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Erik Wemple

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Past articles by Erik:

What it takes to rupture Fox News’s wall of silence

Fox News paid $12 million to settle a former producer's lawsuit. The case shows what it takes for network employees to speak out. → Read More

As Fox News gears up for the 2024 election, 2020 still haunts it

Host presses former president Donald Trump on his legal troubles. Meanwhile, don't forget his less glorious past. → Read More

A second look at the attacks on the New York Times’s trans coverage

Coverage of trans issues by the New York Times has stirred protests. Here's a closer look. → Read More

Erik Wemple answers your questions on the media

Erik's Q&A with readers is at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, July 10. Submit your questions. → Read More

Chris Licht is out, and so is CNN’s centrist folly

Licht attempted to recalibrate CNN's political sensibilities, a disaster that played out in plain sight. → Read More

Donald Trump steamrolls CNN’s town hall

But what is the journalistic response to the former president? → Read More

Erik Wemple answers your questions on the media

Erik's Q&A with readers is at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, June 12. Submit your questions. → Read More

Even Tucker Carlson knew Tucker Carlson was out of control

An admission in a text message that reportedly played a role in the former Fox News host's ouster speaks to his drift to the fringes of American political discourse. → Read More

What’s next for Fox News? Erik Wemple answers questions on the media.

Erik's Q&A with readers starts at 12 p.m. ET on Monday. Submit your questions now. → Read More

Tucker Carlson, a terrible individual, leaves Fox News

It seems that Fox News was fine with Carlson’s vicious attacks — as long as they were directed elsewhere. → Read More

NBC News was right to retract story on alleged child laborer

NBC News attempted to protect the identity of an alleged child laborer featured in a recent story. Turns out the report was wrong. → Read More

The big hole in the Dominion-Fox News settlement

Dominion Voting Systems negotiated a $787 million settlement. So, why does it feel unsatisfying? → Read More

Dominion lawsuit pretrial hearings foreshadow a brutal ride for Fox News

The defamation litigation has already pushed Fox News internal workings into the spotlight. Scrutiny would intensify during trial. → Read More

Fox News’s ‘cherry-picking’ argument is rotten

The fruity argument central to the network's defense in Dominion's defamation case is spoiling quickly. → Read More

Fox News fears competitors will steal its ‘journalistic processes’

A questionable filing in the network's defense against a defamation lawsuit from Dominion seeks to maintain redactions in court filings. → Read More

What is Fox News hiding in the Dominion lawsuit?

A filing by Dominion Voting Systems containing material unearthed in discovery is full of redactions by the No. 1 cable news network. → Read More

Rupert Murdoch isn’t sinking the Fox News legal case. Here’s why.

The high-profile defamation suit against the network won't turn on testimony like that cited from the media mogul this week. → Read More

The New York Times newsroom is splintering over a trans coverage debate

Times reporters express concerns over the possibility that coverage decisions can be cited in workplace complaints. → Read More

Fox News is worse than you thought

Internal communications among network officials show a concern for ratings and not much else. → Read More

Ron DeSantis’s latest culture-war target: Media libel laws

The Florida governor is taking aim at New York Times v. Sullivan, a staple of media freedom in the United States. → Read More