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Erik Wemple: February, 2013

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Fleeing lawmakers, on camera!

Looking for a way to spice up the sequester story? Get a car door to slam on you!

By Erik Wemple  |  05:53 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Dana Bash, sequester

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Fox News's Perino: Bush effort to discredit Woodward 'failed miserably'

Everyone stuck up for Woodward when he was at loggerheads with the Bush administration, says Fox Newsie. No one's sticking up for him now that he's at loggerheads with the Obama administration.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:29 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Woodward, Fox News

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Bradley Manning raises a question: How do you tip off the New York Times?

The leaker failed to reach the New York Times about his documents.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:39 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Manning

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Piers Morgan, gun-control thug

Piers Morgan will not lose another gun-control debate, even if it means muzzling his opponents.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:31 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Erick Erickson attacks conservative journalism, gently

He calls for more conservative-media integrity. Yet he doesn't name names.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:32 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, Erick Erickson

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly connects Hispanics with 'bigger government'

In explaining why America is hooked on high taxes, O'Reilly looks to race. Huh?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:58 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Race

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 02/27/2013

BuzzFeed and a piece of preemie journalism

Wait before publishing: How hard is that?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:44 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BuzzFeed, Michael Moore

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly goes historical on President Obama

With about 97 percent of President Obama's second term still yet to go, the Fox News host is ready to pass judgment.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:53 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 02/26/2013

NASCAR explains wreck-video blockage

On the one hand, NASCAR thrives on fans posting videos and pictures on social media; on the other, it took down one of those on Saturday night.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:27 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NASCAR

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Anonymous sources, take five!

All you anonymous sources need to pick up your game. Now.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:42 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breitbart.com, BuzzFeed

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly attributes gay marriage evolution to media

A two-part media dynamic explains the public-opinion gains for gay marriage -- the media embraced it and the opposition didn't make a strong enough argument.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:26 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, gay marriage

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Gibbs to Maddow: Drone secrecy was 'unsustainable'

Robert Gibbs does a little followup interview after his Sunday revelation about drone secrecy.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:08 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 02/25/2013

MSNBC's Gibbs: Breaking news

Why did MSNBC/NBC bring on Robert Gibbs? News.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:50 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, President Obama, Robert Gibbs

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 02/25/2013

The Onion apologizes, falls back on 'procedures'

Why are procedures always the answer to problems? They never, ever replace judgment.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:21 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quvenzhan Wallis, The Onion

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Zeke Miller leaves BuzzFeed

A constantly tweeting, constantly posting reporter leaves BuzzFeed. What went down?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:39 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BuzzFeed

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Chris Matthews's nasty lefty humor

Guest on show says that Murdoch is "going strong" into his 80s. "Is that good," quips Matthews.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:11 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Matthews, Rupert Murdoch

Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 02/23/2013

NASCAR crash: What happened to fan's video?

NASCAR cites copyright issues with video of scary accident taken by fan.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:35 PM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NASCAR

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 02/23/2013

Fox News contributor: If Corn deserved Polk award, so did O'Keefe

James O'Keefe worked harder on his video scoop than did Mother Jones's David Corn, says commentator.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:23 PM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Mother Jones

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 02/22/2013

No news is bad news for women in media

For women in newsrooms, more than a decade stuck in neutral.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:12 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gender equality

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Soledad O'Brien, taking her grill elsewhere

Who'll ask the tough questions now?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:35 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Soledad O'Brien

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Mother Jones receives Polk Award for 'digging' on Romney video

Did the judges reward 'digging' or 'oppo research'?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:21 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  47 percent, David Corn, Mitt Romney, Mother Jones

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 02/22/2013

Cain sticks up for Limbaugh, gloriously

Herman Cain trumps everyone in segment on America, the economy and Rush Limbaugh.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:37 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Herman Cain, Juan Williams, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 02/21/2013

'Friends of Hamas' mess: Not a crisis of conservative media

Sure, conservative media organizations should be more careful about picking up stories by Breitbart.com and the Daily Caller. Yet those sites have issues all their own.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:17 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breitbart.com, Daily Caller

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 02/21/2013

AP adds entry on 'husband, wife' to stylebook

Last week, the AP got criticized for copy standards related to gay marriage. This week, it issued a stylebook entry on the matter.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:42 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, gay marriage

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 02/21/2013

Poynter.org big shot Julie Moos to McClatchy

The journalism nonprofit is losing its online director, Julie Moos, who braved a storm over the ethics of Jim Romenesko.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:27 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Julie Moos, Poynter

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 02/21/2013

Time publishes 24,105-word cover story

It's the longest piece written by an individual writer in Time magazine's history.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:58 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health care, Steven Brill, Time

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 02/21/2013

The Atlantic redesigns itself

Looking for a sexy rendering of Poseidon? Well, the new-look Atlantic has something for you.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:09 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Atlantic

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 02/20/2013

"Friends of Hamas": Beware anonysources!

Want to see how anonymous sources work? Just Google "Friends of Hamas."

By Erik Wemple  |  04:35 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Friends of Hamas

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Chuck Hagel and "Friends of Hamas": Five questions

Ben Shapiro wrote that sources claimed that they'd been told by someone or something that Chuck Hagel may have received funding from some organization that purportedly carries some scandalous name.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:02 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Shapiro, Chuck Hagel

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 02/20/2013

White House press corps, please keep the complaints coming

What's wrong with journalists complaining about access to the president?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:19 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Tiger Woods, White House

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Maddow: Citizens and press corps not in step

Rachel Maddow sees gulf between interests of regular folks and the interests of the White House press corps.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:09 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 02/19/2013

CNN bites on Menendez story

The network finds no evidence regarding the most damaging of allegations against Sen. Robert Menendez.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:58 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Dominican Republic, Sen. Robert Menendez

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Tim O'Brien leaves the Huffington Post

The executive editor of the Huffington Post is leaving. What's next?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arianna Huffington, huffington post

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 02/19/2013

David Axelrod joins NBC News/MSNBC

A longtime Obama adviser joins NBC News/MSNBC

By Erik Wemple  |  10:48 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Axelrod

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Ed Schultz: King of the Hill!

Ever wonder why MSNBC's Ed Schultz doesn't routinely show up on the Sunday talk shows? He doesn't.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:21 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 02/15/2013

Tesla v. New York Times: More on that speedometer question

A New York Times reporter says that a wheel-size issue may explain data discrepancies related to his withering review of Tesla Motors' Model S.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:08 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Times, Tesla

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 02/15/2013

Tesla vs. New York Times: The 45 mph problem

Point, counterpoint, counter-counterpoint: The battle between the New York Times and Tesla lives.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:08 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Times, Tesla

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Tesla v. New York Times: Did reporter have 'disdain' toward electric cars?

Just what disdain has John M. Broder shown toward electric cars?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:19 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Times, Tesla

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Knight Foundation corrects itself

After just more than a day after letting Jonah Lehrer disgrace its name, the Knight Foundation issues an apology. That's quick.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:19 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonah Lehrer

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly probes Howard Kurtz on drone coverage

Personal spat gives way to a discussion of why drone coverage didn't take hold sooner.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:19 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Drones, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Fox News scoops: Where's Gabriel Sherman?

We're told that the failure of Roger Ailes's unauthorized biographer to break news about Fox News could have dire consequences for his book. Okay.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:02 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breitbart.com, Gabriel Sherman

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 02/13/2013

British phone-hacking case: 'A dramatic new twist'?

More arrests in a case that has shown remarkable resilience since its July 2011 origins.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:13 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, phone-hacking scandal

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/13/2013

'Morning Joe' on Marco Rubio: Too many cooks

A bunch of people analyzing a speech: Can you get more idle?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marco Rubio, Morning Joe, State of the Union

Posted at 11:43 PM ET, 02/12/2013

State of the Union: President Obama pledges counterterrorism transparency.

"Even more transparent" with the public on counterterrorism policy?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:43 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, President Obama, State of the Union

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 02/12/2013

State of the Union: Tour objects to Nugent invitation

What objection could the MSNBC host possibly have to the rocker's attendance at one of the most sacred events in American politics? That he said a few edgy things?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:17 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC, State of the Union, Ted Nugent, Toure

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Knight foundation president: Lehrer's $20,000 not controversial

Why did the Knight Foundation pay $20,000 for Jonah Lehrer to proclaim his need for SOPs in front of a seminar audience?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:13 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonah Lehrer, Knight Foundation

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Jonah Lehrer reflects: 'Whatever I do next will be shadowed by what I've done'

The disgraced author avows his need for new rules to prevent him from repeatiing all his bad practices.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:41 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonah Lehrer

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly's problem with NBC News

When NBC News does something wrong, Bill O'Reilly hammers it. When NBC News does something right, Bill O'Reilly hammers it.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:35 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, NBC News

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 02/12/2013

NYT, restoring Mary Magdalene's reputation

The paper sided with an outdated interpretation of this disciple of Jesus Christ.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:09 AM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mary Magdalene, New York Times

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Fox News contributor tells Yemenis not to ride in cars with al Qaeda operatives

Rich Lowry of the National Review suggests that casualties of drone strikes have preventive measures at hand.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:32 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, Fox News, Rich Lowry

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Major Garrett's Twitter account melts down

Did a message intended as private go public?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:27 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, Major Garrett

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Fox News's Ailes: Latino audience a 'tremendous business opportunity'

Roger Ailes thinks Fox News and conservatives have something in common with Latinos.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:19 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Roger Ailes

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Schieffer pushes Graham on nominee-blocking

Bob Schieffer demands clarity from Sen. Lindsey Graham about blocking confirmations.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:17 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, CBS News, Chuck Hagel, John Brennan, Lindsey Graham

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 02/09/2013

Univision employee insults Marco Rubio

Just what actuated a staffer from Univision to post a nasty note on Facebook about Sen. Marco Rubio?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:39 PM ET, 02/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marco Rubio, Univision

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Obama, Panetta and Benghazi: No big deal?

President Obama didn't have much direct communication with his defense secretary throughout the long night of the Benghazi attack. Should the media care?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:48 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, Leon Panetta, President Obama

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Dick Morris: More nonsense, if you can believe it

Why is Dick Morris claiming companionship for his disastrous presidential election predictions? He’s all alone.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:47 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Dick Morris, Gallup

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 02/08/2013

Weather and its consequences: Boston Herald brings it home

Boston's mayor has warned people to stay inside, via words. The Boston Herald chooses a more effective approach.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:22 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nemo

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/08/2013

Fox News's Hannity: Was Obama AWOL on Benghazi night?

Sean Hannity takes a close look at revelations that President Obama had minimal contact with his top defense official on the night of the Benghazi attack.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Obama and Benghazi: Grist for 'Hannity'?

Testimony from Leon Panetta suggests minimal contact between the defense secretary and the president on the night of the Benghazi attacks. Your turn, 'Hannity.'

By Erik Wemple  |  06:00 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Journal News legacy spreads

The story of the controversial gun databases published by the Journal News in New York didn't end when it took down the record. It persists in state legislatures.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:19 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns, Journal News

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez and the mainstream media: Malfeasance?

Should the news media protect a public figure from unsubstantiated claims? It’s a tricky issue.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:46 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Salomon Melgen, Sen. Robert Menendez

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 02/07/2013

'Fox & Friends' Carlson: Why are Democrats upset about drones?

Fox News host asks whether Democrats are upset that drone strikes are killing innocent civilians or are they upset that drone strikes are killing terrorists?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:49 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, Fox & Friends, Fox News

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 02/07/2013

Why Fox News booted Dick Morris

Piers Morgan asks Dick Morris what caused his separation from Fox News. Answer: He was wrong "at the top of my lungs."

By Erik Wemple  |  08:43 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dick Morris, Fox News

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 02/06/2013

FoxNews.com published news of Saudi drone airstrip in 2011

FoxNews.com story on U.S. drone bases in the Arabian peninsula show just how hard it is to keep a lid on information.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:05 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, Fox News, FoxNews.com, Saudi Arabia

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 02/06/2013

New York Times editor: Obama administration 'continued to object' to Saudi revelation

New York Times Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt says that government officials 'continued' objecting to plan to reveal a U.S. drone base in Saudi Arabia.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:46 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, New York Times, Saudi Arabia, Washington Post

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 02/06/2013

AP explains participation in Saudi drone-base secrecy

The Associated Press participated in an arrangement to keep secret the location of a Saudi drone base operated by the United States. It explains its rationale for complying with the arrangement.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:35 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Drones, New York Times

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 02/06/2013

New York Times broke 'informal arrangement' on drones

The New York Times reveals that a drone base is located in Saudi Arabia. That's news, and it's also the subject of an 'informal arrangement' among news organizations not to disclose.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:15 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CIA, Drones, New York Times

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 02/06/2013

News orgs had 'informal arrangement' not to mention Saudi drone base

Washington Post and other news organizations participate in an "informal arrangement" not to report a Saudi base. Why?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:33 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, Washington Post

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Fox News drops Dick Morris: Hooray

Dick Morris leaves his contributorship at Fox News. Good on the network for unloading the guy.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:31 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dick Morris

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 02/05/2013

Fox News analyst hammers networks on Menendez story

Fox News contributor Bernard Goldberg lays out the coverage considerations for the mushrooming story regarding Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)

By Erik Wemple  |  09:16 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 02/05/2013

Sen. Menendez's propsects: Politico, WaPo reach different conclusions

What does the future hold for Sen. Robert Menendez? Is his state forgiving of political scandal, or intolerant? Politico and WaPo weigh in.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:57 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Menendez

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Alabama hostage standoff ends with anonymous sourcing

The anonymous law enforcement official surfaces again in Alabama.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:50 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama standoff

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Fox News to watch Geraldo!

As he ponders a run the Senate, the network keeps a close eye.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:23 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Geraldo Rivera

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Clinton's concussion, Obama's skeet shooting and the limits of skepticism

Let there be no mistake: If the president says he did something sometime under some circumstance, the media expect photos.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:30 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, President Obama

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Super Bowl blackout: CBS News nails exclusive from NFL control room

CBS News captures fascinating video of the NFL control room right when the blackout occurs.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Armen Keteyian, CBS News

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Milbank affirms 'heckling' at Newtown meeting

Panel appears to agree that whether or not Neil Heslin was heckled last week is a judgment call. Yes, an easy one.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:09 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Newtown, Reliable Sources

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Geraldo uses Fox News to hone stump speech

Geraldo Rivera, a possible Senate candidate, works on his talking points on Fox News programs.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:14 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Geraldo Rivera

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Super Bowl 2013: CBS Sports and the patriotic lapel

CBS Sports's football crew is finishing up 12 seasons with patriotic lapel pins.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:42 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS Sports, Super Bowl

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/01/2013

NBC News chief Steve Capus leaving network

NBC News's president, Steve Capus, is leaving his job. Details to come.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC News, Steve Capus

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 02/01/2013

Sarah Palin: She still has Facebook!

Media types are writing off Sarah Palin yet again. But she's an Internet star!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:52 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Fox News, Sarah Palin

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 02/01/2013

New York Times nails Koch obit

Ed Koch asks in an obituary video: "Do you miss me?"

By Erik Wemple  |  08:57 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Koch, The New York Times

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 02/01/2013

New Republic scores with gun question

A lesson from the New Republic's interview with President Obama: Simple questions make news.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:08 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Republic, President Obama

 

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