Erik Wemple: President Obama


Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 04/23/2014

HuffPost Live host: When can we stop reporting on Donald Trump comments?

Hmmm, I wonder!

By Erik Wemple  |  05:44 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Megyn Kelly: Fox News is ‘only place people can go right now for fair and balanced news’

In defending Fox News, she utters something self-contradictory.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:18 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Fox Newser on Obamacare: White House is ‘straight up lying about these numbers’

And other critiques of Obamacare, from the best in that business.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:04 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  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 12:07 PM ET, 03/12/2014

MSNBC host Ed Schultz botches defiant Obamacare enrollment prediction

Number reaches 4.2 million by March 1, 800,000 short of his projected figure.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/12/2014

New York Post plays up President Obama, pink

Juxtaposition just too delicious for a tab.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Fox News completes demographic coup for Obamacare

If President Obama does something hip and cheeky, Fox News is certain to swarm.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:59 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Tour rips President Obama for stressing ‘personal responsibility’

Another ‘Cyclist’ hitting from the left

By Erik Wemple  |  06:31 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly is NOT taking credit for White House youth initiative

No, he just ‘chided’ the president about doing more on the issue of black youth.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly calls on Panetta to testify (again) on Benghazi

As an ‘American,’ mind you -- not as a ‘broadcaster’

By Erik Wemple  |  10:07 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 02/14/2014

The Hill punctures Politico Magazine story on Obama-Sebelius meetings

Two publications reach different conclusions on President Obama’s meetings with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:48 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Barkley interview clip proves President Obama can talk sports with the best of them (Zzzzz)

Obama says that LeBron James “has a chance to be as good as anybody.“

By Erik Wemple  |  03:05 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Obama’s ‘transparency’ claim takes a hit in press-freedom rankings

A drop in press freedoms, according to a watchdog group.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 02/10/2014

ABC News’s ‘This Week’ relied on conservative super PAC for polling data

Is it okay for a news program to cite polling sponsored by a partisan group?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:00 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Glenn Greenwald and the U.S. ‘assassination’ program

A disagreement on anti-terrorism terminology.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:06 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly and the glory of ideological media

Don’t like the O’Reilly interview? What would you prefer?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:37 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly schooled by President Obama on vouchers

Fox News host encountered a bit of static over his support for vouchers and gave up.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:26 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 02/02/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly aces Obama interview

O’Reilly pulls out the I’m-a-taxpayer line on Obamacare, to excellent effect.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:21 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 01/29/2014

CNN’s Tapper agitated for Obama interview for almost a year

Anchor has no idea precisely what convinced the White House to say yes.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:19 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Fox News tackles gender pay equity!

Host references a ‘little special handout’ for women.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/29/2014

State of the Union 2014: MSNBC, Fox News watched entirely different speeches

On one network, the speech was ‘masterful’; on another, ‘oversold’

By Erik Wemple  |  10:45 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Fox News slams President Obama for anti-conservative complaint

Segment feels like a fact-check. Mostly true!

By Erik Wemple  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 01/23/2014

A question for Bill O’Reilly’s interview with President Obama

Three years ago, President Obama made a dubious claim to Bill O’Reilly. Will the Fox News host confront him?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:54 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Benghazi: More ‘stand down’ fallout for Fox News

Senate Intelligence committee delivers more cold water for Oct. 2012 “scoop.“

By Erik Wemple  |  03:25 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 12/11/2013

AP staffer bemoans ‘Obama’s Orwellian Image Control’

Says ‘information-savvy citizens’ should look at where their content is coming from.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:05 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Politico Magazine pushes reportorial envelope on Obamacare

What good is a White House schedule, anyhow?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:10 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Fox News, advocate for the uninsured

The network shows concern about people who may end up without a health safety net come January.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:13 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Jon Stewart of ‘The Daily Show’ skewers media’s HealthCare.gov-Katrina comparisons

HealthCare.gov vs. Katrina: The showdown.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:31 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 PM ET, 10/30/2013

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz scolds ‘mainstream media’ for tilted Obamacare coverage

Host sees a slam on news outlets in the remarks of the president.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:27 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 10/16/2013

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough does it again: Repeats Obamacare ‘exemption’ falsehood

How many times does this guy want to do this?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:07 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly rips ABC News and CNN for inadequate coverage of military

Other outlets’ coverage of military death benefits comes in for a shellacking on Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:56 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Rush Limbaugh fan disses Obamacare

Sarah Braun of Norwalk, Iowa, looks like a logical fan of Obamacare. She’s not.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Off-the-record White House meeting: What does it mean?

Can you acknowledge the mere existence of an off-the-record session with the president?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:57 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Obama’s off-the-record meeting with journos: Where’s the ‘honor’?

How much of an honor is it to get spun?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:19 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 10/08/2013

At Obama’s press conference, where’s the accountability?

Yes, a preoccupation with the shutdown-debt limit is understandable. But don’t let the boss get away without addressing problems with his signature issue.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:41 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 10/08/2013

GOP congressman rips MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell

Obamacare equality is a big rhetorical point on cable news these days.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:39 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 10/08/2013

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough repeats Congress-Obamacare-exemption falsehood

The temptations of this proven falsehood prove too much for “Morning Joe” principal.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:51 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 10/07/2013

‘Fox & Friends’ fails on Obama-Muslim museum connection: No surprise here

‘Fox & Friends’ host says it ‘won’t happen again.’ Okay, but something similarly atrocious probably will.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:24 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 09/24/2013

MSNBC host says Republicans sacrifice national health for political gain

Those who die from bad health care, says Krystal Ball, will have served the goal of harming President Obama.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:09 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly predicts doom for Obama: Deja vu!

He may not recover! This is big trouble for the president!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Poll: Syria eclipses other issues for media consumers

But we don't know how it ranks vis-a-vis twerking.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:42 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 07/20/2013

Should the Justice Department drop its subpoena of James Risen?

Justice Department guidelines insist that testimony from journalists be essential to the case at hand. Does James Risen's case meet that standard?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:54 PM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Obama race talk: Chuck Todd blasts 'some portions of cable news' (not MSNBC)

To what could he possibly have been referring?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:29 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Obama, terrorists and Tea Partyers: Fantasy version

A "quote" from President Obama turns out to be too good to be true.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:03 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Fox News, give Sarah Palin some light!

Contributor contributes from the shadows in recent interview.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:03 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 06/26/2013

MSNBC airs call from President Obama to Prop 8 plaintiffs

A huddle forms as the president says, "We're proud of you guys."

By Erik Wemple  |  11:40 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 06/22/2013

Obama birthplace mistake: Yahoo! News declines comment

This is one mistake that Yahoo! News needs to explain.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:51 AM ET, 06/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Geraldo Rivera's hilarious take on Michael Hastings

Just who took down Stanley McChrystal?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:24 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 06/07/2013

President Obama: 'I don't welcome leaks'

President Obama places trust in professionals running data-mining operations in the U.S. government, expresses an obvious distaste for leaks.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:46 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Fox News's Andrea Tantaros calls Erik Wemple Blog a "little dweeb"

But she was just kidding.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:59 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Where's the transparency, Holder?

Years ago, President Obama promised that agencies would conduct regulatory business in the light of day. Perhaps these Justice Department-media meetings are just an exception.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:33 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Obama will be worse than Nixon on press freedom: Former NYT lawyer

Former lawyer for the New York Times says that the president wants to "criminalize the reporting of national security information."

By Erik Wemple  |  11:42 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 05/20/2013

The REAL problem with ABC News's Benghazi story

And it has nothing to do with the summarized e-mails.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:45 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Fox News's Chris Wallace picks over carcass of Benghazi issue

What was Obama doing on the night of Benghazi? That's perhaps the issue's last frontier.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:12 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 05/17/2013

AP subpoena: Who says 550 interviews is enough?

Who gets to decide when the government has exhausted investigative alternatives short of snooping into journalists' phone records. The government.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:45 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 05/16/2013

President Obama on allegations of overreach in AP case: No comment!

Time to take another look at the possibility of a media shield law, says the president.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:02 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Fox Newsers nominate themselves for Benghazi awards

Surely Fox News has done a lot of reporting on Benghazi. Does that mean it deserves some big award?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:56 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  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 06:28 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Boston Globe scores interview with Obama elbower

Media descended on guy who elbowed the president in a basketball game. "I left," he tells the Boston Globe.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:28 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  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 01:55 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Fox News's Karl Rove won't let go of election night

Why is he so eager to summon memories of a bad evening for him?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:55 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly raises specter of American 'depression'

Had enough of Bill O'Reilly on federal spending? Then don't tune in this week.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:56 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  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 09:13 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly: Relevance via screaming?

When Bill O'Reilly shouts, people link.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:13 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 02/25/2013

MSNBC's Gibbs: Breaking news

Why did MSNBC/NBC bring on Robert Gibbs? News.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:50 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Obama: Eject media so we can take questions

What happened to the most transparent administration ever?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:08 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Maddow: Citizens and press corps not in step

Rachel Maddow sees gulf between interests of regular folks and the interests of the White House press corps.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:09 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 PM ET, 02/12/2013

State of the Union: President Obama pledges counterterrorism transparency.

"Even more transparent" with the public on counterterrorism policy?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:43 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Obama, Panetta and Benghazi: No big deal?

President Obama didn't have much direct communication with his defense secretary throughout the long night of the Benghazi attack. Should the media care?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:48 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Clinton's concussion, Obama's skeet shooting and the limits of skepticism

Let there be no mistake: If the president says he did something sometime under some circumstance, the media expect photos.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:30 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 02/01/2013

New Republic scores with gun question

A lesson from the New Republic's interview with President Obama: Simple questions make news.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:08 AM 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 07:48 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Bill O'Reilly predicts unproductive second term for Obama

What did the Fox News host predict about the first one?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:48 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Inauguration 2013: A media challenge -- what did Boehner say?

Just what did John Boehner say privately at the inaugural lunch?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:55 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Inauguration 2013: New York Times tries to read president and first lady

It attempts to calibrate how the first couple has changed over the past four years. Not so much?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:57 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Inauguration 2013: Fox News's takeaway from Obama speech

Fox News shows its way with headlines in summing up the president's second inaugural address.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:26 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 01/21/2013

An Obama second term defies O'Reilly book

Ace political commentator, in "Pinheads and Patriots," saw numerous reasons why the president would be a private citizen these days.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:35 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 01/21/2013

Fox News plays victim

Fox News wonders why Fox News doesn't get more questions at presidential press conferences. Conclusion: It's because Fox News is too tough.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:28 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 01/14/2013

President Obama credits power of conservative media

President Obama delivers a nice compliment to the conservative media.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:24 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Tapper: Columbine inspired question to Obama

Jake Tapper asks President Obama a question: "Where have you been" on gun control?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:42 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 11/15/2012

O’Reilly criticizes Obama presser

O’Reilly understates lameness of Obama press conference.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:52 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Karl Rove, read Nate Silver

Memo to Karl Rove: Read Nate Silver’s archive.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:38 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Presidential debate: Romney and fact-checkers continue mud-wrestling over ‘apology tour’

The mud-wrestling match between Romney and the fact-checkers over ‘apology’

By Erik Wemple  |  10:39 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Conservative media, making MSM look brilliant

MSM should thank conservative media for the good PR.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:36 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Fox News exposes itself

Look in the mirror, Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:53 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Fox News’s Andrea Tantaros: How many people need to die before media gets tough?

Andrea Tantaros says a single conglomerate dominates U.S. newspapers.

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

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Daily Show satirizes Obama’s Libya comments

Jon Stewart takes aim at administration’s Libya accounting.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:11 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 09/28/2012

RNC issues e-mail blast for story critical of RNC

Why did GOP e-mail blast ABC story?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:01 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Are Obama’s reporters as feisty as Romney’s?

The media sift through the contradictions in the aftermath of the Libya attack.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  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 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 10:43 AM ET, 09/20/2012

‘Fox & Friends’ botches something else

Fox News should have killed ‘Fox & Friends’ by now.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:43 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  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 09:16 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Obama on Letterman: President avoids debt number

Letterman wonders what the national debt figure is; Obama whiffs.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:16 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 09/18/2012

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien: We’re ‘required to fact-check’

CNN anchor says of insta-fact-checking: ‘You’re responsible.’

By Erik Wemple  |  05:28 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Romney and Obama: Open your fundraisers

Why are politicians keeping the media out of big-money fundraisers?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:15 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Kurtz: Romney gaffe coverage ‘overshadowed’ Benghazi tragedy

Kurtz: Media’s pounding on Romney went too far.

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Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Bill Bennett proposes new fact-checking, media-bashing formula

Speakers hammer media as conservatives gather in Washington

By Erik Wemple  |  04:10 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Scarborough: Romney didn’t ‘allow’ immediate accountability coverage

Romney apparently got in the way in the aftermath of embassy attacks.

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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 07:04 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Fact-checkers say no to Romney ‘apology’ claims

Obama isn’t apologizing for America.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:04 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 09/11/2012

‘Fox & Friends’ to correct themselves

How do you correct a bogus ‘Fox & Friends’ graphic?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:46 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Obama, Biden provide grist for fact-checkers

Biden, Obama slipped up on a few facts, checkers say.

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Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Bill O’Reilly issues nonpartisan expression of partisanship

Bill O’Reilly, neutral guy.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Obama White House manipulating local reporters? Mediology Aug. 22

What’s going down in the ideologically driven media world?

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

Hannity rocks Akin interview: Mediology, Aug. 21

Hannity kills Akin interview, plus other Mediological topics.

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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Why not make ‘Entertainment Tonight’ the official White House media organ?

Let’s just make ‘ET’ the official White House press organ.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:45 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Touré and MSNBC — cheating viewers

MSNBC starts a controversy, then backs out in 12 seconds.

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

Media news derivatives: Aug. 17

A roundup of media stories for Aug. 17.

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Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Obama blames media

Sorry, Mr. President, but don’t hang this one on the media.

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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Obamas, ET: All smiles!

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Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 08/15/2012

CNN’s O’Brien, Sununu wring fun from Medicare

A document-heavy, wonky beatdown.

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Posted at 08:39 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Fox News anchor on ‘intolerance day’

Shepard Smith, with another pro-gay marriage stance?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:39 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Has ‘Fox & Friends’ gone rogue again?

“Fox & Friends” — going rogue again?

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Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Sarah Palin, in health-care Facebook messages, shows her media bona fides

Palin displays her bona fides in Facebook post.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:02 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  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.

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Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Neil Munro won’t answer questions about his questions

Why won’t Neil Munro answer questions about his questions?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:01 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Fox’s Megyn Kelly disses Euroquestions

Fox’s Megyn Kelly says media is wasting opportunities with questions about Europe

By Erik Wemple  |  09:54 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Politico’s media criticism, exposed

Second installment in a series on Politico’s media criticism.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:22 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  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

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

Hannity crusades for Wright stuff

Hey Sean Hannity: DIY!

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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.

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Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Brokaw ‘not crazy’ about Obama-ABC thing

Not crazy about Obama-ABC thing.

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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 12:11 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Fox’s Shepard Smith, leaning conservative on gay marriage

Fox’s straight hard-news coverage tilts conservative on gay marriage.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:11 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 05/10/2012

CNN’s O’Brien jousts with Tony Perkins on gay marriage

Soledad O’Brien battles it out with Tony Perkins on gay marriage.

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Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/26/2012

CNN’s Dana Loesch revives the ‘madrassa’ story

Hold on, aren’t we done with the whole ‘madrassa’ thing?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Fox News, Steve Doocy and the ‘silver spoon’ smirk

Time for an explanation of dressed up quote on Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Ted Nugent in Washington Times: ‘I stand by my statements’

Nugent stands by his statements in column.

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Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Study: Fox blames Obama for high gas prices

Study says yes

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Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 03/19/2012

News media derivatives: March 19

For March 19

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Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 03/14/2012

AP (usually) wants administration officials on the record

Except when they’re giving us scoops.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:18 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/13/2012

On Fox, three men slam Obama

Next channel?

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Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Breitbart’s last scoop: Obama participated in a panel discussion!

Obama appeared on a panel discussion!

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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 02/28/2012

O’Reilly laments media’s alleged bias on gas prices

Depends on where you look

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Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/24/2012

O’Reilly sees an uninformed electorate

With highly unsophisticated comment

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Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Media news derivatives: Feb. 14

For Feb. 14

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Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 02/10/2012

President Obama crafts a more effective ‘no comment’

President gets innovative with a media stiff-arm

By Erik Wemple  |  05:20 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)