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Bill O'Reilly vs. Jon Stewart: Howard Kurtz's Reliable Sources On Description Of Protesters (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The recent spat between Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart over FOX News' handling of health care reform protesters got some air time Sunday morning on CNN...

Saving Journalism: Howard Kurtz Is Wrong, Dan Rather Is Right

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

Kurtz asserts that the journalism crisis is not a political issue, but the result of economic and technological forces alone. If only that were true.

Howard Kurtz: "Dan Rather Is Wrong"

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Dan Rather is wrong. Barack Obama should stay out of it. We don't need no stinkin' presidential commission. ...

Think Again: The Mainstream Media Opens the Door to Hate

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Brooks Jackson: "As a former CNN reporter, I believe this episode is an embarrassment to CNN... They have an anchor on there saying one thing and their reporters saying quite another."

Jason Linkins

Mysterious Blob Off The Coast Of Alaska Identified As Algae (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For some time now, people watched the coast of Alaska with growing dread at the sight of the advancing, implacable blob of goo that was headed for the...

Think Again: Conflicts of Interest by the Wealthy and for the Wealthy

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Given the power of perception media institutions enjoy over the profits of so many industries, these same institutions can use this privilege to line their own pockets.

Can Howard Kurtz See Race (if It's White)?

Farai Chideya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Farai Chideya

Reporters of color face a constant scrutiny about our motives that actually inhibits favoritism, while white, heterosexual reporters, especially men, see themselves and their actions as neutral even when they are not.

Debating The Iran Question On CNN's Reliable Sources

Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nico Pitney

This morning, Dana Milbank, Amanda Carpenter, and I appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources, hosted by Howard Kurtz. It was a spirited affair and folks c...

Diane Sawyer Responds to Health Care Special Attacks (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Peter Drivas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Good Morning America" co-anchor Diane Sawyer responded to accusations that ABC News will pander to the Obama administration in an upcoming primetime ...

Howard Kurtz: The Media Elite's Secret Dinners

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For more than a year, David Bradley, the Atlantic's soft-spoken owner, has hosted these off-the-record dinners at a specially built table in his glass...

Jason Linkins

Howard Kurtz Shocked By Fox News Tea Party Promotion | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's nice to know that at some point, you can cross a line with Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz: The media coverage even became a factor in...

The Short, Happy Iraq War of Howard Kurtz

Peter Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Hart

As the world marks the sixth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, corporate media's most prominent journalism critic is wondering if Obama's Iraq policy isn't being sufficiently scrutinized.

Ingraham, Coulter: Bullying Is Not OK

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jennifer Donahue

I am also confused, Meghan. Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter seem to really, really dislike you. We know they disliked your father, but going after you...

Meghan McCain Cancels On Snippy Howie Kurtz: "Maybe She Got A Date"

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Meghan McCain has seemingly been everywhere lately — Rachel Maddow, The Daily Beast, Fox & Friends, Twitter... One place she didn't show, howev...

Media Using Dow As Obama Tracking Poll

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Dow embarked on a long slide after Inauguration Day -- a nearly 2,000-point slide, to be precise -- the drumbeat seemed to grow louder. "There...

Jason Linkins

After Cheering On Cramer, Morning Joe Is Silent About Daily Show Appearance | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today on Morning Joe, they talked about Syracuse winning, and how the kids in Park Slope are having a "virtual life" and how "the stability of [Genera...

Why Don't We Just Pretend Rush Limbaugh Has 50 Million Listeners?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

A check of Nexis finds more than 800 news references to that mythical Limbaugh number throughout the years. Despite the fact nobody knows if it's accurate, the figure has been codified: Limbaugh attracts 20 million listeners each week.

Jason Linkins

Joe Scarborough Doesn't Seem To Understand What the Daily Show Does (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In case you were wondering, CNBC's Jim Cramer -- in addition to his appearance on The Today Show -- brought his damage-control act to the General Elec...

Howard Kurtz: Fox News Should "Apologize For Using Partisan Propaganda" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A week ago, Fox News tried to pass off a memo from the Senate Republican Communications Center as their own reporting. Unfortunately for the network, ...

Katie Couric Interview On CNN: "It's Not A Lot Of Fun Being Pummeled In The Press" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Katie Couric called into CNN's "Reliable Sources" for an interview with Howard Kurtz. They discussed a wide range of topics, including her scoop of a...

When the President Orders, the Military Follows

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

I believe Congress will be in lockstep with the President on a repeal of DADT. At the end of this year, the law that bars gay men and women from serving openly in the military can be gone.

Washington Post Writer: "There Was No Standing Ovation" For Obama

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There hasn't been this much excitement in The Washington Post newsroom since Brad Pitt dropped by. Barack Obama, here for a meeting today with Post...

NEW MEDIA--FLASHBACK Howard Kurtz: "[Drudge Is] No Longer The Only Guy Who Can Drive A Story. Far From It."

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, as Wall Street was reeling and the humongous AIG bailout was being assembled, Drudge ran a picture of Barbra Streisand. By calling attent...

Jason Linkins

Weekly Standard's Hayes Uses Blago Probe As Excuse To Slag New York Times | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On this weekend's edition of Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz led off the show with a panel discussion on the Blagojevich scandal. Kurtz billed his pane...

The Blind Man and the Elephant is the Media on the Financial Crisis

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

In 2008, the financial media was saddled with an enormous task: explaining the unexplainable. The subprime mortgage mess, which began life as a seemin...