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Erik Wemple

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Recent articles by Erik:

You happy now, Tucker Carlson?

The Fox News host has helped inspire racist tweets. → Read More

Fox News defends handling of lewd text messages from Fox Nation personality

Another sexual harassment scandal at the country's No. 1 cable news network. → Read More

Mississippi Today lands a big one

The craziest interview condition: Bring a male colleague to guard against errant perceptions. → Read More

CNN debate: Why is the network making things easier for Democrats?

The news outlet issues rule limiting what sorts of questions it may pose to candidates at the July 30-31 Democratic debates. → Read More

Tucker Carlson proposes an Orwellian test for immigrants: They’ve ‘got to like us back’

On Night Two of his frontal attack against Ilhan Omar, Carlson does what he does. → Read More

Tucker Carlson embraces hateful nativism in attack on Ilhan Omar

Lawmaker came to the United States as an immigrant and found an imperfect place. That's enough to trigger the condemnation of one Fox News host. → Read More

White House botches press access to ceremony with emir of Qatar

White House reporter says issue is more lack of preparation than a move to muzzle the media. → Read More

Trump doesn’t get the Fox News scam

Occasional outbreaks of objective-sounding coverage are part of the scheme, Mr. President! → Read More

Trump calls media ‘honest people’

A bit of a contradiction here. → Read More

HHS to media: Don’t call our youth shelters ‘detention centers’

The agency says these facilities are managed by social workers, not law enforcement officials. → Read More

‘Fox & Friends’ treads on dumb terrain: What if Obama had called in the tanks?

Brilliant omissions in service of pro-Trump propaganda. → Read More

Tucker Carlson hates war, but killing is another matter

Fox News host once sneered at promulgating policy via cable news. → Read More

‘Te amo’: Sean Hannity’s biggest fan says he’s the ‘best journalist’

Here’s the thing about superfans of Sean Hannity and Fox News: There’s an exclusivity requirement. → Read More

Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham fights for media near North Korea, land of real ‘fake news’

Stephanie Grisham is reportedly bruised from an encounter with North Korean officials seeking to block U.S. media. → Read More

Rachel Maddow, an opinionated host, moderated a Democratic debate. The world remains intact.

People said Rachel Maddow's inclusion as a moderator would be a big problem. It wasn't. → Read More

NBC delivers for the DNC

More than 15 million TV viewers saw 10 Democratic candidates quibble over health care, foreign policy and other stuff. → Read More

New York Times photographer Doug Mills on shooting a debate: ‘This is not a cricket match’

Photographer will shoot hundreds and perhaps thousands of frames to capture the night's top moment. → Read More

Sarah Sanders: Farewell happy hour not the ‘appropriate venue’ to discuss honesty

Declines to do a little on-the-record interviewing with the Erik Wemple Blog. → Read More

Another person agrees to work as White House press secretary

Another career on the precipice of disaster. → Read More

‘We were overly cautious’: New York Times admits mistake on rape allegation against Trump

Newspaper's editor second-guesses how the Times played the story of E. Jean Carroll's allegations. → Read More