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Erik Wemple: April, 2012

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 04/30/2012

New York news site hires new people!

DNAinfo.com goes after the rest of NYC.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:47 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dnainfo.com, joe pompeo, joe ricketts, anna gristina, leela de kretser, brooklyn, manhattan, queens, bronx, staten island

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 04/27/2012

WHCA prez defends festivities from hit pieces

White House Correspondents’ Association chief defends the festivities.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:13 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  caren bohan, whca, white house correspondents' association, dinner, reuters, new yorker, hamilton nolan, michael dolan

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

MSNBC, Obama campaign at odds over video

Can the Obama campaign use ‘Ed Show’ material?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly, msnbc, obama campaign, mitt romney, education, video, ed schultz, the ed show

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Monica Crowley apologizes thoroughly to Sandra Fluke

Fox analyst apologizes to Sandra Fluke.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:40 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Murdoch flatters Huffington Post

Murdoch didn’t diss the Huffington Post.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/26/2012

CNN’s Dana Loesch revives the ‘madrassa’ story

Hold on, aren’t we done with the whole ‘madrassa’ thing?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dana loesch, cnn, president obama, madrassa, media matters for america, marines taliban, urination

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Salon: Washington Times, Drudge are really tight

Salon: Washington Times reaping a huge Drudge windfall.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:31 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drudge report, washington times, salon, charlie hurt, lindsay beyerstein, joseph curl

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Rupert Murdoch’s Book of Manners

Rupert Murdoch shows he has refined manners.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:56 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Michele Bachmann delivers again

How to add some spice to your cable news program

By Erik Wemple  |  12:40 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Fox mole alleges visit by authorities

Why there will be no more Fox moles.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:05 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, mole, joe muto, gawker, search warrant, district attorney

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Pool report jokes about Secret Service scandal

What do the Secret Service scandal and the University of North Carolina have in common?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 04/24/2012

NPR reporter formerly worked for Common Cause. Cause for concern?

Is an 18-year-old conflict really a conflict?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:45 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Fox corrects record on Obama ‘silver spoon’ quote

Steve Doocy gives Fox viewers the real ‘silver spoon’ quote.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:47 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Bernard Goldberg on Wemple: Dumb guy

Erik Wemple blogger not among ‘smart’ group of media critics.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:56 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bernard goldberg, fox news, erik wemple, media, smart, not smart, not serious, not thoughtful, sadly, ad hominem

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Women in the Secret Service: ‘Quota mongering?’

S.E. Cupp and Secret Service ”quota mongering.”

By Erik Wemple  |  05:44 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  s.e. cupp, secret service, msnbc, martin bashir

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Michael Moore indicts Fox News

Michael Moore talks trash about Fox.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:51 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michael moore, susan sarandon, fox news, poynter, phone hacking

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Fox News, Steve Doocy and the ‘silver spoon’ smirk

Time for an explanation of dressed up quote on Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  steve doocy, fox news, talking points memo, mitt romney, washington post, new york post, republicans, president obama, silver spoon, unlike some people

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Did Ira Glass excessively shame Mike Daisey?

‘This American Life’ boss reflects on the Daisey episode.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike daisey, ira glass, china, apple, retraction

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Nonsense about Chelsea Clinton and the Lewinsky scandal

Why must Chelsea Clinton talk about Monica Lewinsky?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:39 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chelsea clinton, monica lewinsky, nbc, michael

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Fox News host just can’t turn off ‘Glee’

Show forces uncomfortable conversations on Fox News staffer.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:37 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gretchen carlson, fox news, fox, glee

Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 04/20/2012

USA Today alleges harassment scheme

Reporters from USA Today make some phone calls, find creepy things on the Web.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:56 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tom vanden brook, usa today, pentagon information operations, info ops, twitter facebook, ray locker, propaganda, sago mine disaster

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Los Angeles Times reporter on those gory photos and Pentagon pressure

Reporter David Zucchino discusses the photo controversy.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:26 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david zucchino, los angeles times, u.s. marines, pentagon

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Ted Nugent in Washington Times: ‘I stand by my statements’

Nugent stands by his statements in column.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:41 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ted nugent, washington times, nra convention, president obama, secret service

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Nugent’s problem: Word choice!

Ted Nugent needs more artfulness, says analyst

By Erik Wemple  |  02:18 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ted nugent, alice stewart, msnbc, secret service

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Is Gwen Ifill feting top Obama official?

PBS’s Gwen Ifill says there is nothing awry in Sebelius event.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gwen ifill, pbs, newsbusters, the blaze, washington week, newshour, kathleen sebelius

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Soledad O’Brien satirizes Allen West

CNN anchor appropriately laughs off congressman’s communist allegations.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:23 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, soledad o'brien, allen west, democratic party, communists, keith ellison, joseph mccarthy

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 04/18/2012

LA Times publishes photos against Pentagon wishes

The newspaper makes the right call.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:27 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abu ghraib, los angeles times, photos, davan maharaj, pentagon, severed limbs

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Washington Times and its columnist, Ted Nugent

Washington Times and Ted Nugent: Say what?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:53 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ted nugent, mitt romney, washington times, machine gun, national rifle association

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 04/17/2012

When can you identify your confidential source?

Can you identify confidential sources after they die?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:59 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Pulitzer’s embrace of the Web goes only so far

The veil of secrecy around the annual awards serves no one.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:22 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pulitzer prizes, sig gissler, jim vandehei, thomas friedman, ann marie lipinski

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Editorial writing anachronistic?

Not based on Pulitzer decision.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:43 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gawker, hamilton nolan, pulitzer prizes, editorial writing

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Pulitzer Prizes: Editorial writers come up short

Editorial writers can’t win a majority at Pulitzer central

By Erik Wemple  |  05:22 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Gingrich bags Daily Tar Heel: Where’s the footage?

UNC campus paper learns the value of video.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:09 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newt gingrich, the daily tar heel, andrew bell, memet walker

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Fox News Mole proclaims ‘primal scream’

Fox News mole opens up to Howard Kurtz, so to speak.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox mole, gawker, primal scream

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Fox Mole on CNN: Legal threats are ‘baseless’

Fox Mole calls Fox’s legal threats ‘baseless.’

By Erik Wemple  |  04:38 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox mole, cnn, howard kurtz, baseless, reliable sources, legal

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

Local TV guy nails Obama for ‘jetting’ offense

St. Louis TV station hits it big with Obama question.

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

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

Hilary Rosen drops out on ‘Meet the Press’

Rosen backs out of a Sunday-morning commitment, saying she’s said enough.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:04 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hilary rosen, nbc, meet the press, ann romney

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Roger Ailes attests to Fox News’s factual perfection

Fox News chief brags about network’s journalistic record.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:49 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roger ailes, fox news, chapel hill, university of north carolina, new york times, gabriel sherman, david folkenflik

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Rush Limbaugh and CNN’s ‘clucking hens’

How’s that for word choice?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, cnn, carol costello, clucking hens

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Mole yields PR coup for Fox News

Otherwise, how to explain lameness?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:01 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  joe muto, fox mole, fox news, gawker, news corp. roger ailes, new york times

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Gingrich slams Fox News for anti-Gingrichism

Former House speaker says Fox News dismissed him in June.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Why did PBS call George Zimmerman ‘white’?

George Zimmerman is not what PBS called him.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:13 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  george zimmerman, pbs, gwen Ifill, hispanic, white, newsbusters, bernard goldberg, trayvon martin

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Fox News claims to have found its ‘mole’

OPINION | Can they please deploy their resources toward anti-terrorism?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:42 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, counterintelligence, roger ailes, gawker, mole

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Mike Wallace almost didn’t make it

CBS honcho plucked him at last minute.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:41 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike wallace, cbs, greece, peter, dick salant

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 04/10/2012

NewsBusters roots for NBC story

Newsbusters asks Congress to step in on NBC tape editing.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:40 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brent bozell, media research center, newsbusters, nbc, george zimmerman, tape

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Rick Santorum campaign suspended: How news outlets sourced it

How news outlets sourced their breaking news.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:05 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, campaign suspended, cbs, bloomberg, pbs, atlantic

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Mike Wallace: Not a journalist?

Was Mike Wallace a journalist, or just a TV personality?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:59 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike wallace, gawker, 60 minutes, gary paul gates, air time, cbs news

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Stewart: NBC hit the ‘remove context’ button

Producer at NBC hit the ‘remove context’ button.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:51 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, trayvon martin, jon stewart, daily show, george zimmerman, editing error

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/09/2012

NBC News president speaks out on Zimmerman tape scandal

Top news exec breaks silence on NBC scandal,

By Erik Wemple  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, today show, steve capus, reuters, george zimmerman, trayvon martin, tape, editing

Posted at 10:40 PM ET, 04/06/2012

NYT: NBC has fired producer in Zimmerman scandal

Tape controversy claims a head at network.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:40 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, george zimmerman, audio tape, nbc

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 04/06/2012

O’Reilly: What about black-on-black crime?

Fox News personality suggests Martin case is anomaly.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:14 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  trayvon martin, bill o'reilly, fox news, juan williams, shelby steele, marc lamont hill

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Report: ‘Seasoned’ NBC staffer misfired in Zimmerman case

Reuters investigates NBC’s investigation.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  trayvon martin, nbc, george zimmerman, today, new york post, reuters

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 04/03/2012

NBC issues apology on Zimmerman tape screw-up

The network says it made an error in editing Zimmerman tape.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:34 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Geraldo gives ‘hoodie’ apology another try

Rivera tells Trayvon Martin’s parents all about ‘hoodie’ comments.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:55 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  geraldo rivera, apology, hoodie, trayvon martin

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 03/31/2012

NBC to do ‘internal investigation’ on Zimmerman segment

Did NBC wrong George Zimmerman?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:40 PM ET, 03/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc news, george zimmerman, internal investigation, dispatcher, he looks black

 

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