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

Fox News destroys cable competition in third quarter 2014

Fox News destroys cable competition in third quarter 2014

First time ever that Fox News beat all cable competition in ‘extended prime time’

HBO’s Bill Maher accused of lack of religious sophistication

Reza Aslan unloads on HBO comedian, not to mention two CNN hosts, in remarks on Islam.

Piers Morgan lands at MailOnline

Piers Morgan lands at MailOnline

Former CNN host will be writing blistering commentary for aggregation site.

Esquire changes mind about whether ESPN does journalism

Esquire changes mind about whether ESPN does journalism

It actually does! The magazine even cites an example.