Erik Wemple, Washington Post

Erik Wemple

Washington Post

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Erik:

If Trump’s ‘walls are closing in,’ they’re moving very slowly

The term has had an extensive run in Washington punditry under Trump. → Read More

‘Prayer rugs’ at the border! Trump tweets flimsy Washington Examiner scare story.

Where's the evidence? → Read More

Beware the permanent exclusive

When that investigative scoop is yours alone, forever. → Read More

Parody Washington Post indulges resistance fantasy

Trump leaves the government, says lead story, which is adorned with all the trappings of a real Washington Post. → Read More

‘Inflammatory statements’: NBC News stumbles over Steve King, ‘racist’ comments

Guidance preached avoiding the term in characterizing King's comments. It didn't go over well. → Read More

William Barr on jailing journalists: ‘I know there are guidelines in place’

In Senate confirmation hearing, Barr tiptoes around an issue on which Trump hasn't been quite so careful. → Read More

Poll: 32 percent of voters thought Trump’s wall address was ‘mostly accurate’

That's a problem that the TV networks need to heed. → Read More

Keep the hedge-fund vultures away from Gannett

The offer involves two companies known for paring staff. → Read More

President Trump is extremely accessible

The number of his Q-and-A sessions is skyrocketing. But is he being transparent? → Read More

‘OFF THE RECORD’! Trump shocked that people leak

What does he expect? → Read More

Update: AP walks back tweet that blamed both sides for government shutdown

Statement from the wire service is barely comprehensible. → Read More

‘Do you think I should do that?’ Trump taunts ABC News correspondent

Want to gauge the mood of the president? Send in the media. → Read More

Collusion! Networks miraculously come to same conclusion on Trump speech.

Is there a herd mentality going on here? → Read More

The networks interrupted their programming for the lamest rerun on television

An executive summary of Trump's immigration positions upends programming decisions on the networks. → Read More

Julian Assange fails the smell test

Sounds like an opinion to me. → Read More

Who wants to broadcast Trump’s border ‘crisis’ speech?

Here's some advice for the major over-the-air networks: Just say no. → Read More

Fox News guest to Tucker Carlson: It’s ‘almost impossible to find’ sexism these days

Erik Wemple Media critic with a focus on the ups and downs and downs of the cable-news industry. Fox News host Tucker Carlson is famous for challenging guests on dubious statements. He badgers them; he goads them; he needles them; and when they fail to meet his standards, he goes with the high-pitched laugh. Heather Mac Donald, the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is a… → Read More

President Trump burns CNN, Fox News

A no-news briefing gets a full presentation on these cable networks. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren fundraises off an ill-conceived Politico story

Some of the worst tendencies in political journalism, in one piece. → Read More

MSNBC is surging

Ratings are in, and they're good for a network that has specialized in reinventions. → Read More