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Recent articles by Erik:

Giuliani goes full conspiracy theory in insane ‘Fox & Friends’ appearance

The president's lawyer may have furnished more video footage for impeachment proceedings. → Read More

The Grisham Watch: Who needs a press secretary when you’ve got ‘Hannity’?

Who's setting the agenda? → Read More

Fox News promulgates false equivalency over ‘process’ complaints in impeachment

It's just a flipping of the script, they say. Well, not quite. → Read More

The Grisham Watch: Sleep-deprived in Davos

When press secretaries travel with the president, they may hold informal Q and As with the media. There likely won’t be such a moment with Grisham. → Read More

The Fox-Trump monopoly, in one graph

"Fox & Friends" dominates the president's prodigious TV live-tweeting. → Read More

The Grisham Watch: What’s the White House press secretary up to?

She has yet to give a single press briefing. So what else is she up to? → Read More

Martha McSally insults reporter’s integrity, reaps windfall

The theater of media abuse advances a notch. → Read More

‘Watch Hannity’: Lev Parnas’s texts reveal role of helpful media in Ukraine scheme

There would be no Ukrainian scandal without helpful media outlets. → Read More

CNN’s Abby Phillip to Bernie Sanders: We don’t believe you

Though she has been slammed on social media, she was merely standing behind CNN's reporting. → Read More

Stephanie Grisham’s laughable dodge

Fox News reaps a windfall from the press secretary's availability. → Read More

Tucker Carlson is not a Republican

It's one of the starkest examples of hypocrisy in all of cable news. → Read More

David Corn and the Steele dossier: Just checking the facts!

Mother Jones journalist passed dossier to FBI, claiming that he wanted to see it fact-checked. That eventually happened. → Read More

‘So this is all about collusion’: An inventory of media remarks on the Steele dossier

Here's a look at supportive comments by people on the media on the Steele dossier, as well as their comments. In some cases. → Read More

The Hill’s review of John Solomon is ‘ongoing,’ a ‘high priority’

The intricacies make clear that the media outlet's review of a former columnist's work is far from a fact-check. → Read More

Come clean, CNN

Certain reports about the dossier turn out to conflict with a thorough report from the Justice Department's inspector general. → Read More

Dear CNN: What parts of the Steele dossier were corroborated?

There was a lot of chatter about corroboration of the dossier on the airwaves. What do the commentators have to say now? → Read More

‘Yeah, I briefly chased the pee tape’ — New York Times reporter talks Steele dossier, Horowitz report and more

The dossier landed on one of the hardest areas of U.S. government to cover. → Read More

A much-cited defense of the Steele dossier has a problem

Did the dossier 'line up' with official documents? → Read More

Rachel Maddow rooted for the Steele dossier to be true. Then it fell apart.

Various news outlets cited instances of vindication for the Steele dossier. Then came the Horowitz report. → Read More

CNN lands an interview with its own contributor

Again: It's not right to have a newsmaker on your payroll. → Read More