Howard Kurtz calls out fellow CNN host Spitzer’s exclusion from adulterer’s hall of shame
“Reliable Sources” host Howard Kurtz has beef with his employers. Earlier this week, a “CNN Newsroom” story aired a “hall of shame” of adulterous politicians in light of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s infidelity. However, one notable scandalous former politician was left out of the list: Former New York Governor-turned-CNN host Eliot Spitzer.
“I’m sorry, if you’re going to do this kind of story, you have to include Eliot Spitzer,” Kurtz said. “Even if he does now host a primetime CNN program, otherwise you are airbrushing history.”
CNN has since released a statement saying other coverage mentioned Spitzer, and that his exclusion was the decision of a single producer.
Watch the clip, which originally aired May 22, 2011 on “Reliable Sources,” embedded courtesy of Mediaite, below.