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Erik Wemple: May, 2012

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Did George Will really bomb at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago?

Fact-checking the Donald on his accusation against George Will.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:17 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Fox News and its anti-Obama video

What does the saga of the anti-Obama video say about Fox News?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:48 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, obama video, fox mole, gawker.com, bill shine, associate producer

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Washington Times violates courthouse photo prohibition

Reporter snaps photo of D.C. Superior Court proceedings.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:56 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  emily miller, washington times, emily gets her gun, d.c. superior court, brett decker

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Fox video takes a deep look at ‘Hope and Change’

Where are all of Fox’s liberal voices in anti-Obama video?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:11 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Business Insider bails on anti-Semitism thing

Henry Blodget expresses regrets over errant post on anti-Semitism.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:21 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  business insider, henry blodget, anti-semitism

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Roger Ailes, working on his facts

Is Roger Ailes sullying Fox News’s record of factual accuracy?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:50 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Business Insider goes investigative on anti-Semitism

Henry Blodget of Business Insider asks readers to probe anti-Semitism.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:08 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  henry blodget, business insider, anti-semitism, hitler

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Chris Hayes and the need to ‘marshal’ facts

Just what was Chris Hayes trying to say about heroes?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:47 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  msnbc, chris hayes, newsbusters, heroes, heroism

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

A call for improved John Edwards flirtation coverage

How does a journo describe flirting?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:10 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  john edwards, johnny reid edwards, washington post, abc news, flirtation, alternate juror

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 05/25/2012

13 questions for New York’s proposed crackdown on anonymous commenters

How many questions must anonymous-commenter bill deal with?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:54 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tom o'mara, new york state, anonymous commenters, web site administrator

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 05/25/2012

Of gorillas, cliches and attribution

Pro tip: When using the writing of others, strip out the “not quite right” cliches

By Erik Wemple  |  12:04 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anna maria virzi, clickz, arnaud de borchgrave, washington times, upi, attribution

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 05/24/2012

New York legislator defends anti-anonymous commenter bill

New York legislator takes stance against anonymous comments, cyberbullying

By Erik Wemple  |  06:12 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Daily Caller gives gun promotion a shot

Daily Caller fires up business with gun giveaway

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

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Reader hates on de Borchgrave stuff

Why write about an octogenarian columnist for the Washington Times?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:50 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Times-Picayune publisher spews standard workforce-reduction garbage

Why can’t publishers learn to tell the truth?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:25 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new orleans times-picayune, staff cuts, ashton phelps jr. three-days-per-week, print reduction

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 05/23/2012

The dumbing effect of cable news

Fox News viewers don’t take kindly to a survey.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:53 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairleigh dickinson university, fdu, npr, msnbc, fox news, new jersey, dan cassino, peter woolley

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Washington Times takes de Borchgrave’s recent columns offline

COLUMN | Washington Times takes its columnist’s recent writings down amid allegations of plagiarism.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:21 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Dylan Ratigan shows why guests are irrelevant

Is there any way to talk over Dylan Ratigan?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:30 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dylan ratigan, msnbc, peter schiff, karen finney

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Roger Ailes’s turn to answer some questions

The Fox News chief takes part in a university forum.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:25 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roger ailes, fox news, robert ingram, andy alexander, ohio university, fox news

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Patch layoffs hit managers

Patch layoffs drive home lesson about local online news.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:23 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Romney adviser matches wits with O’Brien

Romney escapes clutches of CNN’s O’Brien.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, soledad o'brien, barbara comstock, cnn

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Arnaud de Borchgrave takes leave from Washington Times

De Borchgrave takes ‘hiatus’ following allegations

By Erik Wemple  |  07:32 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arnaud de borchgrave, washington times, ed kelley, hiatus, leave, three-month hiatus

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 05/21/2012

New York Times public editor to leave in September

New York Times’s public editor will leave in September

By Erik Wemple  |  03:20 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arthur brisbane, new york times, public editor truth vigilante, jill abramson

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Obama campaign defends editing Cory Booker’s video

Campaign spokesman calls the edit of Cory Booker’s video “highlighting.”

By Erik Wemple  |  11:50 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Geraldo calls hoodie ‘thug wear’

Will Geraldo Rivera ever wake up on the hoodie thing?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:18 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  geraldo rivera, trayvon martin, 7-eleven, fox news, mark zuckerberg, benjamin crump

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 05/18/2012

CSIS to investigate Arnaud de Borchgrave’s writings

Think tank will look into work of one of its directors, a Washington Times columnist.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:36 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  center for strategic and international studies, de borchgrave, washington times, andrew schwartz, bbc, new york review of books

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Hannity crusades for Wright stuff

Hey Sean Hannity: DIY!

By Erik Wemple  |  03:49 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, fox news, mainstream media, jeremiah wright, president obama, barack obama, investigative journalism

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Critic calls AP ‘primarily” an aggregation service

AP: News aggregator or news breaker?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:58 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  steve buttry, associated press, ap, aggregation, huffington post

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Chuck Todd nearly corners Mitch Daniels

How to turn the tables on a potential VP spinner.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:46 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitch daniels, chuck todd, vice president, mitt romney, msnbc

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 05/17/2012

What’s wrong with the CBS/New York Times poll?

Obama reelection official blasts NYT poll; NYT blasts back.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:48 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new york times, cbs news, poll, president obama, same-sex marriage, stephanie cutter, paul j. lavrakas

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Ed Rogers breaks down presidential race

Pundit on Fox News delivers certainty on politics

By Erik Wemple  |  04:56 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Warren Buffett buys newspapers. Is he nuts?

Why would he buy a bundle of newspapers?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:27 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  warren buffett, berkshire hathway, media general, richmond times dispatch, community newspapers

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Washington Times columnist: Originality deficit?

Prose of Washington Times columnist echoes.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:35 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 05/16/2012

ESPN says lawsuit over Bernie Fine reporting meritless

Cable network says libel suit filed by coach’s wife lacks merit.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:19 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 05/15/2012

NBC: No pay for David Gregory speaking gig

NBC’s David Gregory not compensated for speaking before pro-Republican business group.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:22 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Brokaw ‘not crazy’ about Obama-ABC thing

Not crazy about Obama-ABC thing.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:08 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tom brokaw, nbc, erik wemple blog president obama

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 05/15/2012

NPR audits its own coverage of same-sex marriage

NPR same-sex marriage coverage: To the victor go the spoils.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:22 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Schumacher-Matos, npr, ombudsman, abc robin roberts, same-sex marriage

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Is the Romney foreign policy team divided?

A ‘News Analysis’ that is also media reportage

By Erik Wemple  |  06:02 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 05/14/2012

How not to retract a falsehood

News outlets attempt to cover their tracks on dentist story.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:56 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  msnbc, polish dentist, hoax, daily mail, msnbc, huffington post, new york daily news, new york post, msn, yahoo, fox news

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Claim: President can choose his interviewer

Why the commander in chief shouldn’t also be editor in chief.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:59 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  good morning america, robin roberts, cnn, reliable sources, terence smith, lauren ashburn, howard kurtz

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 05/11/2012

What’s a hit piece?

Did WaPo target the young Mitt Romney?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:20 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, cranbrook school, washington post, newsbusters, big journalism

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Why did ABC News let Obama choose his interviewer?

Should ABC News have told the White House, ‘Hey, we’ll decide who does the interview’?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:04 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fred francis, Barbara Cochran, cbs, nbc, abc, walter cronkite, jack shafer, robin roberts, president obama, barack obama, gay marriage

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Rove gripes about Obama vetting

Here’s why he’s wrong.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:35 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington post, new york times, chicago tribune, barack obama, saul alinsky

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Maddow resumes PolitiFact-checking

MSNBC host again takes a hatchet after the Truth-O-Meter.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:32 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact, rachel maddow, truth-o-meter, national right to life committee, secret service, in utero, infant, white house

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Is WaPo Romney story ‘fair game’?

New York Times says WaPo story raises ‘questions’ about candidate biography.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:36 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt romney, new york times, michael d. shear, jason horowitz, poynter

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Fox’s Shepard Smith, leaning conservative on gay marriage

Fox’s straight hard-news coverage tilts conservative on gay marriage.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:11 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox news, shepard smith, burkean reform, president obama, gay marriage, abc news

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 05/10/2012

CNN’s O’Brien jousts with Tony Perkins on gay marriage

Soledad O’Brien battles it out with Tony Perkins on gay marriage.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:47 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, soledad o'brien, tony perkins, family research council, gay marriage, president obama

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 05/09/2012

White House press corps stars in Obama interview

White House reporters deserve credit for Obama interview

By Erik Wemple  |  04:51 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Goldberg should know not to associate with Pulitzer

A too-common offense, especially in the literary world.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:37 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jonah goldberg, national review online, pulitzer, nominated

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Daily Mail cannot figure out origins of dentist story

Where did the Daily Mail get its Polish dentist story from?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:09 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  daily mail, polish dentist, erin tennant, msnbc, huffington post, los angeles times, new york daily news, new york post, yahoo news, san francisco chronicle

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 05/08/2012

New York Times journos: Not the fiercest union advocates

Can journalists be effective union advocates?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:19 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dan barry, amy harmon, new york times, guild, negotiations, new york times, Newspaper guild of New york

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Hey, Stossel: What is Europe?

Did John Stossel say Europe is a ‘kind country’?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:59 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 05/08/2012

No celebs at White House dinner?

Tom Brokaw on White House Correspondents’ fete: Corrupt!

By Erik Wemple  |  12:52 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  white house correspondents' association, caren bohan, reuters, scholarships, celebrities

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 05/07/2012

MSNBC explains Sarkozy-prostitute mistake

MSNBC apologizes to Sarkozy for calling him a prostitute.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:33 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 05/07/2012

New York Times and Fox News: A glorious partnership

When Fox News likes the New York Times

By Erik Wemple  |  06:08 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Arianna Huffington’s exalted view of commenters

Arianna Huffington has an exalted view of why commenters comment.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:22 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arianna huffington, huffington post, business insider, henry blodget, mitt romney

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Dan Rather won’t chat with Howard Kurtz?

Does Dan Rather have courage or just stubbornness?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:53 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Brooklyn news entrepreneur: How to launch on $10

Five lessons from a Brooklyn web news entrepreneur

By Erik Wemple  |  05:39 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Shafer reviews Ben Bradlee book: Really just a ‘programmer’?

Now there’s some writing.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:26 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Politico endorses post-first, check-later journalism

Politico builds story around a tweet without first checking it.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:11 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/04/2012

PolitiFact debunks ‘boomerang’ figure

PolitiFact tells us just how much skepticism the media applies toward research data.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Politico issues editor’s note on Obama post

Politico does the right thing on ‘New York girlfriend.’

By Erik Wemple  |  05:08 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, barack obama, dylan byers, editor's note

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

Politico reporter challenges ‘New York girlfriend’ backlash

Politico White House reporter sticks up for ‘New York girlfriend’ post.

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

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Mitt Romney’s ‘creepy’ statement

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith gets it right.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:56 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Politico defends ‘New York girlfriend’ post

Readers conclude Obama is lying about his past.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:53 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Dan Savage executes expert apology

Dan Savage pulls a Monica Crowley.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:55 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dan savage, fox news, monical crowley, pansy-assed, apology

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Anti-gay activist cheers Grenell resignation

Anti-gay activist confident that Romney campaign will find replacement

By Erik Wemple  |  07:31 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  richard grenell, mit rommney campaign, resignation, bryan fischer

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 05/01/2012

British politicians split on Murdoch’s ‘fitness’

Is Murdoch fit to run a big company?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:45 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rupert murdoch, phone hacking, scandal, parliament, report, not fit, conservatives, moth-eaten kangaroo, news of the world

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Ben Bradlee’s ‘residual’ concerns don’t compute

Did the Post editor have doubts on Watergate? Or just poorly supported opinion?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:26 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bob woodward, ben bradlee, jeff himmelman, new york magazine, deep throat, watergate

 

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