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Erik Wemple: October, 2012

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Who isn’t a ‘print journalist at heart’?

In search of people who profess to be ‘pundits at heart.’

By Erik Wemple  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andy rooney, don hewitt, stephen hayes, weekly standard, newspaperman at heart, tony kornheiser, print journalist at heart

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Blame Fox News, ourselves---not BuzzFeed/Gawker

Good on Gawker, BuzzFeed for posting Fox shooting video.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:05 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, car chase, arizona, car chase, coverage, twitter, buzzfeed, gawker, columbia journalism review

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 09/28/2012

RNC issues e-mail blast for story critical of RNC

Why did GOP e-mail blast ABC story?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:01 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, john kerry, abc news, jake tapper, republican national committee, GOP, kirsten kukowski, benghazi

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Shooting on live national TV: Fox News apologizes

Motorist involved in car chase shoots himself as Fox News’ Shepard Smith yells to director, ‘Get off it!’

By Erik Wemple  |  03:58 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Chris Matthews accuses Sean Hannity of pandering to his audience

Hannity is accused of pandering.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new york times, chris matthews, ron reagan michael tomasky, dick morris, republican national convention

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 09/28/2012

NYT editor takes fall for Cornell miscues

Editor takes the fall.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:56 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new york times, cornell university, ithaca, n.y., courtney rubin, new york times

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Ann Curry scores dubious distinction from conservative group

Ann Curry grilling of Paul Ryan not appreciated by media group.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ann curry, today show, nbc, howard fineman, media research center, gala, rush limbaugh, piers morgan

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Are Obama’s reporters as feisty as Romney’s?

The media sift through the contradictions in the aftermath of the Libya attack.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, president obama, benghazi, libya, intelligence, al qaeda, terrorism

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Politico editor: Horse-race coverage is ‘fine’ and ‘important’

VandeHei sticks up for embattled ‘horse-race coverage’

By Erik Wemple  |  02:14 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jim vandehei, politico, diane rehm, wamu, horse-race coverage

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Long live the book embargo!

What Rowling embargo?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:35 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  j.k. rowling, the casual vacancy, embargo, new york daily news associated press, publishing

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Hannity praises Woodward book, bashes media, doesn’t notice contradiction

Hannity says he loved Woodward’s book.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, bob woodward, price of politics, president obama, national debt, white house, lying, benghazi

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Three reasons why Newt Gingrich is pundit extraordinaire

Newt Gingrich shows CNN why he’s a first-rate commentator

By Erik Wemple  |  09:00 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, newt gingrich, republican debates, cnn, joe jons, pundit

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 09/26/2012

NBC’s Todd pummels Obama aide on foreign-leader meetings

Question on meeting with world leaders is KO.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:01 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chuck todd, stephanie cutter, mitt romney, president bush, foreign leaders, bill o'reilly, ted koppel, fox news, msnbc

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Are liberals stung more than conservatives by fact-checking?

Washington Post’s Fact Checker says liberal-media ‘myth’ plays a role in reaction.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:22 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington post, glenn kessler, fact-checker, liberal media, myth, democrats, republicans

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 09/26/2012

AP editor cites Bachmann fact-checking ‘quota’

Editor from Associated Press jokes about Bachmann fact-checking ‘quota.’

By Erik Wemple  |  11:52 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jim drinkard, associated press, ap, fact-checking, democrats, republicans, fairness, media bias, michele bachmann, hpv vaccine

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Charge: Media ‘rigging’ presidential election

Is pro-Obama bias surging?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:12 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media matters for America, brent bozell, media research center, cnn, michael mukasey

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 09/25/2012

CNN should have treated journal discovery as big story

Anderson Cooper speaks of standards in matter of Stevens diary.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:42 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Commentator: Romney faces ‘most corrupt’ coverage ever

Does Mitt Romney have to deal with the most slanted media ever?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:07 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  benghazi, mona charen, christopher stevens, wall street journal, jerusalem post, benghazi attacks, media, corrupt media

Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Fox News guy: Koppel not ‘thoughtful’

Who says Ted Koppel ain't thoughtful?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:56 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ted koppel, fox news, bernard goldberg, nexis, cable tv, ideological division

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 09/24/2012

CNN’s Morgan on Ahmadinejad: ‘Really quite extreme bigotry’

The CNN host plays homophobia cop again.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:38 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, piers morgan, president mahmoud ahmadinejad, homosexuality, gay rights, children

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 09/24/2012

How CNN really feels about the State Department

CNN executive suggests State meddling in journal issue

By Erik Wemple  |  04:13 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  state department, cnn, christopher stevens, journal, phone call, cnn worldwide, mark whitaker

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Scientists: Climate bias at Fox, WSJ ‘far exceeded’ rest of media

Why are a bunch of scientists singling out Fox News and Wall Street Journal?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:06 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, wall street journal, climate change, brenda ekwurzel, union of concerned scientists

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Romney to ‘60 Minutes’: ‘The angel is in the policy’

Pelley attempts to corner Romney on policy detail deficit.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:53 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, 60 minutes, scott pelley, interview, tax rates, policy, details

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 09/24/2012

CNN host Kurtz applauds CNN’s journal handling

Kurtz: CNN did the right things.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:02 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, state department, howard kurtz, reliable sources, libya

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 09/23/2012

CNN vs. the State Department: A long story

State alleges CNN violated a commitment over slain ambassador’s journal.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:37 PM ET, 09/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, state department, libya, benghazi, christopher stevens, ambassador, andrews air force base, cnn state department, state department cnn, stevens famiiy

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Charge: Networks overplayed Romney’s ‘47 percent’ comments

A chasm between Romney, Obama video play

By Erik Wemple  |  01:27 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 09/21/2012

O’Reilly, please stop fawning over Ted Koppel

O’Reilly, why do you fawn over Koppel so much?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:50 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly, ted koppel, fox news

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 09/21/2012

O’Reilly, Koppel disagree on Fox, MSNBC

Ted Koppel pooh-poohs O’Reilly’s contention that Fox does ‘hard news.’

By Erik Wemple  |  09:34 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, bill o'reilly, ted koppel, megyn kelly, america live, daytime programming, msnbc

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 09/21/2012

So O’Reilly chews out guests only when they filibuster or lie?

I’m intolerant of lying, O’Reilly replies.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:03 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ted koppel, bill o'reilly, intolerant, cable tv, broadcasting

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 09/20/2012

What’s Newt Gingrich’s TV future?

Gingrich speculates about a possible daily TV show.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:59 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 09/20/2012

New York Times bans quote approval, kind of

A somewhat leaky New York Times policy is unveiled.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:50 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/20/2012

NBC News and Obama redistribution video: Trust but verify

NBC News, not accepting human authentication

By Erik Wemple  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, CBS, ABC, fareed zakaria, president obama, redistribution, washington post, drudge report, slow, authentication, video

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 09/20/2012

‘Fox & Friends’ botches something else

Fox News should have killed ‘Fox & Friends’ by now.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:43 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox & Friends, fox news, japan, president obama, pirate

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Hannity hammers Obama on debt

Sean Hannity doesn’t need conservative guests.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:45 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, sean hannity, national debt, fox news, bernard whitman, kerry picket

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 09/19/2012

NBC responds to criticism on Obama-redistribution ‘authentication’ issue

Network says it follows its standards.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:37 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Washington Times issues fact-checking test

Washington Times symposium invite serves as testing ground for fact-checkers.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:39 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington times, fact checking, 30th anniversary, special guest, cal thomas, maggie gallagher, donald rumsfeld

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Fact-checkers batter Romney over fundraiser remarks

A new arena for fact-checkers: Reviewing remarks that weren’t supposed to be checked

By Erik Wemple  |  12:52 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, politifact, factcheck.org, ap, kfly, washington post glenn kessler

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/19/2012

USA Today logo: Give it time

Let the USA Today redesign sit for a while.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  usa today, stephen colbert, logo, resdesign, larry kramer

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Obama on Letterman: President avoids debt number

Letterman wonders what the national debt figure is; Obama whiffs.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:16 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david letterman, president obama, barack obama, national debt, republican national convention

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 09/18/2012

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien: We’re ‘required to fact-check’

CNN anchor says of insta-fact-checking: ‘You’re responsible.’

By Erik Wemple  |  05:28 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, soledad o'brien, john sununu, bay buchanan, mitt romney president obama, medicare

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Romney and Obama: Open your fundraisers

Why are politicians keeping the media out of big-money fundraisers?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:15 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, president obama, video, mother jones, ari shapiro, washington post, new york times

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Mother Jones: Romney ‘may get his wish’

Mother Jones: Full Romney-fundraiser video could be on the way

By Erik Wemple  |  09:56 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, david corn, mother jones, videos, 47 percent

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Max Rice, ‘Fox & Friends’ frustrating interviewee, speaks

“Fox & Friends” guest gives background on strange interview.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:25 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/17/2012

‘Fox & Friends’ misfires on interview

‘Fox & Friends,’ embarrassed again.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox & friends, gretchen calrson, max rice, barack obama

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 09/17/2012

GOP lawmaker: ‘I don’t care what FactCheck says’

GOPer lashes out at fact-checking organization.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:08 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, mitt romney, apology, peter king, soledad o'brien, libya, attacks

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Kurtz: Romney gaffe coverage ‘overshadowed’ Benghazi tragedy

Kurtz: Media’s pounding on Romney went too far.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:32 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, president obama, benghazi, howard kurtz, cnn, reliable sources

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 09/14/2012

In defense of ‘Fox & Friends’: Viewers have their say

What do viewers of the Fox morning show have to say?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:53 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Scarborough: Romney didn’t ‘allow’ immediate accountability coverage

Romney apparently got in the way in the aftermath of embassy attacks.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  joe scarborough, morning joe, mitt romney, president obama, libya attacks, egypt

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 09/14/2012

All Lehrer content must be Ghostbustered

How the Web should handle plagiarism and others deeds of journalistic malpractice.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:51 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wall street journal, poynter, jonah lehrer, wired, wired.com, plagiarism

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Romney adds horse-race chatter to ABC interview

Mitt Romney injects ‘likability’ topic into Stephanopoulos interview.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:09 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, abc news, george stephanopoulos, likability

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Group petitions Sun-Times over sexist questions

Group wants the Chicago Sun-Times to account for sexist questions

By Erik Wemple  |  06:08 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Please kill ‘Fox & Friends’

Memo to Fox: Kill the morning show; you’ll survive

By Erik Wemple  |  04:32 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, fox & friends, glenn beck, roger ailes, cancel fox & friends, new york times

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Stop the 9/11 anniversary tyranny

NBC News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal — did they do 9/11 right?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:24 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC news, kris jenner, new york times, wall street journal, anniversary

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Fact-checkers say no to Romney ‘apology’ claims

Obama isn’t apologizing for America.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:04 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact, factcheck.org, mitt romney, president obama, egypt libya

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Fox News alone on cable car-chase coverage

Fox, your car-chase channel

By Erik Wemple  |  04:52 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, los angeles car chase, megyn kelly

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Palin’s freedom v. ‘free stuff’ line: Viable?

How real is Sarah Palin’s mantra?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:19 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin, fox news, sean hannity, bill o'reilly, alaska, dividend, scandinavia, tax, free stuff v. freedom

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Romney attack on Obama: Is that an apology? Leave it to the fact-checkers

Romney makes multiple ‘apology’ allegations. Have at it, fact-checkers.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:38 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, apology, fact-checking series, libya, attacks, egypt, cairo

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 09/12/2012

‘Fox & Friends’ correction revisits graphics crime scene

‘Fox & Friends’ returns to scene of graphic crime.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:50 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox & friends, fox news, unemployment rate, correction, 14.2, 14.7

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 09/11/2012

‘Fox & Friends’ to correct themselves

How do you correct a bogus ‘Fox & Friends’ graphic?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:46 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox & friends, david folkenflik, president obama, unemployment rates, real unemployment, steve doocy.

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

Wall Street Journal calls out Politico

Newspaper takes issue with aggregated online posting.

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

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 09/11/2012

‘Fox & Friends’ botches unemployment comparison

Who expects accurate stats from ‘Fox & Friends’?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:24 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Scarborough asks: Can we thank Bush and Obama?

But if we get it, don’t expect it to last too long

By Erik Wemple  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Is New York Times’ Sullivan a big liberal? Mediology, Sept. 11

“Fox & Friends” nullifies the war on women!

By Erik Wemple  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsbusters, breaitbart, cnn, media matters, war on women, gore vidal, new york times, margaret sullivan, clay waters, michael patrick leahy

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 09/10/2012

R.E.M. blasts Fox for using tune

The band calls for ‘cease and desist’ on use of ‘Losing My Religion.’

By Erik Wemple  |  05:30 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Akin shells out for Daily Caller blast

What does Todd Akin see in the publication’s list?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:55 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, daily caller, e-mail blast, republicans, establishment, reelection, senate race, gun giveaway

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 09/10/2012

No lap action for VP Biden in already-famous AP shot

AP photog: Biden didn’t have biker lady in his lap.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:13 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  carolyn kaster, ap, biden, bikers, photo, diner

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Woodward cites Pelosi’s ‘non-denial denial’

She denies Bob Woodward’s reporting.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:46 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Woodward cites Pelosi’s ‘non-denial denial’

Last week at the Democratic National Convention, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi denied hitting the mute button on her office phone to silence a monologuing President Obama during stimulus discussions, as author Bob Woodward alleged in his new book, “The Price of Politics.”

By Erik Wemple  |  02:38 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bob woodward, nancy pelosi, mute button, president obama, harry reid

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Palin fields Hannity softballs: Mediology, Sept. 10

Hannity asks RNC guy to explain the 4.5-million-job ‘lie’

By Erik Wemple  |  08:57 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill clinton, sean hannity, washington post, tim graham, newsbusters, sarah palin, fox news

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Chicago Sun-Times pursues politician who dares to be a mom

Chicago Sun-Times prints unfair questions aimed at Lisa Madigan.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:31 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 09/07/2012

‘Are you better off?’ Romney sign makes the rounds.

‘Are You Better Off’ plays to multiple audiences.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:17 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Obama, Biden provide grist for fact-checkers

Biden, Obama slipped up on a few facts, checkers say.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:13 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, joe biden, fact checkers, auto recovery, debt, glenn kessler, factcheck.org, politifact.com

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

Obama and Biden speeches: Fact-checking yields substance

Think politics is too mean, too superficial? Read some fact-checks!

By Erik Wemple  |  12:09 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Fox’s Cavuto laments lame Clinton fact-checking

Cavuto laments lameness of Clinton fact-checks

By Erik Wemple  |  05:42 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Newspapers bury Democrats’ meltdown

Newspapers have trouble finding front-page space for Dems’ floor fight

By Erik Wemple  |  03:09 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dnclive, ep

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Clinton bedevils fact-checkers

Clinton gets pretty clean fact-checker rating.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:48 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 09/06/2012

MSNBC, missing its audience

Why did MSNBC short-shrift the God story?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:15 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dnclive, ep

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Fact-checking: CNN claims it’s the only cable outlet ‘that hasn’t picked sides’

CNN says fact-checking is possible under its roof

By Erik Wemple  |  04:35 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Fact-checking: Fox looks at Michelle Obama’s ‘us-them’

Fox News, your creative fact checker

By Erik Wemple  |  04:10 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, fact checking, shannon break, barack omana, politifact, factcheck.org, first lady, michelle obama, bipartisanship

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Fact-checking: What exactly are we debating again?

Please tell: What’s this fact-checking debate all about?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:58 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

God bless Fox News

Fox News plays up God removal. Good for it.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:05 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  god, democratic party, fox news, dick durbin, bret baier, democratic party platform, god

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Michelle Obama’s speech: Media agrees with ‘passionate’ prediction

Obama campaign aide solidifies cred with ‘passionate’ prediction.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michelle obama, first lady, speech, democratic national convention, passionate, jen psaki

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Fox News’s Juan Williams: ‘No limits’ at cable network

It’s a cable network with ‘no limits,’ he says.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:26 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Fox News guest chides NYT for being late to the story it broke

Does Times story on Jarrett represent a media fail?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:39 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  valerie jarrett, new york times, richard miniter, megyn kelly, fox news

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Stop the whining, political reporters

To political reporters: If you don’t like the race, quit.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:40 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  political reporters, politico, dylan byers, maggie haberman, chuck todd, nbc news, mark leibovich

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 09/04/2012

MSNBC, why cite Fox?

Conversation with Sandra Fluke goes south.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:31 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sandra fluke, msnbc, fox, ed schultz, bill o'reilly, condoms

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Media, meet the Oparowskis

Who knew about the Oparowskis? No one?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:45 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new york times, ted oparowski, patricia oparowski, fox news, republican national convention, sheryl gay stolberg

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 09/02/2012

As the Rev. Moon goes, so goes the Washington Times?

What does the Rev. Moon’s death mean for the paper?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:41 PM ET, 09/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington times, the rev. sun myung moon, larry zilliox, fox news, moon dies, rev. sun myung moon dies, rush limbaugh

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 08/31/2012

MSNBC’s Matthews, GOPers shout at each other

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews shouts at GOPers at restaurant.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:51 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chris matthews, the hill, gop, tampa restaurant, msnbc, uncivil

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Fact-checking renegade: Los Angeles Times

It defies industry’s sidebarred fact-checking trend

By Erik Wemple  |  05:34 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david lauter, los angeles times, fact-checking, dan conover, politifact, washington post glenn kessler

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Fox News’s Judith Miller takes aim at NBC

‘The bias is now so obvious.’

By Erik Wemple  |  02:10 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 08/31/2012

The wobbly defenses of David Chalian

Everyone does what David Chalian did, right?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:08 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sam donaldson, huffington post, david chalian, yahoo, jack shafer, reuters

 

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