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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/25/2014

CNN scores Bundy interview because Fox News ‘didn’t call’?

Despicable, huh?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/25/2014

No, Sean Hannity, you can’t distance yourself from Cliven Bundy

Inside the mind of a cable news host.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 04/24/2014

New York Times reporter: Fox News has covered Bundy ‘sensibly’

Reporter goes to cover someone, gets good stuff.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:03 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Will Fox News’s Sean Hannity keep hyping Cliven Bundy after comments about the ‘Negro’?

Rancher fighting feds packs some racism.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:38 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 04/22/2014

‘Daily Show’s’ Jon Stewart pokes Fox News’s Sean Hannity for inconsistencies

Is the cable anchor at odds with previous statements?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:23 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Jon Stewart tweaks Sean Hannity over spring break coverage

The allure of watching collegians party.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:59 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Can Fox News’s Bill Hemmer please bump Hannity?

Fox News chief says that the smooth Hemmer could anchor any hour in the lineup. Then get him out of his morning slot!

By Erik Wemple  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Reader: Erik Wemple Blog is an ‘apologist’ for Fox News

A plea for never giving the leading cable-news outlet any credit.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:10 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Fox News’s Sean Hannity destroys Democratic pol who accused Fox of lying

Challenger also wants FCC monitoring of network.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:44 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Sean Hannity fundraises for tea party: Surprise?

Hannity thinks the movement he supports is going to be strong.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Fox News’s Sean Hannity deflects criticism about his Obamacare victims

When asked about the fact-check regarding alleged Obamacare victims on his program, Sean Hannity points to the White House.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Fox News’s Howard Kurtz (sort of) addresses Obamacare distortions on ‘Hannity’

Can an opinion guy mess with facts?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:19 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 10/11/2013

At conservative confab, Fox News reigns

Host Megyn Kelly is viewed as a touch centrist, but that’s OK.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:29 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 10/04/2013

The populist brilliance of Fox News’s Sean Hannity

One man’s standard employer contribution is another man’s “subsidy.”

By Erik Wemple  |  04:52 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 10/02/2013

From Politico to ‘Hannity’: The trajectory of Congress’s Obamacare ‘exemption’ myth

Lawmakers and aides on Capitol Hill are moving to Obamacare’s exchanges, so just what is this ‘exemption’ all about?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:42 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Fox News embraces Twitter, new role for Shep Smith

Press release talks up the wonders of social media and high technology.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:27 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 08/11/2013

Fox News proves strength with Megyn Kelly move

The night isn't long enough for Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:34 PM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Fox News: Please replace 'Hannity' with 'Kelly'

Hannity is too predictable for a prime-time slot.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:27 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Complaint archive: O'Reilly-Beck-Hannity edition

Progressives write 'not true' complaints to the FCC?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:17 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Fox News's Megyn Kelly to prime time. Can she please replace 'Hannity'?

The folks at Fox News are promoting Megyn Kelly to primetime. Kill 'Hannity,' please.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 06/14/2013

Fox News's Hannity blasts Obamacare

Fox News host tussles with Austan Goolsbee -- always a good combination.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:23 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Why can't Fox News's Megyn Kelly replace 'Hannity'?

There's a prime-time contractual traffic jam at Fox News. Any room for Megyn Kelly?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:57 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Hannity guest on Benghazi 'stand down': 'sickening and depressing and disgusting'

Congressman blasts decision not to send forces to Benghazi on the morning of Sept. 12.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:04 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Fox News: O'Reilly vs. Hannity on Muslims

Guess who carried on a nice and civil conversation about Muslims, and who didn't.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:49 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Ben Carson criticizes media

Who's to say news outlets aren't listening to Ben Carson?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:52 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Hannity interviews an author of 'Killing Jesus'

Hold on -- which "Killing Jesus" book are we talking about here?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/27/2013

Hannity: Obama 'living larger than anybody I've ever seen'

Bored? Watch Austan Goolsbee and Sean Hannity go at it. They mix well.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Are Fox News's Bolling, Hannity volunteering their 'fair share'?

Fox personalities offer to defray the cost of government services.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:25 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Hannity botches slam on media

People don't trust Obama-loving media, says Hannity. Nor do they trust Obama-hating media.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 03/01/2013

Woodward on 'threatened': Can't have it both ways

Famous investigative journalist says he wasn't necessarily threatened but also says he received "coded" language for "you better watch out."

By Erik Wemple  |  08:18 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 02/22/2013

Cain sticks up for Limbaugh, gloriously

Herman Cain trumps everyone in segment on America, the economy and Rush Limbaugh.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:37 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/08/2013

Fox News's Hannity: Was Obama AWOL on Benghazi night?

Sean Hannity takes a close look at revelations that President Obama had minimal contact with his top defense official on the night of the Benghazi attack.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Hannity repeats 'real-time' falsehood

Hours after Clinton denies his claim, the Fox News host repeats it.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:33 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Hannity guest protests by covering his ears

Cable news has a moment.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:10 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Crowder files complaint with Michigan state troopers

Steven Crowder, the Fox News contributor who was attacked during the Lansing union protests on Tuesday, has just filed a criminal complaint with the Michigan State Police

By Erik Wemple  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Did Steven Crowder push assailant?

Fox News's "Hannity" features an interesting discussion on the origins of the fight between Fox News contributor Steven Crowder and some other guy.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:19 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Will George Zimmerman regret Hannity interview?

George Zimmerman appeared for an extensive interview on Fox News's "Hannity." Will that appearance undermine the prospects of his defamation suit against NBC Universal?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:18 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Dick Morris issues more excuses

Dick ‘Landslide’ Morris offers more excuses for bad prediction

By Erik Wemple  |  09:35 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Woodward: Romney partisans passed along lame Benghazi tip

Also rates campaign coverage.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:17 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/03/2012

AP stands by its 2007 Obama speech story

Did the Associated Press blow it in 2007 in covering Obama’s Hampton speech?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Hannity praises Woodward book, bashes media, doesn’t notice contradiction

Hannity says he loved Woodward’s book.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Hannity hammers Obama on debt

Sean Hannity doesn’t need conservative guests.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:45 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Palin’s freedom v. ‘free stuff’ line: Viable?

How real is Sarah Palin’s mantra?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:19 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Palin fields Hannity softballs: Mediology, Sept. 10

Hannity asks RNC guy to explain the 4.5-million-job ‘lie’

By Erik Wemple  |  08:57 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Hannity on Akin: Stop the double-standard talk!

Dear Hannity: Akin is a bad example.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Hannity’s Akin-Biden double standard argument: Really?

Just what double standard is Sean Hannity talking about?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:11 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Hannity tells Akin he’s ruining everything

Hannity to Akin: You’re ruining everything.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:47 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Hannity rocks Akin interview: Mediology, Aug. 21

Hannity kills Akin interview, plus other Mediological topics.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:07 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Hannity proves media bias!

He cites ‘glaring difference’ in treatment of candidates

By Erik Wemple  |  09:54 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Media news derivatives: July 19

A roundup of media stories for July 19.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:42 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Media news derivatives: June 13

A roundup of media stories for June 13

By Erik Wemple  |  08:20 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Fox News’s Sean Hannity sniffs ‘manipulative’ polling numbers

Fox analysts see something fishy in polling numbers.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:54 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Media news derivatives: July 10

A roundup of media stories for July 10.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:17 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Neil Munro accounts for his interruption

Daily Caller reporter says he chose wrong moment to ask question.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:02 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Media news derivatives: June 13

Roundup of media stories for June 13

By Erik Wemple  |  08:58 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Media news derivatives: May 23

A roundup of media stories for May 23

By Erik Wemple  |  07:57 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Media news derivatives: May 21

A summary of media stories for May 21

By Erik Wemple  |  08:26 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Hannity crusades for Wright stuff

Hey Sean Hannity: DIY!

By Erik Wemple  |  03:49 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Media news derivatives: May 18

A roundup of media stories for May 18

By Erik Wemple  |  08:26 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Media news derivatives: May 14

A roundup of media stories for May 14.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:09 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Media news derivatives: May 4

What’s happening in the media world?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:05 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Media news derivatives: May 3

What is happening in the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:21 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Media news derivatives: April 19

What’s going on in the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Media news derivatives: April 12

The day’s top media stories, with links.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:42 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Media news derivatives

More and more on the Trayvon Martin case.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:12 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Media news derivatives: March 20

For March 20

By Erik Wemple  |  08:13 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Sarah Palin cannot endorse Newt Gingrich

When asked if she’s a Gingrich backer, she talks about process.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:01 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)