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

AP is considering its policy on ‘Redskins’

AP is considering its policy on ‘Redskins’

The nickname is an ‘active topic’ for the committee that rules on all manner of language issues.

Watch the March 1977 Alexandra de Mohrenschildt interview by Bill O’Reilly

Short clip apparently comes from the day after the suicide of a figure in the investigation of JFK’s assassination.

Fox News stays mum on misogyny-condoning weekend morning host Tucker Carlson

Fox News stays mum on misogyny-condoning weekend morning host Tucker Carlson

Why wouldn’t it want to distance itself from the actions of a morning co-host?

Jon Stewart honors Fox News for ‘that time you were right’

Key moment: Megyn Kelly says ‘we’ don’t care about mainstream media.