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.

MSNBC Hosts Liberals to Complain About the Right Attacking the Media

July 17th, 2017 5:40 PM
On Sunday's MSNBC special, Trump at 6 Months, a panel stacked with liberals was assembled to discuss the conflict between President Donald Trump and the media. Given the makeup of the panel, it was no surprise that the group concluded that distrust of the media was the fault of right-wingers attacking them for decades, and that the media should continue what they already are doing, rather than…

The Media’s Trump Derangement Syndrome

July 8th, 2017 4:00 PM
The liberal media doesn’t like the President. For that matter some in the conservative media don’t like the President either…yes, that means our friends at National Review and The Weekly Standard and doubtless a few others. There’s plenty of room for honest disagreement. 

Why Is The Huffington Post Afraid of The Washington Post?

June 25th, 2017 7:52 AM
x This week, NewsBusters and other sides noticed that after the death of Otto Warmbier, The Huffington Post edited, but did not take down a controversial article entitled “North Korea Proves Your White Male Privilege Is Not Universal.” Washington Post media blogger Eric Wemple also grew interested in why the HuffPost would keep the Warmbier-bashing piece, when it unpublished a contributor…

CNN Anchor Writes New Novel Where CNN-Style Network Is 'FAIR News'

June 15th, 2017 9:39 PM
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple wrote a profile of CNN New Day anchor Alisyn Camerota that was posted Thursday, but the first eye-catching thing is she has a new novel coming this summer about a morning cable-news anchor working for a CNN-like network with the letters FAIR! CNN boss Jeff Zucker proclaimed without giggling that other networks have "partisans," while CNN only has "…

WashPost Defends AP Freelancer's Sneaky Tactics at N.H. GOP Event

May 25th, 2017 9:51 PM
On Tuesday, Randy Hall at NewsBusters covered how "the Associated Press hired a 'freelancer' -- who turned out to be 'a hardcore left-wing activist' -- to attend a 'closed press' fund-raiser for the GOP in New Hampshire." In other words, the wire service sent Melanie Plenda to the event for the express purpose of crashing it, despite the NHGOP's clear instructions. It turns out that the…

WashPost: Megyn Kelly Replaced by ‘Sexist’ Tucker Carlson

January 5th, 2017 2:55 PM
Well, that didn’t take long. On the very morning it was announced that Tucker Carlson was taking over Megyn Kelly’s timeslot on Fox News, the move was immediately denounced as a win for those women haters at FNC.  Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple, in a Thursday article headlined “Fox News chooses sexist to replace woman who faced sexism,” cited Carlson’s December interview with Teen…

Fall of Fox News Founder Roger Ailes Being Developed as TV Miniseries

October 19th, 2016 6:38 PM
More than 20 years after founding the Fox News Channel on cable television, famous Republican strategist Roger Ailes and his resignation in July after ex-anchor Gretchen Carlson sued him for sexual harassment will be the focus of an upcoming TV miniseries. Liberal Ailes biographer Gabriel Sherman -- whose book The Loudest Voice in the Room will serve as some of the source material for the series…

WashPost's Erik Wemple Panics Over USA Today Un-Endorsement of Trump

September 30th, 2016 10:30 PM
USA Today has never taken sides in a presidential race until they un-endorsed Donald Trump by recommending that people not vote for him. You would think this would make anti-Trump Erik Wemple of the Washington Post very happy. Instead Wemple is now in a panic mode.  It wasn't enough for him that the USA Today editorial board recommended that people do not vote for Trump. What has Wemple really…

NBC News Boss: Brian Williams Lying Is 'Ancient History' Already!

September 28th, 2016 1:04 PM
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple grabbed a quick interview with NBC News president Andrew Lack at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University. Lack predictably talked up Brian Williams and his new show The 11th Hour as "off to a nice start." (As usual, MSNBC is getting thumped in the ratings by O'Reilly Factor reruns.) But Lack tried to claim the serial-exaggeration scandal that…

Clinton Campaign Seeks 'Correction' of AP Tweet on Her Meetings

August 25th, 2016 5:40 PM
In one of the latest developments regarding the Associated Press article that claims more than half of the people who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money to the Clinton Foundation, the Democratic presidential candidate's campaign has called on the AP to change the tweet promoting the article. The initial posting reads: “BREAKING: AP analysis: More than half those…

Erik Wemple Urges MSM to 'Slam Hillary Clinton Over Emails'

July 6th, 2016 12:38 PM
Hey Andrea Mitchell! You are being challenged to ask probing questions of Hillary Clinton in the wake of FBI Director James Comey's scathing report about her State Department emails yesterday. Is it some "vicious rightwinger" calling out Andrea Mitchell? Nope. It is Erik Wemple of the Washington Post who has urged the mainstream media in general, and Andrea Mitchell in particular, to ask Hillary…

Angry Anti-Gun PR Flack Slams 'Trolls' at NewsBusters for Exposing Her

June 26th, 2016 7:49 AM
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple took up a NewsBusters post on Thursday: “NPR issues large correction about stay-at-home mom/gun-control activist.” Wemple wrote “NewsBusters, the very vigilant group that monitors the mainstream media for lefty bias, appears to have pushed NPR toward this step.” But the really jaw-dropping part of the piece was Wemple’s interview with Shannon Watts, the…