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Media Reporter and Blogger — Washington Post

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Hillary Clinton lays bare distaste of media in response to Fox News’s Ed Henry

washingtonpost.com — The questions posed to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton by Fox News correspondent Ed Henry today in Minneapolis couldn't have been more airtight. The first related to a story about how her husband, Bill Clinton, sought approval from the State Department to give speeches to oppressive overseas regimes; the second had to do with her aide Huma Abedin; and the third was a real zinger: "You said there's nothing unique about the [private e-mail server] situation.

Trump claims red-dress-clad CNN reporter complimented his speech: Fact-check

washingtonpost.com — On today's "Morning Joe, " Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump phoned in to talk about how great he is. Asked by Bloomberg Politics' Mark Halperin if he can prevail in the race for the Republican nomination without winning over some skeptical pundits, Trump responded: "A lot of the pundits have come a long way.
Aug 28, 2015

Just who is that red dress-clad CNN reporter who allegedly told Trump his SC speech was greatest thing ever? washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Aug 28, 2015

On "Morning Joe," Trump claimed a CNN reporter praised his South Carolina speech. Did that really happen? washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Aug 28, 2015

RT @ErikWemple: Just who is that red dress-clad CNN reporter who allegedly told Trump his SC speech was greatest thing ever? washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Aug 28, 2015

RT @ErikWemple: On "Morning Joe," Trump claimed a CNN reporter praised his South Carolina speech. Did that really happen? washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Aug 28, 2015

RT @ErikWemple: On "Morning Joe," Trump claimed a CNN reporter praised his South Carolina speech. Did that really happen? washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

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PunditFact scorecard flags Fox News

washingtonpost.com — PunditFact, the TV-watching arm of fact-checking monolith PolitiFact, has produced a collective verdict on the relative factual integrity of the big three cable networks - MSNBC, Fox News and CNN. Here's the chart for Fox News: That's 58 percent of checked claims falling into one of the three bad baskets: "mostly false," "false" or "pants on fire."

Fox News’s Jesse Watters says that Jorge Ramos ‘acted like an illegal alien and got treated like one’

Aug 27, 2015

Fox News’s Jesse Watters says that Jorge Ramos ‘acted like an illegal alien and got treated like one’ wapo.st/1Jz3jpF

Fox News’s Jesse Watters says that Jorge Ramos ‘acted like an illegal alien and got treated like one’

washingtonpost.com — Jesse Watters of Fox News this afternoon delivered his verdict on the behavior of Univision anchor Jorge Ramos in yesterday's news conference with Donald Trump. "So . . . I think Ramos acted like an illegal alien and got treated like one," said Watters in today's edition of "The Five."
Aug 26, 2015

Jesse Watters of Fox News says that Jorge Ramos "acted like an illegal alien" in Trump presser: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Aug 27, 2015

Fox News's Jesse Watters says that Jorge Ramos 'acted like an illegal alien and got treated like one' wpo.st/rkyW0

WDBJ GM: ‘We are choosing not to run the video’

WDBJ GM: ‘We are choosing not to run the video’

washingtonpost.com — News organizations today are struggling with a common problem in the digital age: How to handle disturbing, horrific video clips? This morning, Roanoke, Va.-based television station WDBJ was doing a morning feature story on tourism around Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, Va., when a gunman killed reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27; Vicki Gardner, of the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce, suffered a gunshot wound to the back.
Aug 26, 2015

RT @ErikWemple: Is there a right answer on whether news outlets should air the shooting video? washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Aug 26, 2015

Is there a right answer on whether news outlets should air the shooting video? washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

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Virginia TV journalists killed doing report on local tourism

washingtonpost.com — "Why is it important to get these business leaders involved?" That was the last question asked by 24-year-old Alison Parker, a reporter with local TV station WDBJ7 in Roanoke. She was interviewing Vicki Gardner, the head of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce.

How did Politico conclude that Obama called Iran deal opponents ‘crazies’?

washingtonpost.com — Consistent with his increasingly edgy tone of recent months, President Obama on Monday evening in remarks from Henderson, Nev., used a flourish to describe his political enemies: "Harry and I drove over here together and we were doing a little reminiscing, and then figuring out how we're going to deal with the crazies in terms of managing some problems," said the president, referring to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
Aug 25, 2015

Just how did Politico conclude that Obama was slamming Iran deal oppos with "crazies" remark? washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Aug 25, 2015

.@ErikWemple wraps up the strange case of the "crazies" comment that had nothing to do with the Iran deal. wapo.st/1Jut9Xe

Aug 25, 2015

RT @JillDLawrence: .@ErikWemple wraps up the strange case of the "crazies" comment that had nothing to do with the Iran deal. wapo.st/1Jut9Xe

Aug 25, 2015

How did Politico conclude that Obama called Iran deal opponents ‘crazies’? wapo.st/1PRoe8o

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Why is Fox News chief Roger Ailes responding to Donald Trump?

washingtonpost.com — Roger Ailes, the brilliant and fiery boss of Fox News, today issued a 177-word statement directed at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: Donald Trump's surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing.
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Aug 28, 2015

RT @CapehartJ: Set those alarms! Sitting in for Steve Kornacki on @upwithsteve this weekend. 8am - 10am on Saturday and Sunday. Tune in!

Aug 28, 2015

@davidfolkenflik But wouldn't true defiance have been to announce it midweek?

Aug 28, 2015

RT @davidfolkenflik: Decision to bring her back - disclosed on a Friday eve before a UK holiday weekend - a defiant display of vindication by Rupert Murdoch.

Aug 28, 2015

@NoahCRothman He also told @RichardHaass that US trade deficit with Japan far exceeded 2:1; Haass objected, and was right.

Aug 28, 2015

On "Morning Joe," Trump claimed a CNN reporter praised his South Carolina speech. Did that really happen? washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Aug 28, 2015

Just who is that red dress-clad CNN reporter who allegedly told Trump his SC speech was greatest thing ever? washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…


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