November 24th, 2012
12:39 PM ET

Sneek Peak at this Sunday's Show

By Jamie Gray

On the show this Sunday, Bob Cusack of The Hill, Amy Argetsinger of the Washington Post and American University’s Jane Hall will examine the media’s fascination with the David Petraeus affair; have journalists given it attention to the detriment of more significant stories like the fiscal cliff negotiations? Also up for discussion, all those conservative pundits who predicted a Romney victory; should there be consequences for getting it so wrong?

Author and veteran military reporter Tom Ricks will join Howie to talk about David Petraeus and his relationship with the media before his downfall. Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times will discuss his views on the way the media handles race. Finally, Jezebel Editor-in-chief Jessica Coen will tell us how her website exposed a collection of racist Tweets posted in reaction to President Obama’s re-election.

This Sunday, 11am ET.

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November 20th, 2012
02:51 PM ET

This Time, Rupert Murdoch REALLY Apologizes for Jewish Slur

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.


Guess that kinda-sorta apology tweet just wasn’t enough.

As I wrote today, the media mogul tarnished his reputation with a stunningly offensive Twitter message on how the “Jewish owned press” was consistently “anti-Israel” in time of crisis. This raised such questions as: What Jewish-owned press? Anti-Israel for, what, twisted religious reasons? And, why doesn’t someone keep this 81-year-old News Corp. boss away from the Twitter?

Well, someone got to Rupe, because he finally figured out by this afternoon that he had to do a full grovel.


Filed under: Rupert Murdoch
November 19th, 2012
03:54 PM ET

Murdoch's shameful slam of 'Jewish-owned' 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) - There are things that I admire about Rupert Murdoch. He has maintained a lifelong commitment to newspapers, long after it became clear that they were no longer profitable. He has a feistiness at 81, when he could be happily sitting on a yacht somewhere. He now spews his opinions on that newfangled social network called Twitter, and since he's the undisputed kingpin of News Corp., who's going to stop him?


Filed under: Blog • Media • Reliable Sources
November 18th, 2012
12:57 PM ET

Media Monitor- November 18

Rupert Murdoch’s outrageous Tweet about the “Jewish owned press,” Luke Russert’s tough but fair question about Nancy Pelosi’s age, President Obama encounters an over-eager reporter and celebrity chef Guy Fieri takes on a harsh reviewer.

Filed under: Blog • Media Monitor • Reliable Sources
November 18th, 2012
12:55 PM ET

Washington Post Shakeup

After being unveiled as the Washington Post’s new Executive Editor, Marty Baron joins Howard Kurtz to discuss the challenges of his new role.

Filed under: Blog • Reliable Sources • Washington Post
November 18th, 2012
12:50 PM ET

Aaron Sorkin’s Flawed Heroes

Howard Kurtz on how Aaron Sorkin’s love for flawed heroes continues with his latest project; a biopic of Apple’s Steve Jobs.

Filed under: Apple • Blog • Reliable Sources
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 16th, 2012
02:37 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Cassie Spodak, CNN

As the Petraeus scandal continues to unravel, reporters are scrambling to snag every tidbit and rumor they come across. Closed session hearings on Capitol Hill and FBI probes vs. shirtless photos and VIP skydiving trips – where is the line between tabloid and hard news?

Tara McKelvey, a fellow at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University, and Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post will discuss their experiences reporting on General Petraeus, as well as how media outlets have covered the scandal and the rush to find the facts behind the buzz.

Amy Holmes, Anchor for The Blaze, Terry Smith, former PBS media correspondent and Margaret Carlson, a columnist for Bloomberg, will discuss Obama’s press conference Wednesday (the first since March) as well as partisan coverage of the Petraeus scandal.

Marty Baron, incoming Washington Post Executive Editor, talks about the challenges facing the paper and the future of print newspapers.

This Sunday, 11am ET.

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