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Erik Wemple: February, 2012

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

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

Why fight for them?

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

Posted at 11:01 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Sarah Palin cannot endorse Newt Gingrich

When asked if she’s a Gingrich backer, she talks about process.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:01 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin, newt gingrich, sean hannity, endorsement

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 01/30/2012

‘Portraits’ are ‘emerging’ all the time in the New York Times

Depends on whether you read the New York Times

By Erik Wemple  |  03:36 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Tom Brokaw, the Mr. Clean of American political advertising

Ad from newscast is free of classic campaign distortions.

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

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Super Bowl ads can wait until the Super Bowl

No pre-buttal, either.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:17 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  super bowl, ads, early, state of the union address, early excerpts

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 01/27/2012

CBS, blogger/aggregator do the right thing

Adam Jacobi, formerly of CBS, handles dismissal like a pro.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:38 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cbs, joe paterno, onward state, penn state, aggregator

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Ron Paul: ‘He would proof it’

More dirt on the dirt.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:16 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ron paul, washington post, gloria borger, cnn

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

Republican debate: How to beat Newt Gingrich

How to defeat Newt Gingrich.

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

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Fox News’s Tantaros slams debates

There she goes again.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, media, andrea tantaros

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Mark Plotkin is out at WTOP

Commentator and station have “parted ways.”

By Erik Wemple  |  12:10 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Gingrich campaign concedes ABC is right

Beats back Gingrich’s claim about ABC.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  john king, cnn

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 01/25/2012

How to generate Web traffic: Don’t link

Yay!

By Erik Wemple  |  04:13 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Hey, Romney: Start bashing the media now

He won’t bash the media!

By Erik Wemple  |  03:25 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/25/2012

New Politico ad highlights asterisk, illogic

Not to mention faulty logic.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 01/25/2012

State of the Union 2012: An event that the media has surrendered to social media

With Twitter, it’s a 65-minute comedy routine.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:02 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 01/24/2012

AP reporter aggressive in the bathroom

Literally

By Erik Wemple  |  05:29 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 01/24/2012

‘Liberal dead cat Arkansas’: A Google search tells a partisan story

Then Google “liberal dead cat arkansas”

By Erik Wemple  |  03:38 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Newt Gingrich, on the right side of polemical history

So 19th century!

By Erik Wemple  |  01:17 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Republican debates — keep ‘em coming

The sessions have yet to produce diminishing returns.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:34 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Kantor issues correction on ‘intense relationship’ claim

An elegant walk-back of her “intense-relationship”-with-Obamas claim.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:25 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Newt Gingrich as contender: A Credulity Check

Who would have thunk it?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/23/2012

ABC’s Gingrich story: A late hit?

‘Feels like a late hit.’

By Erik Wemple  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 01/22/2012

Joe Paterno dies on Sunday, not Saturday

On Jan. 22, not Jan. 21

By Erik Wemple  |  02:10 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Gingrich’s alleged ‘open marriage’ request: Fact-checkable?

Can they be fact-checked?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:30 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Newt Gingrich’s anti-media rant, translated

Just substitute ‘delighted’ for ‘appalled.’

By Erik Wemple  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 01/20/2012

ABC News: Gingrich not correct about sources

Says it would have been happy to speak with sources

By Erik Wemple  |  08:22 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Newt Gingrich’s already-famous media rant, dissected.

Dissecting his already-famous media rant.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:37 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Rush Limbaugh and the almost-statement

And the art of almost saying something

By Erik Wemple  |  05:52 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Memo to ABC: Just run Gingrich interview!

Who cares how close it is to critical primary?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:51 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Rick Perry drops out of race, contradicting credulous commentators

A look back at Perry punditry

By Erik Wemple  |  11:39 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Glenn Beck, in anti-SOPA rant, says he can’t see the future. No way!

And maps out a new position on the future

By Erik Wemple  |  04:32 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Chris Christie calls Eugene Robinson an ‘ignoramus’

But on what grounds?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:19 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 01/18/2012

China responds to WaPo questions, mysteriously

Somehow or other

By Erik Wemple  |  12:23 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Juan Williams says Gingrich won debate

Because of savvy responses to his questions.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:07 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 01/17/2012

MSNBC’s Matthews slams Gingrich for ‘Juan’

Yet doesn’t have the evidence to go with the charge.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:15 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Sarah Palin dredges up an old controversy that focused on Sarah Palin

About Palin, and nothing else

By Erik Wemple  |  04:49 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Four truths about Gawker-Brian Williams e-mail thing

The skinny on an embarrassing situation.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:23 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Dana Loesch on corpse urination: Is that a viewpoint?

Just what is a viewpoint?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:10 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/13/2012

CNN blindly pushes White House talking points on Obama book

It’s obsessed with access question regarding Kantor book on Obamas

By Erik Wemple  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 01/13/2012

New York Times’s only fact-checking problem: It isn’t loud enough

Not loud enough!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:48 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Colbert finally explains super PACs

Colbert stunt laps journo world

By Erik Wemple  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Daily Caller issues sweater-vest correction

On sweater-vest demographic

By Erik Wemple  |  04:20 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Keep Aaron Rodgers off the field!

Football convention wisdom.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:40 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 01/12/2012

How did the Tennessean scoop the White House press corps on the Johnny Depp Halloween party?

How a story in the Tennessean figures in the fight

By Erik Wemple  |  03:08 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Fox News on White House press corps: Lazy and liberal

‘Lazy’ and ‘liberal.’

By Erik Wemple  |  12:26 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Wolf Blitzer’s beloved politicians: Who are they?

Please specify, Wolf!

By Erik Wemple  |  04:38 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 01/11/2012

White House Halloween party coverage splits the middle

Visits both ends of the media spectrum.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:38 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Fox News, your Sarah Palin reminder service

Reminding us that Sarah Palin is still out there.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:01 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Four good reasons to ban the Atlantic from a California prison

Four good reasons.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:24 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Ron Paul lays bare hypocrisy in clash with CNN

Hypocrisy on air!

By Erik Wemple  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Washington Post, New York Times land on same story

New York Times-Washington Post overlap confirms it.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Santorum a media creation? Whatever.

For the sake of business?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:13 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Where’s W?

Blame the media!

By Erik Wemple  |  04:57 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Huffington Post, New York Times disarm on parenting

Over blogging about parenting, that is.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:24 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 01/08/2012

Kantor’s not-full-access book on the Obamas

Author Jodi Kantor missed scoring interviews with the Obamas, but her work plows ahead anyway.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:24 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 PM ET, 01/07/2012

Gingrich hearts New York Times

Loves the New York Times

By Erik Wemple  |  11:33 PM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 01/06/2012

An Obama book without the Obamas

Except for the subjects

By Erik Wemple  |  05:19 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 01/06/2012

New York Post: Let’s write about Chelsea Clinton!

Oh, wait. That’s old news.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:04 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Boston TV station nails Santorum

Candidate walks away from question about Catholic scandal

By Erik Wemple  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Keith Olbermann solution: Promote him

Promote the guy.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:10 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Michael Wolff uses too many commas, Part II

Unpunctuate, sir!

By Erik Wemple  |  05:42 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 01/05/2012

J. Hoberman departs the Village Voice

The Village Voice’s J. Hoberman: Highly talented, out of a job.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:46 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Ron Paul on Piers Morgan: Blames staff for tweet

Focuses on excuses in CNN appearance.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:52 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 01/04/2012

MSNBC’s Gary Johnson moment: What happened?

Why rush such a story?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:45 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 01/04/2012

‘Wendi_Deng’ shows that Twitter and ‘verification’ are a bad marriage

They shouldn’t be Twitter’s problem

By Erik Wemple  |  04:03 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Ron Paul on Huntsman tweet: We’ve heard this alibi before

Didn’t send childish tweet re: Huntsman

By Erik Wemple  |  12:17 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 01/03/2012

NPR on Santorum: ‘No reason’ to doubt veracity

”No reason” to doubt “black” comment.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:49 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 01/03/2012

‘Wendi Deng’ on Twitter: Should we have known?

Which tweet should have given her away?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:58 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Iowa caucuses: Top five undecided voters

A ranking

By Erik Wemple  |  12:42 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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