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February 22nd, 2013
11:01 AM ET

EXCLUSIVE: Stuart Stevens on the 2012 campaign

In an exclusive interview, Howard Kurtz speaks about the 2012 political race with Stuart Stevens, former senior strategist for the Romney campaign.

Tune in Sunday at 11am ET to see the full interview.


Filed under: 2012 Campaign • Blog • Media • Mitt Romney • Reliable Sources
February 21st, 2013
12:54 PM ET

MSNBC, a bastion of Obama advocates?

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 Axelrod is a smart guy who knows a heck of a lot about politics and the press.

Robert Gibbs is also a smart guy who knows a heck of a lot about politics and the press.

They will now be dispensing their wisdom as paid contributors at MSNBC, and I'll be interested in what they have to say.

But I have to ask: Is NBC's cable channel turning into an Obama administration in exile?
FULL STORY

Filed under: Howard Kurtz
February 17th, 2013
01:49 PM ET

Media Monitor – February 17th

The reporter who broke the pope's resignation, Jonah Lehrer's big pay day, The Washington Post posts a fake story and Sports Illustrated gets scooped by a blogger.

February 17th, 2013
01:49 PM ET

Finding bin Laden's killer

Phil Bronstein joins Howard Kurtz to discuss the author's recent Esquire article about Osama bin Laden's shooter.


Filed under: 9/11 • Barack Obama • Esquire • International • Osama bin Laden • Reliable Sources • Terrorism • The Shooter • Zero Dark Thirty
February 17th, 2013
01:48 PM ET

Pundits praise cop-killer

Keli Goff, Will Cain and Howard Kurtz discuss why some pundits are making an alleged murderer seem like a hero.


Filed under: Blog • Christopher Dorner • Dorner • Manhunt • Media • Media Criticism • Reliable Sources
February 17th, 2013
01:48 PM ET

Pundits praise Obama speech

Keli Goff, Will Cain and Howard Kurtz on the coverage of the 2013 State of the Union address.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Blog • Media • Media Criticism • Politics • Reliable Sources • State of the Union
February 17th, 2013
01:18 PM ET

A showdown with Bill O'Reilly

Jane Hall, Paul Farhi, Frank Sesno and Howard Kurtz discuss the CNN host's interview with the Fox News anchor.


Filed under: Bill O'Reilly • Blog • Drones • Fox News • Howard Kurtz • Media • Media Criticism • NBC • Politics • Reliable Sources
February 17th, 2013
01:16 PM ET

Crippled cruise draws major coverage

Jane Hall, Paul Farhi, Frank Sesno & Howard Kurtz discuss whether CNN's extensive cruise ship coverage was appropriate.


Filed under: Blog • CNN • Cruise Ship • Media • Media Criticism • Reliable Sources • Travel
February 17th, 2013
01:12 PM ET

Split-Screen State of the Union

Jane Hall, Paul Farhi, Frank Sesno and Howard Kurtz debate the split media coverage that jumped between the Dorner manhunt and President Obama's 2013 State of the Union address.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Blog • Christopher Dorner • Dorner • Media • Media Criticism • Politics • Reliable Sources • State of the Union
February 15th, 2013
02:40 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Cassie Spodak, CNN

In the build up to the President’s State of the Union address TV news is usually filled with pundits arguing over messaging and strategy, and political reporters offering last minute analysis and insight into what the speech might contain. But this year most screens were focused on one cabin, surrounded by trees, in the mountains near Big Bear Lake, California. As law enforcement fired on the cabin and it was engulfed by flames – the speculation was not on political talking points but on whether or not the alleged cop killer, Christopher Dorner, was in the cabin, alive or dead.

Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, Jane Hall, Associate Professor at American University’s School of Communications and Paul Farhi of The Washington Post discuss how the networks covered the two news stories. Also up for discussion, Sen. Marco Rubio’s response to the President’s State of the Union address and all the attention that’s been paid, not to what he said, but what he drank.

They'll talk about Reliable Sources host Howard Kurtz's appearance on the Fox News show The O’Reilly Factor Wednesday night.  O’Reilly and Kurtz discussed recent comments made on both shows concerning media’s coverage of waterboarding and drones in the government’s fight against terrorism. How did the debate go?

CNN contributor Will Cain and political correspondent for TheRoot.com Keli Goff discuss the partisan responses to both Pres. Obama and Rubio. They’ll also talk about Christopher Dorner’s Internet following and the role media has played in shaping how the public views him.

Phil Bronstein, of the Center for Investigative Reporting, will discuss his recent piece in Esquire magazine about the man who shot Osama Bin Laden and how he got the scoop.

This Sunday, 11am ET.

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Filed under: Media • Reliable Sources • Sneak Peek
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