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  • New York Times Recklessly Publishes Darren Wilson's Address

    12/01/2014 10:37:41 AM PST · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Media Malfeasance: Short of handing local rioters a locator map, the newspaper of record provides enough information to find the home of the police officer some still accuse of murdering Michael Brown for no good reason. We're not sure what the New York Times was thinking when it published an item last Monday by Julie Bosman on the recent marriage of Officer Darren Wilson along with the town they lived in and street they lived on. The street in the small St. Louis suburb they live in is only two blocks long, and the piece had almost all the information...
  • Reckless move: The NY Times publishes Darren Wilson’s address (Reckless? No on Purpose? You bet)

    11/26/2014 6:39:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    The New York Times, whether consciously or not, has just endangered Darren Wilson’s life. With tensions running high in Ferguson over the lack of an indictment for Wilson’s killing of Michael Brown, the paper has published the officer’s approximate address -- the street and town where he lives with his new wife, who also is named. Given the racial animosity unleashed by Brown’s death, given the rioting and the looting and the stores that were set afire, how can a news organization make it easier for some crazy zealot to track down Wilson? But there it is in the paper:
  • Abp Kurtz Synod was Characterized by Discernment and Unanimity

    10/24/2014 8:37:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | October 24, 2014 | Jim Graves
    Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, was an active participant in this month’s Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” The synod’s purpose was to examine challenges to the family today, and ultimately to develop a more effective pastoral approach for the Church in addressing those challenges. In addition to speaking out in defense of the unborn, Archbishop Kurtz has been a vocal supporter of the traditional family against legal recognition of same-sex marriage. During the two-week-long...
  • Howard Kurtz’s Questionable Credibility

    07/11/2014 8:45:48 AM PDT · by Bratch · 3 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | July 09 2014 | Steve Flesher
    Among the political cynics out there warning conservatives to run from the word “impeachment” where President Obama’s lawlessness is concerned, we find Howard Kurtz.Before delving into that though, let’s point out a few facts.  First, it is a FACT that President Obama and the administration has refused to enforce the laws on the books many times on illegal immigration.  It is a FACT that when states try to create their own legislation to take matters into their own hands, the administration spends more energy fighting them than they do securing our borders.  Immigration aside, it’s a FACT that Obama and the...
  • Heating up: Climate change advocates try to silence Krauthammer

    02/24/2014 8:02:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    Charles Krauthammer says it right up front in his Washington Post column: “I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier.” He does, however, challenge the notion that the science on climate change is settled and says those who insist otherwise are engaged in “a crude attempt to silence critics and delegitimize debate.” How ironic, then, that some environmental activists launched a petition urging the Post not to publish Krauthammer’s column on Friday. Their response to opinions they disagree with is to suppress the speech. Brad Johnson (@ClimateBrad), the editor of HillHeat.com and a former Think Progress...
  • Jumping Ship: How the pundit class turned on ObamaCare

    10/22/2013 4:08:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 22, 2013 | By Howard Kurtz
    Now that the president has lost the “Morning Joe” crowd, ObamaCare may be in even deeper political trouble than we thought. Mark Halperin, the “Game Change” coauthor and a regular on Joe’s show, called the rollout “unacceptable” and added that “the secrecy is unacceptable,” accusing the administration of withholding information about how many people have signed up. His fellow panelist, liberal commentator Mike Barnicle, ratcheted up from there: “They’re lying about it now,” he said. “They’re not depriving us of information, they are outright lying.” On “CBS This Morning,” the network’s political director, John Dickerson, calls the rollout “a total...
  • NBC Journalist: 'I'd Almost Arrest Glenn Greenwald'

    06/25/2013 7:58:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 6-25-2013 | John Nolte
    Along with NBC's David Gregory and Chuck Todd, you can now add CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin to the list of journalists (and NBC journalists) floating the idea that one of their own, The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, has done something illegal in reference to his work with NSA leaker Edward Snowden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvpXztqqzCcMy personal suggestion to Gregory, Todd, and Sorkin is that before they throw these kinds of baseless accusations around, they might want to clean up their own backyard. With their selectively edited videos and audio, NBC News is currently a hotbed of journalistic malpractice unlike anything I have ever seen...
  • Foxnews Channel Hires Howard Kurtz To Anchor Weekend Media Program

    06/20/2013 9:49:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/20/13 | BW
    FOX News Channel (FNC) has hired veteran media reporter Howard Kurtz, announced Michael Clemente, Executive Vice President of News for the network. He will begin in this new role on July 1st.
  • Obama’s Plans for the Suburbs: And How to Stop Them

    03/19/2013 9:42:51 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | march 18, 2013 | stanley kurtz
    This DOE project explores a variety of strategies designed to curb America’s greenhouse gas emissions up to 80 percent by about 2050. Arguably the most controversial of those reports covers the “effects of the built environment on transportation.” To put it plainly, the “built environment” report lays out strategies the federal government can use to force development away from suburbs and into cities, supposedly for the sake of reducing carbon dioxide emissions given off by all those suburban commuters. The Obama administration wants to force so-called smart growth policies on the country: get out of your car, stay out of...
  • Philosopher, secular humanist and religion skeptic Paul Kurtz dies at 86 in New York

    10/22/2012 10:01:05 AM PDT · by Joseph Harrolds · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 22, 2012
    Paul Kurtz, who sought to debunk psychics, astrologers and anything related to the paranormal, has died. He was 86. The secular humanist philosopher died Saturday at his home in the Buffalo suburb of Amherst. His death was announced Monday by the Center for Inquiry, which he founded. His family isn't releasing the cause. Kurtz founded the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and The Skeptical Inquirer magazine, which advocates relying on science and reason to examine everything from alien sightings to homeopathic remedies. He also was a well-known voice for the idea that decisions and behavior should be guided by science and...
  • AP Story on Demise of Newsweek Print Edition Skips Crucial Role Played by Jon Meacham

    10/19/2012 9:49:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 19, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Associated Press published an article on the reasons for the demise of the print of edition of Newsweek but skipped any mention of the former editor of that magazine, Jon Meacham, who was instumental in ensuring its failure. It's the equivalent of publishing an article on the reasons why the Titanic sunk in which the word "iceberg" does not appear. What Meacham did to destroy Newsweek was so absurd that he really deserves a plaque in the Bad Business Decisions Hall of Fame. Am I exaggerating? Here is Howard Kurtz at the Washington Post explaining the business "genius" of...
  • Howard Kurtz: The GOP's Candy Strategy (The team that is winning never complains about the umpires)

    10/17/2012 12:04:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/17/2012 | Howard Kurtz
    People at home may remember Barack Obama and Mitt Romney circling each other like wary gladiators. Folks online are wallowing in Romney saying that as governor he wanted "binders of women." But on television Wednesday, most of the talk about the second presidential debate centered on the flareup over Libya—which is exactly the way the Republicans want it. By attacking moderator Candy Crowley for inserting herself into the middle of that argument, the Romney camp is diverting attention from the fact that an energized Obama often dictated the terms of the argument and frequently put their man on the defensive....
  • On CNN News Analysis Show, Host Gives 15 Seconds to 'Stunning' Distrust of Media

    09/24/2012 10:06:02 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 17 replies
    On his CNN program Reliable Sources, the one that allegedly analyzes the news business and its performance, Howard Kurtz spent 15 seconds on what he called a "stunning verdict" on the American people's distrust of the "objective" press. "I want to put up a chart," Kurtz announced on his way to a commercial break. "New Gallup poll showing distrust in the media. Look at that line, 46 percent back in 1997 had little or no confidence in the mass media. It's now up to 60 percent. It's a stunning verdict against our news business." That's it? Kurtz wanted to move...
  • Obama’s Third-Party History

    08/12/2012 11:06:11 AM PDT · by TribalPrincess2U · 5 replies
    nationalreview ^ | JUNE 7, 2012 4:00 A.M. | Stanley Kurtz
    Minutes of the meeting on January 11, 1996, of the New Party’s Chicago chapter read as follows: Barack Obama, candidate for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party “Candidate Contract” and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also joined the New Party. Consistent with this, a roster of the Chicago chapter of the New Party from early 1997 lists Obama as a member, with January 11, 1996, indicated as the date he joined.
  • Burn Down the Suburbs? Not exactly, but Obama is already working to get rid of them.

    08/05/2012 4:38:05 PM PDT · by Syncro · 69 replies
    NationalReview ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Burn Down the Suburbs? Not exactly, but Obama is already working to get rid of them. By Stanley KurtzEditor’s Note: This article is adapted from Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities, by Stanley Kurtz, from Sentinel HC. President Obama is not a fan of America’s suburbs. Indeed, he intends to abolish them. With suburban voters set to be the swing constituency of the 2012 election, the administration’s plans for this segment of the electorate deserve scrutiny. Obama is a longtime supporter of “regionalism,” the idea that the suburbs should be folded into the cities, merging schools,...
  • The DC's Lewis Flusters Kurtz after criticisingBreach of Decorum at White House Announcement

    06/17/2012 6:21:14 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 17, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On his Sunday show “Reliable Sources,” CNN host and Daily Beast Washington bureau chief Howard Kurtz made it clear that he disapproved of The Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro’s attempt to ask President Barack Obama a question during his immigration announcement on Friday. However, he then asked guest Matt Lewis, also a contributor to The Daily Caller, to react to Munro’s attempt, asking if he would have done the same thing. That led to the following exchange between Lewis and Kurtz. Transcript as follows: KURTZ: All right. Matt, he’s your colleague at The Daily Caller. But a lot of conservatives...
  • OBAMA CAUGHT LYING AGAIN: HE WAS MEMBER OF SOCIALIST 'NEW PARTY,' SAYS KURTZ

    06/07/2012 5:02:35 AM PDT · by speelurker · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/07/2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Barack Obama was, in fact, a member of the socialist New Party in the 1990s and sought its endorsement for the Illinois senate--contrary to the misrepresentations of Obama's presidential campaign in 2008, and in spite of the efforts of Politico's Ben Smith to quash the story. Stanley Kurtz, author of Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism (2010), has released new "smoking gun" evidence at National Review Online. It is evidence that the mainstream media can no longer ignore--and Obama can no longer deny. When the story of Obama's association with the New Party first broke in...
  • VANITY: CNN Howard Kurtz Reliable Sources fooling anyone?

    11/27/2011 8:13:08 PM PST · by JNRoberts · 6 replies
    11/27/2011 | Me
    CNN's show "Reliable Sources" with host Howard Kurtz seems to try and come off as an unbiased balance look at the media.
  • Roger's Reality Show (Roger Ailes Repositions Fox News)

    09/26/2011 7:30:40 AM PDT · by kristinn · 60 replies
    Newsweek - The Daily Beast ^ | Sunday, September 25, 2011 | Howard Kurtz
    It was...a pure Roger Ailes production—and the latest sign that the Fox News chairman is quietly repositioning America’s dominant cable-news channel. Hours before last week’s presidential debate in Orlando, Ailes’s anchors sat in a cavernous back room, hunched over laptops, and plotted how to trap the candidates. Chris Wallace said he would aim squarely at Rick Perry’s weakness: “How do you feel about being criticized by some of your rivals as being too soft on illegal immigration? Then I go to Rick Santorum: is Perry too soft?” “That’s going to get some fireworks going,” said managing editor Bill Sammon, grinning....
  • The Chosen One (Who is Obama Really?) - Must Read

    07/13/2011 12:27:41 PM PDT · by mojito · 155 replies · 1+ views
    Claremont Review of Books ^ | July 1, 2011 | Angello M. Codevilla
    ...But there was never anything silly, nor light-hearted, nor casual, about Barack Obama's efforts to keep the public's eyes from the basic facts of his life, from birth to his candidacy for president. On the contrary, this opacity is a deliberate policy. Why? The presumptive answer, absent testimony from those involved, is to ensure that real facts interfere as little as possible with the image and narrative that he and his associates have carefully crafted for him. Distinguishing between reality and that narrative would require above all a skeptical attitude, sure to be characterized by Democrats and the media in...
  • Palin/Obama Paper Trails and Media Hypocrisy

    06/11/2011 5:49:37 AM PDT · by radioone · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 6-10-11 | Stanley Kurtz
    The deafening roar of nothingness emerging from the Sarah Palin email trove points up the media’s hypocritical lack of interest in Barack Obama’s pre-presidential record. Just as Palin’s emails were released, Slate’s David Weigel pointed out that Barack Obama’s State Senate records are not available. Weigel quotes Obama’s statement to the effect that he didn’t have the staff or financial resources to preserve office paperwork. As a result, Obama claims, his State Senate records may have been thrown out.
  • Obama’s Secret

    02/02/2011 6:42:30 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 24 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Frontpagemag.com
    Our guest today is Stanley Kurtz, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributing editor for National Review Online. He has also written for National Review, The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, Policy Review, and Commentary. He is the author of the new book, Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism. See Part 1 of the interview below:
  • Hawaii Ground Report: ( Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Legally Barry Soetoro

    01/23/2011 5:20:33 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 872 replies · 1+ views
    The HillBuzz ^ | 1/23/2011 6:52:06 AM | Kevin DuJan
    HAWAII GROUND REPORT: Could Hawaiian Governor Neil Abercrombie not be as incompetent and foolish as he appears, but orchestrating a deliberate birth certificate recovery dead end to cover his own papakole? UPDATED: Mystery solved! Reason Obama will not release birth certificate is because his name is legally written “Barry Soetoro” on it Here’s an interesting Ground Report from Hawaii that contains an ingenious theory about Hawaiian Governor Neil Abercrombie’s bizarre backtrack on releasing Obama’s birth certificate. Remember, Abercrombie promised that once he was elected Governor he would prove Obama’s birth certificate existed because he would march down to the Hall...
  • Why Did Howard Kurtz Sit on an Embarrassing Correction for Six Weeks?

    01/13/2011 6:14:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    gawker.com ^ | 1/13/11 | hamiltion
    Howard Kurtz has quite a correction today! It seems that Howie mistakenly believed he was interviewing a Congressman, when in fact he was speaking to the Congressman's spokesperson. Weirder: Kurtz waited more than a month to correct the story. [Updated] In late November, Kurtz wrote a story in The Daily Beast about "tough-talking" Republican Rep. Darrell Issa. The story was based on what Kurtz thought was a phone interview with Issa. But it turns out that, no, Kurtz had actually been speaking to Issa's spokesman, Kurt Bardella, the entire time. Hate when that happens! Today, Kurtz writes: On Nov. 29,...
  • Why Palin's 'Blood Libel' Speech Was Wrong (She left a mark on the MSM alert!)

    01/12/2011 8:50:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 141 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/12/11 | Howard Kurtz
    In a nearly eight-minute video, Sarah Palin says “journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence.” Howard Kurtz on her un-presidential move.The talk in political circles has been that Sarah Palin had a rare opportunity in the wake of the Tucson tragedy to reach out beyond her base and recalibrate her image beyond that of a gun-toting mama grizzly.After all, the strategists said, there was some sympathy for her—beyond the Palin-haters—for being tied to the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, even if she had erred with her “reload” talk and...
  • An Interview with Stanley Kurtz, Author of "Radical-in-Chief"...

    12/06/2010 7:39:07 AM PST · by captjanaway · 4 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | December 6, 2010 | Ruth King
    In 1983, authors Rael Jean and Erich Isaac published “The Coercive Utopians” (Regnery). They demonstrated how, after the end of the Vietnam War and the abrogation of the draft, the radicals of the New Left of the sixties turned their attention to careers in academia, law, journalism, and “community action” projects in religious, environmental, anti-nuclear energy, and social service institutions. On April one of that year, a twenty one year old senior at Columbia University named Barack Obama attended the “Socialist Scholars Conference” in New York City’s Cooper Union, which had been touted as a meeting “In honor of Karl...
  • Pressed by Kurtz, Huffingtion Rationalizes Appearing w/ Olbermann While Demanding Civility

    10/31/2010 12:11:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/31/10 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Sunday’s Reliable Sources, CNN host Howard Kurtz pressed guest Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post on her hypocrisy for calling for more civility in political discourse even while she is a regular guest on Keith Olbermann’s Countdown show on MSNBC. Huffington claimed that Fox News was worse and more inaccurate than MSNBC, and rationalized her appearances with Olbermann by giving him credit for a lame apology the MSNBC host once addressed to Jon Stewart after Stewart called him out for viciously attacking Republican Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts.
  • Media Writer (Howard Kurtz) at The Post Is Headed to a Web Site (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/06/2010 5:38:38 AM PDT · by abb · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 5, 2010 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Howard Kurtz, a three-decade veteran of The Washington Post who came to embody insider Washington media reporting with his weekly column and CNN television show, is leaving The Post for Tina Brown’s news and commentary Web site, The Daily Beast. It was a twist that few in the media world saw coming, with Mr. Kurtz’s pride in his ink-stained heritage (he likes to say his newspaper career began delivering The New York Post as a boy), and Ms. Brown’s ambitions of upending the old media hierarchy. But Mr. Kurtz said the time had come to move on. And The Post,...
  • Kurtz Leaves Post

    10/05/2010 3:51:37 PM PDT · by lakeprincess · 7 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | Oct. 5, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    It is a seismic shift, at least throughout the narrow landscape of press insiders. Howard Kurtz, the longtime dean of print media critics, has left his throne at The Washington Post to become Washington bureau chief of the Daily Beast, an online publication that bears the motto "Read this, skip that."
  • Howard Kurtz Smacks Down Bill Press for Comparing Glenn Beck to Al Qaeda

    08/29/2010 3:27:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 4+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/29/10 | Noel Sheppard
    Howard Kurtz on Sunday smacked down liberal talk radio host Bill Press for saying the Park Service allowing Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" event at the Lincoln Memorial was like "granting al Qaeda permission to hold a rally on September 11th at Ground Zero." Towards the end of the opening segment of CNN's "Reliable Sources," Kurtz surprisingly brought up last Friday's disgraceful editing job by ABC's "Good Morning America" that Beck himself said was like something Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels would have done. When finished with this admonishment, Kurtz went right after Press who was seated directly in front of him...
  • WaPost's Kurtz Cries About 'Nasty' Media

    08/04/2010 11:49:30 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 5 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/04/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    In an August 2 editorial the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz cried a river over the rancor he saw in today's media calling it a "nastiness index" that continues to rise. But his lament is not only off base in many ways, it is also historically illiterate and is built on only one real complaint: the left no longer has a lock on what is considered newsworthy. Kurtz starts off with this lament: "Media outlets, which once merely chronicled this era of hyper-partisanship, now seem to be both the purveyors and often the targets of ugly attacks." Kurz sadly says that...
  • WaPo's Kurtz: In 2002, Helen Thomas Exclaimed 'Thank God for Hezbollah'

    06/08/2010 3:33:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 20+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 6/8/10 | Ken Shepherd
    As other media outlets have given Helen Thomas the kid glove treatment in light of her "trailblazing" career, media consumers may be forgiven for assuming that Helen Thomas's anti-Israel, arguably anti-Semitic comments were an aberration in an otherwise unblemished career of assertive but fair journalism. To his credit, Washington Post's media reporter Howard Kurtz made note of other incidents, such as the time Thomas blamed Israel for inspiring "99 percent" of terrorism and the time in 2002 when she exclaimed "Thank God for Hezbollah," the Iran-backed terror group that murdered 241 U.S. servicement in 1983
  • Palin Inc. (Success is wrong for conservatives)

    04/03/2010 1:31:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies · 1,652+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 30, 2010 | Howard Kurtz
    I'm increasingly convinced that Sarah Palin is running to head a media empire rather than a presidential campaign. On that front, she is nothing short of an extraordinary success. She's got a multi-year gig at Fox News. She just signed a deal with Discovery's TLC for a documentary about her native Alaska. Her memoir was a runaway bestseller. --snip-- For now, Palin takes an obvious delight in tweaking the very media establishment that is fueling her fame. At a rally in Nevada, she took aim (sorry) at news reports that she might be encouraging threats against Democrats by calling on...
  • The Beck Factor at Fox: Staffers say comments taint their work

    03/29/2010 11:06:42 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 204 replies · 4,107+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 15 Mar 2010 | Howard Kurtz
    A handful of advertisers, such as Apple, have abandoned Fox altogether. Network executives say they believe they could charge higher rates if the host were more widely acceptable to advertisers.
  • Republican commentator David Frum loses job after criticizing GOP health-care strategy

    03/25/2010 3:08:38 PM PDT · by freespirited · 88 replies · 2,986+ views
    Wapo ^ | 03/25/10 | Howie Kurtz
    Three days after calling health-care reform a debacle for the Republicans, David Frum was forced out of his job at the American Enterprise Institute on Wednesday. The ouster also came one day after a harsh Wall Street Journal editorial about the former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, which said that he "now makes his living as the media's go-to basher of fellow Republicans" and accused him of "peddling bad revisionist history." Frum made clear in a letter to AEI President Arthur Brooks that his departure after seven years at the conservative think tank was not voluntary. "I have had...
  • John Edwards's paternity admission vindicates National Enquirer, its editor says

    01/22/2010 9:18:07 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 20 replies · 635+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 22, 2010 | By Howard Kurtz
    The executive editor of the National Enquirer says he plans to enter his paper's work on the John Edwards scandal for a Pulitzer Prize. Don't laugh. "It's clear we should be a contender for this," Barry Levine said by phone Thursday, hours after the former presidential candidate admitted what the paper had been reporting all along: that he is the father of Rielle Hunter's baby. "The National Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid, was able to publish this reporting." While the staff never doubted its reports that Edwards had fathered a daughter with his former campaign videographer, Levine said, "there is vindication,...
  • National Enquirer submitting John Edwards coverage for Pulitzers

    01/21/2010 12:10:53 PM PST · by pissant · 15 replies · 431+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 1/21/10 | Howard Kurtz
    The executive editor of the National Enquirer says he plans to enter his paper's work on the John Edwards scandal for a Pulitzer Prize. Don't laugh. "It's clear we should be a contender for this," Barry Levine said by phone Thursday, hours after the former presidential candidate admitted what the newspaper had been reporting all along: that he is the father of Rielle Hunter's baby. "The National Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid, was able to publish this reporting." Although the staff never doubted its reports that Edwards had fathered a baby girl with his former campaign videographer, Levine said, "there is...
  • Palin signs on with Fox News

    01/11/2010 11:23:27 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 56 replies · 1,799+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 11, 2010 | Howard Kurtz
    Sarah Palin, who regularly rips the media, is becoming a television pundit at a place where she's likely to feel at home. A Fox News executive says the network will shortly announce that the former vice-presidential nominee is signing on as a contributor. Palin, who resigned as governor of Alaska last summer, will appear as a commentator on various Fox shows. She will also host an occasional program that will examine inspirational tales involving ordinary Americans. Palin will join Mike Huckabee as a Fox contributor who was also involved in the 2008 campaign. The exposure can only help Palin if...
  • Post Delayed Publishing McChrystal Report for One Day at Pentagon's Request

    09/22/2009 3:42:13 PM PDT · by Saije · 5 replies · 450+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/22/2009 | Howard Kurtz
    To Bob Woodward, it was the modern-day equivalent of the Pentagon Papers. But to Obama administration officials, the classified assessment of the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan represented, if published by The Washington Post, a potential threat to the safety of U.S. troops. The result was that The Post agreed to a one-day delay in publishing the report by Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, and that the paper's top editor engaged in a lengthy discussion Sunday with three top Defense Department officials in a meeting at the Pentagon... Woodward said in an interview Tuesday...
  • Fox News Ad Draws Protests [Fox Ad Driving the Obamunist Media Crazy]

    09/19/2009 8:30:17 AM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 73 replies · 4,433+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Spetember 18, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    <p>A provocative full-page newspaper ad from Fox News drew heated reactions from its rivals today and one demand that The Washington Post apologize for running it.</p> <p>Over photos of protesters gathering for an "anti-tax" rally in Washington last Saturday, the ad asked: "How Did ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN Miss This Story?"</p>
  • Journalists, Left Out of The Debate - (Howard Kurtz Thermo Barf)

    08/25/2009 7:57:03 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 8 replies · 277+ views
    WaPo ^ | August 25, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    For once, mainstream journalists did not retreat to the studied neutrality of quoting dueling antagonists. They tried to perform last rites on the ludicrous claim about President Obama's death panels, telling Sarah Palin, in effect, you've got to quit making things up. But it didn't matter. The story refused to die. The crackling, often angry debate over health-care reform has severely tested the media's ability to untangle a story of immense complexity. In many ways, news organizations have risen to the occasion; in others they have become agents of distortion. But even when they report the facts, they have had...
  • Journalists, Left Out of The Debate - Few Americans Seem to Hear Health Care Facts

    08/24/2009 7:58:29 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 33 replies · 840+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    For once, mainstream journalists did not retreat to the studied neutrality of quoting dueling antagonists.They tried to perform last rites on the ludicrous claim about President Obama's death panels, telling Sarah Palin, in effect, you've got to quit making things up. But it didn't matter. The story refused to die. The crackling, often angry debate over health-care reform has severely tested the media's ability to untangle a story of immense complexity...even when they report the facts, they have had trouble influencing public opinion. In the 10 days after Palin warned on Facebook of an America "in which my parents or...
  • Journalists, Left Out of The Debate

    08/23/2009 7:01:07 PM PDT · by Al B. · 54 replies · 1,574+ views
    WaPo ^ | Aug. 23, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    For once, mainstream journalists did not retreat to the studied neutrality of quoting dueling antagonists. They tried to perform last rites on the ludicrous claim about President Obama's death panels, telling Sarah Palin, in effect, you've got to quit making things up. But it didn't matter. The story refused to die. The crackling, often angry debate over health-care reform has severely tested the media's ability to untangle a story of immense complexity. In many ways, news organizations have risen to the occasion; in others they have become agents of distortion. But even when they report the facts, they have had...
  • The Press Loves a Hero, but . . .Presidential Commission Won't Save Newspapers

    08/17/2009 7:42:22 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 7 replies · 633+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 7, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    Dan Rather is wrong. Barack Obama should stay out of it. We don't need no stinkin' presidential commission. It's not that the former CBS anchor has delivered a flawed diagnosis. The news business, as Rather wrote in a Washington Post op-ed, is in deep trouble, particularly the print side. But his prescription -- that only high-level White House involvement can draw sufficient attention to the media's plight -- badly misses the mark. This president may be able to bring Henry Louis Gates and James Crowley together for a beer...But rescuing the news business is beyond his power... But the challenge...
  • CNN's Howard Kurtz Reviews Personal Feud Between Keith Olbermann and Bill O'Reilly - Video 8/9/09

    08/09/2009 7:25:26 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 921+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Howard Kurtz, host of CNN's Reliable Sources, reviewing the history of the Keith Olbermann - Bill O'Reilly blood feud that has been going on for years now. Kurtz had reported previously that there was some kind of deal in the works to get the two to tone it down (denied by Olbermann), but as Kurtz reports, both are back to full steam ahead in hammering each other on a regular basis. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Kurtz Tells Douglass He's "Skeptical" Using Obama's Own Words is "Disinformation" - Video 8/9/09

    08/09/2009 2:35:19 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 985+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of White House Aide Linda Douglass on Reliable Sources today defending her attack on a video showing President Obama in his own words saying he wants to move America to a single-payer system. Douglass called the video "disinformation," when actually it simply used Obama's own words against him. Even Reliable Sources Host Howard Kurtz said he was "skeptical" that using a person's own words could be called "disinformation." Kurtz also challenged Douglass on the White House's solicitation of citizens to send in examples of opposition to Government Health Care via email. She denied that the White House...
  • Out and a Bout: Olbermann, O'Reilly Are Still Fighting

    08/07/2009 9:11:08 PM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies · 1,043+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 08/07/2009 | Howie Kurtz
    It was never intended to be a cease-fire. The best that the men who run two of the nation's media giants were hoping to achieve was a ratcheting down of the rhetoric between their warring commentators. But Keith Olbermann refused to play along this week... Immelt detailed his grievances. His elderly parents in Cincinnati, he said, watch O'Reilly every night... But the war was just beginning at MSNBC... The day after Olbermann's comments about the Tiller slaying, executives convened a large meeting and talked about Fox and the importance of striking the right on-air tone. Olbermann later expressed a willingness...
  • Obama Threatens Freedom of the Press

    08/05/2009 11:20:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 2,054+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2009 | Ben Shapiro
    On July 22, 2009, President Obama held one of the most boring news conferences in the history of televised presidential events. For nearly 50 minutes, he blathered on about private and public health care plans, red pills and blue pills, costs and benefits. In the last five minutes of the conference, he made his controversial comments about Henry Louis Gates and the Cambridge, Mass., police department -- but by that time, everyone watching was either drifting into sleep or totally comatose. So why did ABC, NBC, and CBS broadcast this atrocious, narcolepsy-inducing ode to arrogance in the midst of prime...
  • Rahm's Media Muscle

    08/04/2009 5:29:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 982+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Media Bias: Is it just us or is there something wrong with the White House dictating news coverage to advance the president's medical insurance agenda? We thought this sort of thing happened only in Venezuela.In an unprecedented intervention by government in private media, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel called all three TV networks and muscled them into giving President Obama prime time coverage for his medical expansion program. For some, Emanuel didn't bother with mere newsmen. He went straight to the top, calling corporate owners such as Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger, whose company controls ABC, and General...
  • Axelrod's Son Hired by Huffington Post

    07/29/2009 1:14:30 PM PDT · by Baladas · 15 replies · 489+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    David Axelrod's son is following his father's career path -- that is, the one he had before becoming a political strategist. Ethan Axelrod is joining the Huffington Post, the liberal Web site that has been largely supportive of President Obama. His dad, now a White House senior adviser, was a Chicago Tribune reporter until he quit in 1984 to help run a Senate campaign (and still has a soft spot for newspapers, though his old one is in bankruptcy). "I've been interested in journalism for a while," the 22-year-old Axelrod said Tuesday. "I heard through my father that they were...