Erik Wemple
Opinion Blogger

Erik Wemple has been doing journalism for and about Washington for more than two decades. He started out covering export controls, with an emphasis on the Commerce Department’s long-since-renamed Bureau of Export Administration. But then he took a liking to local affairs, which turned into a position as the Loose Lips columnist for the Washington City Paper. Then came a stint covering Washington for a New York-based, media-obsessed product of the Internet bubble (, defunct). After eight years as editor of the City Paper and another year as editor of, he landed at The Washington Post, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.

Latest by Erik Wemple

With Clinton quip, Kerry expresses his attitude toward open records

What a show of support for open government.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow highlights falsehoods of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly

Just what standard is appropriate for this fellow?

Hillary Clinton ignores ambush question from TMZ about e-mail scandal

Former secretary of state is asked about a ‘generalization gap’!

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly riffs on the importance of ‘trust’

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly riffs on the importance of ‘trust’

King of Cable News is plowing ahead.