We know Washington Post media writer Howard Kurtz is prolific. But perhaps he, or his editors, should take a little more time to get up to speed on the existing reporting on some of his subjects.
First, as both The Observer and Gawker reported last week, the scoop that Mr. Kurtz and The Read More
In the past two days, Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz has been getting a lot of attention for his “scoop” about Dan Rather.
But the anecdote, published today in his book Reality Show, is old news.
In Mr. Kurtz’s book, he writes that former CBS anchor threatened to release a document Read More
Yesterday on “Meet the Press,” a bunch of journalists rued the new landscape created by Patrick Fitzgerald and his star witness Judith Miller. Tim Russert, Gwen Ifill, Howard Kurtz—they all feared damage to professionalism, that the public might see the press as in bed with powerful officials. (Aren’t they?) Even as they complained, the journalists Read More
Hillary Clinton wants to cap the number of troops in Iraq.
Barack Obama dispatched fund-raiser Jenny Yeager to raise money in New York.
Howard Kurtz said Dick Morris was “flat -out wrong” in his criticism of Obama yesterday.
Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel is having a fund-raiser for Obama.
Despite all the Read More
The former head of the Iowa Democratic Party doubts Hillary Clinton can win that state while being “a control freak.”
TNR has a piece looking at whether Barack Obama can handle the rock-star treatment [subscription].
Of the media’s love affair with Obama, Howard Kurtz says “Trust me, that will change” if he Read More
Hillary Clinton is expanding her outreach.
Kos thinks Obama wins if he runs…and unless Al Gore gets into the race.
Huffington Post thinks Obama’s candidacy serves as a lesson for Hillary.
Howard Kurtz sees an anti-Hillary narrative emerging.
Mitt Romney hired a senior communication strategist.
The Sun wonders why the Read More
What exactly is wrong with the Republicans?
Today, that question applies not to their rigidly right-wing ideology, nor to their routine betrayal of their rigidly right-wing ideology, nor even to their weird sexual hang-ups and hypocrisy, fascinating as all of those topics may be. Instead, on the day after Election Day, what is at Read More
One big price exacted by the Israel lobby is that it tries to shut down free debate when Israel’s motives are questioned. This is the lesson of the furore over comments on CNN by Tom Ricks, the Washington Post’s Pentagon correspondent.
Three weeks back on Howard Kurtz’s show Reliable Sources, Ricks, who has Read More
Employees at Time Inc., the magazine division of Time Warner Inc., found that they’ll soon be working for AOL Time Warner in an e-mail sent companywide before their arrival at work on Jan. 10. Far from panicking about handing over their professional fates to a Virginia-based cyberspace outfit, the benefits-swaddled scribes rejoiced: Almost all of Read More
It’s summer down in Washington. The sun glints off the white sidewalk on L Street in front of the Washington Post building. The real world slips past slow as syrup. A sex scandal that sizzled in darkest January is sputtering out.
That’s where I come in. At the corner CVS drugstore, inside a fresh Read More