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  • Howard Kurtz Apologizes to Jason Collins on CNN (Watch)

    May 6, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Howard Kurtz began his weekly Sunday media show on CNN by apologizing to Jason Collins for his “sloppy and inexcusable” Daily Beast story that suggested the NBA player wasn’t telling the whole truth when he came out as gay in a Sports Illustrated cover. “The mistake I made was sloppy and inexcusable,” Kurtz said, according […]

  • Daily Beast Fires Columnist after Jason Collins Error

    May 3, 13 by EURpublisher02 8 Comments

    *The Daily Beast has fired columnist Howard Kurtz after he made a colossal boo-boo in his story about NBA player Jason Collins’ coming out, the website announced on Thursday. Earlier this week, the 34-year-old Washington Wizards center wrote an essay for Sports Illustrated in which became the first openly gay active NBA player. In response, […]

  • Bryant Gumbel ‘Embarrassed’ by ‘Today’s’ Sarah Palin Stunt

    Apr 9, 12 by EURpublisher02 21 Comments

    *Former “Today” co-host Bryant Gumbel is not holding his tongue over the show’s decision to bring in Sarah Palin as a co-host last week. Gumbel, who led the show for fifteen years and returned to “Today” for its sixtieth anniversary reunion show, told CNN’s Howard Kurtz that he was “embarrassed” by the move. NBC brought […]

  • CNN Host Criticizes Al Sharpton’s Trayvon Martin Coverage (Video)

    Mar 26, 12 by EURpublisher02 13 Comments

    *CNN’s media watchdog Howard Kurtz questioned what he described as Al Sharpton’s conflicting roles in covering the story of Trayvon Martin’s killing, reports the Huffington Post. Sharpton, one of the most outspoken activists in the Martin case, has devoted entire hour of his MSNBC show “PoliticsNation” to coverage of the shooting and interviews with Martin’s […]

  • Video: Black Media Critic Prefers MSNBC Hire a Journalist, Not Sharpton

    Aug 7, 11 by EurPublisher 32 Comments

    *The controversy surrounding Rev Al Sharpton possibly being hired by MSNBC over an actual journalist of color, to anchor the networks 6pm nightly newscast, continues. On his Sunday morning CNN program, “Reliable Source,” host Howard Kurtz spoke with the St. Petersburg Times media critic Eric Deggans to get his thoughts on the subject. Kurtz and […]

  • Despite Success Carole Simpson’s Looks and Sex Worked Against Her

    Jan 5, 11 by EurPublisher 4 Comments

    *The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz has done a very interesting piece on former ABC-TV anchor Carole Simpson, whose new memoir – “News Lady” – chronicles a career marred by racist and sexist attacks. Kurtz writes that Simpson was a rookie radio reporter in 1966 when she conducted an all-night stakeout of visiting civil-rights leader Martin […]