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Erik Wemple: July, 2011

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Business Insider’s Zeke Miller: All over Washington, from New York Hill

The Business Insider says yes

By Erik Wemple  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Daily Caller cheap-shots the New York Times

The Daily Caller has an answer.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:17 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/29/2011

What’s the Dems’ version of blank-check rhetoric?

What’s the Dem counterpart?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 07/29/2011

News of the World: Here, activist — take this phone

That alone would qualify as a scandal in U.S. journalism.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:28 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Hometown paper celebrates S.C. GOPers

To applause from the hometown paper.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:55 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 07/28/2011

News Corp. wrongdoing continues

Not after revelations that another parent of a murdered child may have been hacked.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:30 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Leak opponent’s comments leaked to Politico

Waves publication in slam on “despicable” leaking.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:36 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Debt crisis scare language: Still tepid

Frequency of economic meltdowns — both real and threatened — affords practice in conveying panic

By Erik Wemple  |  12:08 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 07/28/2011

James O’Keefe: ‘Marriage is being challenged’

New York Times Magazine piece catches provocateur jumping to conclusions.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:45 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Hey, reporter: Smoke a cigarette!

Los Angeles Times editor coaches staffers to “suck deeply on that Marlboro Ultralight.”

By Erik Wemple  |  09:16 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Julian Assange: Phone-hacking advocate

Quite the shocker there.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:32 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Too many distractions!

Newspaper association provides complete inventory of editor whines.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:24 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 07/27/2011

NBC’s Brian Williams should stick to talking

Good thing the NBC News anchor talks rather than writes.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:11 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Morgan professed ‘sympathy’ for convicted hacker

A window into Piers Morgan’s journoethics.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:11 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Where are the tickers?

Are news outlets deferring to the Obama administration?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:45 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Why Brits have no privacy

Nah, no need, says commentator for Guardian

By Erik Wemple  |  02:05 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/26/2011

How poisonous is the Murdoch brand in Britain?

Poisoned beyond repair?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Note to HuffPo: Think before publishing

Editor’s notes reflect editor’s jitters

By Erik Wemple  |  10:30 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/26/2011

The glories of WaPo print edition

WaPo subscriber celebrates home delivery.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Is HuffPo guilty of covert edits?

Surely no one would want to suggest anything so extreme!

By Erik Wemple  |  06:33 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 07/25/2011

New York Post’s DSK reporting: Yet shakier

Punctured again.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:25 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Defend News Corp.? Bad career move

Go on record defending News Corp.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/25/2011

‘Restructuring’ claims job of Redskins blogger

Matt Terl, a creative voice for the Redskins, loses blog position.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Wall Street Journal committee report: Some holes

Now this is Rupert Murdoch’s kind of panel

By Erik Wemple  |  09:55 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 07/25/2011

DSK accuser: ‘Because of him they call me a prostitute’

‘Because of him they call me a prostitute,’ accuser tells Newsweek.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:14 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 07/22/2011

If Murdoch retired...

Would the Citizen Kane references go into retirement as well?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:34 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 07/22/2011

News Corp. crisis thick with hypocrisy

By another media outlet, no less.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:16 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Do tabloids deserve the First Amendment?

The irony!

By Erik Wemple  |  01:20 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Huffington Post and aggregation: A troubled marriage?

Can aggregational model hold up?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:20 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Jose Antonio Vargas: Why the flack?

What on earth for?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:49 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 07/22/2011

NFL lockout talks: A victory for no-name sourcing?

Media on verge of victory in NFL labor story.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:19 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Murdoch and the Young and the Restless: What do they have in common?

Together promoting awareness of a once-obscure U.S. statute.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:44 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Just where is the throat, PCC?

The British press commission is on the case!

By Erik Wemple  |  03:43 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 07/21/2011

When Murdoch was called a ‘moth-eaten kangaroo’

Video from four decades ago shows how Murdoch seized News of the World.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:34 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 07/21/2011

The contours of a Murdoch tab’s political hit

How News Corp. struck back at a politician who questioned them.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:29 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Watch what Rebekah Brooks says

Yes, News of the World paid cops. Or did it?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:42 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Britain’s Press Complaints Commission: Easy on phone hacking, tough on farm ‘odours’

How effective is a ‘watchdog’ funded by the industry it’s watching?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:38 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Phone hacking and Watergate reporting: Any parallels here?

A few inquiring minds want to know.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:13 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/20/2011

News Corp. has a lot more apologizing to do

But why should the mea culpas end there?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/20/2011

TPM catches James Murdoch’s evasions

Of many things.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Rebekah Brooks was ‘ring-fenced.’ Huh?

Former News Corp. executive Rebekah Brooks says she was ‘ring-fenced’

By Erik Wemple  |  09:24 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Rebekah Brooks: Star witness

Hands-on editor says she learned about outrageous invasion two weeks ago.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:56 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Murdoch: ‘I’m the best person to clean this up’

Rupert Murdoch claims he’s the ‘best person’ to clean up scandal — after delivering a great deal of evidence to the contrary.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 07/19/2011

News flash: Rupert Murdoch has no knowledge of key document

Denial of knowledge reflects apparent marching orders for hearing

By Erik Wemple  |  11:48 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Can Murdoch pull it off? Instanalysis of key hearing

Quotes and analysis from the pivotal moment in the career of Rupert Murdoch.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:47 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Murdoch Parliament coverage: Right here!

We’re live-blogging the most pivotal moment of Rupert Murdoch’s career.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Rupert Murdoch’s Parliament appearance

Start with the public record.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:52 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/18/2011

How many ways can you describe Murdoch’s enemies?

Columnist blames “elite few” for anti-Murdoch campaign

By Erik Wemple  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Piling on? That would be News Corp.

That would be News Corp., not the media.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:41 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Breaking down the Milly Dowler story

Analyzing the News of the World story that re-launched a scandal.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:37 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Bob Dilenschneider: The post-interview interview

A short talk with Fox apologist Bob Dilenschneider.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:32 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 07/18/2011

What standard for Fox

Kurtz asks: Is it really ‘stupid’ to expect serious coverage of scandal from Fox?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:50 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 07/15/2011

More evidence about News Corp. on News Corp.

Yes, according to “Fox & Friends.” Another reason not to expect News Corp. to cover News Corp.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Murdoch shows improvement in apology optics

Mea culpa shows genuine regret, less evasion.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:34 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Britain v. America: Whose journalism is worse?

Which is the superior model?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:05 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 07/15/2011

NYT editorial board’s response on News Corp.: Measured

Opinion-mongers don’t want to be perceived as piling on competitor.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:08 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Murdoch lieutenant Rebekah Brooks abandons the bridge

One more down at News Corp.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:04 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Obama raises how many millions?

Don’t ask the media!

By Erik Wemple  |  02:29 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Wall Street Journal fronts the bosses

Newspaper grills its bosses on A1

By Erik Wemple  |  12:05 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 07/14/2011

NYT to repay Slim loan early: Blodget?

Who would have predicted that?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:14 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 07/14/2011

The Bancroft family: Boo-hoo!

Former WSJ owners took the money and ran. Which means they can’t cry about it.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:09 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Blogger in training!

Orientation on WaPo governing principles means light posting today.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:06 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Why expect Fox to cover News Corp.?

No. Nor should it be expected to.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:14 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Sun’s cystic fibrosis story — choose your poison

How do you excuse exposing a 4-year-old child’s cystic fibrosis?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Huffington Post: Corporate America

From scrappy Internet start-up to stiff news site.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:35 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Huffington Post aggregation: What standards?

Suspension of aggregator points to disarray at high-profile site.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:31 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/12/2011

NFL lockout: Anyone know what’s going on?

Coverage of four-month-old labor strife has two components: anonymity, volatility.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 07/12/2011

News Corp. scandal: Nothing shocks anymore

You can’t top allegations that News of the World hacked Scotland Yard.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:23 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 07/11/2011

News flash: News Corp. not crumbling

It’ll take more than a shocking, unprecedented, grotesque international phone-hacking scandal to puncture News Corp.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:50 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Fanfare for the comma man: Michael Wolff

How thoroughly can you punctuate one sentence?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:00 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 07/11/2011

New York Post prostitution story gets shakier

Perhaps a little more than it indicated.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:29 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 07/11/2011

New York Times: No, sex is not passe

And, of course, the answer is no.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:35 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 07/11/2011

News Corp. in its own words

So big it has trouble keeping track of itself.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:26 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 07/08/2011

News of the World: All about the visuals

It was all in the pictures!

By Erik Wemple  |  03:58 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Is there an expiration date on a Pulitzer celebration?

When do you stop promoting your victory? Maybe never.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:44 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 07/08/2011

DSK accuser not a public figure

How could an anonymous alleged rape victim be a public figure?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:55 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 07/08/2011

News of the World closing: ‘Stunning’?

Media is shocked by closing of News of the World. But why?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:04 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 07/07/2011

British scribe: Murdoch has too much power

Guardian reporter opines on officialdom’s weakness vis-a-vis News Corp.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:10 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 07/07/2011

James Murdoch statement: Where’s the mea culpa?

Straining to find a mea culpa in the statement of News Corp. honcho James Murdoch.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:12 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 07/07/2011

New York Post libel suit: A story too good to check?

The New York Post was working on an explosive story about DSK’s accuser. Did it call her lawyers?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:30 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/06/2011

New York Post libel case: Contradiction unearthed in suit

Is the New York Post “plunging” or is it “one of the largest and most influential newspapers in the country”?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/06/2011

New York Post libel suit: Part 2

Putting another New York Post story through the libel machine

By Erik Wemple  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 07/06/2011

New York Post libel suit: A quantitative analysis

Can we get someone on the record?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:13 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Helen Thomas and the Falls Church News-Press. What?

Why does the small local paper even attempt national stuff, anyway?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:27 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 07/06/2011

The New York Times: Valuable for whimsy, too

Here’s what I’d miss if there were no New York Times.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:26 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Media Matters: Is Glenn Beck the next Alex Jones?

Glenn Beck: The next Alex Jones?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:45 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Village Voice strike averted

Staffers maintain sweet health-care deal in labor accord

By Erik Wemple  |  09:47 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Stop the newspaper nostalgia

Newspapers were always better than they are. Even if they weren’t.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:08 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Halperin v. Obama: Who wins the euphemism battle?

Halperin v. Obama: Who wins the euphemism battle?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:40 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 06/30/2011

The Washington Monthly and adverbs -- a love affair

A terrible way to start a sentence

By Erik Wemple  |  09:05 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 06/30/2011

BIAS WATCH takes on the naysayers

‘This blog is ludicrous,’ writes a commenter. Well, let me answer.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:42 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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