ErikWemple

ErikWemple


Washington Post media critic. I love family, journalism, pushups. Girl Scout Troop Cookie Manager--2018-19 cookie season. Tips welcome: erik.wemple@washpost.com

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@Sulliview  @davidfolkenflikT  @TomDreisbachh  @briansteltere  @oliverdarcy  only thing that'd faze Fox News would be a prolonged ratings drop. Their killer audience numbers have been their chest-beating roar for two decades. Good question, though.

Politico has released a statement on the backlash against using @benshapiro  as a guest-writer for Playbook. It says, "we rise above partisanship and ideological warfare."

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On CNN, John King just finished saying that if only the president had respected the electoral process, the recounts, the court decisions, etc., then we wouldn't be where we are now. True, but then again: When has this president respected *anything*?

A Houston radio station has suspended "The Daily" from its airwaves over the way that the New York Times handled the "Caliphate" collapse.

Just chatted with a pair of @politico  staffers who dissent from the prevailing outrage over the @benshapiro  guest-hosting gig. They say they didn't speak up on the call because the sentiment is so heated and one-sided.

Joe Scarborough: ‘We made the same mistake that people made during Hitler’s rise’:

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New York Times newsroom lawyer David McCraw delivers this response to @seanhannity  request for retraction and apology related to @nytimes  coverage: "No." Addressed to Hannity lawyer Charles Harder:

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A CNN spox just told me that Miles Taylor will remain a contributor despite lying to Anderson Cooper. CNN cannot have it both ways -- slamming Trump for his lies, yet condoning a very big and blatant one by its own contributor.

Intercept EIC Betsy Reed sent me this statement regarding the departure of @ggreenwald , saying there's a "fundamental disagreement over the role of editors in the production of journalism and the nature of censorship."

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We are in the midst of one of the great experiments in human history: How long can cable news talk about a document that it doesn't have?

Counsel for the publisher of has sent this reply to legal threats from Roy Moore camp:

Fareed Zakaria says on CNN that this will be remembered as the day that the United States "resigned as the leader of the free world."

Just as Trump finishes at CPAC, WaPo Executive Editor Marty Baron releases statement standing by nine-source story:

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Memo is a big win for the in that it confirms the Papadopoulos issue 'triggered' the FBI investigation, as the newspaper reported in late December:

In suspending David Wright, ABC News has handed Project Veritas a scalp; exposed its ignorance regarding journalism ethics; screwed a longtime correspondent; and botched the distinction between opinion and bias.

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