WaPo's Wemple Asks CNN Retract Claim Steele Dossier Was Corroborated

November 14th, 2021 4:39 PM

The main source of the Steele dossier hyped by CNN and much of the media has been indicted for lying to the FBI so Erik Wemple of the Washington Post wonders if CNN will correct the record about their claim that the dossier was corroborated.

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WashPost's Wemple Calls Out CNN's Trashing of Joe Rogan

October 25th, 2021 9:30 AM

In a piece posted on Thursday evening, Washington Post media reporter Erik Wemple called out CNN for the liberal news network's refusal to admit that they misinformed viewers in claiming that podcast host Joe Rogan used "horse dewormer" to treat his COVID infection.

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JEALOUS? Brian Stelter Bemoans 'Fire Starter' Tucker Carlson's Ratings

March 15th, 2021 5:08 PM

CNN’s least talented anchor, Brian Stelter, dedicated more than ten minutes of Sunday’s Reliable Sources arguing that Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson is the “new Donald Trump.” In an awkward fit of rage and demonstrable jealousy over Carlson’s unprecedented ratings, Stelter denigrated both Fox News personnel and viewers. The unhinged host accused Carlson of rewriting…

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Watch CNN Be Blasted for ‘Love-a-Thons’ With Cuomo: ‘a Real Black Eye'

March 15th, 2021 4:01 PM

Finally, someone went on CNN to call out the hack network for doing the bidding of Democrat Andrew Cuomo, brother of Democratic network host Chris Cuomo. Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple told Brian Stelter on Sunday to his face that the network offered “love-a-thons” with the now-scandal-ridden governor, calling them a “real black eye” for CNN. 

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Politico Staff Have Hissy Fit Over Shapiro Guest-Writer Spot

January 14th, 2021 10:05 PM

Well, it appeared as though Politico chief political correspondent Tim Alberta was blowing a lot of smoke. Because after the magazine’s editors signed Daily Wire founder and conservative leader Ben Shapiro to guest-write for Politico’s Playbook on Thursday, a large portion of the staff revolted.

Column: Manipulating Steele's Dossier of Disinformation

April 22nd, 2020 6:47 AM
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple recently issued the 13th article in a series on the partisan liberal media promoting the Clinton-funded “dossier” assembled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele. Newly declassified notes from the report of Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz reveal Steele’s “findings” were part of a Russian disinformation…

NPR Touts Donations Amid Impeachment-Related Dust-Up with Pompeo

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February 3rd, 2020 9:26 AM
Liberal NPR is getting some great PR during impeachment regarding its recent spat with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The outlet recently boasted an increase in donations as a result of the whole kerfuffle.

WashPost Melts Down Over 'Vile' McSally's 'Vicious Outburst' At CNN

January 17th, 2020 10:48 AM
The only thing the media hates more than a Democrat getting humiliated by the right is when the media gets humiliated by the right. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) sparked a media meltdown Thursday morning after calling CNN reporter Manu Raju a “liberal hack.” That afternoon, The Washington Post rushed to Raju’s rescue with an overwrought opinion piece attacking McSally, saying…

WashPost Media Blogger Hits Maddow for 'Rooting' for Dubious Dossier

December 29th, 2019 7:03 AM
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple has been a fierce critic of Fox News in the Trump era. So it’s notable that he’s done six pieces on the collapse of the Steele dossier, and no article drew more notice than this one: “Rachel Maddow rooted for the Steele dossier to be true. Then it fell apart.”

Study: WashPost Twitter Page Bored to Death by Senate IG Hearing

December 12th, 2019 8:52 AM
Two weeks ago, we reported that looking at one day of The Washington Post's main Twitter page during an impeachment-hearing day in the House underlined the Post's impeachment obsession: Seventy of their 183 tweets and retweets (38 percent) were focused on impeachment. They promoted ten video tweets from the House attempt to remove Trump. But in the 24 hours of December 11, the IG…
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Seriously? Brian Stelter: 'We're Just Stating the Truth'

October 22nd, 2019 10:19 AM

Stop the presses! CNN’s Brian Stelter, wants you to know that he reports on the facts and nothing but the facts. Of course, in reality this assertion could not be farther from the truth, but the host made the claim regardless on Sunday’s Reliable Sources.

Media Writers Downplay MAJOR Angle in Biden's Demand for a Rudy TV Ban

September 30th, 2019 8:22 AM
On Sunday night, the media reporters rushed to cover a letter from the Biden campaign demanding that Rudy Giuliani be banned from network television interviews. CNN's Brian Stelter, Politico's Michael Calderone, and Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple all wrote full-length articles on this letter without noting or downplaying an obvious point: while Giuliani was all over the Sunday…

WashPost Demands Ryan, CNN Address 'Hypocrisy' on Press Access

August 23rd, 2019 9:27 AM
Well you don’t see this happen very often. The Washington Post hammered CNN Thursday, for shamelessly ignoring an ugly story involving their political analyst, April Ryan. After her bodyguard was charged with assaulting a journalist, whom Ryan ejected from an event she was speaking at, even her liberal peers had enough. Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple bluntly demanded Ryan, address…

Stelter on Hyping Avenatti as White House Timber: 'I Own That Comment'

May 24th, 2019 3:50 PM
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple tried to comb through the wreckage of Michael Avenatti, liberal cable news sensation-turned-potential crook, and asked CNN and MSNBC for comment. Brian Stelter acknowledged he was wrong to take Avenatti seriously as a presidential contender: "I own that comment." Rachel Maddow defended her "coverage" of the sleazy lawyer despite the…