Erik Wemple: msnbc


Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 04/09/2014

AP’s Julie Pace addresses guy-heavy White House briefing room

Check out this ratio.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:08 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Joe Scarborough, Julie Pace, Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Court ruling: Case against MSNBC’s Ed Schultz may proceed

Liberal loudmouth will have to sustain more legal costs.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:29 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, Michael Queen, MSNBC, NBC, the ed show

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 03/31/2014

MSNBC’s daytime malaise, in one video

One video captures it all.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:26 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 03/28/2014

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz learns lesson on Obamacare predictions

Host ‘thinks’ sign-ups could hit 7million.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:17 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, enrollees, Fox News, MSNBC, Obamacare, six million

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/27/2014

MSNBC disputes Pew study on newsgathering reduction

Numbers help to explain why a certain network might just go nuts on a certain story.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, news investment, Pew Research

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/26/2014

MSNBC’s daytime audience tanks

Daytime numbers went way down in 2013, while rivals actually gained.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  audience, cable news, CNN, Fox News, Jack Shafer, MSNBC, prime time

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/25/2014

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz issues weak apology for Obamacare mis-prediction

Misses the point, glosses over responsibility to viewers.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, enrollment, MSNBC, Obamacare

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Jon Stewart of ‘The Daily Show’ rips CNN, other cable networks over MH370 coverage

Too much ridiculous speculation!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:16 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Daily Show, Fox News, Jon Stewart, MSNBC

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 03/18/2014

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz asks: ‘Should Americans For Prosperity be ashamed of their lies about Obamacare?’

Talk about a bit of push-polling.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:45 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans For Prosperity, Ed Schultz, Julie Boonstra, MSNBC, Obamacare

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/18/2014

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz celebrates Obamacare’s 5 million mark, omits mention of prediction

Perhaps Uncle Ed should ditch the I-told-you-so bravado

By Erik Wemple  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Department of Health & Human Services, Ed Schultz, enrollment, MSNBC, Obamacare

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Ed Schultz revises Obamacare history, appears confused about March

In December, he predicted 5 million enrollees by March 1. Now he’s pushed that to March 31.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, Michael Hiltzik, MSNBC, Obamacare

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/12/2014

MSNBC host Ed Schultz botches defiant Obamacare enrollment prediction

Number reaches 4.2 million by March 1, 800,000 short of his projected figure.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 03/03/2014

CJR: MSNBC deals with foes indirectly; Fox News, head-on

A stylistic different on the ideological cable dial.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:43 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CJR, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Tour rips President Obama for stressing ‘personal responsibility’

Another ‘Cyclist’ hitting from the left

By Erik Wemple  |  06:31 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC, My brother's keeper, President Obama, Race, Toure, youth

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Arizona bill: ‘Anti-gay’ or something softer?

Some media outlets describe the bill as allowing denial of services to gays but shy away from ‘anti-gay.’

By Erik Wemple  |  03:41 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anti-gay, Arizona, Associated Press, MSNBC, NBC News, New York Times, SB 1062

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 02/25/2014

The case for Rachel Maddow as MSNBC leader

Some people appear to have a problem with the idea that Rachel Maddow would have influence at MSNBC.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:17 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alec baldwin, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Bill Maher misfires on MSNBC=Fox News complaint

This guy goes a bit overboard on cable-news equivalence.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Maher, bridge scandal, Chris Christie, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 02/11/2014

MSNBC’s Krystal Ball to Hillary Clinton: ‘Don’t run’

MSNBC, coming at Hillary Clinton from the left.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:18 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Rodham Clinton, Krystal Ball, MSNBC, walmart

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Talk radio host Michael Smerconish joins CNN

Pundit continues referencing “non-ideological” brand of commentary.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:05 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Michael Smerconish, MSNBC

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly and the glory of ideological media

Don’t like the O’Reilly interview? What would you prefer?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:37 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, MSNBC, President Obama

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 02/03/2014

New York Times defends Christie story: Governor was trying to ‘change the discussion’

Alleged political motives in media criticism.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:46 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, David Wildstein, George Washington Bridge, MSNBC, New Jersey, New York Times

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Fox News’s Laura Ingraham on MSNBC offense: ‘This would never happen at a place like Fox’

Whenever an ideological cable outlet does something terrible, the equivalency question arises.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:09 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Laura Ingraham, MSNBC

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 01/30/2014

MSNBC fires staffer after new controversy

Network boss is reportedly extremely angry about recent missteps.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:46 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin Bashir, Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC, Phil Griffin

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/30/2014

RNC bans staff from MSNBC barring apology from boss

RNC boss fed up with anti-conservative incidents on cable network.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC, Phil Griffin, Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee, Sean Spicer

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 01/30/2014

The Cheerios ad and MSNBC’s apologetic pathology

Good apologies are a good thing. But this is getting a bit ridiculous.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:51 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cheerios ad, MSNBC, Super Bowl

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Think-tank boss: MSNBC’s Maddow made ‘unhinged’ claims

A summer internship program takes center stage in a disagreement between the Kochs and MSNBC.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:38 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foundation for Government Accountability, Koch Brothers, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/29/2014

State of the Union 2014: MSNBC, Fox News watched entirely different speeches

On one network, the speech was ‘masterful’; on another, ‘oversold’

By Erik Wemple  |  10:45 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Sharpton, Charles Krauthammer, Chris Matthews, Fox News, george will, MSNBC, President Obama, State of the Union

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Epic e-mail from MSNBC to Kochs

Here’s a reflection of how dogged the Kochs have been in seeking corrections from MSNBC.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:12 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Koch Brothers, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 01/28/2014

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow recommits to her slam on Koch brothers

How to define a “Koch group.”

By Erik Wemple  |  03:18 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Koch, David Koch, Florida, Koch Brothers, MSNBC

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Christie camp whiffs on MSNBC-Maddow critique

Theories for the Christie camp’s motivations are fair game.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:01 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, George Washington Bridge, MSNBC, New Jersey, Rachel Maddow, Steve Kornacki

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Christie camp’s swipe at MSNBC: Weak! (Part 1)

All attack ads were not created equal.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:48 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Dawn Zimmer, Fox News, Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC, Steve Kornacki

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 01/10/2014

PunditFact whacks MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow over Koch issue

More skepticism on claim of link between the Koch brothers and a Florida group.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:27 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Koch Brothers, MSNBC, PolitiFact, punditfact, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Fox News, MSNBC, CNN and the Christie bridge scandal

An incipient American tradition: Tracking coverage discrepancies on cable news.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 01/08/2014

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow hunkers down on Koch Bros. claim

What standard does the network use to designate a group as “Koch-related“?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:04 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Florida, Koch Brothers, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Rick Scott, welfare

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Has MSNBC heightened script scrutiny following Bashir screwup?

MSNBC denies that a certain executive has been dispatched to review scripts. Okay.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:53 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC, National Review online, Rachel Maddow, Rich Stockwell

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 08:42 AM ET, 12/23/2013

MSNBC all day long: Lefty volunteerism, reporting, fluff

What drives the day at MSNBC?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:42 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Wagner, Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd, Fox News, iran, MSNBC, Newtown, Pew research center, S.E. Cupp

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 01:17 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Fox News host: Was Bashir’s resignation ‘enough’?

What more does Elisabeth Hasselbeck want?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:17 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Martin Bashir, MSNBC, Phil Griffin, Sarah Palin

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Good riddance to MSNBC’s Martin Bashir

Just what will MSNBC be missing with his departure?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:37 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin Bashir, MSNBC, Sarah Palin

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Memo to journos: Ask ONE question!

If you offer a politicians multiple questions, they’ll choose the one they like most.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:02 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrew Cuomo, Metro North, Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Alec Baldwin’s great contribution to cable news

A debate: Who’s more offensive?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:11 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alec baldwin, Martin Bashir, MSNBC

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 11/25/2013

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir takes a break

It is Thanksgiving week, after all.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:52 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin Bashir, MSNBC, Sarah Palin

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 11/23/2013

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews weighs in on Martin Bashir fiasco. Sort of.

Host declines to get into detail on offensive remarks.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:23 PM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Matthews, Martin Bashir, MSNBC, Sarah Palin

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Should Martin Bashir’s sincere apology save his job?

Just what is accountability, anyway?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:55 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Joe Concha, Martin Bashir, MSNBC

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Rush Limbaugh bashes Martin Bashir, hypocritically

Limbaugh takes issue with how long it took Bashir to apologize for his Sarah Palin remarks. What about you, Rush?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:12 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  EIB, Martin Bashir, MSNBC, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Martin Bashir’s towering mistakes on Sarah Palin

The politics of cable news rebuttal.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:47 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin Bashir, MSNBC, Sarah Palin

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Politico’s Mike Allen helps MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough with book sales

Short sumThe business alliance between Politico and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” deepens, if that’s possible.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:51 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Scarborough, Mike Allen, MSNBC, Politico

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Cable news hosts write on sex and love

What can possibly tie together an unruly class of literature?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:16 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Sharpton, Bill O'Reilly, CNN, Fox News, Geraldo Rivera, MSNBC, Piers Morgan

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 11/07/2013

MSNBC’s Sharpton insisted on an activist clause

Stopping his civil-rights work was not negotiable.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:02 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Sharpton, MSNBC, Phil Griffin

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/05/2013

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes cites incomplete Obamacare coverage

People, get smarter about healthcare journalism, please!

By Erik Wemple  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Hayes, MSNBC, Obamacare, tpm

Posted at 08:27 PM ET, 10/30/2013

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz scolds ‘mainstream media’ for tilted Obamacare coverage

Host sees a slam on news outlets in the remarks of the president.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:27 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Schweitzer: Fox, MSNBC are ‘hair on fire’ networks

Former Montana governor goes with the centrist media message.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:17 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Schweitzer, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 10/25/2013

MSNBC folks: Are they all advocates?

Why wouldn’t a network host keep discussing this question on-air?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:01 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeff Greenfield, MSNBC

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 10/18/2013

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir’s leading question

Martin Bashir has an unkind word for the GOP.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:37 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, government shitdown, MSNBC

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 10/16/2013

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough does it again: Repeats Obamacare ‘exemption’ falsehood

How many times does this guy want to do this?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:07 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Scarborough, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/15/2013

MSNBC host to GOP rep. : ‘Do you hate Obamacare more than you love your country?’

‘Inappropriate!’ responds Rep. Marsha Blackburn.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marsha Blackburn, MSNBC, Thomas Roberts

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 10/08/2013

GOP congressman rips MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell

Obamacare equality is a big rhetorical point on cable news these days.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:39 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama, sean duffy

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 10/03/2013

RNC chair to MSNBC host: ‘It sounds like I’m debating the chairman of the DNC’

Is MSNBC guilty of presenting Obama talking points in a discussion with a Republican leader?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:20 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democratic National Committee, MSNBC, Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee, RNC, Thomas Roberts

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Jon Stewart lashes Fox News with expletive

Certain media types are downplaying the impact of the government shutdown. So what?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:21 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, huffington post, Jon Stewart, MSNBC

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 10/01/2013

MSNBC scores with Alec Baldwin ad

Network has been killing it with its promotions.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:32 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  advertisements, Ed Schultz, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 10/01/2013

MSNBC’s Halperin: Fox News, Limbaugh, Drudge, ‘things on the left’ hamstring politicians

It brings immense pressure on politicians.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:37 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drudge Report, Fox News, Mark Halperin, MSNBC, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 09/26/2013

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell: Boehner ‘has to show some leadership’

A mind-meld on what’s wrong on Capitol Hill.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:27 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Mitchell, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, MSNBC, Obamacare, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Where did Bill Clinton get his 800,000 viewer cable-profitability threshold?

In discussion with CNN’s Piers Morgan, the former president throws out an interesting data point. But how accurate is it?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:04 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Cokie Roberts on MSNBC: ‘Some tea party anger is racist’

Will Tea Partiers chill out if Hillary Rodham Clinton runs for president? Enjoy some speculation.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cokie Roberts, Hillary Rodham Clinton, MSNBC

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 09/24/2013

MSNBC host says Republicans sacrifice national health for political gain

Those who die from bad health care, says Krystal Ball, will have served the goal of harming President Obama.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:09 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, Krystal Ball, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama, Republicans

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Commentator on MSNBC: White guy can’t ‘appreciate’ Hillary Clinton’s history-ness

There’s just no one else out there on the ‘progressive female side of things,’ says Keli Goff.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:37 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Rodham Clinton, Keli Goff, MSNBC, New York Magazine, timothy noah

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 09/20/2013

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow slights S.E. Cupp, war-mongering pundits

Allegation: Pundits are out of step with the United States.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:16 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, MSNBC, pundits, Rachel Maddow, S.E. Cupp, syria

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Jon Stewart clubs cable networks over Navy Yard errors

But confusion over number of shooters -- that doesn’t qualify.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:05 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Jon Stewart, MSNBC

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Why did NYT Book Review OK Rachel Maddow conflict of interest?

Can a sweet little blurb cloud a book reviewer’s judgment?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:16 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC, New York Times, New York Times Book Review, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Lawrence O’Donnell casts Anthony Weiner as sympathetic guy

Does Lawrence O’Donnell not understand what a politician is?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:04 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC, New York City

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 09/09/2013

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow mixes monologue, book review

Her ostensible review of Andrew Bacevich's new book took more than 400 words to get to the volume itself.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:02 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC, New York Times Book Review, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Alec Baldwin to host MSNBC Friday night talk show

Culture, current events on the agenda.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:33 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alec baldwin, MSNBC, Phil Griffin

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 09/05/2013

MSNBC’s Wagner brawls with Ron Paul

Former Texas rep accuses MSNBC host of a character attack.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:01 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Wagner, Fatima Center, MSNBC, Ron Paul

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 09/05/2013

MSNBC, Fox News split on credibility of Donald Rumsfeld

Is there no middle ground on the former defense secretary?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:36 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Rumsfeld, Fox News, Greta Van Susteren, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

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 05:46 PM ET, 08/28/2013

MSNBC compliments King family’s approach to ‘I have a dream’ speech

Host Tamron Hall confesses she just glimpsed the full presentation for the first time. Yet she also hails the King family for so tightly holding it.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:46 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I have a dream speech, Martin Luther king Jr., MSNBC, Tamron Hall

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Chuck Todd: Hillary Clinton series 'total nightmare for NBC News'

Second straight day in which someone on "Morning Joe" takes a shot at his employer.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Todd, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joe Scarborough, MSNBC, NBC News

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Fox News and MSNBC: Difference?

Any merit to the saw that these two networks are essentially mirror images?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:48 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Fox News's James Rosen: Did the Justice Department really need to call him a 'co-conspirator'? (cont'd)

New court documents offer insight into what the Justice Department was seeking.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:13 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, Eric Holder, Fox News, James Rosen, Justice Department, Martin Bashir, MSNBC

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 07/31/2013

MSNBC's Bashir: 'All I ever hear about is Anthony Weiner's penis'

Well, then focus on something else, Mr. Bashir!

By Erik Wemple  |  05:08 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, Martin Bashir, MSNBC

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 07/31/2013

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts assesses Weiner's online friend

He apologizes, but for what?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:26 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC, sydney leathers, Thomas Roberts

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Edward Snowden and his allegedly drained laptops

Andrea Mitchell is the latest media figure to amplify speculation that China and Russia have drained the NSA leaker's computers.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:13 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glenn Greenwald, MSNBC, Snowden

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 07/26/2013

MSNBC's Tour : O'Reilly is an 'idiot'

Host Martin Bashir takes issue with O'Reilly addressing issues other than the ones the country has been 'directed' to take on.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:47 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, George Zimmerman, MSNBC, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 07/25/2013

MSNBC's Chris Matthews: Roger Ailes would do 'backflips' if Weiner were NYC mayor

Weiner-as-mayor would serve a 'poster boy' for all that the Fox News chief despises.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:17 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Matthews, Fox News, MSNBC, Roger Ailes

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Complaint archive: Keith Olbermann censorship edition

Individual sees disciplinary suspension of TV host as a free-speech issue.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:02 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal Communications Commission, Keith Olbermann, MSNBC

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 07/24/2013

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough to Jay Carney: 'No no no no no no no no no no no'

Two men agree on the economy but not on the IRS scandal-controversy.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:42 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jay carney, Joe Scarborough, MSNBC

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Royal baby: MSNBC takes gushing to extremes

Gushing is the best way to justify a news outlet covering an event that happens hundreds of thousands of times per day.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:56 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kate middleton, MSNBC, prince william, royal baby

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 07/23/2013

New York Times's Brian Stelter to guest-host CNN's 'Reliable Sources'

Young media correspondent insists he wouldn't leave the storied newspaper for a television job.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:27 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Stelter, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, New York Times

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Complaint archive: Child supervision edition

Who'll look after high-school students expressing their First Amendment rights?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Moore, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Obama race talk: Chuck Todd blasts 'some portions of cable news' (not MSNBC)

To what could he possibly have been referring?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:29 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Todd, George Zimmerman, MSNBC, President Obama, Race, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Did Rachel Maddow race-bait Darrell Issa?

She challenges his use of words in a Huffington Post report.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:26 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrell Issa, Elijah Cummings, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Complaint archive: Rachel Maddow edition

What did the MSNBC host really say about 9/11 responders?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:52 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  9/11, Complaint archive, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Fox News rules news; MSNBC certainly doesn't: Gallup

Gallup asks people where they get their news. Answers vary wildly.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Gallup, MSNBC

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Egypt ouster v. George Zimmerman trial: Five observations

Egypt coup vs. George Zimmerman trial: Five observations

By Erik Wemple  |  05:56 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Egypt, Fox News, Morsi, MSNBC

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 06/28/2013

MSNBC analyst: George Zimmerman may have intentionally gotten fatter

Nothing like some wild speculation to do with your high-profile trial!

By Erik Wemple  |  06:06 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Goldie Taylor, Lisa Bloom, MSNBC, trial

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 06/25/2013

MSNBC's Reid raises 'questions' about Guardian's Glenn Greenwald

Journalist travels to Hong Kong to get killer documents. Does that seem strange to you?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:16 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glenn Greenwald, Guardian, joy reid, MSNBC

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 06/21/2013

Tom Brokaw slights 24/7 news, Chris Matthews

Network news legend says that these days, important work isn't getting done.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:53 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Matthews, Daily Show, John Oliver, MSNBC, NBC News, Tom Brokaw, Watergate

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Brokaw blasts 'expansion of blogosphere'

Web is too 'vitriolic,' full of pseudonymous nastiness, says big-time NBC News guy.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:19 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Mitchell, BNC News, MSNBC, Tom Brokaw

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 06/19/2013

Don't blame media for Republicans' dumb comments

A gaffe is a newsworthy moment.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:16 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim VandeHei, Morning Joe, MSNBC, Politico

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 06/05/2013

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow condescends to Fox News viewers

They're loud and unintelligible, suggests MSNBC host.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:59 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 05/28/2013

MSNBC's Axelrod smacks down Obama critiques

Former Obama campaign guy speaks to the "larger" issues of interest to Americans.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:25 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Axelrod, MSNBC, Obama administration

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Maddow shames Republicans and InfoWars conspiracist Alex Jones

Alex Jones speaks of "weather weapon" in regard to the Oklahoma twister.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:10 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Jones, MSNBC, Oklahoma tornado, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 05/20/2013

MSNBC's Chris Hayes attacks "braaahzen intransigence"

"All In" with Chris Hayes: Brainy liberalism, novel English pronunciation.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:18 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Hayes, MSNBC

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 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 08:14 AM ET, 05/03/2013

MSNBC's Chris Hayes torches American 'gun culture'

Chris Hayes has an enormous problem with a 5-year-old having his own lethal weapon

By Erik Wemple  |  08:14 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caroline Sparks, Chris Hayes, MSNBC

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 04/22/2013

The problem with cable news: Cable news

As Friday proved, there will never be enough news of national import for networks to break and analyze every minute of every day.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:08 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, cable television, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Biden credits Scarborough with changing gun-control debate

Joe Scarborough and Michael Bloomberg, says Vice President Joe Biden, have changed the debate.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:38 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Joe Biden, Joe Scarborough, Morning Joe, MSNBC

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Fox News AGAIN runs MSNBC's ad for free

Will Fox News ever stop running MSNBC's ads?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:34 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 04/10/2013

MSNBC's Maddow asserts 'rivalry' with Fox News

Yes, the cable networks compete. But do they have a bona fide rivalry?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:12 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, ratings

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Fox News, please stop promoting MSNBC!

Ten minutes and 55 seconds: That's how long "The Five" spent discussing an MSNBC ad.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:47 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC, Roger Ailes

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/08/2013

MSNBC hits home run with Harris-Perry ad

Conservative voices pummel a host over references to the role of the "community" in bringing up children.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glenn Beck, MSNBC, MSNBC Melissa Harris-Perry, Sarah Palin

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 03/28/2013

O'Reilly-Limbaugh gay-marriage feud satirized on MSNBC

Lawrence O'Donnell trashes Bill O'Reilly, which is precisely what Bill O'Reilly wants.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:51 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, MSNBC, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 03/25/2013

MSNBC not an 'instrument' of Democratic Party, New Republic argues

But Fox News is an "instrument" of the Republican Party, writes Rebecca Dana. How to prove that?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:12 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, MSNBC, New Republic

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/21/2013

MSNBC says it doesn't comment on Pew reports (but it has!)

MSNBC wants no piece of that Pew Center study on media, which found that MSNBC was tilted massively toward opinion and commentary.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, MSNBC, Pew research center, Phil Griffin

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Fox News contributor Krauthammer disses MSNBC

Bill O'Reilly complains that it's tough to get objective information "out there" these days.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:41 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Charles Krauthammer, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 03/18/2013

On cable TV, talk is cheap -- and profitable

Interviews, talk, chatter, gossip, shouting -- these are the ways cable news makes its money.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:09 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cable news, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Signing off, Ed Schultz says 'we're going to build those hours'

Cable host pledges quixotic quest to make Saturday and Sunday dinnertime programming the best hours in cable news.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:32 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, MSNBC

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 03/14/2013

MSNBC boss: 'I don't care' about media reaction on Schultz

MSNBC President Phil Griffin is casting his lot with 'smart."

By Erik Wemple  |  07:18 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, MSNBC, Phil Griffin

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Union chief: MSNBC's Schultz move a 'big loss' for middle class

MSNBC may be alienating union folks with its decision to move Ed Schultz to weekends. But what other cable outlet will they move to?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, MSNBC, Scott Prouty

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Chris Hayes to take over key MSNBC slot

MSNBC wants younger and more viewers in prime time. Thus, the ascension of Chris Hayes.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Hayes, Ed Schultz, MSNBC

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Gibbs to Maddow: Drone secrecy was 'unsustainable'

Robert Gibbs does a little followup interview after his Sunday revelation about drone secrecy.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:08 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 02/12/2013

State of the Union: Tour objects to Nugent invitation

What objection could the MSNBC host possibly have to the rocker's attendance at one of the most sacred events in American politics? That he said a few edgy things?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:17 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC, State of the Union, Ted Nugent, Toure

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Hannity compares 'heckling' case to Zimmerman tape edits

Following MSNBC's treatment of the Neil Heslin non-heckling incident, critics of NBC News and MSNBC are connecting some dots.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC, NBC News, Newtown

Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 01/30/2013

MSNBC, Huffington Post respond to 'heckling' issue

Once news orgs dig in on a judgment, they show their creativity in dancing around corrections.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:01 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  huffington post, MSNBC, Newtown

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 01/30/2013

MSNBC 'reviewing' Newtown 'heckled' video

Was the father of a Sandy Hook victim really "mocked" at a hearing?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:40 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 01/29/2013

O'Donnell: Palin 'unceremoniously dumped' by Fox News

MSNBC host reminds viewers---many times over---that he was right about the Alaskan guv-turned-pundit.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:53 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC, Sarah Palin

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Inauguration 2013: Cable news gets the 'Daily Show' treatment

Daily Show finds plenty to satirize in cable's inaugural coverage. What a surprise.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:37 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Show, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Scarborough: Gun-control debate is over money

Opposition to current proposals, says "Morning Joe" host, is motivated only by money.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:23 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns, Joe Scarborough, MSNBC

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Armed schools: MSNBC's Schultz goes deeper on Utah

MSNBC explores the arming of schools in Utah, where neither students nor parents may know that teacher is carrying a gun.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:52 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, MSNBC, Utah

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 01/10/2013

Ed Schultz and the right to know if a teacher is packing

Utah grade school teacher tells MSNBC host that parents and students needn't know if she has a gun in the classroom.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:50 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, Journal News, MSNBC

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 12/12/2012

MSNBC's Matthews pulverizes guest

Should guests on cable television have to disclose who funds the organizations that they represent.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:41 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans For Prosperity, Chris Matthews, MSNBC

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 12/05/2012

MSNBC chief cites Fox News's benching' of Karl Rove, Dick Morris

Phil Griffin argues anew that a Pew study putting MSNBC on comparable footing as Fox News in terms of presidential election coverage was faulty.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:11 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dick Morris, Fox News, Karl Rove, MSNBC

Posted at 01:27 AM ET, 11/07/2012

CNN destroys cable competition on election night

CNN clear winner on elections coverage among cable nets

By Erik Wemple  |  01:27 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn fox news msnbc, cnn election night, fox news election night, msnbc election night, cnn cable, cnn john king, cable, fox news cable

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Fox News doesn’t like Mourdock story

Fox News finds a lot of stuff to cover aside from Mourdock story.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:39 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news mourdock rape comment, mourdock rape comment fox, mourdock rape fox msnbc, media matters mourdock rape msnbc

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 10/23/2012

MSNBC’s Cupp blasts undecideds

MSNBC channels media feelings of contempt for undecideds.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:37 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  msnbc undecided voters, msnbc s.e. cupp undecideds, msnbc kerry ladka undecided

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Stifle it, Andrea Mitchell

NBC complains about Obama campaign’s fair play.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:22 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrea mitchell obama campaign, ad, mitchell nbc ad obama, andrea mitchell ad romney, msnbc ad obama fact-checking

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 09:34 AM ET, 09/21/2012

O’Reilly, Koppel disagree on Fox, MSNBC

Ted Koppel pooh-poohs O’Reilly’s contention that Fox does ‘hard news.’

By Erik Wemple  |  09:34 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, bill o'reilly, ted koppel, megyn kelly, america live, daytime programming, msnbc

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 09/04/2012

MSNBC, why cite Fox?

Conversation with Sandra Fluke goes south.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:31 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sandra fluke, msnbc, fox, ed schultz, bill o'reilly, condoms

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 08/31/2012

MSNBC’s Matthews, GOPers shout at each other

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews shouts at GOPers at restaurant.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:51 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chris matthews, the hill, gop, tampa restaurant, msnbc, uncivil

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 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 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 07:08 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Media news derivatives: Aug. 17

A roundup of media stories for Aug. 17.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:08 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrea mitchell ben labolt, new york times, president obama, joe pompeo, capital, huffington post, fox news the five, cnn, msnbc

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Roger Ailes biographer encounters third-rate online taunting

Biographer of Roger Ailes faces lame online campaign.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:35 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gabriel sherman, new york magazine, roger ailes, biography, new america foundation, jennifer stahl, foundations exposed, msnbc

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Media news derivatives: July 9

A roundup of media stories for July 9

By Erik Wemple  |  08:52 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new york times, s.e. cupp, cnn, newspapers, david carr, msnbc, national journal

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Media news derivatives: June 26

A roundup of media stories for June 26.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:09 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  laura Ingraham, fox news, atheism, new york times, mathew ingrahm, bill carter, mediaite, matt lewis, msnbc, new york times

Posted at 09:24 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Can ‘The Cycle’ rollick?

MSNBC’s new program opens with a question.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:24 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  msnbc, "the cycle", fox news network, "the five", michael bloomberg, s.e. cupp, brian kilmeade, kimberly guilfoyle

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 07:35 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Joe Williams blasts ‘small group’ in statement

Joe Williams issues statement on suspension

By Erik Wemple  |  07:35 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  joe williams, politico, suspension msnbc, breitbart.com, politico, joe williams

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Politico’s Joe Williams questions Ann Romney retweet

Politico reporter questions tweet on Ann Romney

By Erik Wemple  |  02:41 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  msnbc, the cycle, toure krystal ball, steve kornacki, fox news, the five

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 07:48 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Andrea Mitchell resists regret on Wawa

Mitchell not contrite regarding Romney-Wawa

By Erik Wemple  |  07:48 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrea mitchell, wawa, msnbc, u.s. postal service

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 10:17 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Ed Schultz kneecaps Limbaugh boycott

Ed Schultz has a problem with the Rush Limbaugh boycott.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:17 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ed schultz, msnbc, huffington post, advertisers, rush limbaugh, media matters

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Media news derivatives: June 11

Roundup of media stories for June 11

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david carr, new york times, dylan ratigan, msnbc, megyn kelly, carl bernstein, twitter, wall street journal, newspaper crisis

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

Media news derivatives: June 8

A roundup of media stories for June 8.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:06 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  joe scarborough, msnbc, jon stewart, guardian, boston herald, sally quinn, el huffington post, commonWealth

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 08:15 AM ET, 06/01/2012

MSNBC plans to ‘revise’ ad for ‘The Ed Show’

MSNBC to tone down activist ad for ‘The Ed Show.’

By Erik Wemple  |  08:15 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  msnbc, fox news, "the ed show", ed schultz, wisconsin, scott walker, recall

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Chris Hayes and the need to ‘marshal’ facts

Just what was Chris Hayes trying to say about heroes?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:47 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  msnbc, chris hayes, newsbusters, heroes, heroism

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 05/23/2012

The dumbing effect of cable news

Fox News viewers don’t take kindly to a survey.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:53 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairleigh dickinson university, fdu, npr, msnbc, fox news, new jersey, dan cassino, peter woolley

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Dylan Ratigan shows why guests are irrelevant

Is there any way to talk over Dylan Ratigan?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:30 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dylan ratigan, msnbc, peter schiff, karen finney

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 07:54 AM ET, 05/15/2012

Media news derivatives: May 15

A roundup of media stories for May 15

By Erik Wemple  |  07:54 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the daily, news corp., polish dentist, retraction, msnbc, new york times, rebekah brooks, melissa chan, bristol palin, jesse angelo

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 05/14/2012

How not to retract a falsehood

News outlets attempt to cover their tracks on dentist story.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:56 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  msnbc, polish dentist, hoax, daily mail, msnbc, huffington post, new york daily news, new york post, msn, yahoo, fox news

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Daily Mail cannot figure out origins of dentist story

Where did the Daily Mail get its Polish dentist story from?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:09 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  daily mail, polish dentist, erin tennant, msnbc, huffington post, los angeles times, new york daily news, new york post, yahoo news, san francisco chronicle

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

Media news derivatives: May 9

A roundup of media stories for May 9

By Erik Wemple  |  08:09 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david cameron, jon stewart, daily show, msnbc, polish dentist, wendy ruderman, daily news, chronicle of higher education

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 05:44 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Women in the Secret Service: ‘Quota mongering?’

S.E. Cupp and Secret Service ”quota mongering.”

By Erik Wemple  |  05:44 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  s.e. cupp, secret service, msnbc, martin bashir

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Nugent’s problem: Word choice!

Ted Nugent needs more artfulness, says analyst

By Erik Wemple  |  02:18 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ted nugent, alice stewart, msnbc, secret service

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Al Sharpton and MSNBC’s activist TV

The civil rights agitator-cum-television host has hopped back and forth across that line in recent weeks.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:44 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the rev. al sharpton, msnbc, trayvon martin, sybrina fulton, tracy martin, benjamin crump

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Media news derivatives: March 27

For March 27

By Erik Wemple  |  07:20 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lawrence o'donnell, msnbc, trayvon martin, helen thomas, huffington post, joe oliver, enw york times, supreme court

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Supreme Court on health care law: What’s going on in there?

Supreme Court on health care law: What’s going on in there?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  supreme court, health care, cameras in the courtroom, fox news channel, msnbc, cnn, dan lothian

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 03/16/2012

O’Reilly: Boycotts/threats are un-American

The guy doesn’t like boycotts.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:28 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill o'reilly, rush limbaugh, boycotts, msnbc

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/13/2012

On Fox, three men slam Obama

Next channel?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, stuart varney, president obama, president bush, gas prices, msnbc

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Maddow, PolitiFact and the non sequitur

Again

By Erik Wemple  |  10:28 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marco rubio, rachel maddow, msnbc, americans, conservative