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Howard Kurtz

Kurtz Confounds With Criticism of MSNBC, Sharpton, but Not Trayvon Martin Smears

Mark Thompson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Media
Mark Thompson

While Howard Kurtz has had an esteemed career as a media critic, his TV and tweet critique of MSNBC and the Rev. Al Sharpton Sunday seems like an attempt to appear balanced purely for the sake of appearing balanced.

WATCH: CNN Host Goes After Sharpton, MSNBC

Posted 03.26.2012 | Media

CNN's Howard Kurtz questioned what he described as Al Sharpton's conflicting roles in covering the story of Trayvon Martin's killing. Martin was s...

WATCH: CNN Host Grills Filmmakers Over 'Game Change'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 05.11.2012 | Media

CNN's Howard Kurtz grilled director Jay Roach and screenwriter Danny Strong over the accuracy of their movie "Game Change" on Sunday's "Reliable Sourc...

Ann Curry, Robin Roberts Reveal Their Misgivings About Their Shows

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 11.14.2011 | Media

Morning show heavy hitters Ann Curry and Robin Roberts admitted that they think their shows have grown too fluffy in a new interview with Newsweek's H...

Jason Linkins

Erroneous Pelosi Quote Spawns RNC Attacks, Kurtz Correction

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.03.2011 | Media

Howard Kurtz's brief career for Newsweek/The Daily Beast may be better known for its blockbuster corrections than for the content he actually set out ...

Olbermann Skewers Fox News Chief

Posted 11.27.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann lashed out at Newsweek's Howard Kurtz for what he called a dishonest, enabling interview with Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. Kurtz drew ...

CNN Host Criticizes Network's Debate

Posted 11.19.2011 | Media

CNN host Howard Kurtz seemed to criticize his network's presidential debate on Sunday's "Reliable Sources." Kurtz ran a segment about the media att...

Murdoch-Gate Is a Media Feeding Frenzy of a Media Feeding Frenzy

Peter Scheer | Posted 09.18.2011 | Media
Peter Scheer

The prospect of Murdoch's downfall, which must be rated a distinct possibility at this point, is enough to create an orgy of schadenfreude among journalists and media executives everywhere.

WATCH: CNN Host Rips His Own Network's Coverage Of Casey Anthony Case

Posted 09.10.2011 | Media

Howard Kurtz had harsh words for the media and its coverage of the Casey Anthony trial. On Sunday's "Reliable Sources," the CNN host attacked his o...

Jason Linkins

Howard Kurtz Briefly Confuses Actual Human With Cartoon Drawing Of Man

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.06.2011 | Media

This past weekend, the mood established by the festivities of the White House Correspondents' Dinner shifted very quickly to the harried, high-tension...

CNN Doesn't Bat An Eye When Guest Swears On Air

Posted 06.18.2011 | Media

CNN anchor Howard Kurtz showed his unflappability when he let a guest's expletive go by unmentioned. The guest on Kurtz's "Reliable Sources," forme...

The Shut Down Was Averted, But the War Over Money Is Next

Danny Schechter | Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

The Capitol Hill battlefield is still for the moment as the Easter holidays approach and the combatants get a break from the heated polemics and overn...

Ted Koppel Responds To Olbermann's Criticism Of Him

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.28.2011 | Media

ORIGINAL POST: Ted Koppel appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday to discuss what he feels is the deep decline of television news--and to respond ...

Howard Kurtz: Where's Media's Skepticism On Libya?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN's Howard Kurtz criticized the media for its coverage of the international air strikes on Libya, saying that the press was shirking its duty to be ...

127 Hours

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Lichtman

Between a rock and hard place. That's how I felt regarding the Sheen-a-thon - "news" coverage of actor Charlie Sheen's meltdown over five days last w...

Luke Russert Talks About Nepotism Charges, MSNBC Career

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

He is relaxed, earnest and witty during the rare interview, granted only after months of requests (the NBC publicity team is very protective of him an...

The True Meaning of Keith Olbermann

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

Ironically, Olbermann's tenure at MSNBC may have really ended because of something very much like the thing that he rightfully ridiculed Bush for more than anything else. Maybe he really left because of a Mission Accomplished.

David Shuster Defends Olbermann, Slams Fox News

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Sunday's "Reliable Sources," former MSNBC host David Shuster fervently defended Keith Olbermann and criticized Fox News while clashing with a fello...

Jason Linkins

How To Know Whether You Are Talking To Darrell Issa On The Phone: A Primer

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz had to offer up an amazing correction today, owing to the fact that in a Nov. 27 post, he incorrectly referred to a spokesman for Darrell Issa, as Darrell Issa himself.

Howard Kurtz Correction: Most Embarrassing Ever?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz added a whopper of a correction on Wednesday to a story he'd written nearly two months earlier, in late November. The c...

Joe Klein: Ed Schultz 'Stupid'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Time columnist Joe Klein had some rough words for Ed Schultz, saying that the MSNBC host had been "stupid" when Klein was on his show, and that Schult...

Larry King Criticizes Maddow, Hannity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Larry King had some pointed words for his former timeslot rivals Rachel Maddow and Sean Hannity during an interview on Sunday's "Reliable Sources." ...

Fox News Chief: NPR Run By 'Nazis,' Jon Stewart 'Crazy'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News chairman Roger Ailes called NPR executives "Nazis" and said Jon Stewart is "crazy" in the second part of his interview with The Daily Beast's...

Fox News Chief: Obama 'Has Different Belief System Than Most Americans'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In an interview, Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes told The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz that he thinks President Obama has rankled international allies bec...

MSNBC President Threatened To FIRE Olbermann

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC President Phil Griffin vowed to fire Keith Olbermann if he went on other networks to discuss his suspension, The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz repo...