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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...

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...

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...

Jason Linkins

Obama Fox News Showdown A Murdoch 'Set Up': Wolff | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Back in September, then Presidential hopeful Barack Obama had a "secret meeting" with Fox News executives in an effort to hash out "concern[s] about t...

Fox News "Expresses Regret" For Booking Anti-Semite

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an October 27 article, Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz reported that Fox News Channel "now expresses regret for booking [Andy] Martin" --...

Jason Linkins

Reporter Complains About Obama Plane As World's Tiniest Violins Play Piteous Strains | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

No one's opened up a new frontier of journalistic atrabiliousness as CBS' News Dean Reynolds, who took to CBS's "From The Road" blog to throw a pity party, celebrating his own diva-ish distemper.

Ace Pundits Blow Debate Analysis (Yet Again)

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

It's not just conservatives like Bill Kristol, Peggy Noonan and David Brooks who have lowered the bar so far that even a grasshopper could not limbo under it.

Jason Linkins

Maureen Dowd Reacts To Being Tossed From McCain Plane | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier this week, we learned that the McCain campaign had barred New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd from traveling on their plane, stranding her a...

Jason Linkins

Kurtz: Journos Checking Their Tongues On Palin, McCain Cracks Down On Dowd | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Frankly, I don't know what the point of having a press is if they cannot cut through the fog of conversation to offer a sincere assessment of Sarah Palin's acumen.

Sam Stein

CBS: More Palin Footage Coming | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is some buzz stirring among the politically obsessed that CBS News is sitting on embarrassing segments from its interview with Gov. Sarah Palin ...

Media Research Center Lies Exposed about Obama and the Press

John K. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John K. Wilson

When seriously evaluated, the data arguing that Obama gets "awfully good media coverage" is just wrong -- wrong for one month by at least a factor of ten. So why do analysts keep citing this data?

John Edwards Ruined My Opening Ceremony

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Snow

I can't be the only one who Tivoed the Opening Ceremony and channel surfed between Fox News Channel and CNN as the talking heads and tabloid reporters waxed hours about Edwards' turpitude.

"Listen Dude, Do You Really Want The Sex?" Howie Kurtz Tears A Page From The Daily Show

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Howard Kurtz had fun this weekend with his fellow newsies on "Reliable Sources" over the ubiquitous Eliot Spitzer sex scandal (and we already noted ho...