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Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Big-time news orgs send bunch of guys to hammer White House on gender pay equity

Here we go again!

By Erik Wemple  |  06:55 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, AP, CBS News, Ed Henry, Fox News, gender pay equity, jay carney, Major Garrett, NBC News, peter alexander, Reuters, White House

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Obamacare enrollment numbers: How to spin?

Same numbers, different presentations.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:42 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Fox News, HHS, huffington post, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, Reuters, Time magazine

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

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

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

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

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

Critic: Networks overplayed Boston Marathon bombings

How do you over-cover an event like that?

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

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Associated Press: ‘We will be in Newtown on the anniversary’

Outlet has been there from the beginning. That’s not going to change.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:24 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Associated Press, CNN, NBC News, Newtown, USA Today

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

’60 Minutes’ becomes the latest media victim of Benghazi

Benghazi, a bad story for the media.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:08 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  60 minutes, ABC News, Benghazi, CBS News, Weekly Standard

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 03:30 PM ET, 07/22/2013

The New York Times's failure to keep Nate Silver: What it means

How can the Times, prestigious and respected though it is, compete with what ABC and ESPN can offer?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, ESPN, Nate Silver, New York Times

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Julian Assange's 'annihilation' quote denial: Really?

What's the history of this provocative alleged statement by the Wikileaks founder?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:40 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, barton gellman, Julian assange, Time magazine

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 05/22/2013

The Benghazi approach to government transparency

Really want to smoke out government secrets? The Benghazi story suggests an approach.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:18 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Benghazi, CIA, Fox News, White House

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 05/21/2013

Daily Show's Jon Stewart lumps ABC News into Washington scandals

Likens misfiring e-mail summary to the documentary viability of "a Groupon."

By Erik Wemple  |  08:27 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Benghazi, scandal

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 06:08 PM ET, 05/18/2013

'Doctored' Benghazi e-mails rankle Dem lawmaker

Media criticism from a Democratic congressman: If you want to rely on anonymous sources, please reveal their "potential bias."

By Erik Wemple  |  06:08 PM ET, 05/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, adam Schiff, Benghazi, Weekly Standard

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Former Obama official on Benghazi: 'Press has been so lazy, it's infuriating'

A hundred pages of e-mails detailing administration actions on Benghazi tell us only so much.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:34 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Benghazi, CNN, State Department, Susan Rice

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 05/14/2013

CNN cites ABC News, Weekly Standard for inaccurate Benghazi reports

A White House official may not have been as partial to the State Department as previous reports suggested. Does that matter?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:52 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Benghazi, CNN, Weekly Standard

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Boston bombings: ABC News's exclusive video of SUV!

Sometimes you take what you can get.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:59 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC, Boston bombings

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

Gosnell coverage linchpin: Network TV news

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

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

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Hillary Clinton's hair, Part II: Asking about appearances

Barbara Walters can pull off anything. Anything.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:13 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Barbara Walters, hair, Hillary Rodham Clinton

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 03/06/2013

ABC News asked Dominican women for IDs!

When interviewing people about shady circumstances, card them.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:16 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 03/05/2013

ABC News blows up Menendez story

ABC News waits and waits and waits — then destroys the Menendez prostitution story.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:59 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Daily Caller, Robert Menendez

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 06:04 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Barbara Walters poses already-posed questions to Hillary Clinton

Barbara Walters interviews Hillary Clinton for her "most fascinating people" series. Watch the hardballs fly!

By Erik Wemple  |  06:04 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Barbara Walters, Hillary Rodham Clinton

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Ryan campaign cuts off local TV reporter’s interview

Was the reporter editorializing?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:27 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  paul ryan local tv interview, paul ryan interview cut off, paul ryan abc affiliate interview, paul ryan interview ended, ryan local tv reporter, ryan tv reporter interview

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 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 10:09 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Romney adds horse-race chatter to ABC interview

Mitt Romney injects ‘likability’ topic into Stephanopoulos interview.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:09 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, abc news, george stephanopoulos, likability

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 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 07:06 AM ET, 08/02/2012

News media derivatives: Aug. 2

A roundup of media stories for Aug. 2.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:06 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abc news, nbc, cq roll call, fishbowldc, spokesman-review, wolf blitzer

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Vetting errors: ABC News and the rush to get it wrong

Journalism’s rush to get it wrong

By Erik Wemple  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brian ross abc news, supreme court, fox news, cnn, huffington post, national review online, cbssports.com, politico, daily news

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Media news derivatives: July 25

A roundup of media stories for July 25

By Erik Wemple  |  08:42 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brian ross, abc news, reuters, harman family, jane harman, newsweek daily beast, iac

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Media news derivatives: July 24

A roundup of media stories for July 24

By Erik Wemple  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  huma abedin, dan kennedy, boston globe, detroit free press, detroit news, michele bachmann, jon stewart, abc news

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Colorado shootings: ABC News’s bogus report

A retracted report by Brian Ross spurs bias claims.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abc news, brian ross, newsbusters, tea party patriots, denver, colorado, aurora shootings, jim holmes, james holmes

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

Libor, still underappreciated

The Libor scandal, still in search of respectability

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

Posted at 04:19 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 01:10 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Libor-dissing continues

What stories beat out Libor last night on ABC.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:10 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  libor, abc, nbc, mitt romney, media matters for america, dan abrams, diane sawyer

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Who wants to cover Libor?

Should ABC and NBC have covered the Libor scandal more thoroughly?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:02 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LIBOR, abc, nbc, scandal, london interback offered rate, barclays, bob diamond

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 07:28 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Media news derivatives: June 21

A roundup of media stories for June 21.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:28 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, marco rubio, abc, bill o'reilly, lanny davis, fox & friends, new york times, ann curry, today show, bob hall, philadelphia media network, glenn beck

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 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 11:22 AM ET, 05/15/2012

NPR audits its own coverage of same-sex marriage

NPR same-sex marriage coverage: To the victor go the spoils.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:22 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Schumacher-Matos, npr, ombudsman, abc robin roberts, same-sex marriage

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 12:11 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 10:34 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Media news derivatives: Feb. 23

For Feb. 23.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abc news, jake tapper, white house, anthony shadid, new york times, newt gingrich, bill keller, le figaro

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