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Columnist rips Howard Kurtz for slut shaming daughter-in-law over Facebook photos

A television critic, who was recently fired by CNN and The Daily Beast after a series of embarrassing mistakes about a gay NBC player, on Tuesday devoted his Fox News column to how little clothing his former employer’s daughter-in-law was wearing in her Facebook photos. Fox News media critic Howard…

Kurtz endures humiliating grilling on his own show over gay NBA player story

The tables were turned on CNN media critic Howard Kurtz on Sunday when he submitted to being grilled by two fellow media critics on his own show over a series of mistakes including false claims about a gay NBC player. The Daily Beast announced last week that it had a…

What happened to #stopKony?

The Daily Download’s Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz discuss the #stopKony movement’s effectiveness with PBS NewsHour’s Christina Bellantoni. The Kony 2012 video skyrocketed to almost 100 million views on YouTube in the course of one year. But was a nonprofit…  …

Howard Kurtz to NYC: Apologize for media ‘censorship’ of Occupy evictions

CNN’s Howard Kurtz is calling for New York City and Mayor Michael Bloomberg to apologize for the way the media was censored, roughed up and arrested during the recent eviction of Occupy Wall Street activists in Zuccotti Park. “New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered a post-midnight raid to clear the…

Roger Simon: Being ‘a little bit racist’ helps in GOP primary

Politico’s Roger Simon says that Republican presidential Rick Perry’s recent embrace of birtherism amounts to a racist “dog whistle.” “It’s not a ‘fun’ issue to poke somebody on,” Simon told CNN’s Howard Kurtz Sunday. “It is more than a little bit racist. Not everyone who believes it is a racist.…

Fox News Chief Roger Ailes: Obama a ‘far left’ socialist

If you’re looking for confirmation that Fox News’ motto, “We report, you decide,” is a bit off base, you may not need to look any further than the company’s chairman. In an interview published Wednesday with The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz, Ailes says Obama’s trip to Asia was a failure…

MSNBC president threatened to fire Olbermann: report

MSNBC suspended the host of their popular show Countdown with Keith Olbermann earlier this month after it was discovered that he donated money to three Democratic candidates without permission. But most people don’t know that behind the scenes MSNBC president Phil Griffin went as far as to threaten to fire…

Glenn Beck: The World’s Number One Source For Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck has launched a new news site called The Blaze, which is a truly fantastic news source for Glenn Beck. It’s got such stories as why Al Sharpton doesn’t like Glenn Beck, why some guy at the New York Times likes Glenn Beck, children who came to see Glenn…

When you take two innocuous words and put them together: OMG THE CHILDREN!!!

This is the sort of pseudo-controversy that inspired Jesse to put together our panel last Netroots Nation on the way that the pearl-clutching over profanity is used to silence not just liberal opinion, but basic common sense. Marcy Wheeler said “blow job” on TV, and now I’m contractually obligated—as are…

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