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Erik Wemple: December, 2012

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Hillary Clinton's health: How to properly express skepticism about official accounts

No speculation. No politics. All science.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:02 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, NBC News

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Bolton trashes Clinton PR operation

Critic and Fox News contributor plows ahead with contention that there's a lack of transparency regarding the secretary of state's health status.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:27 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Bolton

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Washington defying CNBC's 'Rise Above' plea

The network's campaign taps into Americans' distaste for the "work" of their government.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal cliff

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Is John Bolton recanting his contention that Hillary Clinton is a faker?

John Bolton said last week that Hillary Rodham Clinton is suffering from a "diplomatic illness.'" Now he's saying she's used "excuses" to avoid testimony on Benghazi.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Bolton

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 12/27/2012

David Gregory -- indirectly -- gets a more candid response from the NRA on magazines

NRA President David Keene calls magazine-capacity regulation in the District of Columbia one of the "silly" laws governing firearms.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:48 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, National Rifle Association

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Fox News's Van Susteren: 'I thought we could bring this U.S. Marine home'

Cable news host says that extensive coverage on Fox News may just have caught the attention of Mexican authorities who released U.S. Marine veteran Jon Hammar last week .

By Erik Wemple  |  12:50 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Greta Van Susteren

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Gun owner: Newspaper 'put me on the same level as a sex offender'

Veronica Hash isn't happy with the Journal News, which placed her name and address on an interactive map of gun permit holders in New York.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:49 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun permits, Journal News

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 12/26/2012

David Gregory and cops: 'Meet the Press' got maximum mileage from 'stunt'

The D.C. Police Department is investigating NBC News for allegedly displaying a banned ammo magazine on 'Meet the Press.' Good thing the program got some mileage from its prop.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:57 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 12/26/2012

NBC News and David Gregory: A legal problem or a journalism problem?

Or does the "Meet the Press" host have a journalistic problem?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:04 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, NBC News, Wayne LaPierre

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 12/26/2012

Where did NBC News get firearm magazine?

David Gregory of NBC News brandished what he claimed was a 30-round magazine on the set of "Meet the Press." Where'd he get that thing?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:34 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Gregory, Gun regulations, Meet the Press

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 12/24/2012

CNN responds to NRA attack

Gun-rights organization charges that CNN ran a "fake" story on the firepower of assault rifles. CNN says it merely made a mistake.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:51 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, National Rifle Association

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Dear NRA: What about that Christmas Eve chat?

On Friday, NRA President David Keene said his organization would be ready for questions on Monday. Yet the place is closed!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:14 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Keene, National Rifle Association, Public Relations, Wayne LaPierre

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Lawmaker credits Fox News for Hammar coverage

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida says that the cable network really "came to bat" for the 27-year-old Marine veteran.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:53 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Jon Hammar

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 12/21/2012

NRA chief has good company in dissing questions

Wayne LaPierre follows in a grand tradition by declining to answer questions at a "major news conference."

By Erik Wemple  |  06:16 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, gun rights, National Rifle Association, Newtown, NRA

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Victory for Fox News: Marine veteran Jon Hammar to be released

Jon Hammar is due to be released from a Mexican prison after the network campaigned persistently for such action.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:16 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Jon Hammar

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Bill O'Reilly threatens (fascist, un-American) boycott of Mexico

In a discussion about a Marine held in Mexico, Bill O'Reilly speaks excitedly of a boycott against our neighbor to the south. So O'Reilly's suddenly a boycott fan?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:05 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, boycott, Fox News, Mexico

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

No more 'taking aim,’ 'blasting,’ 'sniping’!

Time for news outlets to bag the reliance on trite metaphors that come straight from the shooting range.

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

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Palin: Time mag irrelevant

When asked about Time magazine's selection of President Obama as person of the year, Sarah Palin is careful to remind everyone that she's been on Time's list.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:05 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Sarah Palin

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Tapper: Columbine inspired question to Obama

Jake Tapper asks President Obama a question: "Where have you been" on gun control?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:42 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, gun control, Jake Tapper, President Obama

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Piers Morgan, boosting the case for gun rights

As Piers Morgan crusades for greater control in the United States, he undercuts the cause by insulting a gun-rights advocate on his show.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:51 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Newtown: Why is gun advocate John Lott doing his best work on CNN?

A Fox News web contributor makes a big splash on CNN. Not on FoxNews.com, however.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:53 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, John Lott, Newtown

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Time mag names Barack Obama Person of the Year

A proposal: Presidents of the United States no longer eligible as person of the year.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:45 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 12/19/2012

State Department report casts doubt on Fox News scoop

A new report from the State Department calls into question the reporting of Fox News on the murky events of Benghazi.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:05 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, State Department

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Newtown: Here we go again with the copycat talk

It was only a matter of time before people start talking about the media's obsessive coverage of mass murders.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:58 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newtown

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Newtown: NRA will soon end silence, Fox News reports

Fox News is reporting that the National Rifle Association may start pushing back in the post-Newtown debate on gun control. Does that mean they're return the media's many inquiries?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:48 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Columbine, gun control, Newtown, Tom Mauser

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Newtown: What happened to O'Reilly's views on gun control?

In July, Bill O'Reilly was talking about congressional activism in the area of gun regulation. Does he still believe in that?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, gun control

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Newtown: The people want coverage

Public interest in Newtown is high: People want answers.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:54 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newtown

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Newtown: NBC News's Pete Williams explains Ryan-Adam mixup

Pete Williams of NBC News says that his report on Ryan Lanza rested on multiple sources. It turned out to be wrong anyway.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC News, Newtown, Pete Williams

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Newtown: Costas no-comments tragedy

The NBC Sports commentator says he'll have no "additional comments at this time."

By Erik Wemple  |  11:41 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, gun control, Jovan Belcher, kansas city chiefs

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 12/15/2012

CNN addresses Ryan-Adam Lanza mis-ID

CNN wonders why everyone is blaming it for misidentifying the shooter in the Newtown massacre. Well, because it's CNN!

By Erik Wemple  |  08:20 PM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BuzzFeed, CNN, Fox News, huffington post, Newtown

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/15/2012

CNN's Morgan: 'Stop telling me the answer is more guns'

Piers Morgan hosts gun-control debate that turns into a shouting match starring Piers Morgan.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Crowder admits trying to 'push' ransackers

The Fox News contributor says he and 'some men' tried to 'push' away some rowdies at Tuesday's union protests in Lansing, Mich.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:32 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Steven Crowder

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Crowder files complaint with Michigan state troopers

Steven Crowder, the Fox News contributor who was attacked during the Lansing union protests on Tuesday, has just filed a criminal complaint with the Michigan State Police

By Erik Wemple  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Michigan State Police, Sean Hannity, Steven Crowder

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Rice 'blameless'? No and yes

Susan Rice is asked whether she was 'blameless' in the controversy over her remarks on the Sunday shows regarding Benghazi. She says, yeah, more or less blameless.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:23 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Williams, NBC News, Secretary of State, Susan Rice

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Susan Rice, really the victim of conservative media?

So Chuck Todd says that Susan Rice was the victim of insufficient PR staff, the conservative media and other forces. Hmmm.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:05 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Chuck Todd, NBC News, Susan Rice, Washington Post

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Barbara Walters poses already-posed questions to Hillary Clinton

Barbara Walters interviews Hillary Clinton for her "most fascinating people" series. Watch the hardballs fly!

By Erik Wemple  |  06:04 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Barbara Walters, Hillary Rodham Clinton

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Crowder hasn't filed assault complaint, Michigan troopers say

Michigan State Police sticks with its assessment that Tuesday's union protests were "mostly peaceful."

By Erik Wemple  |  04:19 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Michigan, Steven Crowder

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Did Steven Crowder push assailant?

Fox News's "Hannity" features an interesting discussion on the origins of the fight between Fox News contributor Steven Crowder and some other guy.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:19 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Sean Hannity, Steven Crowder

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Karl Rove 38th on Time's person-of-year poll

Karl Rove ranks 38th in Time's person-of-the-year poll. What does that mean?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:09 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Karl Rove, Kim Jong Un, Person of the Year

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 12/12/2012

MSNBC's Matthews pulverizes guest

Should guests on cable television have to disclose who funds the organizations that they represent.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:41 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans For Prosperity, Chris Matthews, MSNBC

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Fox News contributor declares hubbub over assault is 'getting fun'

Fox News contributor Steven Crowder shows up at Lansing protests and comes away a crime victim. Did he deserve this? No. Is he enjoying it? Different question.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:11 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Steven Crowder

Posted at 09:41 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Inaugural Committee: Press access to private swearing-in ceremony is a go

Yes, the media will be allowed into the otherwise "private" swearing-in ceremony that will take place on Jan. 20.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:41 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration, Presidential Inaugural Committee, Presidential Inauguration

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Fox News contributor attacked at Michigan union protest

Fox News contributor Steven Crowder gets in the middle of some mayhem at today's Michigan union protests.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:47 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Michigan, Steven Crowder, unions

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 12/11/2012

NBC News on George Zimmerman: A big mistake or intentional thrashing?

Critics contend that NBC News intentionally maligned George Zimmerman regarding the Trayvon Martin case. NBC says it did no such thing.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:31 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, NBC News, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Jon Stewart: When can we talk about guns?

The Daily Show host finds there are many restrictions about when it's okay to talk gun control.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:17 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Jon Stewart

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 12/11/2012

O'Reilly attacks 'race hustlers'

Jason Whitlock uses the language of race to address his refusal to appear on "The O'Reilly Factor."

By Erik Wemple  |  08:48 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Jason Whitlock

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Hillary Clinton coverage: A low bar

New York Times makes it clear: When it comes to Hillary Clinton 2016 articles, you don't need any news to make the front page.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:32 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Will George Zimmerman regret Hannity interview?

George Zimmerman appeared for an extensive interview on Fox News's "Hannity." Will that appearance undermine the prospects of his defamation suit against NBC Universal?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:18 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, NBC News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Alleged study on Fox News withers under scrutiny

Spokesman for would-be study says it wasn't vetted by the "APA." Uh, just what is the APA?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:44 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Roger Ailes can't help himself

Does anyone out there believe that K.T. McFarland's loving message to Gen. David Petraeus on behalf of Fox News head Roger Ailes was really just a joke?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:23 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Progressive journos hang with Obama: Anything wrong with that?

A bunch of left-leaning journalists met with President Obama this week, prompting some attention from media types. Is this a scandal? No. Does it kinda stink? Yeah.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:33 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arianna Huffington, New York Times, White House

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 12/07/2012

O'Reilly: Obama camp was wary of Libya questions

Bill O'Reilly reports that Obama campaign was concerned about Libya questions in turning down an interview for "The O'Reilly Factor."

By Erik Wemple  |  12:57 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Jay Leno

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Why didn't NBC News apologize to George Zimmerman?

NBC News apologized to its viewers for mis-editing the 911 audiotape central to the Trayvon Martin case. But it never apologized directly to George Zimmerman. Why not?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, NBC News, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Can George Zimmerman prevail against NBC?

He should have little trouble proving the network broadcast false and defamatory material about him, but it will be tougher to prove damages from NBC's treatment.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:30 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, NBC News, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 12/06/2012

George Zimmerman sues NBC over Trayvon Martin reports

George Zimmerman is suing NBC for having mangled various reports on his pursuit of Trayvon Martin.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:17 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, james beasley, NBC News, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 12/06/2012

'Benched' Karl Rove announces new Fox News appearances

Talk has it that Karl Rove has been 'benched' from Fox News because of his conduct on election night, where he melted down over Ohio election. But he's got two upcoming appearances.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:24 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dick Morris, Fox News, Karl Rove

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Bob Costas responds!

The NBC Sports announcer takes exception to the notion that he lacks conviction on the topic of Jovan Belcher and gun control.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:35 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, gun control, Jovan Belcher, NBC Sports

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Does Fox News's Ed Henry agree with Tom Ricks?

Fox News White House reporter Ed Henry raises questions about the level of attention paid to Benghazi by "some of our commentators."

By Erik Wemple  |  12:12 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Ed Henry, Fox News

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Dear Bob Costas: You cannot have it both ways

Bob Costas tells Bill O'Reilly that he supports "more comprehensive and effective controls on the sale of guns." Yet that's not what he was talking about in his famous Sunday night remarks. Huh?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:56 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Bob Costas, Fox News

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Huffington Post lists: Getting people talking

Is Politico's Ben White the best economics correspondent to follow on Twitter? The tenth best? The thirty-third best? Turn to Huffington Post and Twitter for the debate.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:45 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Fox News contributor challenges Woodward story

K.T. McFarland insists The Washington Post made too much of her relaying a message from Fox News chief Roger Ailes to Gen. David Petraeus in the spring of 2011.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:15 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Woodward, David Petraeus, Fox News, k.t. mcfarland

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 12/05/2012

New York Post subway photo: What does the New York Post say?

What's the New York Post's rationale for publishing its subway-death photo? Can we please hear from the editors?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:56 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ki-Suck Han, New York Post

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 12/05/2012

MSNBC chief cites Fox News's benching' of Karl Rove, Dick Morris

Phil Griffin argues anew that a Pew study putting MSNBC on comparable footing as Fox News in terms of presidential election coverage was faulty.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:11 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dick Morris, Fox News, Karl Rove, MSNBC

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Bob Costas backtracks on gun remarks

NBC sportscaster says he didn't have enough time to prep, or to fully explain the nuances of his position on U.S. "gun culture." Own your words, Costas

By Erik Wemple  |  07:24 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, gun control, Jovan Belcher, NBC Sports

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Roger Ailes claims he's out of politics.' Ha!

Somehow the Fox News chief manages to keep a toe or two in in his erstwhile profession.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:07 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Woodward, Fox News, Roger Ailes, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Antonin Scalia hates NYT v. Sullivan'

The justice says the Supreme Court's ruling is the product of an activist judiciary.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:18 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Antonin Scalia, Charlie Rose, Supreme Court

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Five takeaways from the Fox News-David Petraeus conspiracy

Fox News tells a top official that everyone at Fox News loves him, that he can call in headline changes if he so wishes, and that the boss might help him run for president.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, David Petraeus, Fox News, Roger Ailes, Rupert Murdoch

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Sports outlets treat politics with care

Sports broadcasters tend not to touch politics on the air. And they even hesitate to touch the topic of whether they touch politics on the air.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:24 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, gun control, Jovan Belcher, kansas city chiefs

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Fire Costas! says talking head on Fox News

Likens gun-control advocacy to stripping African Americans of vote

By Erik Wemple  |  03:19 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, Fox News, gun control, Jovan Belcher, lars larson

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Tom Ricks stops talking about Fox News clash!

At long last

By Erik Wempl  |  12:37 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Howard Kurtz, Reliable Sources, Tom Ricks

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Bob Costas, please keep spouting off

The sportscaster cites a shooting death in advocating gun control.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, Jovan Belcher, NBC Sports

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 12/02/2012

Fox News's Chris Wallace praises Susan Rice

Repeat: Fox News guy praises Susan Rice

By Erik Wemple  |  03:05 PM ET, 12/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Wallace, Fox News, Susan Rice

 

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