Sunday, November 23

CNN's Sara Sidner and a media lawyer explain what it's like to cover Ferguson; big-name anchors are secretly meeting with Darren Wilson; Bill Cosby pressures an AP reporter.

CNN's Sara Sidner and a media lawyer explain what it's like to cover Ferguson; big-name anchors are secretly meeting with Darren Wilson; Bill Cosby pressures an AP reporter.

Jill Kelley, caught in crossfire of Petraeus scandal
January 24th, 2013
10:16 AM ET

Jill Kelley, caught in crossfire of Petraeus scandal

Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" and is Newsweek's Washington bureau chief. He is also a contributor to the website Daily Download.

(CNN) - Jill Kelley was clearly conflicted as she sat down with me in a downtown Washington office to tell her story for the first time.

There was so much the Tampa socialite wanted to say about being sucked into the vortex of the Gen. David Petraeus scandal, about how she was really just good friends with another top general, John Allen, and about what she sees as the media's unfair treatment of her.

Click here to read her side of the story.


Filed under: Blog • David Petraeus • Jill Kelley • Media • Media Criticism • Paula Broadwell • Petraeus
December 9th, 2012
12:55 PM ET

Roger Ailes’s Petraeus Pitch

Erik Wemple, Callie Crossley and Howard Kurtz on the Fox News chief’s encouragement of a Petraeus presidential bid.


Filed under: Blog • David Petraeus • Fox News
November 25th, 2012
12:47 PM ET

Whiffing On The Fiscal Cliff

Bob Cusack, Jane Hall, Amy Argetsinger and Howard Kurtz discuss whether the media’s fixation on the Petraeus scandal is overshadowing more significant stories like the fiscal cliff.


Filed under: Blog • David Petraeus • Reliable Sources
November 25th, 2012
12:46 PM ET

Petraeus And The Press

Tom Ricks and Howard Kurtz on whether David Petraeus’s previously cozy relationship with the media has impacted coverage of the scandal that led to his resignation


Filed under: Blog • David Petraeus
November 18th, 2012
12:47 PM ET

President Quizzed on Petraeus

Amy Holmes, Terry Smith, Margaret Carlson and Howard Kurtz on how President Obama couldn’t escape questions about David Petraeus at his first post-election news conference.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Blog • David Petraeus • Reliable Sources
November 18th, 2012
12:44 PM ET

Petraus Affair Overshadows Benghazi

Amy Holmes, Terry Smith, Margaret Carlson and Howard Kurtz discuss whether the media has gone overboard in covering the Petraeus affair.


Filed under: Blog • David Petraeus • Reliable Sources
November 18th, 2012
12:42 PM ET

Media's Petraeus Frenzy

Tara McKelvey, Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Howard Kurtz on how the sex scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus has captivated the media.


Filed under: David Petraeus
November 15th, 2012
10:17 AM ET

Media, stop stoking Petraeus sex saga

Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" and is Newsweek's Washington bureau chief. He is also a contributor to the website Daily Download.

(CNN) - Are the media reveling in the David Petraeus scandal just a bit too much?

The question sort of answers itself.

Journalists are secretly grateful to the former four-star general for rescuing us from six weeks of sober coverage about the fiscal cliff. Not that anyone wants to plunge over the cliff, but daily reports on White House negotiations with John Boehner are no one's idea of a wild time.
FULL STORY


Filed under: David Petraeus • Reliable Sources
How Petraeus courted the press
November 14th, 2012
10:46 AM ET

How Petraeus courted the press

By Howard Kurtz, CNN

Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" and is Newsweek's Washington bureau chief. He is also a contributor to the website Daily Download.

(CNN) - David Petraeus had another love affair long before the one that cost him his job running the CIA.

It was with the press.

The retired general's skillful courtship of journalists brought him a career's worth of favorable headlines and has, to a remarkable degree, softened the coverage of his fall from grace. Petraeus accomplished this in part by granting reporters access - though none quite as extraordinary as that accorded his biographer, Paula Broadwell, who several news organizations have identified as the other woman in the extramarital affair he has acknowledged.

FULL STORY


Filed under: Blog • David Petraeus • Reliable Sources