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Erik Wemple: September, 2013

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Fox News has utterly lost it on Obamacare

In attacking legislation that it doesn’t like, Fox News is now attacking NBC News’s health-care Q and A.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:40 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Gretchen Carlson, NBC News, Obamacare

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Fox News wonders: Is NBC News promoting Obamacare?

When news-you-can-use comes under attack, you know you’re living in extreme times.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, NBC News, Obamacare

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 09/30/2013

CNN movie on Hillary Clinton is dead, says director. Lame!

Documentary producer says he’s killing a project because access is difficult.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:31 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Ferguson, CNN, documentary, Hillary Rodham Clinton

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 09/30/2013

CNN’s l’affaire Gingrich: Network shows the courage to audit itself

What other network allows this sort of self-criticism?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:53 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Newt gingrich, Stephanie Cutter

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Michele Bachmann battles Blitzer on CNN

Minnesota congresswoman goes after Obamacare, Wolf Blitzer. But what about her HPV comments?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:04 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, michele bachmann, Obamacare, Wolf Blitzer

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 09/27/2013

CNN on ‘Crossfire’ ethics: Ha!

CNN says ‘Crossfire’ hosts needn’t disclose conflicts with guests whom they’ve helped financially. Wow-wee.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:32 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Newt gingrich, Rand Paul, Stephanie Cutter, Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 09/27/2013

CBS News’s Sharyl Attkisson (sort of) revisits computer intrusions

Does a piece for CBSNews.com distinguishing between permitted privacy intrusions and ‘illegal’ ones mean more is to come?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:44 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, computers, hacking, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Fox News inflames Obamacare debate

Why on earth wouldn’t Jay Carney be enrolling in Obamacare, if it’s really so great? Turns out there’s a reason why.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:31 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Obamacare

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 09/26/2013

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell: Boehner ‘has to show some leadership’

A mind-meld on what’s wrong on Capitol Hill.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:27 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Mitchell, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, MSNBC, Obamacare, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Wall Street Journal attacks CNN’s Rouhani translation; CNN fires back

Interpretation of headline-making interview at issue.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  christiane amanpour, CNN, Hassan Rouhani, holocaust, Wall Street Journal

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Where did Bill Clinton get his 800,000 viewer cable-profitability threshold?

In discussion with CNN’s Piers Morgan, the former president throws out an interesting data point. But how accurate is it?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:04 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly challenged to debate over ‘communist’ slight

A joke to elite media types; a serious insult to one guy who was watching Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:45 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, communist, Robert Reich

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 09/25/2013

CNN rebuts accusations of Iranian news agency

Iranian news agency takes issue with translation of a CNN interview.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:31 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  christiane amanpour, CNN, Hasan Rouhani, holocaust

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Cokie Roberts on MSNBC: ‘Some tea party anger is racist’

Will Tea Partiers chill out if Hillary Rodham Clinton runs for president? Enjoy some speculation.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cokie Roberts, Hillary Rodham Clinton, MSNBC

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Introducing the Erik Wemple Blog, Fox Nation contributor!

Fox Nation Web site apparently liked a post on this blog -- a lot.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:12 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox Nation, Fox News, Politico, Poynter

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 09/24/2013

MSNBC host says Republicans sacrifice national health for political gain

Those who die from bad health care, says Krystal Ball, will have served the goal of harming President Obama.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:09 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, Krystal Ball, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama, Republicans

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Clintonland ‘locked down,’ Alec MacGillis says

Looking for on-the-record quotes in a big story about the Clintons? That’s a tough get these days.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:00 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doug Band, Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Clinton, The New Republic

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Fox News’s Bob Beckel trashes Muslims, earns his keep

Roundtable talker unhappy with level of condemnation in the Muslim world.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:17 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Beckel, Fox News, Muslims, terrorism

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 09/24/2013

CBS News’s Sharyl Attkisson: Hacking investigation ‘progressing’

Reporter says that she had ‘help” in figuring out that her computers had been compromised.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:03 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, CBS News, computers, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Hillary Clinton profile whitewashes Benghazi

Political framing = avoidance of substance.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:41 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Magazine

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/23/2013

CNN’s Piers Morgan taunts NRA boss

Any good cable-news showman knows how to deliver a fine jab via Twitter.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Piers Morgan

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Commentator on MSNBC: White guy can’t ‘appreciate’ Hillary Clinton’s history-ness

There’s just no one else out there on the ‘progressive female side of things,’ says Keli Goff.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:37 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Rodham Clinton, Keli Goff, MSNBC, New York Magazine, timothy noah

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Sarah Palin bashes Fox News’s Chris Wallace over media ethics

Why use anono-sources when on-the-record ones are available?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:51 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Wallace, Fox news Sunday, Obamacare, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Politico’s CEO to depart

Parent company’s move to unload TV stations makes departure ‘logical.’

By Erik Wemple  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Allbritton Communications Co., Capital New York, Frederick J. Ryan Jr., Politico

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Hooray for the women of Fox News!

Gretchen Carlson speaks up about pants!

By Erik Wemple  |  06:30 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Gretchen Carlson, Megyn Kelly

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Hillary Clinton speech cell-phone grab: What happened?

Are we still telling people to stifle their smartphones at mass events?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:42 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Society of Travel Agents, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Miami Herald

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Fox News’s Geraldo Rivera beats chest over Benghazi

The veteran newsman brings a bit of fair-and-balanced sauce to Fox News’s Benghazi proceedings.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:28 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, Geraldo Rivera, Laura Ingraham

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 09/20/2013

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow slights S.E. Cupp, war-mongering pundits

Allegation: Pundits are out of step with the United States.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:16 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, MSNBC, pundits, Rachel Maddow, S.E. Cupp, syria

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Rush Limbaugh fetes affiliate stations, cites ‘little events’

How many times has the radio giant tested the patience of his affiliates?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:05 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Five reasons why Dennis Kucinich DOES represent Fox News

Fox News contributor interviews Syrian president not in capacity of Fox News contributor. Come again?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bashar al-assad, Dennis Kucinich, Fox News

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Fox News scores really weird Assad interview

Dennis Kucinich: Fox News contributor but non-journalist.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:06 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dennis Kucinich, Fox News, President Bashar al-Assad, syria

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Associated Press corrects AR-15 report

Sets record straight following FBI statement regarding weaponry carried by Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:58 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AR-15, Associated Press, gun control, navy yard shooting

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 09/18/2013

CNN’s Piers Morgan disses potential book reviewer

Gun-rights advocate will have to pay for Morgan title.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:22 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, John Lott, Piers Morgan

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Jon Stewart clubs cable networks over Navy Yard errors

But confusion over number of shooters -- that doesn’t qualify.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:05 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Jon Stewart, MSNBC

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 09/18/2013

BBC News presenter has what in his hands?

How does that object bear on the news?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:49 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BBC News, The Guardian

Posted at 09:03 PM ET, 09/17/2013

New York Daily News no-comments AR-15 cover

New York tab goes to extremes in citing weapon.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:03 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Alexis, AR-15, navy yard shooting, New York Daily News

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Fox News uses ‘misleading’ boast about its trustworthiness

Yes, Fox News is the most trusted source of news, according to a poll. It also claims another superlative in the same poll.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:51 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, polling, Public Policy Polling, Roger Ailes

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Navy Yard shooting: The nine lives of the unreliable anonymous source

Will media outlets ever wean themselves from unreliable sources in the heat of breaking news? Ha.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:06 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Alexis, AR-15, CNN, FBI, navy yard shooting

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Navy Yard Shooter: What about that alleged AR-15?

CNN says the gunman yesterday was denied an AR-15. Is this a debate changer?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Alexis, Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, gun control, New York Times, Piers Morgan

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 09/17/2013

CNN’s Piers Morgan returns to divisive gun debate

Piers Morgan takes on gun advocates, with a bit less yelling.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:08 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 08:55 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Fox News mangles White House firecracker incident

From a scary gun incident to a less scary firecracker incident.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:55 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, gun, White House

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Navy Yard shooting: CNN really, really cautious on ID’ing suspect

What good is a name without biography?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:22 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Alexis, CNN, navy yard shooting, NBC News

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Navy Yard shooting: News outlets retract name of suspect

Retractions are flying in the aftermath of another mass shooting.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:33 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, CNN, navy yard shooting, NBC News, NCIS

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly blames Trayvon Martin’s death on hoodie

Fashion choices and the fate of young black men.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:12 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Allen West, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, gangsta, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Washington’s Fox station tweets Navy Yard events from police scanner

Didn’t it learn from Boston?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:27 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox5, navy yard shooting, washington navy yard, WTTG

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Fox News’s Geraldo Rivera and Bill O’Reilly mix nostalgia with entitlement slams

What a great deal: Satisfy the Fox faithful and talk about your family’s grit, all in the same segment.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:33 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, entitlements, Fox News, Geraldo Rivera

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Time magazine misses Snowden wave

Barton Gellman is Time magazine’s contributing editor at-large. How come he didn’t do any of his recent intelligence reporting for the magazine?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:43 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barton gellman, Edward Snowden, Time magazine, Washington Post

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 09/13/2013

‘Crossfire’s’ ‘Ceasefire’ segment: So lame!

Newt Gingrich and Van Jones spend a segment praising the United States.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:09 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, crossfire, Newt gingrich, van jones

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Fox News embraces Twitter, new role for Shep Smith

Press release talks up the wonders of social media and high technology.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:27 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Sean Hannity, shepard smith

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Jon Stewart: News shows stampede toward war

Once the prospect of hostilities is raised, says host, news establishment wants ‘payoff.’

By Erik Wemple  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Daily Show, Fox News, Jon Stewart, New York Times, syria

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Dear Putin: The First Amendment IS exceptional

Please enjoy one of the great American liberties.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:59 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  First Amendment, New York Times, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 09/11/2013

CBS News’s Attkisson: Gov’t won’t cough up Benghazi documents

Why so stingy on the Benghazi records, Obama administration?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:22 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Obama administration, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Watch out for Tina Brown’s ‘flash debates’

Tina Brown will be gathering people to argue about current events. Haven’t we seen that before?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:28 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Beast, newsweek, Tina Brown, Tina Brown Live Media

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Report: Tina Brown will leave Daily Beast

Precise details of the departure to be determined, says BuzzFeed.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:03 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barry Diller, Daily Beast, IAC, newsweek, Tina Brown

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly predicts doom for Obama: Deja vu!

He may not recover! This is big trouble for the president!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, President Obama

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Jon Stewart crushes idiotic Wolf Blitzer ploy

Surely such a gimmick was only an improvisation, right? Right?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:22 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Jon Stewart, syria

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 09/10/2013

NYT, WaPo, HuffPost, others sink big effort into whip counts

New York Times, strict on leaning.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:34 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Times, Obama, syria, Washington Post

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 09/10/2013

The crossfire within ‘Crossfire’

Just what kind of show is CNN giving us?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:22 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, crossfire, Newt gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, van jones

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Sarah Palin, proud of her media exposure

‘Death panel’ ad revisits some media highlights for the former Alaska governor.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:55 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  death panels, Sarah Palin

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Why did NYT Book Review OK Rachel Maddow conflict of interest?

Can a sweet little blurb cloud a book reviewer’s judgment?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:16 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC, New York Times, New York Times Book Review, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Lawrence O’Donnell casts Anthony Weiner as sympathetic guy

Does Lawrence O’Donnell not understand what a politician is?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:04 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC, New York City

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 09/09/2013

China cracks down on Web gossip-inspired self-mutilation, among other things

What a ‘judicial interpretation’!

By Erik Wemple  |  05:57 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Business Insider, China, gossip, Internet, rumor

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 09/09/2013

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow mixes monologue, book review

Her ostensible review of Andrew Bacevich's new book took more than 400 words to get to the volume itself.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:02 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC, New York Times Book Review, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Why did Politico’s publisher buy Capital New York?

Can Politico transfer its editorial-cum-business success to a publication that doesn't have access to Beltway money?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:37 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital New York, Jim VandeHei, Politico, TBD.com

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Fox News gives Judith Miller a pass on Iraq

Host discusses failed WMD intelligence before the Iraq war, but doesn't ask former New York Times reporter about it.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:57 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Iraq, Jon Scott, Judith Miller, Saddam Hussein

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 09/06/2013

FoxBusiness.com breaks a big Twitter IPO story -- ‘Or Maybe Not’

When 'several people surveyed on Twitter' are sources ...

By Erik Wemple  |  05:00 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox Business Network, FoxBusiness.com, Twitter

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Let Geraldo speak!

Geraldo Rivera's skin-heavy selfie gets him disinvited to a Duquesne University conference. For real.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:37 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Geraldo Rivera

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Glenn Beck to NYT: Al Gore ‘saw me more as an enemy of America than Al Jazeera’

TV and radio personality says he doesn't 'care' how fans reacted to his support of gay marriage.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:17 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glenn Beck, New York Times

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 09/06/2013

NPR runs Tina Brown correction

Seems the Daily Beast big shot didn't read carefully enough.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:09 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amanda Lindhout, Daily Beast, Howard Kurtz, NPR, Tina Brown

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Rush Limbaugh has a children’s book coming: FAQ

And according to its author, it has no agenda.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:59 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Alec Baldwin to host MSNBC Friday night talk show

Culture, current events on the agenda.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:33 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alec baldwin, MSNBC, Phil Griffin

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 09/05/2013

MSNBC’s Wagner brawls with Ron Paul

Former Texas rep accuses MSNBC host of a character attack.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:01 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Wagner, Fatima Center, MSNBC, Ron Paul

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 09/05/2013

MSNBC, Fox News split on credibility of Donald Rumsfeld

Is there no middle ground on the former defense secretary?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:36 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Rumsfeld, Fox News, Greta Van Susteren, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Washington Post Magazine struggles with advertising relationship

A pre-publication incursion from the business folks: That doesn't happen too often at the Washington Post.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:12 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Katharine Weymouth, Washington Post, Washington Post Magazine

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Jeff Bezos and the Internet’s aggregational appetites

What do the words of The Post's future owner mean for the paper?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:40 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeff Bezos

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 09/04/2013

CBS News’s Attkisson: ‘no new news’ on computer breaches

Answers, please!

By Erik Wemple  |  12:20 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, computers, Sharyl Attkisson

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

Report: MSNBC’s liberal leanings helped force NBC News to spend more on Romney campaign

Chuck Todd worried that Republicans would think NBC News was 'half-assing' coverage of the GOP ticket.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:13 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Mitt Romney, MSNBC, NBC News

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Poll: Syria eclipses other issues for media consumers

But we don't know how it ranks vis-a-vis twerking.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:42 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bashar al-assad, Miley Cyrus, Pew Center, President Obama, syria, Twerking

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 09/03/2013

CNN exec: ‘Crossfire’ will be ‘excellent forum’ for Syria debate

CNN's new show will feature arguing about Syria on its first night.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:04 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, crossfire, Newt gingrich, Stephanie Cutter, van jones

 

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