Erik Wemple: Washington Post


Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Can’t we all call Bundy’s comments ‘racist’?

Cliven Bundy’s comments were “incendiary,” and so much more.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Cliven Bundy, New York Times, racist, Washington Post

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Why credit the Wall Street Journal on the Medicare data release?

Just what did this newspaper do?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:43 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Tiny Louisiana paper breaks a huge story

A video of a lawmaker kissing a staffer in his office boosts the Ouachita Citizen.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:10 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  huffington post, Ouachita Citizen, Politico, Vance McAllister, Washington Post

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 11:18 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Washington Post’s Express amps up ‘ADVERTISEMENT’ disclosure for Gray ad

Free tabloid puts up more announcements of its native advertising.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:18 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Muriel Bowser, Vince Gray, Washington Post, Washington Post Express

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Washington Post’s Express runs massive ad for Vincent Gray on front

Gray campaign didn’t intend to create an ad that looked like a tabloid cover.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:03 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Muriel Bowser, Vince Gray, Ward 4, Washington Post Express

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 03/26/2014

WaPo publisher Weymouth received $2.7 million in bonuses since October [Updated]

Executive reaches performance thresholds.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:50 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Graham Holdings, Jeff Bezos, Katharine Weymouth, Washington Post

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 03/19/2014

HHS, playing selective with Obamacare enrollment numbers

At first, very stingy with data. Of late, a bit more forthcoming.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:27 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Department of Health & Human Services, enrollment, huffington post, Obamacare, Time, Washington Post

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

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

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

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

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Washington Post collects journalism clich s

And it hurts.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:15 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cliches, Journalism, Washington Post

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 02/21/2014

American journalism, brimming with once-in-a-generation talent

Journalists are impressed, very impressed, with their co-workers.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:17 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BuzzFeed, John Harris, Michael Hastings, Mike Allen, Politico, Steve Coll, Washington Post

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 07:03 PM ET, 02/04/2014

The media’s massive revisions on CBO-Obamacare story

Change that headline now!

By Erik Wemple  |  07:03 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBO, Forbes, hours, jobs, Obamacare, Politico, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, workers

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 02/04/2014

BuzzFeed comes out in favor of serial comma (yay!)

Clarity lives.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:23 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, BuzzFeed, comma, Washington Post

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 01/28/2014

A Fox News-free February?

How can a media reporter skip out on covering Fox News?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:44 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dana Milbank, Fox News, Sarah Palin, Washington Post

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Ezra Klein’s new audience demands more context

Context, context, context!

By Erik Wemple  |  10:32 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ezra Klein, The Verge, Vox Media, Washington Post

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 01/24/2014

The Post’s new initiative that sounds kinda familiar

Reporting: Check. Data: Check. Narrative: Check.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:54 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anne Hull, Dana Priest, David Finkel, Gene Weingarten, Michael Leahy, Washington Post

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 01/16/2014

In defense of media reporting

Conflicts of interest are part of the game.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:05 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Harris, Mike Allen, Politico, Washington Post

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Are the U.S. media as transparent as the U.S. government?

Yes, the media has been aggressive in pushing the Obama administration for transparency. But how well do we all live up to the values we demand of others?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, Fox News, Media, New York Times, Politico, Washington Post

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 10:10 AM ET, 11/21/2013

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd grills Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

The coverage hasn’t been accurate! Oh yeah, tell me about it.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:10 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Todd, Jonnie Williams, Robert McDonnell, Washington Post

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Meet Graham Holdings Co.

Media, television, industrial products, education services: What to call all that?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:42 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Graham, Graham Holdings Co, Jeffrey Bezos, Washington Post Co.

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 11/07/2013

WaPo editor: Costa will be Costa for us

Chronicler of GOP will continue chronicling GOP, for Jeff Bezos’s Post

By Erik Wemple  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Review, Robert Costa, Washington Post

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/10/2013

‘Obama administration is far worse than the Bush administration’ on transparency: Claim

Reporters tee off on White House transparency.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Committee to Protect Journalists, Politico, Washington Post

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Fox News’s Perino: Liberal media’s ‘charade’ is over

Journalists move into the Obama administration. Does that prove much?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:30 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dana perino, Fox News, liberal media, Washington Post

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Time magazine misses Snowden wave

Barton Gellman is Time magazine’s contributing editor at-large. How come he didn’t do any of his recent intelligence reporting for the magazine?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:43 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barton gellman, Edward Snowden, Time magazine, Washington Post

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 10:12 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Washington Post Magazine struggles with advertising relationship

A pre-publication incursion from the business folks: That doesn't happen too often at the Washington Post.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:12 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Katharine Weymouth, Washington Post, Washington Post Magazine

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Pari Bradlee and the brilliance of Fox News’s Howard Kurtz

Has the Fox News media commentator gone too far in asking whether a woman's Facebook pics go too far?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:29 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Howard Kurtz, Pari Bradlee, Washington Post

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/07/2013

DCist editor fired after freelancing spat

BuzzFeed story apparently rankles ownership of local news site.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCist, Gothamist, Jeff Bezos, Washington Post

Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 08/06/2013

What IS Jeff Bezos thinking?

New Republic boss takes a whack at channeling soon-to-be WaPo boss.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:18 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Hughes, Jeff Bezos, New Republic, Washington Post

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 08/06/2013

WaPo's Don Graham: 'I disappointed myself'

Newspaper executive says he has 'no interest' in a memoir.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:38 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amazon, Donald Graham, Jeff Bezos, Washington Post

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Don Graham sells, but doesn't sell out

New ownership says it'll consider the needs of customers first. But we've heard that before.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:40 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Graham, Jeff Bezos, Washington Post

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/11/2013

George Zimmerman trial 'riot' fears: A rundown of coverage

Under what circumstances can a news organization speculate on civil unrest? When authorities are preparing for it.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, George Zimmerman, New York Times, Trayvon Martin, trial, Washington Post

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Washington Post corrects Pincus column on Snowden, Greenwald

Newspaper thoroughly vets Tuesday column.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:33 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Walter Pincus, Washington Post

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 07/10/2013

Pincus responds to Greenwald blast

The paper will correct an assertion that Glenn Greenwald wrote for the WikiLeaks Press blog.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:26 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glenn Greenwald, Guardian, Walter Pincus, Washington Post

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Do these surveillance scoops debunk 'chilling effect'?

Two big stories, both based on leaks: Who's afraid of government investigations?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security Agency, surveillance, Washington Post

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Politico hires Foreign Policy's Glasser

Politico brings on board a new editor to do, well, a lot of things, including hiring a dozen new staffers.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:47 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign Policy, New York Times, Politico, Susan Glasser, Washington Post

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

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

Getting it right: How hard is that?

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

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Fox News: Blindsided by Rosen investigation?

How did the Washington Post scoop Fox News on Fox News?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:49 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Stephen kim, Washington Post

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Administration wanted to limit AP exclusive to five minutes: Report

Yes, five minutes!

By Erik Wemple  |  08:05 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Justice Department, Washington Post

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 04/12/2013

In the Kermit Gosnell case, conservative watchdogs rattle the mainstream media's cage

OPINION | Complaints about trial’s coverage have gone mainstream, with the help of NewsBusters.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:32 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Brent Bozell, Kermit Grosnell, Media Research Center, Washington Post

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Washington Post pledges Gosnell coverage

Large metro daily regrets having failed to send a reporter to the Philadelphia trial.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kermit Gosnell, Martin Baron, Washington Post

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Did Daily Caller pay to frame Menendez?

More slime flying in Menendez-prostitution story. This time, it's washing up on the shores of the Daily Caller. What goes around comes around.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Caller, Robert Menendez, Washington Post

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Dominican police: Women were paid to talk about Menendez

Dominican police look into the video interview that formed the basis for a Daily Caller story about Sen. Robert Menendez. And they conclude it was a paid-for affair.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:54 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bob menendez, Daily Caller, Dominican Republic, Washington Post

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Imagine a world without 'imagine' ledes: It's easy if you try

Journalists love to plumb the imaginations of their readers. Not in a good way.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  imagine, New York Times, Washington Post

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 03/05/2013

WaPo v. Daily Caller: The forensics

Hard facts in the Menendez story, like names, remain hard to come by.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:06 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Caller, Washington Post

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Tucker Carlson: 'The Post's piece is wrong'

Daily Caller, Washington Post battle over facts, rumors, affidavits and a double-lawyer scheme that'll blow your mind.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:08 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson, Washington Post

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

Needed at Washington Post: An ombizman

We don't need an ombudsman to pick apart the latest journalistic hiccup; we need one to pick apart The Post's strategy for survival.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:02 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Post

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 03/01/2013

L'affaire Woodward: Now these are threats!

One reason why Woodward hasn't used the term 'threat' to describe what happened to him: He knows from threats.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:43 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Woodward, Washington Post

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 02/06/2013

New York Times editor: Obama administration 'continued to object' to Saudi revelation

New York Times Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt says that government officials 'continued' objecting to plan to reveal a U.S. drone base in Saudi Arabia.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:46 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, New York Times, Saudi Arabia, Washington Post

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 02/06/2013

News orgs had 'informal arrangement' not to mention Saudi drone base

Washington Post and other news organizations participate in an "informal arrangement" not to report a Saudi base. Why?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:33 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, Washington Post

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 09:25 AM ET, 11/20/2012

O’Reilly rips the Washington Post

Bill O’Reilly lashes back at The Washington Post

By Erik Wemple  |  09:25 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  o'reilly washington post, o'reilly romney white establishment, o'reilly fox news sarah palin, o'reilly white establishment

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Martin Baron says hello to WaPo newsroom

Baron cites three R’s in WaPo debut.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  martin baron washington post, martin baron boston globe, martin baron nesroom introduction, martin baron three Rs, martin baron realists

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Martin Baron on resources and revenue: Honest, depressing

Martin Baron riffs on the relationship between newsroom resources and company revenue.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:08 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington post martin baron, washington post marcus brauchli resources, washington post brauchli baron newsroom, washington post baron brauchli

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Martin Baron not fully read in on ‘for and about Washington’

The incoming Post executive editor hasn’t read ‘for and about Washington.’

By Erik Wemple  |  05:36 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marty baron washington post, marty baron marcus brauchli washington post, marty baron washington post resources

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Brauchli leaving: Another WaPo rumor that turns out to be true

The most reliable rumors on earth come from within the Washington Post.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:46 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quoted | Tags:  washington post marcus brauchli

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 10/14/2012

Woodward: Media guilty of ‘misfocus’ on Libya

Woodward on media: ‘Too much polls’

By Erik Wemple  |  01:50 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology | Tags:  chris wallace, fox news sunday washington post, chris wallace bob woodward washington post new york times, libya coverage, woodward libya coverage, benghazi coverage woodward new york times

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 01:22 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Are liberals stung more than conservatives by fact-checking?

Washington Post’s Fact Checker says liberal-media ‘myth’ plays a role in reaction.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:22 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington post, glenn kessler, fact-checker, liberal media, myth, democrats, republicans

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 12:52 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Fact-checkers batter Romney over fundraiser remarks

A new arena for fact-checkers: Reviewing remarks that weren’t supposed to be checked

By Erik Wemple  |  12:52 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, politifact, factcheck.org, ap, kfly, washington post glenn kessler

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 08:57 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Palin fields Hannity softballs: Mediology, Sept. 10

Hannity asks RNC guy to explain the 4.5-million-job ‘lie’

By Erik Wemple  |  08:57 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill clinton, sean hannity, washington post, tim graham, newsbusters, sarah palin, fox news

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Fact-checking renegade: Los Angeles Times

It defies industry’s sidebarred fact-checking trend

By Erik Wemple  |  05:34 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david lauter, los angeles times, fact-checking, dan conover, politifact, washington post glenn kessler

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 01:16 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Paul Ryan, flexible and uncompromising

By Erik Wemple  |  01:16 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  paul ryan, mitt romney, policy flexibility, wall street journal washington post, peter nicholas, david a. fahrenthold

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Former Times-Picayune reporter blasts ownership

Could Times-Picayune staffers really have ‘found a way’?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:18 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new orleans times-picayune, kari dequine harden, new york times, usa today, washington post, wall street journal, usc annenberg school

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 10:45 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Brauchli signals brake on previews of story drafts

Editors to regulate previews of story drafts at WaPo.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:45 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  poynter.org, marcus brauchli, washington post, draft previews, gene weingarten

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Weingarten blasts me

Post writer takes issue with showing sources a story in advance.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:08 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gene weingarten, washington post, the great zucchini, the peekabook paradox, eric knaus, draft sharing

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Post reporter criticized for . . . checking his facts

Critic knocks Post reporter for checking his facts, quotes.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:04 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  texas observer, daniel de vise, washington post, university of texas at austin

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 07/23/2012

National Journal boss on quote-approval: It’s about control

National Journal’s Fournier bashes quote approval.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:58 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ron fournier, national journal, associated press, washington post, new york times, jeremy w. peters, poynter.org, quote approval

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Investor’s Business Daily urges Romney non-disclosure

Publication urges Romney to keep tax returns to himself

By Erik Wemple  |  03:10 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national review online, new york times, washington post, asbury park press, mitt romney, tax returns, disclosure

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

Media news derivatives: July 19

A roundup of media stories for July 19.

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

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Nine reasons to cover Libor

Nine reasons to cover Libor.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:19 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  libor, coverage, abc, nbc, dylan matthews, washington post, wonkblog, eliot spitzer, current tv

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 03:13 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Romney and the media: A trend line

Divining trends in the Romney campaign’s approach to the media.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:13 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, romney campaign, fox news, abc, jonathan karl, boston globe, bain departure, washington post

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Fox News’s Sean Hannity sniffs ‘manipulative’ polling numbers

Fox analysts see something fishy in polling numbers.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:54 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, fox news, polling, democratic, republican, washington post-abc poll, sarah palin

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Wikipedia founder ‘cautious’ about Twitter

Jimmy Wales on women editors and Twitter.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jimmy wales, wikipedia founder, washington post, facebook, twitter, women, editors, literature, usb standard

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Mitt Romney’s unconvincing ABC slam

His unconvincing slam.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abc news, jonathan karl, mitt romney, marco rubio, vetting, vice president, abc, washington post, wall street journal

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Media news derivatives: June 19

A roundup of media stories for June 19.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:42 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  buzzfeed, new york times, neil munro, daily caller, hannity, washington post, david fahrehthold, jerry sandusky, bob costas

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Media news derivatives: June 12

A roundup of media stories for June 12.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:22 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  white house, politico, private sector is doing fine, watergate, washington post, daily beast, max holland, glenn beck, jack shafer, alex pareene, jon stewart, daily show

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 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 12:12 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Politico’s media criticism, No. 4

Another installment in critiquing Politico’s media criticism.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:12 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, washington post, new york times, jim vandehei, mike allen, rush limbaugh

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 05/25/2012

A call for improved John Edwards flirtation coverage

How does a journo describe flirting?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:10 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  john edwards, johnny reid edwards, washington post, abc news, flirtation, alternate juror

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Media news derivatives: May 14

A roundup of media stories for May 14.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:09 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kara swisher, scott thompson, washington post, patrick pexton, sean hannity, david carr, new york times, peter osnos, poynter

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 05/11/2012

What’s a hit piece?

Did WaPo target the young Mitt Romney?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:20 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, cranbrook school, washington post, newsbusters, big journalism

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 05:50 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Should Romney have spoken with The Post?

Why did Mitt Romney decline to speak with The Post about his Cranbrook years?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:50 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, washington post, cranbrook school, andrea saul, benjamin netanyahu, george Romney, kevin merida

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 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 08:26 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Media news derivatives: March 22

For March 22

By Erik Wemple  |  08:26 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jason mattera, human events, bono, jack shafer, paul farhi, washington post, reuters, associated press, tom curley, george zimmerman

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Media news derivatives: March 16

For March 16

By Erik Wemple  |  08:04 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  steve wozniak, washington post, gene weingarten, bob caldwell, oregonian, daily caller, democratic national committee

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Andrew Breitbart, barrier-busting media critic

A guy who took down names

By Erik Wemple  |  05:04 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrew breitbart, dies, big government, big journalism, big hollywood, washington post, new york times, cpac, kate zernike, jason mattera, human events

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Media news derivatives: March 1

For March 1

By Erik Wemple  |  08:44 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington post, vanity fair, media matters, fox effect, james murdoch, jon stewart

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Vanity Fair on Washington Post: Old story, new copy

Touches all the bases.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:12 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vanity fair, washington post, sarah ellison, donald graham, facebook, mark zuckerberg, kaplan, politico

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Media news derivatives: Feb. 27

By Erik Wemple  |  09:19 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rupert murdoch, the Sun, phil Griffin, brian stelter, wikileaks, jeff sonderman, washington post, ipad

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 02/22/2012

News orgs tread cautiously on Syria

Will risk of reporting in war zone justify getting the story directly?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  syria, marie colvin, danger, foreign reporting, abc, cbs, cnn, washington post

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Media news derivatives: Feb. 17

For Feb. 17.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anthony shadid, new york times, washington post, wall street journal, apple, china, gawker, politico, ap, whitney houston

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Anthony Shadid dies, leaves hole in foreign correspondency

He’s irreplaceable.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:42 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anthony shadid, washington post, new york times, iraq, invasion

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Brauchli to Washington Post staff: More with less!

Cut staff but not quality — possible?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:44 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington post, buyouts, marcus brauchli, staff, reductions, more with less

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Ron Paul: ‘He would proof it’

More dirt on the dirt.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:16 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ron paul, washington post, gloria borger, cnn