COMMENTARY

Does CNN Still Stand By Its Reporting On The Steele Dossier?

COMMENTARY

David Corn Bashes ABC News For Allegedly Helping Trump

David Corn, Washington bureau chief at Mother Jones magazine, is aghast at the omissions in the recently released ABC News documentary on former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who authored the famous dossier on Russia and Donald Trump. “Steele and his dossier have always been a sideshow to the main event: the Kremlin’s clandestine assault that helped Trump win,” writes Corn.

COMMENTARY BY ERIK WEMPLE

CNN Must Investigate Chris Cuomo

Erik Wemple: “CNN flouted journalistic ethics in spring 2020 when it allowed Chris Cuomo to host his brother about a dozen times in flattering gab sessions — and then, when the governor’s covid-19 and sexual harassment scandals piled up in early 2021, the network somehow tracked down its internal guidelines and banned Chris Cuomo from covering his brother. That switcheroo is what is unprecedented.”

COMMENTARY

Commentary: Stephanie Grisham’s Invisible Tenure

COMMENTARY BY ERIK WEMPLE

Michael Wolff Is Crumbling Before Our Eyes

COMMENTARY BY ERIK WEMPLE

Media Need No ‘New Strategy’ To Cover Trump

COMMENTARY BY ERIK WEMPLE

Wemple: Tales Of Media Innovation Gone Bad

Erik Wemple journeys through the assorted missteps of newsrooms making bold, but often absurdly miscalculated, steps in the direction of innovation. His own Washington Post‘s move to separate its print staff from digital employees on either side of the Potomac, news app Circa’s blinding self-love for its own novelty and HuffPost Live’s attempt to out-cable news cable news are among the follies he explores.

COMMENTARY BY ERIK WEMPLE

Pray For The First Amendment. Now.

Erik Wemple: “Even as he campaigned for president, Donald Trump has threatened legal action against the Associated Press and the New York Times. He has stiff-armed media organizations on credentials, vowed to loosen libel law to make it easier for guys like him to sue media outlets, ridiculed media outlets and individual reporters at rallies, and much more. Asked in a recent New York Times interview whether he’d make good on his threat on libel laws, Trump answered, “I think you’ll be happy.”