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Erik Wemple: February, 2012

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 02/28/2012

The Twitter management memo: an institution

They never seem to work.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:03 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 02/28/2012

O’Reilly laments media’s alleged bias on gas prices

Depends on where you look

By Erik Wemple  |  02:15 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly, bernard goldberg, gas prices, president obama

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Daily Caller slams Maddow for repeated references to human anatomy

Objects to use of an unspeakable word!

By Erik Wemple  |  04:43 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/27/2012

PolitiFact changes rating on Rubio’s ‘conservative America’ remark

Fact-checking outlet changes one ruling, but will that be enough for Rachel Maddow?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 02/24/2012

National Enquirer: It’s done far worse

Just whose privacy did it invade?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:00 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Fact-checking en francais

Where’s Rachelle Maddeau?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:02 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Four reasons why news-breaking credit matters

Four reasons

By Erik Wemple  |  01:37 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  news organizations, credit, breaking news, rob beschizza

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/24/2012

O’Reilly sees an uninformed electorate

With highly unsophisticated comment

By Erik Wemple  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, bill o'reilly, president obama, gas prices

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Lara Logan sheds light on being a foreign correspondent

And what Logan’s attackers took from her.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:55 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/23/2012

The Maddow-PolitiFact clash

And why the harsh words?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 02/23/2012

AP logo change is a change. And that’s all.

Don’t like it.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:06 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 PM ET, 02/22/2012

WAMU management speaks out

Station explains specifics of donor meeting.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:46 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jim asendio, firewall, wamu, resignation

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 02/22/2012

News orgs tread cautiously on Syria

Will risk of reporting in war zone justify getting the story directly?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  syria, marie colvin, danger, foreign reporting, abc, cbs, cnn, washington post

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 02/22/2012

WAMU news director claims ‘firewall’ transgression

Ethical dispute prompted departure.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:35 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 02/21/2012

WAMU news director leaves job

Circumstances unclear

By Erik Wemple  |  05:06 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jim asendio, wamu

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Romenesko finds female AG unhot

Blog post judges female AG on her looks

By Erik Wemple  |  03:43 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim romenesko, angela corey, susan eastman, florida

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 02/21/2012

The ultimate Dick Morris full disclosure

For Dick Morris?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media matters, the hill, dick morris, newt gingrich

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Gay activist group commends Roland Martin

And talks on air about the results.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:44 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roland martin, tweets, super bowl, glaad, washington watch

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Chelsea Clinton will stay on at NBC

At NBC

By Erik Wemple  |  07:55 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chelsea clinton, new york post, nbc, contract

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Should the White House stay mum on Shadid?

Not in the view of one media critic

By Erik Wemple  |  04:46 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Pat Buchanan alleges shady campaign to oust him from MSNBC

Also known as a petition drive

By Erik Wemple  |  04:15 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Anthony Shadid and horse allergies

And the untimely death of Anthony Shadid.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:13 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anthony shadid, death, allergies, horses, james sublett

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Anthony Shadid dies, leaves hole in foreign correspondency

He’s irreplaceable.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:42 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anthony shadid, washington post, new york times, iraq, invasion

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Apple and the New York Times not meshing

Yes, but at what cost?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:14 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  apple, new york times, wall street journal, mountain lion

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 02/16/2012

CPAC kids are all right

Why slam them for acting their age?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:31 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  erick erickson, cpac, cnn, kids, sex

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Bill O’Reilly, sticking up for George Stephanopoulos

Technically, that is.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:44 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  george stephanopoulos, dick morris, bill o'reilly

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 02/15/2012

New York Post on Breyer: ‘Mug him again’

‘Mug him again’

By Erik Wemple  |  04:11 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stephen breyer, supreme court, new york post, robbed

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Politico TV coming to a station on your dial?

Let’s hope so.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:43 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, politico tv, jim vandehei, juana summers

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

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Fox News and the art of media-timing

Fox contributor attacks Media Matters on eve of book release.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:28 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tucker carlson, daily caller, media matters for america, fox effect

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 02/14/2012

GLAAD, Martin get together

Issues positive statement on meeting with CNN contributor.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:36 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roland martin, cnn, suspension, tweets, glaad

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 02/14/2012

NYT says Kate Upton is ‘like a Page 3 girl.’ Sure is!

On Page 3 of the New York Times.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:32 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kate upton, page 3 new york times, the sun

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Inquirer’s top editor speaks

Laments recent events.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:16 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  philadelphia inquirer, stan wischnowski, daily news, bart blatstein

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Texas TV station bases Peyton Manning scoop on ‘here’s what I heard’

Shows honesty in sourcing.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:24 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peyton manning, texans, houston, bob allen

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Daily Caller should have included me in list of scandalous journos

I am part of a big media scandal

By Erik Wemple  |  04:57 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  daily caller, media matters for america, scandal

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 02/13/2012

‘Parentry’: HuffPo crowd-sourcing prevails

The proud offspring of a HuffPo crowdsourcing exercise.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:16 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  huffington post, parentlode, motherlode, lisa belkin, parentry

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Does Howard Kurtz believe in the soccer-joke defense?

CNN media host calls Roland Martin’s tweets “lame joke.”

By Erik Wemple  |  12:08 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 02/10/2012

President Obama crafts a more effective ‘no comment’

President gets innovative with a media stiff-arm

By Erik Wemple  |  05:20 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, mario monti, contraception

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/10/2012

O’Reilly, Beck thread the needle on Roland Martin

On the topic of Roland Martin.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roland martin, suspended, glenn beck, bill o'reilly

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 02/09/2012

ESPN’s female commentator complaint form survives a decade

Survives a decade!

By Erik Wemple  |  06:12 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  espn, female commentator, play-by-play, pam ward

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 02/09/2012

What’s ‘homophobic’ in Roland Martin case? Don’t ask the press.

They don’t work

By Erik Wemple  |  03:41 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, roland martin, jack shafer, ron paul newsletters

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Roland Martin to meet with gay advocacy group

CNN analyst tweets that he’s looking forward to ‘productive dialogue’ with GLAAD.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:44 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roland Martin, GLAAD, cnn, suspension

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Will a suspension help Roland Martin?

Roland Martin is the latest TV personality put on ice.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:43 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roland martin, mark halperin, cnn, lawrence taylor, suspension

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 02/08/2012

CNN’s Roland Martin suspended for homophobic tweets

OPINION | Some said Roland’s tweets about the H&M David Beckham Super Bowl ad were the equivalent of urging violence against gay men.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:58 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roland martin, suspended, cnn

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Brauchli to Washington Post staff: More with less!

Cut staff but not quality — possible?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:44 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington post, buyouts, marcus brauchli, staff, reductions, more with less

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 02/07/2012

CBS’s Sharyl Attkisson, honored by Accuracy in Media

Should she accept it?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:25 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 02/07/2012

CNN’s crisis-management strategy: No comment

Silence, though, sends its own message.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:07 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roland martin, cnn, homophobia, david beckham

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Karen Handel, Komen and a ‘political’ position

Just what qualifies as “political”?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:25 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  karen handel, ross douthat, associated press, susan g. komen, planned parenthood

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Roland Martin’s new statement, old hogwash

Same old nonsense

By Erik Wemple  |  07:55 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roland martin, cnn, homophobia

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 02/06/2012

CNN’s Roland Martin: No on-air homophobia in recent months

Only on Twitter!

By Erik Wemple  |  05:27 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, roland martin, twitter, super bowl, david beckham

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 02/06/2012

At CNN, is homophobia a ‘viewpoint’?

Advocating urination on corpses is, so why not.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:32 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roland martin, cnn, david beckham, super bowl

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Four reasons why Ross Douthat’s media-bias argument is bunk

Four reasons why the New York Times commentator should reconsider his media-bias argument.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:10 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  susan g. komen, planned parenthood, ross douthat, new york times.

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 02/04/2012

Nevada caucuses: What’s CNN up to?

Are they too early?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:59 PM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nevada caucuses, mitt romney newt gingrich, cnn, sam feist, fox radio

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Jack Abramoff, journalist?

We’re about to find out.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:21 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack abramoff, huffington post, united republic, republic report, huffington post

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 02/03/2012

‘Nightline’ story on porn star rings mighty familiar to some

Who cares, says porn star.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:48 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Jack Abramoff blogs!

It involves...blogging!

By Erik Wemple  |  12:05 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack abramoff, united republic, blogging

Posted at 09:10 PM ET, 02/02/2012

How ‘Marketplace’ fiasco got started

New America fellow bumps into Leo Webb at Occupy site

By Erik Wemple  |  09:10 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marketplace, retraction, occupy oakland, anne stuhldreher, doug mcgray

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Bogus Army sniper story: Sometimes ‘things slip through’

Sometimes ‘things slip through,’ says radio rep

By Erik Wemple  |  04:12 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  u.s. army, leo webb, marketplace, kqed

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 02/02/2012

‘Marketplace’s’ bogus sniper story fact-checked by Web site

Retired Army sergeant rounds up military phonies.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:12 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jonn lilyea, marketplace retraction

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 02/02/2012

‘Marketplace’ feature is a complete fabrication

Turns out, it wasn’t so true.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:17 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american public media, leo webb, army sniper, my life is true

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Free Ben Smith!

BuzzFeed editor byline-deprived

By Erik Wemple  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 02/01/2012

One Obama book lends support for another

Kantor’s book “The Obamas” supports previous story line

By Erik Wemple  |  04:20 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Soledad O’Brien v. Mitt Romney: Gotta be tougher than that

How about some pushback, CNN?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:39 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, soledad o'brien, cnn, very poor

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Should CBS have disclosed Cantor contribution?

Any problem with that?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:07 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eric cantor, lesley stahl, cbs, 60 minutes

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Juan Williams, Fox News guy: The contradictions!

You have to wonder how he justifies that title.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:08 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  juan williams, fox news, the hill, media matters for america

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Mark Plotkin clashed with cleaning crew, sources say

A clash with the WTOP building’s cleaning crew

By Erik Wemple  |  01:42 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mark plotkin, wtop

 

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