Erik Wemple: mitt romney


Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 03/07/2014

The faulty logic of Chris Christie’s anti-mediaism

The media defines us! Except when we define us.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:12 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Chris Christie, CPAC, Media, Mitt Romney

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 02/16/2014

More Mitt Romney, please

The guy can talk on television.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:11 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Meet the Press, Mitt Romney, Sochi, Winter Oympics

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/06/2014

The real shame of the MSNBC-Romney flap

Mitt Romney, authentic family man.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Melissa Harris-Perry, Mitt Romney, MSNBC, Sarah Palin

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Report: MSNBC’s liberal leanings helped force NBC News to spend more on Romney campaign

Chuck Todd worried that Republicans would think NBC News was 'half-assing' coverage of the GOP ticket.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:13 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Mitt Romney, MSNBC, NBC News

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 03/03/2013

Ann Romney blames campaign and media for the same thing

Ann Romney is mad at the Romney campaign for not humanizing her husband. She's mad at the media for the same thing. Can she be both at the same time?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:54 PM ET, 03/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Mitt Romney, New York Times

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 02/23/2013

Fox News contributor: If Corn deserved Polk award, so did O'Keefe

James O'Keefe worked harder on his video scoop than did Mother Jones's David Corn, says commentator.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:23 PM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Mother Jones

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Mother Jones receives Polk Award for 'digging' on Romney video

Did the judges reward 'digging' or 'oppo research'?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:21 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  47 percent, David Corn, Mitt Romney, Mother Jones

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 10/31/2012

O’Reilly calls himself a ‘punk’

Bill O’Reilly chides himself as a ‘punk’

By Erik Wemple  |  08:13 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly fox news, bill o'reilly fox news bernie goldberg mitt romney, bill o'reilly fox news

Posted at 10:39 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Presidential debate: Romney and fact-checkers continue mud-wrestling over ‘apology tour’

The mud-wrestling match between Romney and the fact-checkers over ‘apology’

By Erik Wemple  |  10:39 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, president obama apology tour, romney apology tour, romney apology, romney obama apology, apology tour obama fact check, fact check obama romney apology

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Charge: Lefty media making ‘fools’ of Americans

Blog reader mad about media’s ‘left-wing’ preference.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:59 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  liberal media bias, left wing media, mitt romney media bias, barack obama media bias, virginia school romney photo, ap photo romney, romney photo kids

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Six questions about Politico’s ‘Romney Rebellion’ story

Just what stands behind Politico’s latest scoop?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:43 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney politico, mitt romney politico staff shakeup, mitt romney politico rebellion, politico romney rebellion, politico vandehei allen romney, politico romney

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Pew poll: Were the pundits wrong about the debates?

Pew results suggest that voters are influenced by debates. Crisis for pundits?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:50 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney pew poll, mitt romney pundits debates influence voters, peww poll obama, pew poll debate influence

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Romney issues ‘47 percent’ correction on ‘Hannity’ (with tractor backdrop)

Against tractor backdrop, Romney disavows ‘47 percent’ remark.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:42 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, tractor, mitt romney 47 percent wrong, mitt romney correction, mitt romney 47 percent mea culpa

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Fact-checkers have fun with Obama, Romney

Obama, Romney called out by fact-checkers.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:48 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debate fact-checking, mitt romney, president barack obama, associated press, politifact, cnn, factcheck.org

Posted at 11:06 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Jim Lehrer: A stand-in for American dissatisfaction with media

Moderator Jim Lehrer gets skewered by observers.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:06 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jim lehrer, presidential debates, fail, mitt romney, president barack obama, jim lehrer debate, jim lehrer presidential debate, jim lehrer moderator, jim lehrer moderator debate

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 09:00 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Three reasons why Newt Gingrich is pundit extraordinaire

Newt Gingrich shows CNN why he’s a first-rate commentator

By Erik Wemple  |  09:00 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, newt gingrich, republican debates, cnn, joe jons, pundit

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Romney campaign’s ‘no whining’ rule on media

Why won’t the Romney campaign complain about the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:25 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, media, no whining, ed gillespie, buzzfeed, media bias

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 09/26/2012

NBC’s Todd pummels Obama aide on foreign-leader meetings

Question on meeting with world leaders is KO.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:01 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chuck todd, stephanie cutter, mitt romney, president bush, foreign leaders, bill o'reilly, ted koppel, fox news, msnbc

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Romney to ‘60 Minutes’: ‘The angel is in the policy’

Pelley attempts to corner Romney on policy detail deficit.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:53 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, 60 minutes, scott pelley, interview, tax rates, policy, details

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 07:15 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Sununu: ‘Liberal media’ turning a ‘wart’ into ‘giant cancer’

A Romney surrogate says the nominee recognizes distortionary role of ‘liberal media.’

By Erik Wemple  |  07:15 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  megyn kelly, mitt romney, fox news, wart, giant cancer

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Romney-video story thrives on clandestine factor

The media are captivated by things clandestine.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:49 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, mother jones, videos, david chalian, ari shapiro, jan crawford

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 09/18/2012

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien: We’re ‘required to fact-check’

CNN anchor says of insta-fact-checking: ‘You’re responsible.’

By Erik Wemple  |  05:28 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, soledad o'brien, john sununu, bay buchanan, mitt romney president obama, medicare

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 09:56 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Mother Jones: Romney ‘may get his wish’

Mother Jones: Full Romney-fundraiser video could be on the way

By Erik Wemple  |  09:56 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, david corn, mother jones, videos, 47 percent

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 09/17/2012

GOP lawmaker: ‘I don’t care what FactCheck says’

GOPer lashes out at fact-checking organization.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:08 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, mitt romney, apology, peter king, soledad o'brien, libya, attacks

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

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Bill Bennett proposes new fact-checking, media-bashing formula

Speakers hammer media as conservatives gather in Washington

By Erik Wemple  |  04:10 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill bennett, michele bachmann, values voter summit, mitt romney, president obama, bill bennett

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Scarborough: Romney didn’t ‘allow’ immediate accountability coverage

Romney apparently got in the way in the aftermath of embassy attacks.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  joe scarborough, morning joe, mitt romney, president obama, libya attacks, egypt

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 01:15 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Obama-rooting reporters?

May reporters discuss questions before a press conference?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  white house, michelle malkin, mitt romney, president obama, julie mason, npr, cbs, mitt romney, libya jan crawford, ari shapiro

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Fact-checkers say no to Romney ‘apology’ claims

Obama isn’t apologizing for America.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:04 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact, factcheck.org, mitt romney, president obama, egypt libya

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Romney attack on Obama: Is that an apology? Leave it to the fact-checkers

Romney makes multiple ‘apology’ allegations. Have at it, fact-checkers.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:38 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, apology, fact-checking series, libya, attacks, egypt, cairo

Posted at 10:47 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Gingrich plus Matthews: Win

MSNBC: Hire Gingrich!

By Erik Wemple  |  10:47 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive, newt gingrich, msnbc, chris matthews, race, mitt romney, work requirements

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Isaac’s path to irony: Putting Romney, GOP in spotlight?

Could the storm be pumping up attention to Romney?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:21 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnclive, mitt romney, spotlight, gop convention, republican convention, tampa, mew york times, miami herald, cnn, afp

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 08/27/2012

PolitiFact drubs CNN on Obama campaign fact-checking

Just how did CNN rate Obama ad ‘misleading’?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:42 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, politifact, obama ad, class sizes, mitt romney

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 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 12:24 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Fun with ‘Fox & Friends’: Inaugural edition of Mediology

A look at the spot where ideology and media come together.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:24 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsbusters, media matters, fair, aim, joe biden, gaffe, fox & friends, mitt romney tax returns, mediology

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Touré and MSNBC — cheating viewers

MSNBC starts a controversy, then backs out in 12 seconds.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  toure, mitt romney, president obama, niggerization, nbc, msnbc, the cycle

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/17/2012

MSNBC’s Touré apologizes for ‘niggerization’ remark

MSNBC commentator says he’s sorry for calling Romney’s Obama references “niggerization”.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  toure, apolozizes, niggerization, mitt romney, barack obama

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Romney, Touré and ‘niggerization’: What they could be saying

A guess at the Romney-MSNBC brawl

By Erik Wemple  |  02:56 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MITT ROMNEY, toure, msnbc, niggerization

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Romney campaign upset over Touré’s ‘niggerization’ remark

Romney campaign complains about Touré’s ‘niggerization’ remark.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:13 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  touré, msnbc, nbc, mediaite, andrew kirell, mitt romney, the cycle, s.e. cupp

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Obama blames media

Sorry, Mr. President, but don’t hang this one on the media.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  joe biden, president obama, chains, mitt romney, entertainment tonight

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Obamas, ET: All smiles!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:40 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, mitt romney, entertainment tonight, vice president joe biden, chains

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 08/15/2012

CNN’s O’Brien, Sununu wring fun from Medicare

A document-heavy, wonky beatdown.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:21 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  soledad o'brien, cnn, john sununu, cbo, factcheck.org, paul ryan, mitt romney, president obama

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Palin: Media suppressing Obama truths

Palin makes appearance on Fox News, Palin complains about the media.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:31 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin, greta van susteren, media, barack obama, pew research center's project for excellence in journalism, barack obama, mitt romney

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 08/14/2012

NBC News: Andrea Mitchell’s remarks on Ryan taken out of context

Andrea Mitchell, rounding the Republican ‘base.’

By Erik Wemple  |  06:26 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrea mitchell, nbc news, mitt romney, paul ryan, base, women voters

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 11:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Politico puts ‘stop reading’ sign in article

Politico fashions new explanation for anonymity.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, paul ryan, mitt romney, republican operatives, beltway

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Paul Ryan bio: New Yorker piece underscores pol’s openness

Why would Paul Ryan sit for a New Yorker interview in the midst of Romney vetting?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:31 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  paul ryan, paul ryan bio, mitt romney, vice presidential selection, vice president, ryan lizza, new yorker, mark halperin bill keller

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Media news derivatives: Aug. 13

A roundup of media stories for Aug. 13.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:14 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  paul d. ryan, mark zuckerberg, nbc, magazines, david carr, new york times, paul d. ryan, nbc, politico, mitt romney

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Harry Reid, keep talking to the Huffington Post

What right does HuffPo have to publish Harry Reid’s ‘tips’?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:54 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  huffington post, harry reid, mitt romney taxes, neutral reporting privilege, new york times

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Hannity proves media bias!

He cites ‘glaring difference’ in treatment of candidates

By Erik Wemple  |  09:54 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, sean hannity, john mccain, neil munro, daily caller, media bias, fox news

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Romney unhappy with media treatment

Media run from issues, says Romney.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:54 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, media fox news, carl cameron, republican presidential race

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Romney aide tells reporter to ‘shove it’

Romney aide tells traveling press what he thinks of it.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:59 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney campaign, rick gorka, romney foreign trip, israel britain, poland, warsaw, pilsudski square

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Media news derivatives: July 20

A roundup of media stories for July 20.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aurora, colorado, theater, shooting, denver post, poynter, marissa mayer, wwd, mormon, kirn, GQ, the new republic, bill o'reilly, john harwood, tom brokaw, bob schieffer, rush limbaugh, sandra fluke, armed forces network, rupert murdoch, mitt romney

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 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 09:37 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Media news derivatives: July 17

A roundup of media stories for July 17.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:37 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wolf blitzer, stephanie cutter, mitt romney, bain capital, yale daily news, brian mcandrews, new york times co. marc andreesen, yahoo, marissa mayer, libor

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 07/13/2012

PolitiFact halves Romney dispute

What a bunch of wimps at Truth-o-Meter HQ...

By Erik Wemple  |  05:31 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact, mitt romney, bain capital, half true

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 08:40 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Five reasons why the Boston Globe story blew up

Five guesses as to why the Boston Globe story on Romney went viral.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:40 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, boston globe, bain capital, obama campaign, mother jones, tpm

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Media news derivatives: June 13

A roundup of media stories for June 13

By Erik Wemple  |  08:20 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, john sununu, juan williams, christopher rowland, boston globe, naacp, Mitt romney, dick cheneycable tv bundle

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Text of Romney campaign correction request to the Boston Globe

Have a look at the Romney campaign’s request to the Boston Globe.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:27 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, romney campaign, correction request, boston globe, bain capital

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Globe denies Romney campaign correction request

Paper denies request from Romney campaign on Bain Capital tenure.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:43 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, bain capital, boston globe, correction request, denial

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Romney campaign will ask Boston Globe for correction of Bain story, aide says [Updated]

Will Romney camp ask for correction of Globe report?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:22 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boston globe, mitt romney, campaign, bain capital, andrea saul, politico, dylan byers, martin baron, correction request

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Globe to credit TPM, Mother Jones in Bain-Romney story

Paper got a little stingy with attribution in Romney-Bain story.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:09 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boston globe, mitt romney, bain capital, mother jones, tpm, david corn

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 06/25/2012

MSNBC takes more shots on Romney-Wawa

We all sound silly when we say ‘Wawa’

By Erik Wemple  |  04:41 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, wawa, msnbc, newsbusters, fox news, howard kurtz

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 12:20 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Commenter: Attack MSNBC and become Tea Party darling

We get a comment from a reader about MSNBC.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:20 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  msnbc, erik wemple blog, mitt romney, wawa, commenter, uncommoncommoner

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Media news derivatives: June 20

A roundup of media stories for June 20

By Erik Wemple  |  08:33 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, andrea mitchell, msnbc, buzzfeed, jonah lehrer, jon stewart, laura hazard owen

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Andrea Mitchell’s Wawa comment is ill-informed

Does Andrea Mitchell understand the convenience-store business?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:54 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, msnbc, wawa, convenience stores, sandwich kiosks, nacs, jeff lenard

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 06/19/2012

MSNBC faces pressure on Romney’s Wawa moment

Romney campaign, media question editing of Wawa moment.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:21 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, wawa, msnbc, andrea mitchell, sandwich, sandwich-ordering system, touchtone

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Reporters escorted from Romney Q&A session

But there’s no irony here.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:52 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney boston globe, newseum

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 08:14 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Media news derivatives: June 7

A roundup of media stories for June 7.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:14 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  msnbc, ed schultz, el huffington post, frances martel, mediaite, mitt romney, police uniform, harry shearer, cjr, barbara walters, bashar al-assad, poynter, rick edmonds, jack shafer

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 06/04/2012

MSNBC’s Roberts mounts successful interruptions

MSNBC host shows us how to interrupt

By Erik Wemple  |  04:16 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  thomas roberts, msnbc, mitt romney, alice stewart, unemployment

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 01:22 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Politico’s media criticism, exposed

Second installment in a series on Politico’s media criticism.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:22 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, jim vandehei, mike allen, mitt romney, president obama, bullying, new york times

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Romney adviser matches wits with O’Brien

Romney escapes clutches of CNN’s O’Brien.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, soledad o'brien, barbara comstock, cnn

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 10:46 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Chuck Todd nearly corners Mitch Daniels

How to turn the tables on a potential VP spinner.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:46 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitch daniels, chuck todd, vice president, mitt romney, msnbc

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 05/17/2012

News media derivatives: May 17

A look at media stories for May 17.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:24 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chris hughes, facebook, upi, arnaud de borchgrave, washington times, jack shafer, politico, cnn, michelle malkin, mitt romney

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 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 01:36 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Is WaPo Romney story ‘fair game’?

New York Times says WaPo story raises ‘questions’ about candidate biography.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:36 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt romney, new york times, michael d. shear, jason horowitz, poynter

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Arianna Huffington’s exalted view of commenters

Arianna Huffington has an exalted view of why commenters comment.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:22 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arianna huffington, huffington post, business insider, henry blodget, mitt romney

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Media news derivatives: May 3

What is happening in the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:21 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, dreams from my father, newt gingrich, r.c.l hammond, keach hagey, wall street journal, new york times, fcc, bloomberg TV, lorne michaels, mitt romney, george zimmerman, rupert murdoch, sean hannity

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 04/27/2012

MSNBC, Obama campaign at odds over video

Can the Obama campaign use ‘Ed Show’ material?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly, msnbc, obama campaign, mitt romney, education, video, ed schultz, the ed show

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 03:53 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Washington Times and its columnist, Ted Nugent

Washington Times and Ted Nugent: Say what?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:53 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ted nugent, mitt romney, washington times, machine gun, national rifle association

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Breitbart.com lobbies Romney

Breitbart.com goes activist on Mitt Romney.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:44 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  larry o'connor, breitbart news, media matters, mitt romney, interview

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 02/04/2012

Nevada caucuses: What’s CNN up to?

Are they too early?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:59 PM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nevada caucuses, mitt romney newt gingrich, cnn, sam feist, fox radio

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Media news derivatives: Feb. 3

For Feb. 3

By Erik Wemple  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  donald trump, jon stewart, mathew ingram, mitt romney, daily show

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Trump for Gingrich? Trump for Romney? Trump for who cares!

Why fight for them?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:54 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  las vegas, donald trump, newt gingrich, mitt romney

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Soledad O’Brien v. Mitt Romney: Gotta be tougher than that

How about some pushback, CNN?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:39 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, soledad o'brien, cnn, very poor

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Tom Brokaw, the Mr. Clean of American political advertising

Ad from newscast is free of classic campaign distortions.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:43 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newt gingrich, mitt romney, tom brokaw

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 01/30/2012

News media derivatives: Jan. 30

For Jan. 30

By Erik Wemple  |  09:04 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, newt gingrich, matt drudge, politico, new york times, david carr, steve waldman, tom brokaw, nbc, mitt romney, newt gingrich

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Republican debate: How to beat Newt Gingrich

How to defeat Newt Gingrich.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:30 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wolf blitzer, mitt romney, cnn, wealth