Erik Wemple, Washington Post

Erik Wemple

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Recent articles by Erik:

Cable news approaches Uvalde school shooting with a practiced weariness

Cable news outlets are designed to show up-to-the-minute coverage of calamities. Even when they've covered the same one ad nauseam. → Read More

The Pentagon congratulates the New York Times for doing its work

The Pentagon's spokesman credited the Times with a punishing series exposing Defense Department missteps. Is there a precedent for such an acknowledgment? → Read More

Buffalo shows why the media covers Tucker Carlson’s ugliness

Fox News's top-rated host avoided the core issue. → Read More

Pulitzers bathe journos in adjectival glory: ‘Courageous, prescient and sweeping’

How to articulate original praise for the country's best pieces of journalism? → Read More

Jen Psaki’s puny conflict of interest

The outgoing White House press secretary has a conflict of interest, albeit a small one. → Read More

CNN’s new ownership gut-punched its journalists

Warner Bros. Discovery summarily dissed the work of hundreds of staffers. → Read More

Tucker Carlson, workplace menace

A New York Times investigation highlights the Fox News host's uncivil behavior toward colleagues. → Read More

Radical transparency visits the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court springs a leak and joins the modern world → Read More

NBC News says unattributed material in 11 articles was ‘supplemental’ reporting

Editor's note from broadcaster's website contains few details for its readers. → Read More

Sean Hannity is America’s most committed propagandist

The Fox News host had been burned before on his texting habit. He has been burned again. → Read More

CBS News commentator Mick Mulvaney has a new credibility problem

It's important for a TV commentator to believe in the things he says. → Read More

More Sean Hannity texts, more corruption

The bottomless trove of journalistic corruption that is Sean Hannity's text history. → Read More

Dean Baquet’s hands-on Times run is coming to a close

The transfer of power at the Gray Lady is turning out to be a quiet one, a nice departure from the tumult following the dismissal of Baquet’s predecessor, Jill Abramson. → Read More

The GOP’s putrid case against the debates commission

The GOP's case against the Commission on Presidential Debates is riven with the same problems as its presidential candidates. → Read More

Rachel Maddow can do whatever she pleases

Hiatus? You got it. Weekly program? Sure thing. → Read More

Tucker Carlson exposes his own vaccine hypocrisy

After saying that vaccination is an intensely private choice, he tells an audience about his own. → Read More

CNN’s Brian Stelter blindsided by co-author of Fox News study

Fox News engages in "partisan coverage filtering." Guess what other network does so too? → Read More

Biden disdains Fox News — but still wants to reach its audience

Some of these folks, the Biden administration has concluded, are persuadable. → Read More

Don Lemon calls Biden-Putin controversy a ‘media-manufactured story.’ Really?

Guess which media organization was working overtime on the production line? → Read More

Chris Wallace denounces Fox News. At last.

It was clear why Chris Wallace left Fox News late last year. Now he speaks. → Read More