February 23rd, 2014
12:30 PM ET

The Donald’s fifteen minutes may be up

McKay Coppins and Maggie Haberman discuss Coppins’s profile of Donald Trump and why the media continues to give his political flirtations attention.

Filed under: Blog • BuzzFeed • Donald Trump • Politico • Reliable Sources
From the desk of Howard Kurtz: Hijacking the media - Trump shows how easy it is
January 4th, 2013
01:19 PM ET

From the desk of Howard Kurtz: Hijacking the media - Trump shows how easy it is

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) - After a year of national gridlock that ended on the precipice of a cliff, Donald Trump went nuclear.

The man who called Barack Obama's re-election a travesty said Republicans could gain control of the budget showdown because they "are sitting there with a nuclear weapon": the specter of voting against a rise in the debt ceiling in the coming weeks. In other words, the GOP could get its way by again threatening to push the country into default.

The remarkable thing here is not Trump's apocalyptic advice but that the man who still doesn't concede that the president was born in Hawaii draws attention no matter what he says. The colorful businessman has a knack for hijacking the media - and he's hardly alone.

So who else does Howie think hijacked the media? Find out here.

October 28th, 2012
12:52 PM ET

Covering The Clown Campaign

Michael Shear, Lauren Ashburn, Craig Crawford and Howard Kurtz on how trivial items have captured headlines in the final days of the campaign.

Filed under: 2012 Campaign • Donald Trump • Reliable Sources
February 5th, 2012
12:46 PM ET

Media's Titanic Trump Blunder

Jonathan Martin, Christina Bellantoni, Michael Shear and Howard Kurtz dissect how the media bungled Donald Trump's endorsement announcement as well as the Romney campaign's attempt to spin a New York Times article.

Filed under: 2012 Campaign • Donald Trump • Media • Reliable Sources
April 11th, 2011
11:00 AM ET

Trump's birthplace obsession

CNN's Howard Kurtz looks at Donald Trump's obsession with the birthplace of President Barack Obama.

Filed under: Barack Obama • Donald Trump • Politics
April 4th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

Do Trump and Bachmann dominate coverage?

CNN's Howard Kurtz talks about the fascination with Donald Trump and Rep. Bachmann as possible presidential candidates.

Filed under: Donald Trump • Michelle Bachann