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Erik Wemple: November, 2012

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Wal-Mart banishes Huffington Post

Retail giant is fed up with what it sees as news site's 'unbalanced' coverage.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:48 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  huffington post, wal-mart

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Fox guy cites hard evidence' of climate change

Earlier this year, Varney called climate change a 'scientific conspiracy.'

By Erik Wemple  |  04:42 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate change, Fox Business Network, Stuart Varney

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Toure's cowardly approach to racial allegations

Just what was Toure saying about John McCain?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:43 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John McCain

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 11/30/2012

Rhode Island gov. to O'Reilly: You generate these controversies'

Rhode Island governor tells Fox News host: ‘You generate these controversies.’

By Erik Wemple  |  07:29 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 11/29/2012

New York Times reporter acquires social-media minder

Why a Twitter-Facebook minder for Jodi Rudoren is a bad idea

By Erik Wemple  |  08:10 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The New York Times

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Politico source calls a 28-minute conversation curt'

Politico source describes a 28-minute conversation between Obama and Boehner as "curt."

By Erik Wemple  |  05:55 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politico

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 11/29/2012

CNN's Jeff Zucker sticks to his standards' reply

New CNN boss says that cable news doesn't have to be partisan to be exciting

By Erik Wemple  |  01:04 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Washington Times editor demanded daily A1 Benghazi coverage

Washington Times editor demanded daily A1 Benghazi coverage

By Erik Wemple  |  10:50 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Times

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Fox News's O'Reilly calls Christianity a philosophy'

Fox's O'Reilly calls Christianity a philosophy'

By Erik Wemple  |  07:56 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  War on Christmas

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Washington Times to cut staff for second time in three years [Updated]

Washington Times to shrink for second time in three years.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:49 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Morgan continues gay-rights crusade

CNN host continues gay-rights push.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:22 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Report: Zucker to take over CNN

Jeff Zucker tops list for new CNN topper.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:13 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Montana paper commits Obama-birther gaffe

Lesson from newspaper: No jokes in production

By Erik Wemple  |  04:39 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Experts applaud Bill O’Reilly’s nutrition tip

The Fox News host issues a solid tip on lemon water.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:49 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Ricks: Fox doesn’t care about story behind Benghazi story

How Tom Ricks slammed Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:10 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Gaza Strip conflict: Stewart pokes at media coverage of ‘winners’

Were there any losers in conflict over Gaza?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:50 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 11/26/2012

New York Times’s Dowd pounds football-politics nexus

What can President Obama learn from a fast quarterback? Maureen Dowd knows.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:48 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Conservative critic claims ban by Fox News, Wall Street Journal

Did Bruce Bartlett get banned by Fox News and the Wall Street Journal?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:09 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Fox News guest slams Fox

Tom Ricks attacks Fox on Fox.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:35 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Comeuppance for Romney-favoring pundits?

Any comeuppance for those who predicted a Romney win?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:27 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 11/21/2012

MSNBC chief — Fox cheerled; we didn’t

Channel boss says not to lump his network in with Fox

By Erik Wemple  |  02:40 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Scarborough half-apologizes to Nate Silver

Joe Scarborough apologizes to the FiveThirtyEight blogger, sort of.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:25 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 11/20/2012

What really caused Brauchli-Weymouth breakup?

Just what caused Marcus Brauchli and the Washington Post to break up?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:19 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 11/20/2012

O’Reilly rips the Washington Post

Bill O’Reilly lashes back at The Washington Post

By Erik Wemple  |  09:25 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  o'reilly washington post, o'reilly romney white establishment, o'reilly fox news sarah palin, o'reilly white establishment

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Al-Qaeda and Benghazi: Linked?

Al-Qaeda involved in Benghazi attacks? Depends on what you read

By Erik Wemple  |  05:19 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al qaeda benghazi, al qaeda benghazi link, al qaeda terrorism benghazi, al qaeda benghazi involvement, al qaeda benghazi

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Media coverage favored Obama at end of campaign, study reports

Late coverage of the campaign favored President Obama over Mitt Romney, study reports.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:10 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 11/19/2012

Media overdoing Petraeus scandal? Nah.

Howard Kurtz sees the media as overblowing the Petraeus affair.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:23 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Roger Ailes, driven by detractors

Fox News’s Roger Ailes, media’s towering interviewee.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:29 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roger ailes fox news, roger ailes fox news, roger ailes fox news interview, roger ailes fox news chris ariens, roger ailes fox news contract

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Fox News mangled huge Benghazi story

The network amended bombshell Benghazi report on the fly.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:26 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi, fox news benghazi cia stand down, fox news benghazi glen doherty, fox news benghazi tyrone woods glen doherty, fox news libya, fox news correction, fox news benghazi griffin, fox news griffin

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Martin Baron says hello to WaPo newsroom

Baron cites three R’s in WaPo debut.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  martin baron washington post, martin baron boston globe, martin baron nesroom introduction, martin baron three Rs, martin baron realists

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 11/16/2012

O’Reilly, Kelly examine Philadelphia support for Obama

O’Reilly wonders why no Romney voters in certain Philly neighborhoods.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:54 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  o'reilly kelly obama philadelphia, o'reilly black vote obama, o'reilly romney kelly philadelphia black vote, o'reilly obama african-american vote

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Martin Baron on resources and revenue: Honest, depressing

Martin Baron riffs on the relationship between newsroom resources and company revenue.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:08 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington post martin baron, washington post marcus brauchli resources, washington post brauchli baron newsroom, washington post baron brauchli

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 11/15/2012

McCain bashes CNN reporter on Benghazi

John McCain blows up at CNN reporter.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:12 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn benghazi mccain, cnn mccain ted barrett, cnn mccain benghazi barrett, cnn mccain bash barrett

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Fox News Benghazi report gets some backup

Reinforcements arrive for Fox News story on Benghazi

By Erik Wemple  |  01:11 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cia benghazi military, cia military benghazi backup, cia military benghazi tripoli, fox news cia military benghazi, fox news military cia benghazi, fox news benghazi, fox news cia, fox news daily beast cia

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 11/15/2012

O’Reilly criticizes Obama presser

O’Reilly understates lameness of Obama press conference.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:52 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama press conference, obama press conference dull, obama press conference o'reilly, obama press conference ed henry, obama press conference o'reilly

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Martin Baron not fully read in on ‘for and about Washington’

The incoming Post executive editor hasn’t read ‘for and about Washington.’

By Erik Wemple  |  05:36 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marty baron washington post, marty baron marcus brauchli washington post, marty baron washington post resources

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Obama news conference: Why didn’t Fox News cite its Benghazi exclusives?

Why didn’t Fox News cite its exclusives in presidential news conference?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:35 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi press conference obama, obama benghazi press conference, obama press conference benghazi, obama press conference fox news benghazi

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 11/14/2012

NYT reporter scoffs at Hill staffer’s ‘background’ stipulation

New York Times reporter refuses to play ball with Hill spokesman.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:37 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mark leibovich drew hammill pelosi, leibovich pelosi house of representiatives, mark leibovich pelosi

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Fox News and those Benghazi detainees

Fox News, CIA fight anew over the Benghazi story.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:26 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Five lessons from Brauchli’s WaPo tenure

What does Marcus Brauchli’s time at The Washington Post tell us about it and him?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:10 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Brauchli leaving: Another WaPo rumor that turns out to be true

The most reliable rumors on earth come from within the Washington Post.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:46 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quoted | Tags:  washington post marcus brauchli

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Dick Morris issues more excuses

Dick ‘Landslide’ Morris offers more excuses for bad prediction

By Erik Wemple  |  09:35 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dick morris landslide prediction, dick morris sean hannity landslide, dick morris landslide fox news

Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Fox News invited to government’s Benghazi briefing

Yay! Fox News included in key Benghazi briefing by the Pentagon.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:05 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news justin fishel, fox news benghazi, fox news benghazi pentagon, fox news benghazi defense officials fox news briefing, fox news

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Fox News and Benghazi video: For real?

Who was watching Benghazi in ‘real time’?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi, fox news benghazi video, fox news benghazi real time video, fox news benghazi attacks, fox news benghazi hostilities charlene lamb

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Karl Rove: Obama succeeded by ‘suppressing the vote’

Rove charges Obama succeeded by suppressing the vote

By Erik Wemple  |  02:59 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  karl rove obama, karl rove suppressing the vote, karl rove obama romney, karl rove romney vote

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Karl Rove, read Nate Silver

Memo to Karl Rove: Read Nate Silver’s archive.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:38 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  karl rove data, karl rove wall street journal, karl rove president obama, karl rove obama, karl rove romney momentum, karl rove election

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Bloomberg Businessweek captures Washington

With cover image, magazine captures divided government.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs | Tags:  bloomberg businessweek obama romney, bloomberg businessweek obama aging, bloomberg businessweek gridlock, bloomberg businessweek obama cover, businessweek obama cover

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

Woodward: Romney partisans passed along lame Benghazi tip

Also rates campaign coverage.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:17 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news sean hannity media bias, fox news sean hannity benghazi, sean hannity bob woodward media bias, sean hannity

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Fact-checking makes voters ‘harder to fool’?

Should fact-checkers be stopping politicians from lying?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:56 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fact checking effectiveness, fact checking politicians lies, fact checking obama romney, fact checking lies

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

Dick Morris in good standing with Greta Van Susteren

Dick Morris explains his “landslide” disaster.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:55 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news greta van susteren landslide, dick morris landslide, dick morris landslide romney, dick morris van susteren, dick morris romney landslide wrong

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/07/2012

MSNBC’s Matthews says he’s ‘glad we had that storm last week’

MSNBC’s Matthews ‘glad’ for Sandy’s political impact.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chris matthews superstorm sandy impact, glad, chris matthews hurricane sandy politics, chris matthews sandy

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Fox’s Van Susteren: Dick Morris is off his rocker

Fox News host: Dick Morris off rocker.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dick morris romney landslide prediction, dick morris greta van susteren, dick morris polls

Posted at 01:27 AM ET, 11/07/2012

CNN destroys cable competition on election night

CNN clear winner on elections coverage among cable nets

By Erik Wemple  |  01:27 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn fox news msnbc, cnn election night, fox news election night, msnbc election night, cnn cable, cnn john king, cable, fox news cable

Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Fox News disputes its own Ohio call

Karl Rove mutinies over Ohio vote count.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:25 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox news karl rove ohio, fox news karl rove ohio obama romney, fox news ohio vote totals romney, fox news karl rove

Posted at 10:11 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Twitter jumps the gun on Mass. Senate race

Twitter gets ahead of itself on Massachusetts’s Senate race.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:11 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc news elizabeth warren senate, nbc news twitter warren, nbc news twitter warren winner

Posted at 09:20 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Dick Morris ‘landslide’ prediction too early to call

How is his forecast for Romney to pull “the biggest surprise in recent American political history” working out?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:20 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news dick morris landslide

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 11/06/2012

CBS News refuses to find fault with its Libya clip

News executive defends network’s handling of Obama’s ‘60 Minutes’ discussion of Benghazi.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:26 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cbs news bengazi

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Fox News’s Benghazi coverage: Van Susteren says Obama administration excludes Fox

Van Susteren says Obama administration stiff-arming Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:08 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news greta van susteren, fox news briefings, fox news cia briefing, fox news state department briefing, fox news beghazi, fox news libya, fox news obama

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Palin admits to not thinking

Palin says she hasn’t had much time to think.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:43 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin fox news, sarah palin greta van susteren, sarah palin media, sarah plain, media evangelicals

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 11/05/2012

A CBS News Obama-Libya scandal? Certainly.

A CBS scandal on Obama and Libya? Absolutely.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:50 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cbs news obama libya, cbs news benghazi libya kroft, cbs news obama kroft romney

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 11/05/2012

On Benghazi, Fox News picks fight with State Department

Fox alleges chaos at pre-attack Benghazi site; State Department alleges calm.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:38 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi state department, fox news benghazi cia, fox news benghazi cia state department christopher stevens, fox news benghazi christopher stevens, fox news benghazi terrorism

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

Why exclude Fox News from Benghazi intel briefing?

Any reason why Fox News wasn’t ‘invited’ to CIA’s briefing on Benghazi?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:47 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi coverage, fox cia benghazi

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

Fox News report again takes issue with CIA

Fox News rebuts the agency’s rebuttal.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news cia benghazi

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Fox News’s ‘laser’ claim: Official calls it ‘Tom Clancy-level fiction’

What about Fox’s claim that fighters used lasers against the Libyans?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:22 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi, fox news benghazi attacks, fox news bengazi terrorism, fox news benghazi laser mortar, fox news jennifer griffin benghazi

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Fox News analyst inveighs against ‘politicizing’ Benghazi

By Erik Wemple  |  04:44 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Who cares if Nate Silver is ‘right’?

More pollsters and modelers; no more pundits. Please.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:53 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nate silver polls, nate silver forecasting, nate silver new york times, nate silver new york times 538, nate silver new york times modeling

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Fox’s Benghazi story punctured on Fox

Did government fail in response to Benghazi? Geraldo says no!

By Erik Wemple  |  10:35 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi, fox news benghazi attack, fox news benghazi geraldo, fox news benghazi geraldo eric bolling, fox news bolling geraldo rivera, fox news benghazi cia

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Benghazi timeline challenges Fox News story

Two story lines emerge.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi, fox news benghazi cia, fox news cia benghi obama, fox news timline benghazi

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Fox News’s Benghazi bombshell: Why haven’t other media followed?

Should media outlets follow the Fox News story on Benghazi?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:29 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news benghazi, fox news benghazi cia stand down, fox news cia benghazi stand down cia, fox news libya

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Facebook admits error in censoring anti-Obama message

But three to four mistakes show it wasn’t just a goof.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  facebook anti-obama message, facebook sos benghazi, facebook obama seals, facebook benghazi larry ward, facebook censorship

 

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