Erik Wemple: benghazi


Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Sharyl Attkisson, Web reporter

What Web stories did CBS News take a pass on?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:42 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, CBS News, CBSNews.com, Fast and Furious, Obamacare, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Krauthammer on Benghazi: ‘This thing is done’

Fox News commentator suggests that it’s time to move on.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Bret Baier, Charles Krauthammer, Fox News, Krauthammer

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

New York Times stands by Benghazi story

The debate over al-Qaeda and Benghazi continues.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:50 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al qaeda, Benghazi, Daily Beast, Fox News, Mike Morell, Mike rogers, New York Times

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Report: National Park Service denied records request on national security grounds.

Upshot of investigation: Getting governmental records aren’t as simple as just filing a request.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:34 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Benghazi, FOIA, National Park Service, Transparency

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 03:09 PM ET, 02/23/2014

David Gregory should have asked Susan Rice: Where was Hillary Clinton?

But where was the secretary of state?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:09 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, David Gregory, Meet the Press, NBC News, Susan Rice

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 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 11:28 AM ET, 12/16/2013

AP Benghazi story challenges Fox News ‘stand down’ scoop

More denials that aid was withheld in Benghazi.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:28 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, Jennifer Griffin

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/11/2013

’60 Minutes’ apology: Easy does it

Why do “This Morning” viewers get a deeper look at the “60 Minutes” mistake?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  60 minutes, Benghazi, CBS News, lara logan

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 08:16 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly continues piling on the Benghazi comparisons

If there’s an Obama administration failure, there’s a Benghazi comparison.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Tantaros, Benghazi, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Steve Doocy

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Fox News’s Tantaros on difference between Obamacare and Benghazi: Nobody’s died -- yet

Is there anything that defies a comparison to Benghazi?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:22 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Tantaros, Benghazi, Fox News, Obamacare

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 10/04/2013

‘Daily Show’s’ Jon Stewart bashes Benghazi comparison of Fox News host

What do the World War II Memorial and Benghazi have in common?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:17 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox & Friends, Jon Stewart

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 09/24/2013

CBS News’s Sharyl Attkisson: Hacking investigation ‘progressing’

Reporter says that she had ‘help” in figuring out that her computers had been compromised.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:03 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, CBS News, computers, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Hillary Clinton profile whitewashes Benghazi

Political framing = avoidance of substance.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:41 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Magazine

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Fox News’s Geraldo Rivera beats chest over Benghazi

The veteran newsman brings a bit of fair-and-balanced sauce to Fox News’s Benghazi proceedings.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:28 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, Geraldo Rivera, Laura Ingraham

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 05:49 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Geraldo, Benghazi and the alleged mic cut-off, revisited

Author had given Rivera a chance to deny the story long before it became a story.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:49 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, Geraldo Rivera, Roger Ailes

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 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 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 01:12 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Dan Rather focuses on Republican obstructionism

Politics! Implications for 2014! Hillary Clinton's chances! And other ways to avoid addressing the nitty-gritty of today's issues.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:12 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Benghazi, Dan Rather, Hillary Rodham Clinton, IRS

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 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 04:26 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Fox Newser says Obama 'traded lives for votes'

Just what is KT McFarland suggesting?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:26 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, KT McFarland

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 11:50 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Fox News's Karl Rove cheap-shots Weekly Standard

Political guru claims his FREE-to-watch ad has more views than Weekly Standard has PAID subscribers.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:50 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Karl Rove, Weekly Standard

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Benghazi scoop: Why didn't the Weekly Standard galvanize the mainstream media?

ABC News does what a conservative magazine didn't.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:18 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, CNN, Weekly Standard

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 05/10/2013

Fox News guy: MSNBC is a PR firm

The cable-news ideological chasm -- example 2,345.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:28 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Benghazi whistleblower's lawyer: Washington said not to speak to media

It's one thing everyone can agree on: Whatever you do, don't talk to the media.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Gregory Hicks, Media, State Department

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 05/09/2013

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell hearts Hillary Clinton on Benghazi

By Erik Wemple  |  09:51 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Hillary Clinton, Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Benghazi hearing: What about Fox News's 'commandeered' jet?

Whistleblower Gregory Hicks said he discussed chartering a jet to help out in Benghazi. Fox News says the team "took matters into their own hands."

By Erik Wemple  |  04:26 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Benghazi whistleblower hearing: A grand public service

Journalists and official reports have attempted to piece together the events of Benghazi. None of it has been as compelling as one whistleblower's story.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:20 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Darrell Issa

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Benghazi hearing: State Department issues 'fact-check'!

How the Benghazi story will occupy mediaspace for a full week.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:38 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, CBS News, Fox News, whistleblowers

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Hannity guest on Benghazi 'stand down': 'sickening and depressing and disgusting'

Congressman blasts decision not to send forces to Benghazi on the morning of Sept. 12.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:04 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Fox News, Benghazi and 'stand down' orders

New details about that fateful night in Libya, but we still need more clarity.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:52 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Did Fox News seek to squelch Benghazi debate?

Why would the network news chief have done such a thing?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:43 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, Geraldo Rivera

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Fox News: What happened to its Benghazi exclusive?

Fox News re-boots its Benghazi coverage with a three-part series on the attacks. But how does the new reporting relate to its previous "exclusives"?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:04 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Fox News credited by lawyer for Benghazi whistleblower

The State Department has issued a letter that may help whistleblowers testify before Congress on the attack.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:46 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 04/30/2013

President Obama needs to watch more Fox News

If he did, he'd be quite familiar with the case of the Benghazi whistleblowers.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:47 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, State Department

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Fox News explores scandalous parallels between Benghazi and Boston

Fox News bites on a comparison between Boston and Benghazi, both of which begin with "B."

By Erik Wemple  |  06:41 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Boston marathon bombings, Fox News

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 04/24/2013

Benghazi report challenges Fox News scoops

More official word challenging a resounding Oct. 26 story about Benghazi by Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:47 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, House of representatives

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/14/2013

CPAC 2013: Consensus--Benghazi is a media scandal

News orgs, say conservatives, helped cover up Benghazi, didn't ask the right questions, protected the White House, etc.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:15 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, CPAC, Ernest Istook

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Schieffer pushes Graham on nominee-blocking

Bob Schieffer demands clarity from Sen. Lindsey Graham about blocking confirmations.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:17 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, CBS News, Chuck Hagel, John Brennan, Lindsey Graham

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 02:47 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Bolton: Clinton's 'feelings' on Benghazi 'irrelevant'

John Bolton rips Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton -- again

By Erik Wemple  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Bolton

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Hillary Clinton at the Benghazi hearings: Why we need journalists

Everyone was expecting a fantastic grilling of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Well, politicians don't grill so well, apparently.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:43 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Hillary Rodham Clinton

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Hillary Clinton torpedoes Hannity: 'There was no real time' video

Sean Hannity has been peddling the story that the State Department watched the Benghazi attack in "real time."

By Erik Wemple  |  03:45 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Hillary Rodham Clinton

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 01/23/2013

It makes a difference, Secretary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton asks a Senate committee why it makes a difference precisely what gave rise to the Benghazi attack. Seriously?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:45 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Hillary Rodham Clinton, State Department

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Clinton testimony challenges Hannity claims

Secretary of state gives exhaustive rundown of the things she did on the night of the Benghazi attacks. One of them was not watching real-time video of the attacks.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:08 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, Hillary Rodham Clinton

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Hillary Clinton's health: How to properly express skepticism about official accounts

No speculation. No politics. All science.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:02 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, NBC News

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Bolton trashes Clinton PR operation

Critic and Fox News contributor plows ahead with contention that there's a lack of transparency regarding the secretary of state's health status.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:27 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Bolton

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 12/19/2012

State Department report casts doubt on Fox News scoop

A new report from the State Department calls into question the reporting of Fox News on the murky events of Benghazi.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:05 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, State Department

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 12:12 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Does Fox News's Ed Henry agree with Tom Ricks?

Fox News White House reporter Ed Henry raises questions about the level of attention paid to Benghazi by "some of our commentators."

By Erik Wemple  |  12:12 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Ed Henry, Fox News

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Al-Qaeda and Benghazi: Linked?

Al-Qaeda involved in Benghazi attacks? Depends on what you read

By Erik Wemple  |  05:19 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al qaeda benghazi, al qaeda benghazi link, al qaeda terrorism benghazi, al qaeda benghazi involvement, al qaeda benghazi

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Fox News mangled huge Benghazi story

The network amended bombshell Benghazi report on the fly.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:26 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi, fox news benghazi cia stand down, fox news benghazi glen doherty, fox news benghazi tyrone woods glen doherty, fox news libya, fox news correction, fox news benghazi griffin, fox news griffin

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 11/15/2012

McCain bashes CNN reporter on Benghazi

John McCain blows up at CNN reporter.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:12 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn benghazi mccain, cnn mccain ted barrett, cnn mccain benghazi barrett, cnn mccain bash barrett

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Fox News Benghazi report gets some backup

Reinforcements arrive for Fox News story on Benghazi

By Erik Wemple  |  01:11 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cia benghazi military, cia military benghazi backup, cia military benghazi tripoli, fox news cia military benghazi, fox news military cia benghazi, fox news benghazi, fox news cia, fox news daily beast cia

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 01:26 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Fox News and those Benghazi detainees

Fox News, CIA fight anew over the Benghazi story.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:26 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi

Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Fox News invited to government’s Benghazi briefing

Yay! Fox News included in key Benghazi briefing by the Pentagon.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:05 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news justin fishel, fox news benghazi, fox news benghazi pentagon, fox news benghazi defense officials fox news briefing, fox news

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Fox News and Benghazi video: For real?

Who was watching Benghazi in ‘real time’?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi, fox news benghazi video, fox news benghazi real time video, fox news benghazi attacks, fox news benghazi hostilities charlene lamb

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Woodward: Romney partisans passed along lame Benghazi tip

Also rates campaign coverage.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:17 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news sean hannity media bias, fox news sean hannity benghazi, sean hannity bob woodward media bias, sean hannity

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 04:38 PM ET, 11/05/2012

On Benghazi, Fox News picks fight with State Department

Fox alleges chaos at pre-attack Benghazi site; State Department alleges calm.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:38 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi state department, fox news benghazi cia, fox news benghazi cia state department christopher stevens, fox news benghazi christopher stevens, fox news benghazi terrorism

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Why exclude Fox News from Benghazi intel briefing?

Any reason why Fox News wasn’t ‘invited’ to CIA’s briefing on Benghazi?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:47 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi coverage, fox cia benghazi

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

Fox News report again takes issue with CIA

Fox News rebuts the agency’s rebuttal.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news cia benghazi

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Fox News’s ‘laser’ claim: Official calls it ‘Tom Clancy-level fiction’

What about Fox’s claim that fighters used lasers against the Libyans?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:22 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi, fox news benghazi attacks, fox news bengazi terrorism, fox news benghazi laser mortar, fox news jennifer griffin benghazi

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Fox’s Benghazi story punctured on Fox

Did government fail in response to Benghazi? Geraldo says no!

By Erik Wemple  |  10:35 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi, fox news benghazi attack, fox news benghazi geraldo, fox news benghazi geraldo eric bolling, fox news bolling geraldo rivera, fox news benghazi cia

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 12:29 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Fox News’s Benghazi bombshell: Why haven’t other media followed?

Should media outlets follow the Fox News story on Benghazi?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:29 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi, fox news benghazi cia stand down, fox news cia benghazi stand down cia, fox news libya

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 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 08:13 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Ann Coulter credits non-Fox media (except NBC)

Non-Fox, non-NBC gets some credit.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:13 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ann coulter media, ann coulter hannity libya, ann coulter nbc media libya, ann coulter benghazi fox, hannity coulter libya benghazi attack

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 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 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 09:26 PM ET, 10/15/2012

WSJ calls Clinton ‘mute’ just as she opens up

Editorial on ‘mute’ Clinton coincides with Clinton media offensive.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:26 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hillary clinton wall street journal, hillary clinton editorial wall street journal libya, clinton wsj benghazi, clinton wsj benghazi wsj, hillary clinton responsibility benghazi

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 08:34 AM ET, 10/11/2012

CNN’s Morgan blasts Democrat over Libya

He grills top Democratic official on Obama explanation on Benghazi.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:34 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  piers morgan, cnn, debbie wasserman schultz, libya, benghazi

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 08:22 AM ET, 10/01/2012

Liberals covering for Obama on Benghazi?

Krauthammer blasts liberals over Libya attack.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:22 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, charles krauthammer, benghazi, newsbusters, media matters for america, innocence of muslims, nakoula basseley nakoula

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 10:07 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Commentator: Romney faces ‘most corrupt’ coverage ever

Does Mitt Romney have to deal with the most slanted media ever?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:07 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  benghazi, mona charen, christopher stevens, wall street journal, jerusalem post, benghazi attacks, media, corrupt media

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 09/23/2012

CNN vs. the State Department: A long story

State alleges CNN violated a commitment over slain ambassador’s journal.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:37 PM ET, 09/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, state department, libya, benghazi, christopher stevens, ambassador, andrews air force base, cnn state department, state department cnn, stevens famiiy

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