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 shows,…
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 the…
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 fact that "Avenatti…
WashPost's Wemple Uses Event for Media Kids to Trash Sanders & Co.
April 25th, 2019 11:23 PM
The White House held a kind of Fake News briefing on Thursday for the children of White House correspondents and White House employees on Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. That sounds cool for the kids, but Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple used the occasion to trash Sarah Sanders & Co., and their failure to host press briefings in 2019.
Outraged, Anti-Trump Reporters Were Silent Over Obama’s Press Attacks
May 12th, 2018 4:00 PM
According to a new Media Research Center study, 90 percent of the President’s coverage in 2018 has been negative. However, that hasn’t stopped journalists about whining about the President limiting press freedom. What happened when Barack Obama actually did that? Nothing.
Hypocritical CNN Fights in Court to Keep Editorial Standards Secret
May 10th, 2018 6:34 PM
CNN’s slogan may be “The Most Trusted Name in News,” but the cable TV channel is not so trusting when it comes to letting other people know the internal editorial standards the network uses when reporting the news. In fact, CNN is embroiled in a court struggle while trying to keep those guidelines a secret, according to an article posted on Monday by Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple.…
Bozell & Graham Column: The Grinchy Washington Post
December 30th, 2017 7:40 AM
Liberals at The Washington Post didn’t seem to have a Merry Christmas this year. They were seriously unhappy that anyone would utter the “lie” that President Trump made it safe to say “Merry Christmas” after eight years of the Obamas sending out White House “Happy Holidays” cards. But the Post also promoted an author saying "there is no Jesus, there is no God"...unlike promoting the idea Muhammad…
Seriously? CNN Blames Gym Thief for Cooper Account Attacking Trump
December 13th, 2017 8:19 PM
Late Wednesday afternoon, CNN muddied the waters by blaming a New York City gym hacker/thief on a bizarre series of events that started earlier in the day when Anderson Cooper’s Twitter account called President Trump a “[p]athetic loser.” The freak incident furthered what’s been a difficult week for the network after Friday’s flawed Trump/WikiLeaks story that yielded zero punishment because, well…
Trump 'Forced' FCC Chairman to Defend First Amendment?
October 18th, 2017 11:30 PM
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple was published in the newspaper on Wednesday on how Trump “forced” Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai to defend the First Amendment. So do Pai's words somehow demonstrate he had to respond to passionate liberal outrage? Or do Pai's words underline that this entire controversy was the cliched nothingburger? Pick B.
WashPost Objects to Spicer Saying Media's 'Largely a Liberal Group'
September 21st, 2017 10:34 AM
Former Trump press secretary Sean Spicer granted an interview to Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple, which naturally focused on Wemple’s loathing of Team Trump’s media-bashing – which usually ignores Team Media’s relentless Trump-bashing.
WashPost Media Critic: 'NBC News Whiffed on Russiagate Story'
September 3rd, 2017 4:34 PM
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple spends a lot of his time lamenting the pro-Trump tilt of Fox News, but on Friday, he faulted NBC News for “whiffing” on a Russiagate story that quickly unraveled. MSNBC was breaking its news, and it was quickly broken into a mess.
NY Times Won't Take Responsibility for Its Error on Climate 'Scoop'
August 10th, 2017 7:27 AM
In April of 2004, New York Times White House correspondent Elisabeth Bumiller rudely challenged President George W. Bush: “Two and a half years later, do you feel any personal responsibility for September 11?” Bumiller is now the paper’s Washington bureau chief, and she can’t even take personal responsibility when her newspaper falls flat on its factual face. The Times is under fire for its un-…
Liberal Media Mock Breitbart for Exposing NY Times Reporter's Emails
August 8th, 2017 8:32 PM
Breitbart’s being mocked by “mainstream” media figures on Twitter for reporting on emails New York Times environment reporter/activist Coral Davenport sent to sympathetic fellow greens at the Environmental Protection Agency to produce hard-hitting reports on Trump’s EPA boss Scott Pruitt.