Erik Wemple: Todd Akin


Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Georgia lawmaker blames media for Akin mess

It was the media that 'tore apart' Akin's comments, says Rep. Phil Gingrey.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:26 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  legitimate rape, Phil Gingrey, Todd Akin

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Akin shells out for Daily Caller blast

What does Todd Akin see in the publication’s list?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:55 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, daily caller, e-mail blast, republicans, establishment, reelection, senate race, gun giveaway

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 08:23 AM ET, 08/24/2012

State-level Romney aide imposed conditions, Denver reporter says

Denver TV reporter substantiates Romney campaign’s claim.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:23 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, colorado, denver, cbs affiliate, shaun boyd, todd akin, conditions

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Networks hype Akin, with good reason: Mediology, Aug. 23

Are the networks giving too much attention to Akin?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, newsbusters, joe biden, equivalency, nbc, cbs, abc, media matters for america, new york times

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 07:11 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Hannity’s Akin-Biden double standard argument: Really?

Just what double standard is Sean Hannity talking about?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:11 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, joe biden, sean hannity, double standard

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 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 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 06:47 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Updated: Politico’s Dave Catanese pulled off Todd Akin story

Top editors chastise Dave Catanese for crossing a line.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:47 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, dave catanese, politico, john harris, jim vandehei

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 08:08 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Politico reporter ventures defense of Todd Akin

Dave Catanese goes for it, attempts to defend the indefensible Todd Akin.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:08 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, dave catanese politico, thought experiment, twitter, american journal of obstetrics and gynecology