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Erik Wemple: July, 2012

Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Twitter-banned NBC critic talks!

NBC critic banned from Twitter is really critical of NBC.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:30 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, guy adams, the independent, los angeles, nbc, twitter, banned, nbc

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Correspondent for Independent gets Twitter suspension

For a privacy-violating tweet about an NBC Olympic executive.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:04 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Jonah Lehrer can’t fool everyone

He resigns after admitting to fabricating Dylan quotes.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:05 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jonah lehrer, new yorker, imagine, tablet, michael c. moynihan

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 07/30/2012

An appeal to NBC: Edit more!

NBC, please cut more ‘performances’ from coverage

By Erik Wemple  |  01:23 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Enlightened CNN panel pooh-poohs Romney’s so-called London gaffe

Panel agrees that Romney’s remarks were barely a gaffe.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:22 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 07/27/2012

CNN’s Piers Morgan gets Romney right

The CNN host sets record straight on Romney’s Olympic-prep comment.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:43 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/27/2012

CNN president resigns

Ratings woes precede resignation of Jim Walton.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Media should consider mentioning that Romney was right about Olympic preps

Media should note that Romney was right.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:53 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 07/26/2012

ABC News owns up to its mistake. Lawsuit next?

Could victim of ABC News report bring a worthwhile libel suit?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:54 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Claim check: ‘Every reporter’ knows source for NYT scoop

Do reporters know other reporters’ sources?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:13 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david sanger, new york times, romney campaign, obama campaign, michele fournoy, foreign policy, david ignatius, washington post, julie mason

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Theater shootings: Denver Post propagates a false plural

When one media outlet becomes ‘media outlets’

By Erik Wemple  |  12:25 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  denver post, checkbook journalism, entertainment tonight, joanne ostrow, aurora shootings

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Brauchli signals brake on previews of story drafts

Editors to regulate previews of story drafts at WaPo.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:45 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  poynter.org, marcus brauchli, washington post, draft previews, gene weingarten

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto backtracks on ‘worthy’ tweet

James Taranto wondered whether female survivors of Aurora were ‘worthy.’

By Erik Wemple  |  04:38 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  james taranto, wall street journal, tweet, worthy, aurora shootings

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Weingarten blasts me

Post writer takes issue with showing sources a story in advance.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:08 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gene weingarten, washington post, the great zucchini, the peekabook paradox, eric knaus, draft sharing

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Post reporter criticized for . . . checking his facts

Critic knocks Post reporter for checking his facts, quotes.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:04 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  texas observer, daniel de vise, washington post, university of texas at austin

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Local police department discovers First Amendment

D.C. police department honors First Amendment in new ‘policy.’

By Erik Wemple  |  04:14 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  first amendment, metropolitan police department, photographs, video

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Aurora shootings: Was Brian Ross’s mistake evidence of bias?

His record at ABC should answer that question.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:14 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Should the media worry about Aurora copycats?

Should editors still worry about inspiring more violent acts?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:35 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Has ‘Fox & Friends’ gone rogue again?

“Fox & Friends” — going rogue again?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:04 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox & friends, president obama, clara sutton, eliza sutton, fox news, brian kilmeade

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Howard Kurtz, willful blinding, and mass killings

Contra Howard Kurtz, ignorance doesn’t help in prevention of mass killings.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:53 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  howard kurtz, daniel mauser, tom mauser, columbine, littlton. colo., doris fuller, treatment advocacy center

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 07/23/2012

National Journal boss on quote-approval: It’s about control

National Journal’s Fournier bashes quote approval.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:58 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ron fournier, national journal, associated press, washington post, new york times, jeremy w. peters, poynter.org, quote approval

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 07/23/2012

CNN host doesn’t want bio of Aurora suspect

Kurtz says he doesn’t want to know more about Aurora suspect.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:51 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  howard kurtz, cnn, aurora shooting, seung hui cho, virginia tech shootings, reliable sources

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Are news bureaus good for breaking news?

Do newspapers need bureaus for breaking news?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:57 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Aurora shootings: The Denver TV station everyone is watching

The Denver TV station everyone is watching.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:40 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Colorado shootings: ABC News’s bogus report

A retracted report by Brian Ross spurs bias claims.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abc news, brian ross, newsbusters, tea party patriots, denver, colorado, aurora shootings, jim holmes, james holmes

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Report: Republicans to hammer PolitiFact units on alleged bias

PolitiFact, get ready for more GOP inquiries.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:22 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact, politifact virginia, washington examiner, ohio, virginia, rhode island, tennessee, new jersey, georgia, oregon, florida, georgia, texas, wisconsin

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Investor’s Business Daily urges Romney non-disclosure

Publication urges Romney to keep tax returns to himself

By Erik Wemple  |  03:10 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national review online, new york times, washington post, asbury park press, mitt romney, tax returns, disclosure

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Libor scandal, sharks or chimp: Which is the biggest story?

Tough call for the nets: Chimp, sharks, Libor.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:52 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Mike Daisey stages ‘remount’ of ‘Steve Jobs’

Mike Daisey gives new “Steve Jobs” his all.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:57 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike daisey, woolly mammoth, the agony and ecstasy of steve jobs, apple, computers

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Wheelchair tumble amuses Fox host

Wheelchair accident oh-so-funny to Fox host

By Erik Wemple  |  04:14 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, martha maccallum, escalator, wheelchair

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Libor, still underappreciated

The Libor scandal, still in search of respectability

By Erik Wemple  |  03:49 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  libor, abc, london, fda, nbc, abc news, nbc news, diane sawyer, kerry kennedy, olypmics

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Roll Call bags print product for conventions

Newspaper bags special print plans for convention coverage.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:44 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roll call, roll call convention daily, web only, convention coverage

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Mike Allen editorializes for Lance Armstrong

Why is the Playbook writer editorializing for Lance Armstrong?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:14 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike allen, politico, usada, lance armstrong, patton boggs, lobbying

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 07/17/2012

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall derails

On MSNBC, who needs a left-leaning panelist?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:05 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Nine reasons to cover Libor

Nine reasons to cover Libor.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:19 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  libor, coverage, abc, nbc, dylan matthews, washington post, wonkblog, eliot spitzer, current tv

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 07/17/2012

New York Times reviews quote-approval policy

The New York Times is looking at quoting policy.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:53 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new york times, quote approval, jeremy peters

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Libor-dissing continues

What stories beat out Libor last night on ABC.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:10 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  libor, abc, nbc, mitt romney, media matters for america, dan abrams, diane sawyer

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 07/16/2012

What’s so corrupt about news tips?

Washington Postie decries “noxious” info-cycle.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:48 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington post, jennifer rubin, cnn, reliable sources, obama campaign, noxious cycle

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Who wants to cover Libor?

Should ABC and NBC have covered the Libor scandal more thoroughly?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:02 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LIBOR, abc, nbc, scandal, london interback offered rate, barclays, bob diamond

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 07/16/2012

CBS’s Schieffer says Romney campaign took clip ‘out of context’

Romney camp makes good use of clip from CBS’s Bob Schieffer.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:55 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cbs news, bob schieffer, face the nation, erik wemple blog, tom brokaw

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 07/16/2012

The Daily Caller totally busts community-news reporter

Elizabeth Wiener of the Current Newspapers feels the Daily Caller’s accountability.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:15 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  daily caller, current newspapers, elizabeth wiener, obama donations, $500, northwest current, dupont current, foggy bottom current, georgetown current

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 07/13/2012

PolitiFact halves Romney dispute

What a bunch of wimps at Truth-o-Meter HQ...

By Erik Wemple  |  05:31 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact, mitt romney, bain capital, half true

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/13/2012

KochFacts.com and Poynter.org: A strange relationship

What problem does Poynter have with ads from KochFacts.com?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Five reasons why the Boston Globe story blew up

Five guesses as to why the Boston Globe story on Romney went viral.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:40 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, boston globe, bain capital, obama campaign, mother jones, tpm

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Text of Romney campaign correction request to the Boston Globe

Have a look at the Romney campaign’s request to the Boston Globe.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:27 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, romney campaign, correction request, boston globe, bain capital

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Globe denies Romney campaign correction request

Paper denies request from Romney campaign on Bain Capital tenure.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:43 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, bain capital, boston globe, correction request, denial

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Romney campaign will ask Boston Globe for correction of Bain story, aide says [Updated]

Will Romney camp ask for correction of Globe report?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:22 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boston globe, mitt romney, campaign, bain capital, andrea saul, politico, dylan byers, martin baron, correction request

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Globe to credit TPM, Mother Jones in Bain-Romney story

Paper got a little stingy with attribution in Romney-Bain story.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:09 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boston globe, mitt romney, bain capital, mother jones, tpm, david corn

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/11/2012

PolitiFacters respond to ‘weekend dump’ allegations

PolitiFact Virginia says it doesn’t scheme against Republicans

By Erik Wemple  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact Virginia, republican party of virginia, bias, rulings, rick thornton

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Virginia Republican Party to PolitiFact: Don’t bother ringing!

Virginia GOP won’t be speaking with state PolitiFact reporters

By Erik Wemple  |  05:35 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  republican party of virginia, politifact virginia, richmond times-dispatch, fact-checking, bias, rick thornton, dave rexrode

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Virginia Republican Party publishes huge attack paper on PolitiFact

86 pages of critique.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:55 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact virginia, virginia republican party, richmond times-dispatch, bias, rulings, truth-o-meter

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Fox News’s Sean Hannity sniffs ‘manipulative’ polling numbers

Fox analysts see something fishy in polling numbers.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:54 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, fox news, polling, democratic, republican, washington post-abc poll, sarah palin

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Which cable network shut down SCOTUSblog?

Either CNN or Fox stonewalled SCOTUSblog reporter: Which one?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:16 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tom goldstein, scotusblog, fox, cnn, supreme court healthcare ruling, aca

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Roger Ailes biographer encounters third-rate online taunting

Biographer of Roger Ailes faces lame online campaign.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:35 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gabriel sherman, new york magazine, roger ailes, biography, new america foundation, jennifer stahl, foundations exposed, msnbc

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 07/10/2012

O’Reilly issues media mission statement

Fox host says he hunts for ‘powerful people’ who bury the facts.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:46 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly, fox news, bernard golfberg, media bias

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Wikipedia founder ‘cautious’ about Twitter

Jimmy Wales on women editors and Twitter.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jimmy wales, wikipedia founder, washington post, facebook, twitter, women, editors, literature, usb standard

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 07/09/2012

CNN’s Howard Kurtz sort of delves into Joe Williams’s personal life

Is it an inevitability that personal life will be dissected.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:29 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, joe williams, howard kurtz, reliable sources, cnn

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Free Lance-Star staffer deletes Patch links from paper’s Facebook page

Fredericksburg newspaperman deletes competitors from Facebook page.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:27 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fredericksburg.com, free lance-star, dave ellis, director of photography, spotsylvania county, facebook

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Daily Caller escapes sanction from WHCA

White House Correspondents’ Association declines action against Daily Caller.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:39 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  daily caller, tucker carlson, neil munro, president barack obama, heckling, ed henry

 

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