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CNN posts very helpful New Hampshire countdown clock

washingtonpost.com — Once again, CNN countdown teasing us by making us wait *hours* before they tell us anything about New Hampshire. pic.twitter.com/OegZzN2cDk - Philip Bump (@pbump) February 9, 2016 All day long CNN has been doing just what other cable-news networks do on election days: making empty political talk in anticipation of primary results tonight in New Hampshire.

Media not pussyfooting around Trump’s boorish rally comment

washingtonpost.com — Today's front page: https://t.co/25NWISRRyq pic.twitter.com/RLCrt5xONp - New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 9, 2016 On MSNBC this morning, Chuck Todd introduced Donald Trump's latest quasi-outrage with these words: "Look, I want to put a warning on here. You're going to hear something that if the kids are around, move them away from the television."

Bloomberg Politics grapples with coverage of Michael Bloomberg

washingtonpost.com — The collective groan from editors at Bloomberg Politics wasn't audible in the offices of The Washington Post, but that doesn't mean it didn't happen. Today things got a tad more awkward for these folks as the Financial Times reported that Bloomberg L.P. founder and majority owner Michael Bloomberg had confirmed that he's looking into a presidential run.

Why Megyn Kelly’s approach to ‘feminist’ won’t hurt her on ratings

washingtonpost.com — No profile of Fox News star host Megyn Kelly is complete without exploring her tortured (non) relationship with feminism. Like other female anchors at Fox News, Kelly's own conceptions about professional advancement sometimes come into conflict with ideologies expressed by network contributors and their brethren.

Seeking improved punditry, CNN consults Hong Kong fortune-teller on the 2016 presidential race

washingtonpost.com — It's easy to poke fun at this little package by CNN's Alexandra Field. She consulted feng shui expert Priscilla Lam in Hong Kong about the 2016 presidential election. When asked about Hillary Clinton, Lam said, "Hillary is the best on the face . . . Sharp eyes, OK . .
Feb 08, 2016

This is dumb: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem… (What the channel is doing, not Erik's writeup of it)

Feb 08, 2016

Seeking improved punditry, CNN consults Hong Kong fortune teller on New Hampshire primaries: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Feb 09, 2016

RT @kevinluikf: Don't exactly see the fuss with this one... LNY-themed entry point into #US2016 coverage for this part of the world? washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Ted Cruz just smeared CNN on national television, and the network struck back

washingtonpost.com — ABC News made a wise decision in Saturday night's GOP debate to revisit a major drama from the night of Monday night's Iowa caucuses. The background: An inter-campaign brawl broke out Monday evening after CNN Senior Politics reporter Chris Moody tweeted out some serious news: Ben Carson will likely speak at his victory party in Iowa before caucus results are in so he can catch a flight.

Bill O’Reilly bags Yahoo because of Salon.com

washingtonpost.com — " Why you should walk away from Internet news" was the title of Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's "Tip of the Day" segment Thursday night. Attacks on Web news from the King of Cable News are nothing new, though this one distinguished itself with its nonsensicality.
Feb 05, 2016

Looks like Bill O'Reilly has a problem with the fact that Yahoo is a search engine: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @ErikWemple: Looks like Bill O'Reilly has a problem with the fact that Yahoo is a search engine: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Feb 06, 2016

RT @ErikWemple: Looks like Bill O'Reilly has a problem with the fact that Yahoo is a search engine: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Trump says he’s in for March 3 Fox News debate

washingtonpost.com — Fox News host Megyn Kelly this morning indicated that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hadn't yet committed to taking part in Fox News's March 3 debate in Detroit. The presence of the real estate mogul on the debate stage, of course, is an open question in light of his no-show at the Jan.

Rachel Maddow’s transparent post-debate hugs

washingtonpost.com — MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is taking some social-media heat for being professionally warm to Sen. Bernie Sanders and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton after their heated debate last night in New Hampshire. She hugged both contestants after the event, to the dismay of finger-wagging types. "It was beautiful," snarked the Washington Free Beacon.
Feb 05, 2016

Maddow's post-debate hugs meet journalistic standards of transparency: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Feb 05, 2016

To be clear, I would never hug a candidate. But that's mainly because I hate hugging people. wapo.st/1T33cIl

Fox News’s Megyn Kelly: Words like ‘bimbo’ empower Internet misogynists (like Donald Trump)

washingtonpost.com — In a quite-good interview this morning with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "Good Morning America," star Fox News host Megyn Kelly stood by all of her questions to Donald Trump at that famous Aug. 6 GOP presidential debate in Cleveland. "I stand by every question I asked him," said Kelly, who pushed Trump on his pattern of nasty comments about women.
Feb 05, 2016

Megyn Kelly pretty much (and correctly) blames Donald Trump for Internet misogyny: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

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Feb 09, 2016

MSNBC/NBC touting its exclusive that Donald Trump has placed a price on his border wall.

Feb 09, 2016

Kasich, in CNN interview, was just asked, "What will it say if you end up finishing well?"

Feb 09, 2016

Sanders asked on MSNBC: "Are you still the underdog?"

Feb 09, 2016

Political coverage on television is never so bad as on election days.

Feb 09, 2016

HRC is asked by MSNBC: "Is a single-digit loss a win?"

Feb 09, 2016

RT @MikeRiggs: Gawker's Pro-HRC commenters go nuts over every Philippe Reines post; but his emails hurt journalists he worked w/ far more than HRC.

Feb 09, 2016

RT @ChrisStirewalt: Fox News First -- The New Hampshire expectations game | Fox News | fxn.ws/1KachMM

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