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March 25th, 2012
12:55 PM ET

Ira Glass's Time To Come Clean

Howard Kurtz says Ira Glass needs to answer questions about the retracted episode of "This American Life."


Filed under: Media Criticism • Reliable Sources
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  1. Mary A

    Really, Howard? When has CNN or any other journalist (or so-called) covered their own errors so thoroughly, including yourself?. If you listened to his one hour retraction you would see that it has all been said. Unless you wanted to hear yourself talk, there is nothing to be served by his being " interviewed " by you. My respect for CNN, yourself, and Wolf dwindles every time I watch I'm sad to say.

    March 27, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Reply
    • Jenn GH

      Absolutely dead on!! As a long-time fan of Ira and TAL, I was shocked to see this even mentioned on CNN. Thrilled to see that the comments support Ira and show the "news" media for what it is.

      March 31, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Reply
  2. Larry Rutter

    What questions? It was one the the most fulsome mea culpas in journalism history, IMHO. He laid it allmout there in last week's episode. He feels, i suspect, that after at least five days of massive media coverage it was time to move on. It is, Howard.

    March 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Reply
    • kaelri

      Agreed. TAL was not the perpetrator of this deception, it was the victim. I have heard no one suggest that they have anything to hide from or answer for – aside from Howard Kurtz.

      March 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Reply
      • Keith

        TAL a victim? Whether someone lied to them or not, TAL took a one-man play at face value and broadcast it as fact. No victims there.

        March 25, 2012 at 8:07 pm |

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