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February 17th, 2012
06:06 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Cassie Spodak, CNN

In politics this week Rick Santorum’s latest surge was all over the headlines, but much of it was focused on birth control and other social issues. But pundits were also intent on analyzing what Mitt Romney’s campaign is doing wrong – should he talk about his religion? Frank Bruni of The New York Times, Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post and Scott Conroy of Real Clear Politics will join Howard Kurtz to discuss the latest coverage of the Republican presidential campaign.

We’ll also be covering a range of topics the media picked up on this week. The New York Times’ David Carr will talk about his Twitter habits and the dangers of 140 characters.

Vince Coglianese of the conservative website The Daily Caller will be on the show to talk about liberal advocacy group Media Matters and their attack on Fox News for right-wing bias.

Andrea McCarren ofWashington’s CBS affiliate will disucss the backlash that forced her off the air after a report on underage drinking.

And Vanity Fair writer Buzz Bissinger will argue that former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell shouldn’t be allowed to buy The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News.

This Sunday at 11am EST.

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  1. Tom

    Did I hear Buzz Bissinger say that using the word "chink" is not as bad as "gook" or "kike" on todaay's show? And that that ESPN was just "having fun" with it?? I'm apauled that this sort of latent racism is so easily excused as "having fun". When you're growing up Chinese in America and the other kids are "having fun" calling you a chink, only the ones perpetuating ignorant racism are having fun. I guess the American-Chinese people don't deserve any cutural sensetivity until they riot and burn down their own neighborhood, or have a holocaust. It's just sad that a report for major media outlets can get away with this so called "opinion".

    February 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Reply
    • Joana

      I suppose you want to riaper your credit, huh? Well, there is no such thing as riapering your credit. You tackle the problem by talking to your creditors and being cautious how you accrue debt. No one can help riaper your credit except you. I know because I have been there before.

      March 2, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Reply
  2. Hank Savitch

    Re CNN Reliable Sources, Feb 19, 2012 (11am-noon) comment on Israel: Your characterization of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) as "Israeli occupied" land was neither appropriate or warranted. For one neither Israel or the United State regards this land as occupied". Pre 1967 (really 1949) lines were esablished as "cease fire" zones rather than boundaries. UN resolution 242 indicates that future boundaries would only be established as "defensible" borders and there never has existed a "Palestinian" state on which to base any land claim. Besides, this if you and the media regard this area as "occupied" much of the dispute has been resolved in favor of Arab claims; why then negotiate? The charaterization of Judea and Samaria (the historic name of this area) as "occupied" is shows a bias by you that some of us greatly object to.

    February 19, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Reply
  3. Re:Andrea McCarren

    Ms. McCarrens comments on her insight into what the police encounter and deal with. What she experienced is also partof the problems in education. These kinds of parents have influenced administrators ( on grades and discipline) over the years who accepted their points of view over those of the teacher resulting in a lowering of standards – many teachers could not withstand the onslaught of both parents and administration. That is not to say that either parents or teachers are always right or always wrong....but over time many originally good teachers gave up and "went with the flow" . The results are not pretty.

    February 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Reply
  4. Lucy Diamond

    I love your show and thanks to my DVR I never miss it.
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    I hate the excessive TV coverage of the deaths of celebrities. I don't care whether the celebrity was a good guy or a bad guy. I think it's really bad for TV news shows to devote so much coverage to celebrities.

    February 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Reply

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