It looks like Howie got a whipping from Roger Ailes for his defense of Wes Lowery on Sunday, because he came out with both guns blazing Tuesday night on Bret Baier's show.
According to Howie, the presence of media in Ferguson is driving the protests, because they're inserting themselves into the protests. This, after he defended Lowery on his show (and rightly so).
After going after Al Sharpton and Jake Tapper, Howie claimed that the media presence in Ferguson is "driving a racially polarizing debate," while exonerating Fox News for putting on Big Daddy White Supremacist Mark Fuhrman, because he's totally not polarizing or at all racially divisive.
I liked Brian Stelter's retort to Howie's Twitter concern-trolling. It didn't hurt that Brian is the guy at the helm of Reliable Sources, either. Just made it that much more fun:
Has Ferguson basically become a television show, with violence fueling the ratings? I'll tackle with @ericbolling next hour on O'Reilly
Fox News, Media Buzz, Aug. 31, 2014. Howie Kurtz is none too happy with Stephen Colbert for his criticism that Kurtz "floated the idea that journalists are to blame for the Ferguson violence," and took a shot back at Colbert in response. KURTZ; I hope you will be safe when you have to get in front of the camera at The Late Show and survive as yourself after dropping your protective cloak as a pompous blowhard.
Fox's Megyn Kelly came to her cohort Howard Kurtz's defense after Kurtz wrote that Hillary Clinton had better just "deal with" the gender bias and sensationalism she'll again be putting up with from the media. Read more...