Erik Wemple: Howard Kurtz


Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Sharyl Attkisson’s remarkable PR tour

CBS News says that it publishes stories without ‘fear or favor.’

By Erik Wemple  |  04:03 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, CBS News, Fox News, Howard Kurtz, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Sharyl Attkisson on hacked computers: ‘We’re making progress’

Former CBS News correspondents cites a ‘number of investigations’ on the topic.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:42 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, computers, Fox News, Howard Kurtz, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Fox News contributor Lauren Ashburn: Credential crisis?

‘Former managing editor’ sounds quite significant.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:42 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Howard Kurtz, Lauren Ashburn

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly admits he went easy on ’60 Minutes’

It’s refreshing to see a big shot at Fox News facing serious questions about Fox News coverage.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:36 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O', Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Fox News’s Howard Kurtz (sort of) addresses Obamacare distortions on ‘Hannity’

Can an opinion guy mess with facts?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:19 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Howard Kurtz, Sean Hannity

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Fox News’s Howard Kurtz v. Fox News’s ‘slimdown’ obsession

FoxNews.com uses “loaded term” to blurb Howard Kurtz’s column.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:35 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, government shutdown, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 09/08/2013

Fox News’ ‘Media Buzz’ starts with a roar

Howard Kurtz's new show could use some format-busting, but it comes out of the gate smooth and frisky.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Howard Kurtz, Reliable Sources

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 09/06/2013

NPR runs Tina Brown correction

Seems the Daily Beast big shot didn't read carefully enough.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:09 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amanda Lindhout, Daily Beast, Howard Kurtz, NPR, Tina Brown

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Pari Bradlee and the brilliance of Fox News’s Howard Kurtz

Has the Fox News media commentator gone too far in asking whether a woman's Facebook pics go too far?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:29 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Howard Kurtz, Pari Bradlee, Washington Post

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Kurtz's Fox News show 'Media Buzz' to challenge CNN head-on

'News Buzz'? Can't you do better than that, Kurtz?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:52 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Howard Kurtz, News Buzz, Reliable Sources

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Dear CNN: Find a female media critic

We've seen our share of guys filling in for guy Howard Kurtz on CNN's "Reliable Sources."

By Erik Wemple  |  05:14 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Howard Kurtz, Reliable Sources

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Fox News's Howard Kurtz and those Trayvon Martin 'activists'

Commentator says that activists played up a racial angle and ensnared the media in wall-to-wall coverage.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:03 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, George Zimmerman, Howard Kurtz, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Kurtz vows independence at Fox News

Media critic cites sniping from folks who don't "like" Fox.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Howard Kurtz and Fox News: The litmus test

Howard Kurtz and Fox News: A litmus test

By Erik Wemple  |  07:49 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Howard Kurtz to Fox News: Five observations

Fox wins, CNN wins, Kurtz wins. There are no losers here.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Behind the Howard Kurtz-Lauren Ashburn connection at CNN

Records show that Howard Kurtz was Lauren Ashburn's ticket to air time on CNN. Why should we care?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:32 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Daily Beast, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 05/06/2013

CNN's Howard Kurtz and a 'higher standard'

Journalists---even media critics---don't like to be confronted with their errors.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:08 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Who will interview Kurtz?

CNN media guy to address departure from Daily Beast on show this weekend. Who's going to interview him?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:17 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Howard Kurtz, Jake Tapper

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Howard Kurtz is gone from Daily Beast [Updated]

Longtime Washington media critic loses his primary journalistic perch.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:32 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Beast, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Howard Kurtz, media critic, takes own medicine

When you criticize media for a living, you have to embrace retractions.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:41 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Beast, Howard Kurtz, jason collins

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly probes Howard Kurtz on drone coverage

Personal spat gives way to a discussion of why drone coverage didn't take hold sooner.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:19 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Drones, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Roger Ailes can't help himself

Does anyone out there believe that K.T. McFarland's loving message to Gen. David Petraeus on behalf of Fox News head Roger Ailes was really just a joke?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:23 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, Howard Kurtz

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Tom Ricks stops talking about Fox News clash!

At long last

By Erik Wempl  |  12:37 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Howard Kurtz, Reliable Sources, Tom Ricks

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Kurtz on Newsweek/Daily Beast: ‘I’ll be sticking around’

Media critic Howard Kurtz ‘wistful’ about Newsweek print demise

By Erik Wemple  |  06:30 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  howard kurtz daily beast, howard kurtz newsweek daily beast, newsweek print cancellation, newsweek print tina brown kurtz, newsweek print editiion, newsweek tina brown howard kurtz

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 09/24/2012

CNN host Kurtz applauds CNN’s journal handling

Kurtz: CNN did the right things.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:02 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, state department, howard kurtz, reliable sources, libya

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Kurtz: Romney gaffe coverage ‘overshadowed’ Benghazi tragedy

Kurtz: Media’s pounding on Romney went too far.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:32 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, president obama, benghazi, howard kurtz, cnn, reliable sources

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Sticking up for ‘gutless little twerp’

Piers Morgan takes criticism for calling Todd Akin a ‘gutless little twerp.’

By Erik Wemple  |  07:58 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn howard kurtz, 'gutless little twerp', lauren ashburn, piers morgan, todd akin

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Lolo Jones gets no sympathy from USA Today scribe

New York Times piece on Jones: tough but fair.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jere longman, lolo jones, new york times, christine brennan, cnn howard kurtz reliable sources

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Howard Kurtz, willful blinding, and mass killings

Contra Howard Kurtz, ignorance doesn’t help in prevention of mass killings.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:53 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  howard kurtz, daniel mauser, tom mauser, columbine, littlton. colo., doris fuller, treatment advocacy center

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 07/23/2012

CNN host doesn’t want bio of Aurora suspect

Kurtz says he doesn’t want to know more about Aurora suspect.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:51 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  howard kurtz, cnn, aurora shooting, seung hui cho, virginia tech shootings, reliable sources

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Media news derivatives: July 12

A roundup of media stories for July 12.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:33 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  republican party of virginia, politifact virginia, russian tv, propublica, newsosaur, nbc, microsoft, howard kurtz

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 07/09/2012

CNN’s Howard Kurtz sort of delves into Joe Williams’s personal life

Is it an inevitability that personal life will be dissected.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:29 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, joe williams, howard kurtz, reliable sources, cnn

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 06/25/2012

MSNBC takes more shots on Romney-Wawa

We all sound silly when we say ‘Wawa’

By Erik Wemple  |  04:41 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, wawa, msnbc, newsbusters, fox news, howard kurtz

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Media news derivatives: June 25

A roundup of media stories for June 25.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:04 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  joe williams, boyce watkins, politico, howard kurtz, fishbowldc, anthony shadid, jerry sandusky, fox news, jack shafer, chris hayes

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Howard Kurtz abandons caution on heckler controversy

Howard Kurtz shows some opinion about the heckler.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:24 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  howard kurtz, cnn, neil munro, daily caller, matt lewis

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Claim: President can choose his interviewer

Why the commander in chief shouldn’t also be editor in chief.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:59 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  good morning america, robin roberts, cnn, reliable sources, terence smith, lauren ashburn, howard kurtz

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Fox Mole on CNN: Legal threats are ‘baseless’

Fox Mole calls Fox’s legal threats ‘baseless.’

By Erik Wemple  |  04:38 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox mole, cnn, howard kurtz, baseless, reliable sources, legal

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Media news derivatives: March 23

For March 23.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, tv newser, bill maher, gereg gutfeld, fishbowldc, howard kurtz, ryan chittum, gawker

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 03/20/2012

If only we all could write as well as Michael Wolff

Says journalists cannot write

By Erik Wemple  |  01:01 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michael wolff, mike daisey, guardian, howard kurtz, foxconn

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Media news derivatives: Feb. 7

For Feb. 7.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roland martin, howard kurtz, david carr, paul carr