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Erik Wemple: March, 2012

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Spike Lee apologizes, atones for screwup

Who said a good apology is worthless?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill maher, spike lee, elaine mcclain, david mcclain, trayvon martin, george zimmerman

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Reuters no-comments alleged Iranian suit

Reuters acknowledges mistake in video on Iranian martial-arts program.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:35 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/29/2012

The Daily’s relish for female Iranian ninjas

Connects martial-arts group to Bangkok bombings.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Daily, rupert murdoch, iran press tv, luke jerod kummer

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Politico rankles White House with ‘breaking’ alert

An e-mail gives the impression of an administration doing damage control.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:39 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  white house, donald verrilli, politico, dan pfeiffer

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Why did New York Times call George Zimmerman ‘white Hispanic’?

Conservatives slam the New York Times’ description of the man who shot Trayvon Martin.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:52 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  george zimmerman, white hispanic, new york times, bernard goldberg, jonah goldberg

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 03/28/2012

C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb, patiently pushing for cameras in Supreme Court

Brian Lamb’s long mission to persuade justices to televise proceedings.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:19 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brian lamb, supreme court, tv cameras, c-span

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Joe Oliver, not a ‘close friend’ of George Zimmerman

By three smart interviewers.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:21 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  joe oliver, jonathan capehart, trayvon martin, george zimmerman, lawrence o'donnell, charles blow

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Sarah Palin on the liberal media, again

She takes on Santorum v. Zeleny.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:46 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Al Sharpton and MSNBC’s activist TV

The civil rights agitator-cum-television host has hopped back and forth across that line in recent weeks.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:44 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the rev. al sharpton, msnbc, trayvon martin, sybrina fulton, tracy martin, benjamin crump

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Geraldo undoes apology!

Hours after apologizing for his hoddie comment, Rivera walks backward.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:57 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  geraldo rivera, apology, politico, trayvon martin, hoodie

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Santorum v. Zeleny: Two men doing their jobs

‘Because of health care’ would have been a fine response.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:29 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Supreme Court’s policy on video creates anti-American elite

People who heard the oral argument have an edge on the field.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:16 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chief justice john roberts, justice ruth bader ginsbug, justice samuel alito, justice stephen breyer

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Supreme Court on health care law: What’s going on in there?

Supreme Court on health care law: What’s going on in there?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  supreme court, health care, cameras in the courtroom, fox news channel, msnbc, cnn, dan lothian

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Bill O’Reilly still doesn’t understand boycotts

Again!

By Erik Wemple  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Geraldo’s hoodie comments: Definitely not a hoax

Radio show proves the point.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:45 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  geraldo rivera, trayvon martin, fox news, kabc, hoodie

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Geraldo on Trayvon Martin’s hoodie: It’s got to be a hoax

Cannot be real.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:17 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  geraldo, fox news, trayvon martin, hoodie

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 03/23/2012

C-SPAN knocks, Politico answers

What’s next?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:51 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  c-span, politico, howard mortman, david zurawik, maggie haberman, jonathan martin, jim vandehei

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/22/2012

James O’Keefe confronts new allegations

Veritas will suffer

By Erik Wemple  |  04:15 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Does AP really reach half the world?

Does it really reach more than half the world’s population?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Bill Maher asks for apology disarmament

Fine idea, wrong proponent.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:10 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill maher, new york times, apologies

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Jason Mattera interviews someone — is it Bono?

Or someone who looked a lot like Bono?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:10 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jason mattera, bono, impersonator, breitbart.com, blaze.com

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Anita Dunn responds!

Searching for answers on behalf of America’s Morning News.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:25 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 03/20/2012

If only we all could write as well as Michael Wolff

Says journalists cannot write

By Erik Wemple  |  01:01 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michael wolff, mike daisey, guardian, howard kurtz, foxconn

Posted at 11:09 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Mike Daisey tells Georgetown of his Apple story: ‘The essential idea is true’

The besieged performer talks about “essential” truth.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:09 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Should Mike Daisey get credit for being accountable?

That’s hard to know

By Erik Wemple  |  03:43 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike daisey, this american life, ira glass, rob schmitz

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Santorum stoops to ‘gotcha’ snipe

Did Scarborough and Brzezinski drop a gotcha question on Rick Santorum?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:55 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, gotcha, mika brzezinski, joe scarborough

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 03/19/2012

New York Times writes on sentences

Oh my sentences!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:34 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jhumpa lahiri, new york times, sunday review, news analysis, opinion, "my life's sentences"

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 03/16/2012

‘This American Life’ retraction goes deep

Author cooperates in the investigation

By Erik Wemple  |  07:26 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike daisey, apple, this american life, ira glass

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 03/16/2012

‘This American Life’ retraction: Embarrassing and reassuring

How a retraction should go

By Erik Wemple  |  05:23 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  this american life, ira glass, rob schmitz, retraction

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Mike Daisey: Truth vs. facts

Ask Mike Daisey.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:17 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 03/16/2012

O’Reilly: Boycotts/threats are un-American

The guy doesn’t like boycotts.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:28 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill o'reilly, rush limbaugh, boycotts, msnbc

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Highly public DNC-Daily Caller spat should have been private

To another reporter?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:54 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  daily caller, democratic national committee, matthew boyle

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Jon Stewart rips CNN primary coverage

Snooze. . .

By Erik Wemple  |  02:17 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jon stewart, daily show, cnn, primary coverage, mississippi

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Politico: Stupid is as stupid does

Kinda stupid.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:33 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, stpuid voters, john harris, alexander burns

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Famous women are entitled to respect

And its pitfalls

By Erik Wemple  |  05:44 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Washington City Paper slashes salaries

Across the board.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:43 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 03/14/2012

AP (usually) wants administration officials on the record

Except when they’re giving us scoops.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:18 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, china, associated press, ap, trade, rare earths

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Santorum flip-flops on Fox whining issue

He says he’s not whining.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:02 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Roland Martin’s suspension from CNN is over

Quietly

By Erik Wemple  |  05:43 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Rick Santorum on Fox’s alleged Romney tilt: Good for business

Nothing new here!

By Erik Wemple  |  04:46 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, bret baier, rick santorum, rachel maddow, roger ailes

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Before and after: Bill Maher’s gender-balanced staff

For the sake of gender diversity

By Erik Wemple  |  02:26 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill maher, gender diversity, hbo

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/13/2012

On Fox, three men slam Obama

Next channel?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, stuart varney, president obama, president bush, gas prices, msnbc

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Limbaugh and Maher: Do these guys work with women?

Any gender diversity there?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:26 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill maher, rush limbaugh, gender diversity, staff

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 03/12/2012

CNN’s O’Brien goes for a do-over

Anchor refines her take on “critical race theory.”

By Erik Wemple  |  12:48 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  soledad o'brien, cnn, dorothy brown, joel pollak

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Meghan McCain: No mistakes here

An error-free existence.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  meghan mccain, mistakes, forbes

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Fox & Friends on Obama’s policies toward women: ‘so much to discuss’

No agreement here.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:02 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  victoria jones, lurita doan, fox & Friends, gretchen carlson

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Megyn Kelly: Fluke controversy is about me

SHE didn’t expect a handout as a law student

By Erik Wemple  |  04:11 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Derrick Bell’s widow: Unaware of second hug between prez and prof

Not according to Bell’s widow

By Erik Wemple  |  03:54 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  harvard law school, derrick bell, janet bell, breitbart.com

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Limbaugh and Sleep Train part for good

A strange tale

By Erik Wemple  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Domino’s ten-foot pole for Rush Limbaugh

And how far away from Limbaugh it tries to stay.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:50 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  domino's pizza inc., rush limbaugh, advertising

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Breitbart.com and the Obama footage: Showmanship prevails

With promised Obama-Harvard scoop

By Erik Wemple  |  05:40 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 03/08/2012

CNN presses Wurzelbacher on gay stance

Embrace the ‘gotcha’ question!

By Erik Wemple  |  12:35 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  zoraida sambolin, samuel wurzelbacher, gotcha, tmz, cnn

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Breitbart.com hates getting scooped

Competitors

By Erik Wemple  |  04:28 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrew breitbart, buzzfeed, ben smith wgbyh, hannity

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Domino’s struggles to distance itself from Limbaugh

3,500 times

By Erik Wemple  |  03:35 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, domino's, leland yee, john hlinko, tim mcintyre, sandra fluke

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 03/07/2012

CNN scores Palin interview

Sounds a lot like Sarah Palin on Fox

By Erik Wemple  |  07:54 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin, cnn, fox news, sam feist

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Limbaugh and the ‘Woody’s Barbecue’ defense

Much the same as current Limbaugh

By Erik Wemple  |  05:01 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, woody's barbecue, feminazi, something in the air, sandra fluke

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Gawker Media boss: Online, the ‘standards of publication are lower’

No talking points

By Erik Wemple  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Rush Limbaugh’s ‘personal attack’ on Sandra Fluke? More like 20 attacks.

Then why did he attack Sandra Fluke more than 20 times?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:50 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Breitbart’s last scoop: Obama participated in a panel discussion!

Obama appeared on a panel discussion!

By Erik Wemple  |  02:49 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrew breitbart, barack obama, president obama, saul alinsky, terrapin theatre

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

Limbaugh’s Monday show: Feeling the heat over Sandra Fluke flap, he approaches contrition

Are we detecting contrition?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, apology, sandra fluke

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Fox hearts Gingrich

On the Fox & Friends set.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  steve doocy, fox news, newt gingrich, meet the press, elite media

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/04/2012

Rush Limbaugh apologizes — for vocabulary

With important qualifier

By Erik Wemple  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, sandra fluke, apology

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Sleep Train ‘currently’ bags Limbaugh after long run

What’s too much?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:13 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, sleep train

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Shadid’s wife confesses being ‘mad’ at journalism

‘Mad at journalism’

By Erik Wemple  |  02:59 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, new york times, anthony shadid, nada bakri, marie colvin

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Andrew Breitbart, barrier-busting media critic

A guy who took down names

By Erik Wemple  |  05:04 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrew breitbart, dies, big government, big journalism, big hollywood, washington post, new york times, cpac, kate zernike, jason mattera, human events

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Vanity Fair on Washington Post: Old story, new copy

Touches all the bases.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:12 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vanity fair, washington post, sarah ellison, donald graham, facebook, mark zuckerberg, kaplan, politico

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 02/29/2012

CNN: I want results!

Including counties and congressional districts

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, primary, john king

 

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