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Erik Wemple: August, 2012

Posted at 01:04 AM ET, 08/31/2012

GOP 2012 convention’s media-crit shortage

Why did the big-time GOP convention speakers leave out their media-bashing lines?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:04 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 08/30/2012

CNN nuts incident and 15,000 useless reporters

Web site interviews CNN camerawoman who endured nuts attack.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:21 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/30/2012

The Hill suspends reporter, reverses itself on Jon Kyl statement

The Hill corrects itself on Jon Kyl quotes, suspends reporter

By Erik Wemple  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the hill, cameron joseph, suspends reporter, jon kyl, fox news

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 08/30/2012

The Hill busts Kyl via audiotape

The Hill has audiotape of Jon Kyl saying what he says he didn’t say.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:19 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jon kyl, The Hill, fox news, arizona republican party, jenna lee

Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Bachmann schools CNN on single women’s gas-price fetish

Michele Bachmann tells Piers Morgan all about single women and gas.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:50 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rmclive, ep, piers morgan, mcihele bachmann, poll, gas prices, women, single women, gallup, republican national convention

Posted at 11:50 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Paul Ryan’s speech may be criticized sans bias

A media bias ship sailing on yesterday’s wind.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:50 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnclive, EP

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Yahoo’s Chalian fired for inexcusable remark

Yahoo editor out after expressing contempt toward GOP.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:15 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 08/29/2012

On Fox News, Kyl slams The Hill newspaper

Sen. Jon Kyl rips the D.C. newspaper.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:01 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 08/29/2012

GOP convention nuts story: RNC and CNN issue terse statements

Why won’t GOP and CNN say something more on the nuts incident?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:39 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gop convention, gop 2012, nuts, cnn, david shuster, republican national committee

Posted at 01:06 AM ET, 08/29/2012

GOP Convention nuts-throwing incident not a police matter: Secret Service

Told employee “this is how we feed animals.”

By Erik Wemple  |  01:06 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Isaac hurricane: Weather buffs skew Republican!

Good news for GOP convention: Weather nuts are Republicans, too

By Erik Wemple  |  05:49 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnclive, ep, the weather channel, hurricane isaac, republican, democratic, bipartisan, gop convention, republican national convention

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 08/28/2012

MIA: Politico’s Dave Catanese

The reporter’s byline has been missing.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:04 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Examiner prints wrong Chavous

What’s the difference between Kevin P. Chavous and Kevin B. Chavous?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:06 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kevin p. chavous, kevin b. chavous, michael hedges, washington examiner, local

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Bill O’Reilly issues nonpartisan expression of partisanship

Bill O’Reilly, neutral guy.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, bill o'reilly, o'reilly factor, democratic party, republican party, president obama

Posted at 10:47 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Gingrich plus Matthews: Win

MSNBC: Hire Gingrich!

By Erik Wemple  |  10:47 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive, newt gingrich, msnbc, chris matthews, race, mitt romney, work requirements

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Isaac’s path to irony: Putting Romney, GOP in spotlight?

Could the storm be pumping up attention to Romney?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:21 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnclive, mitt romney, spotlight, gop convention, republican convention, tampa, mew york times, miami herald, cnn, afp

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 08/27/2012

PolitiFact drubs CNN on Obama campaign fact-checking

Just how did CNN rate Obama ad ‘misleading’?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:42 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, politifact, obama ad, class sizes, mitt romney

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Brisbane hammers NYT for ‘progressivism,’ Occupy bias

Brisbane hammers NYT for ‘progressivism,’ Occupy bias.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:32 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  occupy wall street, new york times, arthur brisbane, occupy wall street, gay marriage, keith olbermann

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Sticking up for ‘gutless little twerp’

Piers Morgan takes criticism for calling Todd Akin a ‘gutless little twerp.’

By Erik Wemple  |  07:58 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn howard kurtz, 'gutless little twerp', lauren ashburn, piers morgan, todd akin

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 08/24/2012

State-level Romney aide imposed conditions, Denver reporter says

Denver TV reporter substantiates Romney campaign’s claim.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:23 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, colorado, denver, cbs affiliate, shaun boyd, todd akin, conditions

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Romney campaign gets briefing from Denver station

Romney campaign has chat with Denver TV station.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:10 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Romney camp to TV reporter: No abortion, no Akin

TV news station complies with Romney’s demand.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:56 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Washington Times employees get Obamacare windfall

Vilified health-care law benefits Washington Times employees.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:09 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington times, affordable care act, cash, $150, obamacare, refund

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Networks hype Akin, with good reason: Mediology, Aug. 23

Are the networks giving too much attention to Akin?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, newsbusters, joe biden, equivalency, nbc, cbs, abc, media matters for america, new york times

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Hannity on Akin: Stop the double-standard talk!

Dear Hannity: Akin is a bad example.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, barack obama, sean hannity, ann coulter, missouri

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Washington Monument to Fox News: Take that!

Washington Monument tells Fox News who’s boss.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:03 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, washington monument, stable, base, dave doyle, roger ailes, megyn kelly

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Obama White House manipulating local reporters? Mediology Aug. 22

What’s going down in the ideologically driven media world?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:45 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsbusters, breitbart.com, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, media matters for america, robin roberts, abc news, larry conners, president obama, matthew sheffield

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Hannity’s Akin-Biden double standard argument: Really?

Just what double standard is Sean Hannity talking about?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:11 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, joe biden, sean hannity, double standard

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Hannity tells Akin he’s ruining everything

Hannity to Akin: You’re ruining everything.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:47 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, todd akin, st. louis, fox2now, nbc news, mitt romney

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Politico’s skinny-dipping story: Quite a reach [Updated]

It alleges an FBI probe of naked swimming. Really?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:47 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, wall street journa, eric cantor, michael grimm, kevin yoder, congress, jake sherman, john bresnahan, sea of galilee, skinny dipping

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Huffington Post puts strong, provocative hanger on homepage

Did Huffington Post go too far? Nah.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Piers Morgan: Akin ‘a gutless little twerp’

Why you want a tabloid veteran running your talk show.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  piers morgan, cnn, todd akin, gutless little twerp, legitimate rape

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Hannity rocks Akin interview: Mediology, Aug. 21

Hannity kills Akin interview, plus other Mediological topics.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:07 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, sean hannity, fox news, karl rove, american crossroads, fairness and accuracy in reporting, washington post, president obama press briefing, nancy cordes

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Updated: Politico’s Dave Catanese pulled off Todd Akin story

Top editors chastise Dave Catanese for crossing a line.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:47 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, dave catanese, politico, john harris, jim vandehei

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Dana Loesch: No defender of Todd Akin

Did the CNN contributor defend the “legitimate rape” congressman?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:05 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dana loesch, cnn, breitbart.com, u.s. marines, taliban, peeing, todd akin, legitimate rape, rush limbaugh, sandra fluke

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Fun with ‘Fox & Friends’: Inaugural edition of Mediology

A look at the spot where ideology and media come together.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:24 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsbusters, media matters, fair, aim, joe biden, gaffe, fox & friends, mitt romney tax returns, mediology

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Why not make ‘Entertainment Tonight’ the official White House media organ?

Let’s just make ‘ET’ the official White House press organ.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:45 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stephanie cutter, president obama, jim acosta, cnn, state of the union, entertainment tonight, people magazine, nancy o'dell

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

Politico reporter ventures defense of Todd Akin

Dave Catanese goes for it, attempts to defend the indefensible Todd Akin.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:08 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, dave catanese politico, thought experiment, twitter, american journal of obstetrics and gynecology

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Touré and MSNBC — cheating viewers

MSNBC starts a controversy, then backs out in 12 seconds.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  toure, mitt romney, president obama, niggerization, nbc, msnbc, the cycle

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/17/2012

MSNBC’s Touré apologizes for ‘niggerization’ remark

MSNBC commentator says he’s sorry for calling Romney’s Obama references “niggerization”.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  toure, apolozizes, niggerization, mitt romney, barack obama

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Romney, Touré and ‘niggerization’: What they could be saying

A guess at the Romney-MSNBC brawl

By Erik Wemple  |  02:56 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MITT ROMNEY, toure, msnbc, niggerization

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Where Jonah Lehrer still rules

Someone still thinks highly of Jonah Lehrer

By Erik Wemple  |  01:29 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jonah lehrer, wired, new yorker, lavin agency, gordon mazur

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Romney campaign upset over Touré’s ‘niggerization’ remark

Romney campaign complains about Touré’s ‘niggerization’ remark.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:13 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  touré, msnbc, nbc, mediaite, andrew kirell, mitt romney, the cycle, s.e. cupp

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Obamas, ET: All smiles!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:40 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, mitt romney, entertainment tonight, vice president joe biden, chains

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Wired crosses wires on Jonah Lehrer

Wired appears to reverse itself on Jonah Lehrer.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:09 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wired, jonathan hammond, jonah lehrer, ben smith

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/15/2012

No more TBD.com

TBD.com is gone for good

By Erik Wemple  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tbd.com, jim brady, bill lord, dead

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 08/15/2012

CNN’s O’Brien, Sununu wring fun from Medicare

A document-heavy, wonky beatdown.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:21 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  soledad o'brien, cnn, john sununu, cbo, factcheck.org, paul ryan, mitt romney, president obama

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Wired sticks with liar, fabricator

What is Wired thinking?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wired, jonah lehrer, fabrication, new yorker, imagine, contract, features

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 08/14/2012

NBC News: Andrea Mitchell’s remarks on Ryan taken out of context

Andrea Mitchell, rounding the Republican ‘base.’

By Erik Wemple  |  06:26 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrea mitchell, nbc news, mitt romney, paul ryan, base, women voters

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 08/14/2012

NBC’s Todd: Why we chase the VP story

NBC’s Chuck Todd on his ‘heart-attack’ moment.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:23 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc news, chuck todd, paul ryan, ryan lizza, new yorker

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Paul Ryan, flexible and uncompromising

By Erik Wemple  |  01:16 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  paul ryan, mitt romney, policy flexibility, wall street journal washington post, peter nicholas, david a. fahrenthold

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Politico puts ‘stop reading’ sign in article

Politico fashions new explanation for anonymity.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, paul ryan, mitt romney, republican operatives, beltway

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Paul Ryan bio: New Yorker piece underscores pol’s openness

Why would Paul Ryan sit for a New Yorker interview in the midst of Romney vetting?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:31 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  paul ryan, paul ryan bio, mitt romney, vice presidential selection, vice president, ryan lizza, new yorker, mark halperin bill keller

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 08/13/2012

AP political cliches: Where’s ‘narrative’?

AP: Please add ‘narrative’ to your list of cliches.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:17 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  associated press, style guide, copy rules, narrative, roll call, guardian, chicago tribune

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Former Times-Picayune reporter blasts ownership

Could Times-Picayune staffers really have ‘found a way’?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:18 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new orleans times-picayune, kari dequine harden, new york times, usa today, washington post, wall street journal, usc annenberg school

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Lolo Jones gets no sympathy from USA Today scribe

New York Times piece on Jones: tough but fair.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jere longman, lolo jones, new york times, christine brennan, cnn howard kurtz reliable sources

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Harry Reid, keep talking to the Huffington Post

What right does HuffPo have to publish Harry Reid’s ‘tips’?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:54 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  huffington post, harry reid, mitt romney taxes, neutral reporting privilege, new york times

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Top official departs CQ Roll Call

Top editorial official out at CQ Roll Call

By Erik Wemple  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CQ roll call, keith white, mike mills, layoffs, fishbowldc, convention caily

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 08/03/2012

‘Kiss my [posterior]’ takes a breather

Romney press aide was rarely ‘able’ to speak for campaign.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:33 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Harry Reid, single-sourcer

What Harry Reid and the New York Post have in common.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:52 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Van Susteren’s ‘Gretawire’ works for free

What does Greta Van Susteren know about SEO?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:35 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Fox News anchor on ‘intolerance day’

Shepard Smith, with another pro-gay marriage stance?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:39 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, shepard smith, mike huckabee, chick-fil-a, president obama, bob beckel

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Writer dares to defend Jonah Lehrer

Writer gives a shot at a defense of Jonah Lehrer.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:59 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Hey Guy Adams, where are the anti-NBC tweets?

Has censorship affected Guy Adams?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:57 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Twitter-banned critic of NBC returns

Guy Adams of The Independent gets his account restored.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Romney unhappy with media treatment

Media run from issues, says Romney.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:54 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, media fox news, carl cameron, republican presidential race

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Romney aide tells reporter to ‘shove it’

Romney aide tells traveling press what he thinks of it.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:59 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney campaign, rick gorka, romney foreign trip, israel britain, poland, warsaw, pilsudski square

 

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