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Erik Wemple

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Recent articles by Erik:

The Mueller report: How long can cable news talk about a document it doesn’t have?

Don't ask. → Read More

The NRA is still peeved about CNN’s Parkland town hall

The high-profile event this week received a prestigious award, reigniting a year-old debate. → Read More

Why the ‘grown men’ of Fox News are obsessed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Why are they so, so interested in her? → Read More

CNN’s Dana Bash empowers Kellyanne Conway

A puffy series finds its undoing in a reviled White House aide. → Read More

A Bernie Sanders devotee makes a bumpy transition from commentator to campaign aide

The question remains: When David Sirota was bashing other Democrats in the media, was he acting as a journalist or as a Sanders adviser? → Read More

Donna Brazile: ‘I consider myself a pundit’

Who even says such a thing? → Read More

Ted Koppel: Post, NYT have ‘decided...Trump is bad for the United States'

Former ABC News icon is nostalgic for the old days of 'objective' media. → Read More

Alongside Brazilian president, Trump hails 'fake news’ bond

In a joint news conference with Brazilian president, Trump cites his rhetorical home base. → Read More

Fox News struggles to preserve the profits of hatred

Note the stealth suspension of Jeanine Pirro. → Read More

Donna Brazile and Fox News need each other

Brazile needs a gig and platform; Fox needs a strong liberal voice so that it can keep trying to cast itself as a purveyor of fair-and-balanced coverage. → Read More

Iraqi ambassador: Tucker Carlson ignorant of history

A little counterpoint from a man whose job it is to defend one constituency slammed by an out-of-control Fox news host. → Read More

Media Matters president apologizes for offensive statements on old blog

Does this episode reveal secret truths about today’s media and politics? → Read More

Tucker Carlson’s lie of the week

So, 'anyone' can come on the show, huh? → Read More

The invisible CEO of Fox News

What does Suzanne Scott say about these latest outrages? → Read More

Tucker Carlson’s valiant stand in favor of ‘dissent’

But just what sort of dissent is he sticking up for? → Read More

Defenders of Tucker Carlson decry ‘hit piece’ by Media Matters

That hit piece is actually the words of Tucker Carlson. → Read More

Fox News couldn’t care less that Tucker Carlson is a misogynist

Fox News, too, knew all about it — or, at the least, should have. → Read More

Don’t worry, folks: Fox News is ‘addressing’ the matter

Well, how else would a matter be addressed? → Read More

Fox News’s Chris Wallace embraces false equivalence

The complaints about the DNC decision not to do a debate with Fox News drag on. → Read More

On Sarah Isgur controversy, CNN equivocates, waffles, embarrasses itself and retreats

News comes down on a Friday afternoon that the former Justice Department spokesperson will be a political analyst, not an editor. → Read More