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

Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson, still chuckling about misogyny

Not too concerned about last week’s issues.

CNN issues press release about MSNBC

Unseemly boasts at the expense of sagging competitor.

Indianapolis Star publisher on ‘joint’ decision to run editorial on front page

Karen Ferguson says reaction of community leaders alerted her to urgency of cause.