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

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz apologizes over incident involving Republican chief

Not a bad mea culpa, as these things go.

The media’s job is not to shy away from the stolen Sony documents

The media’s job is not to shy away from the stolen Sony documents

It’s true: The “Guardians of Peace” have no place in the pantheon of American leaking heroes. But that’s not the real issue facing news outlets.

Taibbi: Rolling Stone ‘devastated’ by U-Va. disaster

He says that editorial ‘controls’ broke down at the magazine.

How MSNBC’s Ed Schultz slimed the head of the Republican Party

A photo mixup facilitates a suggestion that the Republican National Committee deceived MSNBC.