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Why couldn’t CBS News bust Donald Trump on his oft-debunked Iraq War claim?

washingtonpost.com — Live television is often no match for the tendency of politicians to exaggerate, obfuscate or lie. Office seekers are so foxy, so quick and so committed to falsehoods that interviewers are powerless to halt the proceedings, cite all unsubstantiated statements and press for a truthier answer.
Feb 13, 2016

Wishing that John Dickerson had been following Donald Trump's empty claims that he'd warned against Iraq invasion: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Feb 13, 2016

RT @ErikWemple: Wishing that John Dickerson had been following Donald Trump's empty claims that he'd warned against Iraq invasion: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Feb 13, 2016

And see this @ErikWemple on Trump and Iraq claims: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem… Again, good he’s against it now! Even better, if said it then

Feb 13, 2016

RT @JamesFallows: And see this @ErikWemple on Trump and Iraq claims: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem… Again, good he’s against it now! Even better, if said it then

Feb 13, 2016

Retweeted James Fallows (@JamesFallows): And see this @ErikWemple on Trump and Iraq claims:... fb.me/2684Cw78Y

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Supremes Vacate D.C. Handgun Ban

washingtoncitypaper.com — As if we didn't already know.... The Supreme Court of the United States this morning shot down the District's ban on handgun possession, a ruling that was no surprise given the tenor of oral arguments on the case this past spring. Here is an abridgment of the opinion, which was written by Justice Antonin Scalia in [...]
Feb 13, 2016

Scalia wrote the majority opinion in the Heller case, which overturned D.C.'s ban on handgun ownership. washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk…

Success Academy hammers New York Times for excellent viral story

washingtonpost.com — Conservative media watchers and Republican politicians would take profound exception to Success Academy founder Eva S. Moskowitz's evaluation of a certain American institution: "This is the tenth time that the New York Times has written with profound bias," said the educator at a press conference Friday. Is that all?
Feb 13, 2016

Here's @erikwemple on @katetaylornyt piece. Success Academy hammers New York Times for excellent viral story wpo.st/Lv9B1

Feb 13, 2016

RT @amyvirshup: Here's @erikwemple on @katetaylornyt piece. Success Academy hammers New York Times for excellent viral story wpo.st/Lv9B1

Philippe Reines rips Beltway media, Erik Wemple Blog for ‘hypocrisy’

washingtonpost.com — Earlier this week, Gawker reporter J.K. Trotter highlighted a new set of documents exposing the inner workings of Beltway journalism. Using documents procured through FOIA, Trotter showed how then-Atlantic contributing editor Marc Ambinder sought an early copy of a July 2009 foreign policy speech by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Feb 12, 2016

Philippe Reines rips Erik Wemple Blog, others in media, for hypocrisy over Gawker/Ambinder affair: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Feb 12, 2016

RT @ErikWemple: Philippe Reines rips Erik Wemple Blog, others in media, for hypocrisy over Gawker/Ambinder affair: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Feb 12, 2016

RT @ErikWemple: Philippe Reines rips Erik Wemple Blog, others in media, for hypocrisy over Gawker/Ambinder affair: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Feb 12, 2016

RT @marcambinder: If you'd like to know more about how "muscular" became a thing, this @ErikWemple post accurately reflects the facts. washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

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Yes, the Democrats should do a debate on Fox News

washingtonpost.com — Fox News anchor Bret Baier last night conducted an enlightening interview with Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz after the PBS Democratic presidential debate. What's the deal with this Henry Kissinger stuff? How do you explain this superdelegate math? What's up with Hillary Clinton's trust numbers in New Hampshire?

Eight months into Donald Trump campaign, media still brawling about coverage

washingtonpost.com — CNN host Jake Tapper stirred the media pot today with comments from an interview with The Wrap. Noting that Tapper isn't "impressed" with headlines about Donald Trump from the New York Daily News and the Huffington Post, the site quoted Tapper as follows: "I think those are business decisions that they are making, not journalistic decisions.
Feb 12, 2016

Fascinating -->> Eight months into #DonaldTrump campaign, #media still brawling about coverage wpo.st/Cu1B1

Gawker says okay to political donations by staffers

washingtonpost.com — There's no journalistic conflict of interest in donating to political candidates or causes, says John Cook, the executive editor of Gawker Media. In a memo surfaced by Peter Sterne of Politico Media, Cook advises his colleagues: Writing about political candidates to whom one has donated money or time is often described, inaccurately, as a "conflict of interest."
Feb 11, 2016

Gawker Media OKs political donations by reporters. Gotta disagree with that call. washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Feb 11, 2016

RT @ErikWemple: Gawker Media OKs political donations by reporters. Gotta disagree with that call. washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Feb 11, 2016

RT @ErikWemple: Gawker Media OKs political donations by reporters. Gotta disagree with that call. washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Feb 11, 2016

RT @ErikWemple: Gawker Media OKs political donations by reporters. Gotta disagree with that call. washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Feb 11, 2016

RT @ErikWemple: Gawker Media OKs political donations by reporters. Gotta disagree with that call. washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

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Fox News host who advised punching Obama voters slams political ‘nastiness’

washingtonpost.com — Today's edition of "Outnumbered," the lively Fox News talk show at noon, addressed President Obama's misgivings about failing to change the tone in Washington. "In my final State of the Union address, and in the one before that, I had to acknowledge that one of my few regrets is my inability to reduce the polarization and meanness in our politics," the president said in an address before the Illinois general assembly in Springfield.
Feb 11, 2016

A complaint about online "nastiness" from Fox News host who advocated assaults against Obama voters: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Feb 11, 2016

Best way to combat the supposed nastiness in politics and media? Ignore it. Why does it bother you so much? washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Donald Trump wins one primary, and Fox News is asking about his VP selection

washingtonpost.com — Donald Trump finished a competitive second in Iowa and trounced his Republican challengers yesterday in the New Hampshire presidential primary. Next step for the campaign is to create a sense of inevitability that'll force potential endorsers and voters around the country to get behind him. Hello, Fox News.

For the record: A student asked the best question on climate change in all the presidential debates

washingtonpost.com — Debate moderators in the 2016 presidential election cycle have had plenty of data to pose strong questions to candidates regarding climate change. Impacts include mass dislocation, alterations in the spread of infectious diseases, more intense Western wildfires and record-breaking warmth in both 2014 and 2015.
Feb 10, 2016

Over 20 debates (including undercards), a student posed the best question on climate change: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Feb 11, 2016

A student asked a better question on climate change than the presidential debate moderators wpo.st/dffA1

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Feb 13, 2016

Wishing that John Dickerson had been following Donald Trump's empty claims that he'd warned against Iraq invasion: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Feb 13, 2016

OK, CBS News: Bust Trump on this revision on Iraq War!!!! #GOPDebate

Feb 13, 2016

Maybe Dickerson should point out that ISIS was pushed out of Ramadi outskirts this past week. #GOPDebate

Feb 13, 2016

No excuse for CBS News to NOT bust Trump on his claims of early opposition to Iraq war. Debunked repeatedly. washingtonpost.com/news/fact-chec…

Feb 13, 2016

Wonder if Dickerson will be offering Cruz a hug after this one. #GOPDebate

Feb 13, 2016

Any names of justices who'd have unanimous support across the country? #GOPDebate

Feb 13, 2016

Dickerson should spend a good 15 mins. on this Scalia thing. #GOPDebate

Feb 12, 2016

Inbox: Bernie Sanders'll be on Fox News Sunday this weekend.


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