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Erik Wemple: October, 2012

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 10/31/2012

O’Reilly calls himself a ‘punk’

Bill O’Reilly chides himself as a ‘punk’

By Erik Wemple  |  08:13 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly fox news, bill o'reilly fox news bernie goldberg mitt romney, bill o'reilly fox news

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 10/31/2012

BuzzFeed outs, busts NYSE rumor spreader

In less than 24 hours, it takes down @ComfortablySmug.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:09 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  buzzfeed shashank tripathi, buzzfeed rumor nyse, buzzfeed, tripathi falsehoods, rumors buzzfeed, ben smith buzzfeed tripathi

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Hurricane Sandy: Twitter shames spreader of falsehoods

Twitter outs Twitter falsehoods, then shames their author.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:34 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  twitter hurricane sandy, hurricane sandy twitter, hurricane sandy, hurricane sandy nyse, hurricane sandy falsehoods, hurricane sandy myths, hurrican sandy misinformation

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Hurricane Sandy: Where’s the climate-change angle, media?

People want media to talk about Sandy in relation to climate change.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:09 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hurricane sandy, hurricane sandy climate change, hurricane sandy destruction, hurricane sandy global warming, hurricane sandy weather channel, hurricane sandy nbc

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Hurricane Sandy: NYSE NOT flooded!

CNN has to issue a correction.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:04 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hurricane sandy, hurricane sandy cnn, hurricane sandy nyse flooding, hurricane sandy stock exchange flood, hurricane sandy cnn flood, hurricane sandy nyse three feet water

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Hurricane Sandy’s track to vindication of Fox News, Janice Dean

Hurricane Sandy makes a soothsayer of Fox News’s Janice Dean.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:29 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hurricane sandy, hurricane sandy path, hurricane sandy track, hurricane sandy update, hurricane sandy fox news janice dean, hurricane sandy impacts, hurricane sandy forecast fox news, hurricane sandy forecast

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Hurricane Sandy: ‘Frankenstorm,’ a government brainstorm

‘Frankenstorm,’ a government coinage, is explained.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:27 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hurricane sandy

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Geraldo on Libya: Stop ‘preposterous’ nonsense

Geraldo blasts politicization of Libya

By Erik Wemple  |  09:37 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  geraldo libya fox news, geraldo rivera libya fox & friends, fox & friends geraldo libya, geraldo libya fox

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 10/26/2012

‘Obama told a whopper,’ fact-checker quotes Woodward

Fact-check KO’s Obama on sequester claim.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:54 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama whopper sequester, obama sequestration whopper, obama debate congress sequester, obama sequestration whopper woodward, obama woodward sequestration

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Fox News doesn’t like Mourdock story

Fox News finds a lot of stuff to cover aside from Mourdock story.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:39 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news mourdock rape comment, mourdock rape comment fox, mourdock rape fox msnbc, media matters mourdock rape msnbc

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/25/2012

CNN: Hormone story didn’t go through channels [Updated]

CNN says hormone story didn’t go through channels.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn hormone story, cnn hormone story ovulation, cnn hormone women voting, cnn women voting, cnn hormones voting women, cnn ovulation women

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Palin absurdity: ‘Nothing remotely racist’ in Obama comment

Sarah Palin lashes out at those alleging racism in her recent Facebook post.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin shuck and jive, palin shuck and jive, palin shuck and jive obama, palin obama shuck and jive, palin libya shuck and jive, palin benghazi shuck and jive

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 10/24/2012

BuzzFeed single-sources Romney spray-tan piece

BuzzFeed uses ‘knowledgeable source’ for Romney spray-tan piece

By Erik Wemple  |  03:57 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  romney spray-tan, romney buzzfeed spray tan, romney ben smith buzzfeed spray tan romney tan, romney univision tan, romney tan, romney univision spray tan

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Palin accuses president of ‘shuck and jive’ on Libya

She criticizes his statements on Libya with a racially loaded phrase.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:04 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin obama shuck and jive, palin shuck and jive, sarah palin fox news shuck and jive, palin obama shuck and jive libya

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Obama campaign and Des Moines Register: A form of quote approval

Obama campaign and the Des Moines Register: A form of quote approval.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:08 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama campaign des moines register, obama campaign off the record des moines register, obama interview des moines register, obama campaign des moines, obama

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 10/24/2012

NYT: Obama role in bin Laden film gets a boost

NYT: ‘Recut’ heightens Obama profile in OBL film.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:22 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Hannity serves as director for Obama ‘apology tour’

And he forgot to tell Democratic operative his role.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:08 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news hannity apology tour, fox news hannity steve murphy, fox news hannity murphy apology, fox news apology tour, fox news apology

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 10/23/2012

MSNBC’s Cupp blasts undecideds

MSNBC channels media feelings of contempt for undecideds.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:37 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  msnbc undecided voters, msnbc s.e. cupp undecideds, msnbc kerry ladka undecided

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Fox News and the Associated Press: What’s next?

What’s next for the two big media operations?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news roger ailes ap, roger ailes ap, fox news roger ailes ap bias, fox news roger ailes bill o'reilly ap, fox news ap, fox news associated press, associated press fox news bias ailes

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Sarah Palin calls for thorough fact-checking — of Obama

Palin wants to expose lies. Of President Obama.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:32 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential debate obama romney fact check, fact check debate, palin fact-check, fox news palin debate, presidential debate palin fox news

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Presidential debate: Imperatives for 2016

Tips for 2016: More furniture, head-to-head exchanges

By Erik Wemple  |  12:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential debate schieffer, presidential debate rules, presidential debate schieffer moderator, presidential debate moderators, presidential debate crowly raddatz lehrer schieffer

Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Presidential debate: Schieffer’s drone question failed

Drones question lacked follow-up

By Erik Wemple  |  11:13 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drones question, schieffer presidential debate, presidential debate schieffer, drones schieffer debate, schieffer presidential debate drones.

Posted at 10:39 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Presidential debate: Romney and fact-checkers continue mud-wrestling over ‘apology tour’

The mud-wrestling match between Romney and the fact-checkers over ‘apology’

By Erik Wemple  |  10:39 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, president obama apology tour, romney apology tour, romney apology, romney obama apology, apology tour obama fact check, fact check obama romney apology

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Presidential debate: McCurry says sessions should be ‘informing and entertaining’

Co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates describes how debates should appear to viewers.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:01 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike mccurry commission on presidential debates, mike mccurry fox news, fox news presidential debates, fox news candy crowley presidential debate, presidential debate crowley fox

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Drudge features a bowing Obama

Drudge Report aggregates Obama bows

By Erik Wemple  |  04:49 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drudge report obama bowing, drudge report obama foreign policy, drudge obama apology, drudge obama foreign policy drudge obama libya

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 10/22/2012

RNC, DNC clash on Fox News over Libya

How extensively can RNC and DNC spokesmen interrupt each other?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:53 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnc dnc sean spicer brad woodhouse, benghazi, obama romney, fox news clash libya, fox news benghazi obama, fox news benghazi

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Roger Ailes’s Fox News contract: Four more years of six things

Report: Ailes scores another Fox contract

By Erik Wemple  |  04:33 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roger ailes contract, roger ailes contract fox news, fox news roger ailes contract, four year contract ailes fox, fox ailes contract

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Stewart whiffs on Libya question

Stewart’s Libya question fails.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:58 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jon stewart obama libya, jon stewart obama media, jon steart libya benghazi, benghazi stewart obama

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Marie Claire e-mail miscasts Hillary Clinton as a meanie

Promotional e-mail paints the secretary of state as nasty.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:35 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marie claire hillary clinton, marie claire hillary clinton anne-marie slaughter, marie claire philippe reines, marie claire clinton

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Kurtz on Newsweek/Daily Beast: ‘I’ll be sticking around’

Media critic Howard Kurtz ‘wistful’ about Newsweek print demise

By Erik Wemple  |  06:30 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  howard kurtz daily beast, howard kurtz newsweek daily beast, newsweek print cancellation, newsweek print tina brown kurtz, newsweek print editiion, newsweek tina brown howard kurtz

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Fox News panel EXPLODES over Libya

Fox News goes deep, deep on Obama’s ‘act of terror’ contention.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:32 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news megyn kelly libya, libya fox news kelly obama, benghazi fox news obama, benghazi fox news libya rose garden, susan rice fox news libya benghazi

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 10/18/2012

CNN applauds Crowley’s debate performance

CNN applauds moderator Candy Crowley.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:33 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn crowley applause, cnn crowleyromney debate, cnn crowley obama romney debate, cnn applause crowley romney, presidential debate crowley whitaker

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Presidential debate: AP fact-check very kind to President Obama

President Obama has got to like AP’s debate fact-check.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:11 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Forecasts | Tags:  ap fact-check libya, ap fact-check romney crowley libya, ap fact-check romney libya, ap fact-check benghazi, ap fact check benghazi crowley obama

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Crowley ‘threw the president a lifeline,’ says Tucker Carlson

Fox anchor says debate moderator should have pounced on Obama’s non-response.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:01 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Presidential debate: Libya questioner says Obama didn’t answer

Crowley could have gone activist on Obama’s Libya-security response.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:37 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kerry ladka obama libya, obama libya security question, obama libya debate, presidential debate obama libya security, libya debate obama security

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Presidential debate: Did conservative media hurt Romney on Libya?

Did conservative media betray the Republican on Libya?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:00 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Forecasts | Tags:  romney libya obama debate, romney crowley debate, romney crowley benghazi debate

Posted at 10:31 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Presidential debate: Crowley channels the spirit of Jim Lehrer

Romney and Obama duke it out, free of journalistic intrusion

By Erik Wemple  |  10:31 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  crowley debate moderator, crowley obama romney clash, crowley lehrer debate, obama romney energy policy clash

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Presidential debate: Drone question, please!

A drone question, please?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:44 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drones debates, obama romney drones debates, crowley drones debates, crowley greenwald drones obama romney, crowley drones, crowley drone question debate

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 10/16/2012

State Dept. on WSJ: ‘Right hand wasn’t talking to the far right hand’

‘Right hand wasn’t talking to the far right hand.’

By Erik Wemple  |  02:04 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wall street journal hillary clinton libya, wall street journal clinton libya, wall street journal libya responsibility clinton, wsj clinton libya

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 10/16/2012

O’Reilly on Crowley: ‘Fine’

Fox guest roots for Crowley to be ‘equal opportunity pain.’

By Erik Wemple  |  08:53 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly candy crowly, candy crowley debate, candy crowley cnn debate, candy crowley debate o'reilly, bernard goldberg crowley debate rules, cnn crowley debate

Posted at 09:26 PM ET, 10/15/2012

WSJ calls Clinton ‘mute’ just as she opens up

Editorial on ‘mute’ Clinton coincides with Clinton media offensive.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:26 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hillary clinton wall street journal, hillary clinton editorial wall street journal libya, clinton wsj benghazi, clinton wsj benghazi wsj, hillary clinton responsibility benghazi

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 10/15/2012

2004 debate moderator thought follow-ups were ‘his job,’ says ex-ABC News boss

Charlie Gibson viewed them as ‘his job’ as moderator, says former ABC News chief.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:17 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  candy crowley presidential debate, candy crowley debate, candy crowley cnn presidential debate, candy crowley debate moderator, candy crowley charlie gibson debate, crowley debate moderator cnn

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Romney’s ‘The View’ appearance not happening

Mitt Romney bags scheduled appearance on ‘The View’

By Erik Wemple  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  romney cancel the view, romney the view cancelled, romney the tivew, romney view cancellation, romney view high risk

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Candy Crowley debate brouhaha: Five things the campaigns are OK with

Five things Crowley is allowed to do under bizarre memorandum.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:04 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  candy crowley debate, candy crowley cnn debate, candy crowley campaigns rules, candy crowley debate rules, candy crowley rules

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Presidential debate: CNN’s Crowley curtailed?

Campaigns concerned about CNN moderator’s role in debate.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:03 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn candy crowley presidential debate, crowley debate, cnn crowley debate campaigns, cnn crowley commission on presidential debates, cnn crowley town hall debate, presidential debates crowley

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 10/14/2012

Woodward: Media guilty of ‘misfocus’ on Libya

Woodward on media: ‘Too much polls’

By Erik Wemple  |  01:50 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology | Tags:  chris wallace, fox news sunday washington post, chris wallace bob woodward washington post new york times, libya coverage, woodward libya coverage, benghazi coverage woodward new york times

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 10/12/2012

The vice-presidential debate’s bogus ‘poll results’

CNBC and the demand for immediate debate gratification.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:53 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnbc debate poll, cnbc survey vice presidential debate, cnbc poll debate, cnbc vice presidential debate

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Huffington Post agg-fact-checks VP debate

Huffington Post shows us how cheesy fact-checking is done

By Erik Wemple  |  03:50 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fact check vice presidential debate, biden riyan fact check, vice presidential debate fact check, biden fact check, ryan fact check, politifact, factcheck

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Raddatz: Just a bit soft on Libya

Raddatz passed up grand opportunity on Libya.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:51 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  martha raddatz libya biden, biden libya, security raddatz, vice presidential debate raddatz biden, biden vice presidential debate libya, liybna biden debate

Posted at 11:18 PM ET, 10/11/2012

VP debate winner: Furniture

Winner of VP debate is inanimate

By Erik Wemple  |  11:18 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  martha raddatz debate moderator, raddatz debate furniture, raddatz proximity debate, raddatz debate tables winner, raddatz ryan biden winner, debate winner ryan biden, biden debate winner, ryan debate winner

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 10/11/2012

New York Post: Deceased man to manage Yankees

New York Post produces dark humor via headline.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:18 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new york post, joe girardi, jerry girardi, yankees

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Daily Caller on Raddatz: Desperation

It’s the Daily Caller against the world.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Astronomy

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Does Jack Welch see another Chicago conspiracy?

Latest news on economy gives Jack Welch chance to use question marks.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:33 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 10/11/2012

CNN’s Morgan blasts Democrat over Libya

He grills top Democratic official on Obama explanation on Benghazi.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:34 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  piers morgan, cnn, debbie wasserman schultz, libya, benghazi

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

NBC, stop asking campaigns to adjust behavior

Why is the head of NBC News asking journos to lobby campaigns?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:09 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc news steve capus broadcast material, steve capus political advertising, nbc news capus advertising, nbc advertising political

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Daily Caller whiffs on Raddatz hit

Daily Caller gets no goods on ABC’s Raddatz

By Erik Wemple  |  01:49 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/10/2012

AP says it ‘fell short’ with Romney photo caption

AP says it ‘fell short’ with Romney photo caption.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ap romney photo kids, ap photo romney, kids ap photo romney gaping, romney virginia ap photo kid, romney elementary school kids photo

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Hey, Jack Welch: Question marks don’t help

The most craven part of his defense of his tweet.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:12 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack welch question mark, jack welch unemployment numbers, jack welch question mark unemployment, jack welch wall street journal question mark

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 10/10/2012

O’Reilly blasts AP, even though Fox uses it

O’Reilly calls AP ‘biased’ against Romney, fails to note that Fox uses AP.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:35 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news ap o'reilly, o'reilly fox news ap photo, fox news o'reilly romney photo, ap romney photo fox, o'reily ap photo romney

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Six questions about Politico’s ‘Romney Rebellion’ story

Just what stands behind Politico’s latest scoop?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:43 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney politico, mitt romney politico staff shakeup, mitt romney politico rebellion, politico romney rebellion, politico vandehei allen romney, politico romney

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Fact-checkers won’t assist Team Obama’s argument

Fact checks aren’t investigating an Obama claim against Romney.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:45 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fact checking romney, fact checking obama, factcheck.org, politifact, washington post fact-checker, glenn kessler, bill adair, brooks jackson, fact check tax cut

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/09/2012

AP criticized over a Romney photo

News service responds by amending caption on controversial Romney photo.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  associated press photo romney, ap romney photo kids, ap romney photo, romney photo kids, romney ap

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Fox News’ apples and oranges: Mediology

Fox News overreaches on the question of partisan lies.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news lies, fox news joe wilson you lie, fox news obama lies romney lies, obama lies, romney lies, fox news obama romney

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Ryan campaign cuts off local TV reporter’s interview

Was the reporter editorializing?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:27 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  paul ryan local tv interview, paul ryan interview cut off, paul ryan abc affiliate interview, paul ryan interview ended, ryan local tv reporter, ryan tv reporter interview

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Pew poll: Were the pundits wrong about the debates?

Pew results suggest that voters are influenced by debates. Crisis for pundits?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:50 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney pew poll, mitt romney pundits debates influence voters, peww poll obama, pew poll debate influence

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Stifle it, Andrea Mitchell

NBC complains about Obama campaign’s fair play.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:22 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrea mitchell obama campaign, ad, mitchell nbc ad obama, andrea mitchell ad romney, msnbc ad obama fact-checking

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Romney official says CNN out-of-contexted Romney

Romney official: CNN quoted Mitt out of context.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:26 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn soledad o'brien, tara wall, israel-palestinian peace process, cnn romney foreign policy, cnn o'brien romney, cnn o'brien wall, cnn romney israel

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Unemployment conspiracy? It’d be complicated.

Could such a thing be kept out of the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:35 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack welch, unemployment conspiracy, jack welch conspiracy, bureau of labor statistics conspiracy, tom nardone bureau of labor statistics

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Unemployment-rate trutherism: A taxonomy

Fox guy really skeptical about unemployment numbers.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:35 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  unemployment numbers, unemployment statistics, bureau of labor statistics, census bureau, fox news, stuart varney, fox news, fox business network, jack welch, jack welch unemployment, jack welch unemployment figures

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Welch hammers unemployment numbers again

Former GE CEO says unemployment figures don’t square with his feelings.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:26 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack welch, fox news, jack welch unemployment, jack welch chicago, jack welch fox news unemployment, unemployment figures, bureau of labor statistics

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Romney issues ‘47 percent’ correction on ‘Hannity’ (with tractor backdrop)

Against tractor backdrop, Romney disavows ‘47 percent’ remark.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:42 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, tractor, mitt romney 47 percent wrong, mitt romney correction, mitt romney 47 percent mea culpa

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Why can’t the Washington Times tell the truth about Romney?

Why can’t the Romney win make the Washington Times front page?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:41 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington times headline, washington times romney obama debate, washington times debate, debate washington times, washington times romney obama debate

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 10/04/2012

BuzzFeed declares a debate winner before halftime

Before the debate was half over, BuzzFeed awarded the win to Romney.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:05 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Gore on Obama’s Denver flop: It was the altitude!

Al Gore blames Obama’s debate flop on what?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Fact-checkers have fun with Obama, Romney

Obama, Romney called out by fact-checkers.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:48 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debate fact-checking, mitt romney, president barack obama, associated press, politifact, cnn, factcheck.org

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Palin predicts media will declare Obama winner

She needs to recalibrate.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:18 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Conservative media, making MSM look brilliant

MSM should thank conservative media for the good PR.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:36 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington examiner, breitbart.com, daily caller, hampton university, president obama, mainstream media vetting, obama vetting daily caller, derrick bell

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

AP stands by its 2007 Obama speech story

Did the Associated Press blow it in 2007 in covering Obama’s Hampton speech?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, tucker carlson, sean hannity, obama video, obama race video, hampton university, fox news daily caller video, hannity video obama

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Obama campaign: Video is ‘wrong’ and ‘irresponsible’

What’s so ‘wrong’ and ‘irresponsible’ about Obama video?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama video, obama video race, obama video race hampton university, daily caller fox news obama video, fox news video obama carlson, daily caller obama race

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Fox News exposes itself

Look in the mirror, Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:53 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, hannity, daily caller, president obama, barack obama, hampton university, speech, fox news hammity obama speech, fox news obama race speech

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Reporters pass on chance to dig deeper into Biden ‘middle class’ comment

Reporters pass on chance to dig deeper into the issue with Romney surrogate.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:59 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Fact-checking: A consumer-driven movement

Fact-checking: A consumero-journalistic movement.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:44 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fact-checking, politifact, factcheck.org, republican national convention, brooks jackson, david broder, michael dobbs, history of fact-checking, glenn kessler

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 10/02/2012

BriWi sends chocolates

Brian Williams sends chocolates; should I chow down on them?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:56 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brian williams, chocolates, nbc news, rock center with brian williams, promotions

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Daily Show satirizes Obama’s Libya comments

Jon Stewart takes aim at administration’s Libya accounting.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:11 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jon stewart, benghazi, obama administration, terrorist attack, anti-muslim video, susan rice, president obama

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Gay ‘therapy’ advocate gets CNN pat-down

Gay “therapy” advocate runs into facts via CNN.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:46 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  narth, brooke baldwin, cnn, gay therapy

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Fox News suicide watch: An end to live car-chase coverage?

Does Fox News’s broadcast of a suicide mark an end to live car-chase coverage?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:31 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, car chase, fox news car chase, fox news car chase coverage, fox news shepard smith car chase, fox news suicide

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 10/01/2012

Liberals covering for Obama on Benghazi?

Krauthammer blasts liberals over Libya attack.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:22 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, charles krauthammer, benghazi, newsbusters, media matters for america, innocence of muslims, nakoula basseley nakoula

 

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