KURTZ: I think the argument that I've heard Olbermann make in the past about Fox News -- it's not an argument that I embrace -- is that, because it poses as a news organization and puts out dangerous misinformation --
BECK: But that's what he's doing!
KURTZ: -- and is -- is a cheerleader for the Bush administration, that it's misinforming our society. But you know what?
BECK: Howard --
KURTZ: They're entitled to do that.
BECK: Let me ask you this question. Who makes you weep more for journalism: Keith Olbermann or me? That's quite a question.
KURTZ: I think you both have plenty of opinions and are both paid to spew them on the airwaves.
BECK: At least I admit it. Howard, thank you very much.
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