Erik Wemple: CBS


Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Sharyl Attkisson, Web reporter

What Web stories did CBS News take a pass on?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:42 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Sharyl Attkisson’s remarkable PR tour

CBS News says that it publishes stories without ‘fear or favor.’

By Erik Wemple  |  04:03 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Sharyl Attkisson on hacked computers: ‘We’re making progress’

Former CBS News correspondents cites a ‘number of investigations’ on the topic.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:42 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Big-time news orgs send bunch of guys to hammer White House on gender pay equity

Here we go again!

By Erik Wemple  |  06:55 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Sharyl Attkisson paints CBS News as a bunch of cowards

But she doesn’t say who hacked her computers!

By Erik Wemple  |  02:18 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Sharyl Attkisson and CBS News: What happened?

There’s a disconnect in Sharyl Attkisson’s history with CBS News.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:25 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Sharyl Attkisson leaves CBS News [Updated]

Will we ever find out what happened to her computers?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Critic: Networks overplayed Boston Marathon bombings

How do you over-cover an event like that?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Roger Ailes told tall tale about belly dancer, boa constrictor: New book

Just what happened on the Jan. 9, 1968, episode of the Mike Douglas Show?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:24 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Are the U.S. media as transparent as the U.S. government?

Yes, the media has been aggressive in pushing the Obama administration for transparency. But how well do we all live up to the values we demand of others?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 11/26/2013

’60 Minutes’ and Benghazi: Five hard realities

And where is Jeff Fager’s extended holiday vacation?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:22 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 11/26/2013

CBS’s Lara Logan takes leave of absence after erroneous Benghazi report

Internal probe finds that red flags were ignored

By Erik Wemple  |  01:58 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 11/15/2013

CBS News’s under-siege Obamacare story: An explainer

Top Obamacare official ‘kept in the dark’? We’ll see.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:29 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 11/13/2013

CBS News: We ‘accurately’ quoted Obamacare official’s testimony

Outlet stands by reporting on security issues related to Healthcare.gov

By Erik Wemple  |  04:25 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Another CBS News story comes under attack

Just what kind of story does a ‘first look at a partial transcript’ get you?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:53 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/11/2013

’60 Minutes’ apology: Easy does it

Why do “This Morning” viewers get a deeper look at the “60 Minutes” mistake?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Benghazi: First, ’60 Minutes.’ Next, Fox News?

Reviewing Fox’s Benghazi coverage, with a newly critical eye.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:38 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 11/08/2013

’60 Minutes’ becomes the latest media victim of Benghazi

Benghazi, a bad story for the media.

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

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Fox News clears up CBS News story about perils of Obamacare

Host Greta Van Susteren digs into the dynamics of old plans and new plans.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:19 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Three Fox News shows called Fla. Obamacare detractor

Woman who faces a spike in health-insurance payments will be a celeb soon.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:03 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Stephen Colbert satirizes Bill O’Reilly’s ‘Killing Jesus’ motivation

One remark by the Fox News host is working miracles for his book.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:20 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 09/27/2013

CBS News’s Sharyl Attkisson (sort of) revisits computer intrusions

Does a piece for CBSNews.com distinguishing between permitted privacy intrusions and ‘illegal’ ones mean more is to come?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:44 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 09/24/2013

CBS News’s Sharyl Attkisson: Hacking investigation ‘progressing’

Reporter says that she had ‘help” in figuring out that her computers had been compromised.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:03 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Navy Yard shooting: News outlets retract name of suspect

Retractions are flying in the aftermath of another mass shooting.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:33 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 09/04/2013

CBS News’s Attkisson: ‘no new news’ on computer breaches

Answers, please!

By Erik Wemple  |  12:20 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 08/29/2013

White House’s Earnest: It’s an on-the-record briefing!

White House official schools reporters in the relative merits of anonymous and on-the-record sourcing. Anything wrong with that?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:49 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Sharyl Attkisson's computer: The mystery persists

Back in June, Attkisson said she thought she knew who had intruded on her computers. OK, so how about telling us about it?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:05 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Sharyl Attkisson's computer: The enduring mystery

Waiting for word on a modern media whodunnit.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Sharyl Attkisson's computer: Status quo

CBS News reporter said early last week that she thinks she knows the source of her computer intrusions. Will she tell us?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:36 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Sharyl Attkisson's computer: What's next?

It's unclear if CBS News is waiting to drop another big disclosure or if it's hoping this story will just go away.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:37 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 06/17/2013

CBS News's Attkisson: Computers woke up at night

Strange nocturnal activity, says Attkisson, tipped her off to intrusions.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:48 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Sharyl Attkisson's computer: What could have prompted breaches?

Would a U.S. government operative let Sharyl Attkisson know that her computer was being accessed?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:55 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 06/14/2013

CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson's computer

Investigation reveals data "exfiltration" as well as "methods to remove all possible indications of unauthorized activity."

By Erik Wemple  |  10:28 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 05/31/2013

CBS News's Sharyl Attkisson decries "malicious-toned" post

Reporter declined to be interviewed prior to publication, then complained about the piece's tone. Can we ban that practice?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:57 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Sharyl Attkisson and her 'compromised' computers

Why would a journalist announce a story before it's ready?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:07 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Benghazi: What keeps this story alive?

So what keeps the story alive for the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:03 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Benghazi hearing: State Department issues 'fact-check'!

How the Benghazi story will occupy mediaspace for a full week.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:38 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Gosnell coverage linchpin: Network TV news

The Gosnell media critique would be nowhere without the much-talked-about network "blackout."

By Erik Wemple  |  02:42 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Major Garrett's Twitter account melts down

Did a message intended as private go public?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:27 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Schieffer pushes Graham on nominee-blocking

Bob Schieffer demands clarity from Sen. Lindsey Graham about blocking confirmations.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:17 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Super Bowl blackout: CBS News nails exclusive from NFL control room

CBS News captures fascinating video of the NFL control room right when the blackout occurs.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Super Bowl 2013: CBS Sports and the patriotic lapel

CBS Sports's football crew is finishing up 12 seasons with patriotic lapel pins.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:42 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Kroft on Obama-Clinton interview: 30 minutes not enough!

Steve Kroft says that 30 minutes didn't afford him time to get into sufficient detail with President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 01/22/2013

CBS's John Dickerson pushes back at conservative critics

His column, he protests, was a piece of political analysis, not advice to the president.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:43 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 11/06/2012

CBS News refuses to find fault with its Libya clip

News executive defends network’s handling of Obama’s ‘60 Minutes’ discussion of Benghazi.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:26 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 11/05/2012

A CBS News Obama-Libya scandal? Certainly.

A CBS scandal on Obama and Libya? Absolutely.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:50 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 10/29/2012

Hurricane Sandy’s ‘rogue wave’ attacks CBS reporter

Time to rethink the live shot?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:58 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/20/2012

NBC News and Obama redistribution video: Trust but verify

NBC News, not accepting human authentication

By Erik Wemple  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Obama-rooting reporters?

May reporters discuss questions before a press conference?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 08/24/2012

State-level Romney aide imposed conditions, Denver reporter says

Denver TV reporter substantiates Romney campaign’s claim.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:23 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Networks hype Akin, with good reason: Mediology, Aug. 23

Are the networks giving too much attention to Akin?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 07/16/2012

CBS’s Schieffer says Romney campaign took clip ‘out of context’

Romney camp makes good use of clip from CBS’s Bob Schieffer.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:55 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  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 05:48 PM ET, 05/17/2012

What’s wrong with the CBS/New York Times poll?

Obama reelection official blasts NYT poll; NYT blasts back.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:48 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Why did ABC News let Obama choose his interviewer?

Should ABC News have told the White House, ‘Hey, we’ll decide who does the interview’?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:04 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Mike Wallace almost didn’t make it

CBS honcho plucked him at last minute.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:41 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Rick Santorum campaign suspended: How news outlets sourced it

How news outlets sourced their breaking news.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:05 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Mike Wallace: Not a journalist?

Was Mike Wallace a journalist, or just a TV personality?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:59 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Media news derivatives: Feb. 24

For Feb. 24

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 02/22/2012

News orgs tread cautiously on Syria

Will risk of reporting in war zone justify getting the story directly?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 02/01/2012

News media derivatives: Feb. 1

For Feb. 1.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:26 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Should CBS have disclosed Cantor contribution?

Any problem with that?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:07 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 01/27/2012

CBS, blogger/aggregator do the right thing

Adam Jacobi, formerly of CBS, handles dismissal like a pro.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:38 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)