Erik Wemple: republican


Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Ebony mag apologizes to RNC staffer for tweets of editor

RNC owns media outlets

By Erik Wemple  |  03:56 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ebony magazine, Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee

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 11:24 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Is Fox News a Republican Party propaganda organ? Rather says no.

‘Pros’ at network are ‘pretty good,’ says veteran newsman.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:24 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Woodward, David Petraeus, Fox News, Republican Party, Roger Ailes

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 04:44 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Fact-checking: A consumer-driven movement

Fact-checking: A consumero-journalistic movement.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:44 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fact-checking, politifact, factcheck.org, republican national convention, brooks jackson, david broder, michael dobbs, history of fact-checking, glenn kessler

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 02:18 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Chris Matthews accuses Sean Hannity of pandering to his audience

Hannity is accused of pandering.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new york times, chris matthews, ron reagan michael tomasky, dick morris, republican national convention

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 09:16 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Obama on Letterman: President avoids debt number

Letterman wonders what the national debt figure is; Obama whiffs.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:16 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david letterman, president obama, barack obama, national debt, republican national convention

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Media, meet the Oparowskis

Who knew about the Oparowskis? No one?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:45 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new york times, ted oparowski, patricia oparowski, fox news, republican national convention, sheryl gay stolberg

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 08/30/2012

The Hill busts Kyl via audiotape

The Hill has audiotape of Jon Kyl saying what he says he didn’t say.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:19 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jon kyl, The Hill, fox news, arizona republican party, jenna lee

Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Bachmann schools CNN on single women’s gas-price fetish

Michele Bachmann tells Piers Morgan all about single women and gas.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:50 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rmclive, ep, piers morgan, mcihele bachmann, poll, gas prices, women, single women, gallup, republican national convention

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 08/29/2012

GOP convention nuts story: RNC and CNN issue terse statements

Why won’t GOP and CNN say something more on the nuts incident?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:39 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gop convention, gop 2012, nuts, cnn, david shuster, republican national committee

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Isaac hurricane: Weather buffs skew Republican!

Good news for GOP convention: Weather nuts are Republicans, too

By Erik Wemple  |  05:49 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnclive, ep, the weather channel, hurricane isaac, republican, democratic, bipartisan, gop convention, republican national convention

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Bill O’Reilly issues nonpartisan expression of partisanship

Bill O’Reilly, neutral guy.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, bill o'reilly, o'reilly factor, democratic party, republican party, president obama

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 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 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 09:33 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Media news derivatives: July 12

A roundup of media stories for July 12.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:33 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  republican party of virginia, politifact virginia, russian tv, propublica, newsosaur, nbc, microsoft, howard kurtz

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/11/2012

PolitiFacters respond to ‘weekend dump’ allegations

PolitiFact Virginia says it doesn’t scheme against Republicans

By Erik Wemple  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact Virginia, republican party of virginia, bias, rulings, rick thornton

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Virginia Republican Party to PolitiFact: Don’t bother ringing!

Virginia GOP won’t be speaking with state PolitiFact reporters

By Erik Wemple  |  05:35 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  republican party of virginia, politifact virginia, richmond times-dispatch, fact-checking, bias, rick thornton, dave rexrode

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Virginia Republican Party publishes huge attack paper on PolitiFact

86 pages of critique.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:55 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact virginia, virginia republican party, richmond times-dispatch, bias, rulings, truth-o-meter

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

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

Fox analysts see something fishy in polling numbers.

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

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 06/25/2012

On cable, lobbyists emerge as bipartisan heroes

How to appeal to cable TV: Preach civility.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:02 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lanny davis, michael steele, john heilemann, bush v. gore, uncivil, republican national committee, o'reily factor, morning joe, purple nation solutions

Posted at 11:44 PM ET, 02/22/2012

In Republican presidential debate, Newt Gingrich fashions another intriguing slam against the ‘elite media’

Is he blowing smoke yet again?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:44 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  republican presidential debate, newt gingrich, cnn, abortion, illinois senator