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Erik Wemple: March, 2013

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 03/29/2013

NationalJournal.com hires new editor: Politico's Tim Grieve

Veteran of Washington journalism called in to push staff of NationalJournal.com to, well, do what Politico has done.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:33 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Journal, Politico, Tim Grieve

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 03/29/2013

Non-O'Reilly 'Killing Jesus' publisher: Title overlap no big deal

Could O'Reilly's "Killing Jesus" boost or diminish to a less-well-known author using the same title? Nah, says publisher.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:22 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, killing jesus

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Hannity interviews an author of 'Killing Jesus'

Hold on -- which "Killing Jesus" book are we talking about here?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, killing jesus, Roger Ailes, Sean Hannity

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Piers Morgan vies for gun-segment record

The sine qua nons of a Piers Morgan gun-control discussion.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:47 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 03/28/2013

NYT's Keller talked with Columbia about journalism dean job

Former top editor of the New York Times chatted with Columbia University about the graduate deanship. Talks went nowhere.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:13 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Steve Coll

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Barbara Walters to retire next year, according to whom?

If she retires in 2014, there's just enough time to fete her five decades in broadcast journalism.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barbara Walters, journalists

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 03/28/2013

CNN breaks news on CNN

The network announces the lineup for its new morning show, after managing to keep it a secret for quite some time.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:11 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cuomo, CNN

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 03/28/2013

O'Reilly-Limbaugh gay-marriage feud satirized on MSNBC

Lawrence O'Donnell trashes Bill O'Reilly, which is precisely what Bill O'Reilly wants.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:51 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, MSNBC, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Politico aces PR

Politico knows how to make a video, especially when the topic is Politico.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:55 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politico

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Sarah Palin turns the tables on media

Outlets from MSNBC to Politico to Wall Street Journal play a supporting role in her killer new video.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:14 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Fox News all day: Hard, and conservative

No question: Fox News does a ton of hard news during its daytime programming. But its "objective" coverage also tilts rightward fairly often.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:57 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Pew research center, Roger Ailes

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 03/27/2013

London Mayor Boris Johnson issues primer to journos

When Boris Johnson learned that a BBC documentary was commissioned and certain to run, he cooperated.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:55 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BBC, Boris Johnson, London

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/27/2013

Hannity: Obama 'living larger than anybody I've ever seen'

Bored? Watch Austan Goolsbee and Sean Hannity go at it. They mix well.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Austan Goolsbee, President Obama, Sean Hannity

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Rupert Murdoch should ignore Michael Bloomberg

Don't mess with the News Corp. boss's media-consumption habits. They're proven to create wealth.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:38 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Bloomberg, Rupert Murdoch, Twitter

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Roger Ailes's biographer definitely not 'authorized'!

What's an authorized biography, and has Zev Chafets written one?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Roger Ailes, Zev Chafets

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly and 'Killing' series: A new paradigm for cable-news-host lit?

Could the "Killing" books cure cable hosts of the temptation to create bound political manifestos?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Mother of slain baby on CNN: 'I just hope that the shooter dies'

Sometimes spellbinding television springs from the simplest of requests.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:03 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Piers Morgan, Sherry West

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 03/25/2013

MSNBC not an 'instrument' of Democratic Party, New Republic argues

But Fox News is an "instrument" of the Republican Party, writes Rebecca Dana. How to prove that?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:12 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, MSNBC, New Republic

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Roger Ailes's biographer whiffs when asked to criticize him

The man who wrote a glowing account of the Fox News boss says he was not troubled by anything he saw.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:11 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Roger Ailes, Zev Chafets

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Did Daily Caller pay to frame Menendez?

More slime flying in Menendez-prostitution story. This time, it's washing up on the shores of the Daily Caller. What goes around comes around.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Caller, Robert Menendez, Washington Post

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Huffington Post deletes anti-Wal-Mart comments

What's with the Huffington Post and Wal-Mart?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  huffington post, walmart

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Wal-Mart and Huffington Post: Friends again, apparently

A very nice interview with an outgoing Wal-Mart official has appeared in the Huffington Post

By Erik Wemple  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  huffington post, walmart

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/21/2013

MSNBC says it doesn't comment on Pew reports (but it has!)

MSNBC wants no piece of that Pew Center study on media, which found that MSNBC was tilted massively toward opinion and commentary.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, MSNBC, Pew research center, Phil Griffin

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Michele Bachmann has found a winning media strategy: Run!

Michele Bachmann is learning the perils of sitting with the media to explain herself.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:12 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, michele bachmann

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 03/21/2013

CNN, speak up on Steubenville

Time to say something about Steubenville, CNN.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:15 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, steubenville

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Fox News's Roger Ailes backtracks on error rate

Roger Ailes moves the goalposts on his network's allegedly clean error rate.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Roger Ailes

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Roger Ailes keeps public focus on Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes says something edgy about some public figure: Fire up the presses!

By Erik Wemple  |  03:43 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Roger Ailes, Zev Chafets

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 03/20/2013

George W. Bush needn't change his e-mail address: Gawker editor

Once again Gawker publishes a public figure's contact information.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:33 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gawker, George W. Bush

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Daily News: 'Shame on U.S.'

An editorial voice screams from the front page of the New York tabloid.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:55 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Assault weapons, New York Daily News, Newtown

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Fox News contributor Krauthammer disses MSNBC

Bill O'Reilly complains that it's tough to get objective information "out there" these days.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:41 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Charles Krauthammer, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Daily Caller/Breitbart reporter appeals for Menendez interview

Reporter who first published allegations about Sen. Menendez and Dominican prostitutes is anything but modest in his request.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:38 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Caller, Sen. Robert Menendez

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Washington Examiner editor: 'A day of torn feelings'

The new Examiner will have straight-up news coverage on politics and will provide its usual conservative opinion fare.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:17 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Examiner

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Washington Examiner bagging local coverage

After eight years, the publication will give up on daily publication in June, shifting to a weekly cycle.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:33 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Examiner

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/19/2013

O'Reilly segment: We need to judge and humiliate broken families

Liberal politicians simply refuse to judge the poor, says a guest on "The O'Reilly Factor." The host chimed in: They won't humiliate pregnant teens, either!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Gavin Newsom

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 03/19/2013

CNN rape trial coverage: Lawyer for victim also emotional

CNN wants you to know that someone else shares Poppy Harlow's take on the courtroom atmosphere in the Steubenville case.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:22 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Poppy Harlow, steubenville

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Daily Caller 'continues' investigating Menendez

The Daily Caller wants you to know that it continues investigating the story of Robert Menendez and the prostitutes.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Caller, Dominican Republic, Robert Menendez

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Americans abandon lame news outlets: A caveat

Nearly a third of respondents report that they've walked away from media orgs that have fallen short of their expectations. How bad is that? We don't really know.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:25 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Dominican police: Women were paid to talk about Menendez

Dominican police look into the video interview that formed the basis for a Daily Caller story about Sen. Robert Menendez. And they conclude it was a paid-for affair.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:54 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bob menendez, Daily Caller, Dominican Republic, Washington Post

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 03/18/2013

CNN no-comments outcry over breaking coverage of rape verdict

Won't talk about whether it agrees that breaking-news coverage of guilty verdict skewed toward sympathy for perpetrators of rape.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:33 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Candy Crowley, CNN, rape, steubenville

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 03/18/2013

On cable TV, talk is cheap -- and profitable

Interviews, talk, chatter, gossip, shouting -- these are the ways cable news makes its money.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:09 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cable news, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 03/18/2013

CNN is getting hammered for Steubenville coverage

Backlash against network for breaking news coverage that's heavy on sympathy for boys found guilty in high-profile rape case.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:55 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, rape, steubenville

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 03/17/2013

CPAC'ers to Fox News: Don't go changing

This blog and other media critics were all over the Dick Morris and Karl Rove stories. Did anyone else care?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:12 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CPAC, Fox News

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Report: Outgoing Daily Caller editor was a bad impostor

Daily Caller's one-time executive editor once used pseudonymous Facebook account for professional ends.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:12 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Caller

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Signing off, Ed Schultz says 'we're going to build those hours'

Cable host pledges quixotic quest to make Saturday and Sunday dinnertime programming the best hours in cable news.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:32 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, MSNBC

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 03/14/2013

MSNBC boss: 'I don't care' about media reaction on Schultz

MSNBC President Phil Griffin is casting his lot with 'smart."

By Erik Wemple  |  07:18 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, MSNBC, Phil Griffin

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Union chief: MSNBC's Schultz move a 'big loss' for middle class

MSNBC may be alienating union folks with its decision to move Ed Schultz to weekends. But what other cable outlet will they move to?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, MSNBC, Scott Prouty

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/14/2013

CPAC 2013: Consensus--Benghazi is a media scandal

News orgs, say conservatives, helped cover up Benghazi, didn't ask the right questions, protected the White House, etc.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:15 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, CPAC, Ernest Istook

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Roger Ailes biographer follows people on Twitter

Just what does it mean to "follow" someone on Twitter. Are we talking "stalking" here?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gabriel Sherman, Roger Ailes, Zev Chafets

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 03/14/2013

MSNBC knocks Ed Schultz from prime time

Competitiveness, principle, personality, bluster and bombast have gotten Schultz quite a ways. They also may have limited the guy.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:47 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Chris Hayes to take over key MSNBC slot

MSNBC wants younger and more viewers in prime time. Thus, the ascension of Chris Hayes.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Hayes, Ed Schultz, MSNBC

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Michael Moore predicts release of Newtown crime-scene photos

Michael Moore says that someone will leak the Newtown crime-scene photos and that some media outlet that publishes them will face a boycott. Correct on that last part, at least.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:01 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Moore, Newtown, NRA

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Imagine a world without 'imagine' ledes: It's easy if you try

Journalists love to plumb the imaginations of their readers. Not in a good way.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  imagine, New York Times, Washington Post

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 03/13/2013

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow rips Paul Ryan over '12 CNBC appearance

Lawmaker said the 2012 election would present a choice for the public, that the winner would determine how key policies would play out.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:08 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Paul Ryan, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Journos: Never call someone 'elderly'

You can call amorphous groups of people 'elderly.' But an individual? Don't go there, pal.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, NPR

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Were FishbowlDC's 'Wendy Wednesday' posts just a joke?

Lawyers for FishbowlDC are asserting a number of defenses against a suit filed by a D.C.-area publicist. Will any of them work?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:18 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FishbowlDC

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Fox News's Karl Rove won't let go of election night

Why is he so eager to summon memories of a bad evening for him?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:55 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election Night, Fox News, Karl Rove, President Obama

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 03/12/2013

New York Post: 'POUR IT ON'

Two tabs riff on soda ban, with differing results.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:41 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Daily News, New York Post, soda ban

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly raises specter of American 'depression'

Had enough of Bill O'Reilly on federal spending? Then don't tune in this week.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:56 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, President Obama

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Paul Krugman's phony bankruptcy: a history

A Daily Currant piece duped one person, then another, then another. That's how satire gets distributed today.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:57 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston.com, Breitbart.com, Paul Krugman

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Boston.com had no control over bogus Krugman post

Why did that post about Paul Krugman being bankrupt stay so long on Boston.com? Because managers had no control over it.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Globe, Breitbart, Paul Krugman

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Fox News's Steve Doocy channels criminal mind

Fox News host supposes that if he were criminal, he'd "bypass" Nelson, Ga.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:36 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, gun rights, Nelson

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Dick Morris, thriving at The Hill

Dick Morris, still in good stead at The Hill.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:39 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dick Morris, Juan Williams, The Hill

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Lawyer: James O'Keefe requested confidential settlement

Plaintiff in case against guerrilla videographer insisted that agreement be public, among other stipulations.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:12 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ACORN, James O'Keefe

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Juan Williams plagiarism case and the plight of the researcher

Juan Williams's researcher: Blamed when he screws up; uncredited when he doesn't.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Juan Williams, The Hill

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Fox News's Steven Crowder fistfight case: No charges

No charges in the high-profile scuffle involving a Fox News contributor.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:14 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Steven Crowder

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Are Fox News's Bolling, Hannity volunteering their 'fair share'?

Fox personalities offer to defray the cost of government services.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:25 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Bolling, President Obama, Sean Hannity

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Michigan police complete investigation in Crowder case

Prosecutor to reveal whether he'll pursue the case.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:33 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Michigan State Police, Steven Crowder

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Tucker Carlson: How hard is journalism?

On its face, it is a simple transaction: Find out what happened and tell others about it.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:11 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Caller, Journalism

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly: Relevance via screaming?

When Bill O'Reilly shouts, people link.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:13 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, President Obama

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Roger Ailes's biography boost

Whenever Fox News comes under attack, it retreats to a comfy zone.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:28 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Roger Ailes, Zev Chafets

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 03/06/2013

ABC News asked Dominican women for IDs!

When interviewing people about shady circumstances, card them.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:16 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Fox News's Roger Ailes: Too much information

New book highlights how much the Fox News chief thinks of himself as a good family man.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Touré, Republican strategist

Watch out, Republican presidential hopefuls--- Touré says to hew to the center.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeb Bush, Toure

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 03/05/2013

ABC News blows up Menendez story

ABC News waits and waits and waits — then destroys the Menendez prostitution story.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:59 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Daily Caller, Robert Menendez

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 03/05/2013

WaPo v. Daily Caller: The forensics

Hard facts in the Menendez story, like names, remain hard to come by.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:06 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Caller, Washington Post

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Tucker Carlson: 'The Post's piece is wrong'

Daily Caller, Washington Post battle over facts, rumors, affidavits and a double-lawyer scheme that'll blow your mind.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:08 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson, Washington Post

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Five reasons to thank Dennis Rodman for canceling media appearances

Can anyone sit through another Dennis Rodman interview on his North Korea trip?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:18 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dennis Rodman

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

Authors renounce subtitles of their own books

Don't assume that the author of the book you're reading believes in, likes or trusts its subtitle.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, publishing

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

Needed at Washington Post: An ombizman

We don't need an ombudsman to pick apart the latest journalistic hiccup; we need one to pick apart The Post's strategy for survival.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:02 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Post

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/04/2013

It's Mitt Romney vs. Dick Morris over Superstorm Sandy

Could these folks possibly agree on the impact of weather on the presidential race?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Olbermann lobbies ESPN

An ESPN exec says that he wasn't "prepared" to bring Olbermann back to his former roost. Wonder what that could mean.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:09 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, John Skipper, Keith Olbermann, New York Times

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 03/03/2013

Ann Romney blames campaign and media for the same thing

Ann Romney is mad at the Romney campaign for not humanizing her husband. She's mad at the media for the same thing. Can she be both at the same time?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:54 PM ET, 03/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Mitt Romney, New York Times

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Buffett disses coverage of Pakistan

Local, local, local! says Warren Buffett

By Erik Wemple  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Berkshire Hathaway, Newspapers, Warren Buffett

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Woodward: 'I wasn't running around complaining'

Bob Woodward says that he wasn't shopping his story.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:21 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Woodward, Jim VandeHei, Politico

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 03/01/2013

L'affaire Woodward: Now these are threats!

One reason why Woodward hasn't used the term 'threat' to describe what happened to him: He knows from threats.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:43 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Woodward, Washington Post

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 03/01/2013

Woodward on 'threatened': Can't have it both ways

Famous investigative journalist says he wasn't necessarily threatened but also says he received "coded" language for "you better watch out."

By Erik Wemple  |  08:18 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Woodward, Fox News, Sean Hannity

 

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