October 10, 2022

Fox News media critic Howie Kurtz attacked Beltway media coverage of Trump-backed extremist candidates while ignoring his network's pandering for the GOP while attacking the Democrats running against them.

On Media Buzz, Kurtz opened up his Sunday program by defending Trump-endorsed candidates like Mehmet Oz, who are floundering.

"The media coverage for the battle of the Senate --has largely focused on whether ultra-conservative (semi-fascist?) nominees backed by Donald Trump can possibly win," Kurtz said.

(Trump-backed candidates include election deniers, vaccine conspiracy theorists, COVID deniers, voter fraud wackos, etc...)

"Many in the press are dismissing these candidates as extreme, though polls show some of the races are tight," he said.

What these polls are telling us is that conservative tribalism is the makeup of the MAGA cult. MAGA doesn't care what their candidates do as long as they support the seditious former guy and are Christian nationalists. They do not care whether these candidates are too extreme to hold office.

"The crucial question is, what exactly is fair game?" Howie asked.

Howard Kurtz had the nerve actually to ask that question when his network is straight-out GOP propaganda.

Just point your fingers in the direction of his Fox News logo below your screen.

"Fair game' is only applicable to the center-left and unbiased journalists, right Howie?

Kurtz was particularly upset about the coverage of carpetbagger Mehmet Oz.

"Take the coverage of Dr. Oz in Pennsylvania, which has been heavily negative -- though he's made plenty of mistakes in his contest against Democrat John Fetterman."
So how should the media cover a candidate that makes plenty of mistakes and is unprepared and unqualified?

Howie was upset that the Washington Post ran a piece highlighting Dr. Oz's sordid past involving the torture and killing of puppies.

Has Kurtz watched five minutes of any Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, or Laura's program?

"But then NBC used its platform to take an unbelievably cheap shot against Oz?" Kurtz complained.

"NBC should never let [him] smear Oz as a heartless puppy killer," Kurtz complained.

There's something about puppies that get under Kurtz's skin. Too bad he didn't feel the same way towards the attacks on Dr. Fauci.

Howard, stop pretending you care about being a fair media critic.

Just put Mollie Hemingway and Joe Concha in every segment and do what you're being paid to do.

Sell Republican.

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