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 (Inside.com, defunct). After eight years as editor of the City Paper and another year as editor of TBD.com, he landed at The Washington Post, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.

Latest by Erik Wemple

Politico Magazine attaches defiant editor’s note to Obama-Secret Service piece

Politico Magazine attaches defiant editor’s note to Obama-Secret Service piece

Darned readers, misinterpreting weak and crutchy writing!

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski brings dose of sexism to Secret Service debate

She tries to toy with the idea that Julia Pierson didn’t get her job on the merits.

New York Times announces buyouts, but the newsroom is still stacked

Operating costs are up, so they have to go back down.

Boston Herald publishes Obama ‘watermelon’ toothpaste cartoon

Boston Herald publishes Obama ‘watermelon’ toothpaste cartoon

There could be an innocent explanation for this cartoon, though it looks really bad.