Latest from Erik Wemple
  • Opinion

‘60 Minutes’ embraces innuendo in Ron DeSantis story

What happened between Florida's governor and Publix? "60 Minutes" airs "pay-to-play" allegations, with a plume of innuendo.
  • Apr 9, 2021
  • Opinion

John Boehner called Sean Hannity a ‘nut.’ That’s way too kind.

Some candid thoughts from the former House speaker in a Politico book excerpt.
  • Apr 6, 2021
  • Opinion

Sinclair anchor demands $20 million from charity over fraud allegations

The demand stems from a dispute over a plaque commemorating his late son at a Kenyan school.
  • Apr 2, 2021
  • Opinion

Insider trading indictment highlights contacts with Bloomberg reporter

Indictment lists a number of contacts between a reporter and a man indicted for insider trading. Is that a problem?
  • Apr 1, 2021
  • Opinion

Matt Gaetz tries to pull Tucker Carlson into his mess

Can a cable news segment capture something as baroque as the congressman's story?
  • Mar 31, 2021
  • Opinion

Dominion lawsuit outs Fox News’ disinformation campaign

Fox News commonly boasts about it fabulous ratings, its huge audience. In this suit from a voting firm, the network's reach is a liability.
  • Mar 30, 2021
  • Opinion

President Biden’s lame answer on media border access

Pressed on when news organizations could get access to border facilities, the president went all vague and squishy.
  • Mar 26, 2021
  • Opinion

CNN’s Chris Cuomo got special treatment from New York, confirming worst suspicions about media elites

Chris Cuomo's conflict of interest in interviewing Andrew Cuomo was more acute than we knew.
  • Mar 25, 2021
  • Opinion

Sidney Powell will never live down her no-reasonable-person defense

Fox News did it, too, and look what happened.
  • Mar 24, 2021
  • Opinion

Fox News would be in trouble without ‘actual malice’ standard

Reagan appointee Laurence Silberman pens a riff on the leanings of the country's prominent news organizations.
  • Mar 23, 2021