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Erik Wemple: October, 2011

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Herman Cain allegations: The evolution of denial

Confirmation, bluster, then denial

By Erik Wemple  |  12:05 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 10/28/2011

NYT’s Joe Nocera speaks at securities conference

Appearing at a securities conference.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:57 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 10/28/2011

James O’Keefe, proving the worthlessness of deception

Do better work, or else.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:29 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Shirky on O’Keefe

No consultant fees.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:29 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 10/27/2011

O’Keefe wrong about Shirky

Not so, says the Times

By Erik Wemple  |  03:11 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 10/27/2011

O’Keefe, Shirky, Rosen, and the nothing sandwich

James O’Keefe catches nothing, much less a journalist.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:49 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Biden and rape question: Picture?

Misrepresentation? Yes

By Erik Wemple  |  09:20 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Gawker pay-for-links scoop: Journalism is a miserable racket

Goes to show how tough a biz journalism is

By Erik Wemple  |  04:20 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Wall Street Journal: No muffin consumption

Undisputed winner of the muffin story, or non-story

By Erik Wemple  |  04:10 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 10/26/2011

O’Reilly-Perry: Instaclassic

And here’s why

By Erik Wemple  |  09:35 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Fox News’s Megyn Kelly: Most amazing question/non-question in TV history

And the most complicated question ever posed on television

By Erik Wemple  |  04:42 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Bloomberg, Koch and Iran: Where’s the trade scandal?

Where’s the trade scandal?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:10 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Bittman and his meat: A cutlet above

Mark Bittman’s fondness for sauteed meat

By Erik Wemple  |  12:50 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Dow Jones boss Les Hinton: ‘a mushroom’?

Like a “mushroom”?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:47 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Michele Norris and NPR: Tough call

But why?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:19 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 10/24/2011

James O’Keefe, whiffing with his gotcha attempt on Sam Stein

Why not set up ‘source’ to drink with reporter?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:42 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Kurtz on Ratigan: no ‘entertainer’

Howard Kurtz on CNN show says MSNBC host is ‘no entertainer.’

By Erik Wemple  |  11:19 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Bachmann and New Hampshire staff: 100 percent hypocritical

Then scolds the media for the same thing.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:30 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 10/21/2011

More on copy-editing

Thanks for the toughness, readers

By Erik Wemple  |  03:32 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 10/21/2011

The Washington Post and copy-editing

A tough sell

By Erik Wemple  |  11:35 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Russian reporter sees around corners in Baltimore

Story follows preconception.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:31 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 10/20/2011

CNN and Romney ad: What’s fair use?

CNN asks Romney campaign to pull anti-Perry ad

By Erik Wemple  |  05:41 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 10/20/2011

NPR and Simeone: Lots of corrections

The sudden and dramatic media bubble reflects just how little people, and the media, understand about NPR.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:55 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 10/20/2011

NPR, Lisa Simeone and opera: Plenty of opportunity for bias!

Plenty of opportunity for bias

By Erik Wemple  |  01:19 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Shafer: Leave the newsroom if you feel pressured

Leave the newsroom? Who’s gonna do that?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:20 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Phone-hacking scandal: ‘Rogue’ thing was off

Lawyer tells Parliament he knew defense was wrong

By Erik Wemple  |  04:43 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Baltimore paper’s e-mail release: ethical?

But did it have the right to publish it?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:09 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Fox News on Occupy Wall Street protesters: No iPhones, please

Should the movement be shunning the iPhone?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:20 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Republican debate: Your Twitter guide

Where to find the good tweets.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:12 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Republican debate: Will the audience behave?

For tonight’s CNN debate

By Erik Wemple  |  01:31 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Brett Favre and Raiders? One columnist clearly wishes so.

It requires some fancy footwork.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:25 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Politico plagiarism: Marr cleared at Post

Review finds no problems

By Erik Wemple  |  04:51 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Politico on House Republicans: Good fundraisers or bad fundraisers?

Politico checks out both sides of the question.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:18 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Politico plagiarism: Too much sympathy?

Guilty!

By Erik Wemple  |  01:09 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Abramson and the digitial New York Times: a suggestion

A suggestion for a tiny upgrade.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:44 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Politico scandal: Kendra Marr and the go-go journalism culture

Politico’s go-go culture bites back

By Erik Wemple  |  04:39 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Politico scandal: One side-by-side comparison

Why didn’t Politico just link the New York Times story?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:49 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Politico scandal: Come cleaner!

Not clean enough!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:04 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Romney inevitable: Washington Post goes for it, almost

How does The Washington Post handle things?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:59 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Romney inevitable: Politico treads carefully, too

Lots of stories on this topic

By Erik Wemple  |  05:46 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Romney inevitability: Reuters isn’t buying

Reuters’s sober take

By Erik Wemple  |  04:18 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Romney inevitability: Why another question mark?

AP steers a middle course

By Erik Wemple  |  03:09 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Romney ‘inevitable’: A deep analysis

Is that premature?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:24 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 10/12/2011

O’Reilly a populist? Only when it’s convenient

Or an apologist for bankers?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:21 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Fox News and the tilting landmark: Not again!

Another report on a tilting landmark!

By Erik Wemple  |  03:54 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Glenn Beck: Unabridgeable

Go ahead---try!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:28 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Republican debate: Can we have some social issues again?

Bring them back to my debate!

By Erik Wemple  |  10:30 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Republican debate: Gingrich, the Fed and the news media

With a false claim.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:57 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Playbook: Perry ‘durable,’ at least for a week or so

Now he appears on the verge of oblivion.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:00 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Occupy Wall Street: Long live the disclaimer

Oh, that’s right — there isn’t one

By Erik Wemple  |  02:53 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Republican debate: What will the audience do?

Not if the debate organizers can help it.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:41 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 10/10/2011

People react to bad information on vaccines, Bachmann

Hear that, Michele Bachmann?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:59 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Four lessons from ABC’s ‘This Week’

From a Sunday political chat

By Erik Wemple  |  03:22 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Joe McGinniss unconvincingly wraps himself in Bob Woodward’s cloak

Too bad many of his “scoops” have only one

By Erik Wemple  |  12:52 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Jobs tributes: Excessive?

Not necessarily.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:55 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Examiner experiment backfires

And discredits all those associated with the brand.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:21 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 10/07/2011

‘Fair and balanced: Fox’s not-so-secret weapon

Equals stroke of genius

By Erik Wemple  |  03:18 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Values Voter Summit: What’s in it for a photog?

Why would a photographer want to shoot it?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Hank Williams Jr. and the perils of talking

Talking and writing — bad ideas

By Erik Wemple  |  01:09 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Fox News, AP, and ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Look in the mirror

By Erik Wemple  |  01:07 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Palin book: Bad Joe McGinniss, full force

Two nasty and thinly sourced contentions on the same page!

By Erik Wemple  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Fox News’s Roger Ailes: ‘I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot’

Guy can say anything he wants

By Erik Wemple  |  11:49 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Palin book: the good McGinniss

A riff on God.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:31 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Hannity and others hammer poor state legislator

Hammered on Fox for speaking in favor of decency.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:38 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Rumsfeld v. Al Jazeera: A draw

They deserve each other.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:37 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Chris Christie press conference: It’s all in the media management

The N.J. governor knows how to speak to reporters

By Erik Wemple  |  02:51 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Beck and O’Reilly face off! zzzzzz

Snooze

By Erik Wemple  |  12:38 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Palin book: Bad Joe McGinniss embraces adverbs

Loves his adverbs.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:58 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Pelosi, Daily Beast and Obama: What happened?

Then it doesn’t. What happened here?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:37 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Fox News and ‘Occupy Wall Street’: good editing

Or good editing.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:32 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Anderson Cooper skateboarder scandal draws tsk from Today Show

Nah.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:13 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Palin book: The good McGinniss, the bad McGinniss

There are two authors at work in “The Rogue”

By Erik Wemple  |  11:34 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Huckabee presidential run? Some questions for Reuters

As Sourcing Czar of American Journalism

By Erik Wemple  |  04:26 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Daily Caller and EPA: A look at the history

Contextualized

By Erik Wemple  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/30/2011

EPA: Daily Caller didn’t call

And make a call

By Erik Wemple  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 09/30/2011

N.H. paper resents New York Times scoop

Why not give the exclusive to N.H. outlet?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:22 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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