June 20, 2013

Headline News--May, 2010

Howard Kurtz, the Beltway's favorite navel-gazer, has had a long history of being fairly lax with his own journalistic ethics while eagerly reporting on the ethics of others. His latest kerfluffle surrounding his strange attempt at a gotcha over Jason Collins' coming out resulted in his firing at The Daily Beast and the report that his continued employment at CNN was "under review".

Well, guess what? Howie has packed his bags and hightailing out of CNN Headquarters and straight for that bastion of 'fair and balanced' reporting: Fox News Channel. Seems about right, dunnit?

Beginning July 1st, the network said in a press statement, Kurtz will anchor a version of what is now called Fox News Watch, which airs Saturdays on the network. He will also serve as an on-air analyst for the network throughout the week, in addition to writing a regular column for FoxNews.com.[..]Kurtz’s comment:

“I’m excited to be bringing my independent brand of media criticism to Fox News. I want to thank CNN for giving me such a prime opportunity over the years and was tempted to continue, but the chance to create a revamped program and establish a strong online presence was too good to pass up. I hope to add a new dimension to Fox’s coverage and have some fun while diving into the passionate debates about the press and politics.”

We've questioned Kurtz' bias for years. This move to Fox should confirm it once and for all.

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