the MSNBC host really say about 9/11 responders?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:52 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  9/11, Complaint archive, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 06/05/2013

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow condescends to Fox News viewers

They're loud and unintelligible, suggests MSNBC host.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:59 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Maddow shames Republicans and InfoWars conspiracist Alex Jones

Alex Jones speaks of "weather weapon" in regard to the Oklahoma twister.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:10 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Jones, MSNBC, Oklahoma tornado, Rachel Maddow

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

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

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

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

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Rachel Maddow pans PolitiFact, again

The Truth-O-Meter drives the MSNBC host bonkers. Over and over and over.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:33 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martina Navratilova, PolitiFact, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 04/10/2013

MSNBC's Maddow asserts 'rivalry' with Fox News

Yes, the cable networks compete. But do they have a bona fide rivalry?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:12 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, ratings

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 03/13/2013

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow rips Paul Ryan over '12 CNBC appearance

Lawmaker said the 2012 election would present a choice for the public, that the winner would determine how key policies would play out.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:08 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Paul Ryan, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Gibbs to Maddow: Drone secrecy was 'unsustainable'

Robert Gibbs does a little followup interview after his Sunday revelation about drone secrecy.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:08 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

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 08:20 AM ET, 05/22/2012

News media derivatives: May 22

A roundup of media stories for May 22.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:20 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  poynter, steve myers, bory booker, rachel maddow, arthur brisbane, new york times, mitt romney, bain capital

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Maddow resumes PolitiFact-checking

MSNBC host again takes a hatchet after the Truth-O-Meter.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:32 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact, rachel maddow, truth-o-meter, national right to life committee, secret service, in utero, infant, white house

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Media news derivatives: April 30

What’s new in media?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:31 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  white house correspondents' association dinner, tucker carlson, alex pareene, rachel maddow, brian williams, nbc

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 04:46 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Rick Santorum on Fox’s alleged Romney tilt: Good for business

Nothing new here!

By Erik Wemple  |  04:46 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, bret baier, rick santorum, rachel maddow, roger ailes

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Media news derivatives: March 6

For March 6

By Erik Wemple  |  08:19 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, ed schultz, alt-weeklies, rachel maddow, media matters, sandra fluke

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Breitbart on journalism: ‘Anybody’ can do it

Not as easy as he suggests.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:11 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrew breitbart, citizen journalism, rachel maddow, james o'keefe, ken vogel

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Media news derivatives: Feb. 24

For Feb. 24

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  whitney houston, syria, homs, cbs this morning, lara logan, politifact, rachel maddow, gigaom

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Maddow, PolitiFact and the non sequitur

Again

By Erik Wemple  |  10:28 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marco rubio, rachel maddow, msnbc, americans, conservative

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Media news derivatives: Feb. 13

For Feb. 13.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:25 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jason whitlock, jennifer rubin, media matters, rachel maddow, new york times, media matters, daily caller

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 02/01/2012

News media derivatives: Feb. 1

For Feb. 1.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:26 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newt gingrich, rachel maddow, wolf blitzer, yahoo, al sharpton, mark plotkin, cbs, eric cantor