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John McCain on 'the Media' with 'MediaBuzz' Host Howard Kurtz - Posted 2 days, 3 hours ago
Host Howard Kurtz sat down with John McCain in a pre-recorded interview on his relationship with the press during yesterday's "MediaBuzz" on Fox News Channel. On ... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz: Folks at MSNBC Not Getting 'Thrill Up the Leg' Anymore for Obama - Posted July 10, 2014
On the O'Reilly Factor last night, Howard Kurtz suggested MSNBC is no longer favoring President Obama. "Even the folks at MSNBC not getting the thrill up the leg anymore," Kurtz said, referencing ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Media Shows Cover Bergdahl Prisoner Swap - Posted June 9, 2014
The Sunday media shows both led yesterday covering the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap. "Thank you Bill O'Reilly for demonstrating how to conduct a smear campaign against a military family," ... [TVNewser]

CNN's 'Reliable Sources' Suffers Second-Lowest Rating Ever - Posted May 28, 2014
This past Sunday, CNN's "Reliable Sources" suffered its second-lowest rated demo ever with only 59K. According to Nielsen, 12/29/13 was the lowest (54K), which was also hosted by CNN's Brian Stelter, after... [PRNewser]

Jill Abramson : 'What is Next for Me? I Don't Know' - Posted May 19, 2014
The cable news networks covered this morning's graduation at Wake Forest University. It's newsworthy because of the commencement speaker: dismissed New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson. MSNBC's ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jill Abramson : 'What is Next for Me? I Don't Know' - Posted May 19, 2014
The cable news networks covered this morning's graduation at Wake Forest University. It's newsworthy because of the commencement speaker: dismissed New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson. MSNBC's ... [FishbowlNY]

Jill Abramson : 'What is Next for Me? I Don't Know' - Posted May 19, 2014
The cable news networks covered this morning's graduation at Wake Forest University. It's newsworthy because of the commencement speaker: dismissed New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson. MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

TV News Covers New York Times Shakeup - Posted May 15, 2014
TV news personalities have been covering yesterday's shakeup at the New York Times, where executive editor Jill Ab... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz: Fox News 'Fell Seriously Short' on Cliven Bundy Coverage - Posted April 28, 2014
On "MediaBuzz" yesterday, Howard Kurtz criticized his network's coverage of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's "blatantly racist comments" last week. "In my view, Fox News fell seriously short on this story on Thursday," Kurtz said, noting that throughout that day, there was virtually no mention of Bundy's comments until "Special Report with ... [TVNewser]

All the Media News, That's Fit To Air - Posted April 14, 2014
While the three evening newscasts and the network morning shows often look the same -- with the same lineup of stories, often airing at the same time -- the two media criticism shows, prov... [TVNewser]

Not All Media Critics Think Malaysia Airlines Coverage is Too Much - Posted March 18, 2014
Reuters media columnist Jack Shafer writes in defense of the nonstop Malaysia Airlines coverage, suggesting he can handle what... [TVNewser]

Fox News Discusses CNN's 'Constant Coverage' of Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight - Posted March 16, 2014
This morning, both the media criticism shows, FNC's "Media Buzz" and CNN's "Reliable Sources" covered the coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Fox News contributor Lauren Ashburn, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Fox News Discusses CNN's 'Constant Coverage' of Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight - Posted March 16, 2014
This morning, both the media criticism shows, FNC's "Media Buzz" and CNN's "Reliable Sources" covered the coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Fox News contributor Lauren Ashburn, ... [FishbowlNY]

Fox News Discusses CNN's 'Constant Coverage' of Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight - Posted March 16, 2014
This morning, both the media criticism shows, FNC's "Media Buzz" and CNN's "Reliable Sources" covered the coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Fox News contributor Lauren Ashburn, ... [TVNewser]

Howie Kurtz to Obama: Get Off My Lawn! - Posted March 12, 2014
Fox News host and extremely funny person Howard Kurtz isn't too keen on Obama's recent appearance on "... [FishbowlDC]

Six Months In, 'MediaBuzz' Delivers Second-Highest Show Ever - Posted March 11, 2014
Howard Kurtz's "MediaBuzz" delivered its second-highest ratings ever on Sunday, the six-month anniversary of its debut. During a busy news cycle that includes the continuing conflict in Ukraine and the search for the missing Malaysian plane, the Fo... [TVNewser]

Mike Huckabee: 'A Big Issue' Giving Up Fox, Other Income Streams for Presidential Run - Posted March 11, 2014
Fox News host Mike Huckabee talks to The New Republic about the pluses and minuses of potentially running for presi... [TVNewser]

Sally Kohn, Ben Ferguson Share Their Fox News-MSNBC Experiences - Posted March 10, 2014
On Sunday morning's "Reliable Sources," former Fox News contributor Sally Kohn and radio host Ben Ferguson talked to host ... [TVNewser]

Brian Stelter's 'Reliable Sources' Gets First Demo Win - Posted March 4, 2014
For the first time since Brian Stelter took over as the anchor of "Reliable Sources," the CNN program has topped Fox News' "MediaBuzz" in the A25-54 demographic. "Reliable" averaged 193,000 A25-54 viewers at 11amET Sunday, topping ... [TVNewser]

Why's Everybody Picking On Piers Morgan? - Posted February 25, 2014
From news reports and criticisms from American media, to jokes at his expense coming from the UK, Piers Morgan has been on the receiving end of a lot of unfriendly fire since news of his show's cancellation broke. The New York Daily News reports ... [TVNewser]

FBDC Tweeterboard: Washington Anchors - Posted February 6, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of some of DC's biggest television persona... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Sunday, January 12 - Posted January 14, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 134 | MSNBC: 143 | CNN: 82 | HLN: 125 Primetime: FNC: 111 | MSNBC: 198 | CNN: 103 | HLN: 65 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

'Reliable Sources' Draws Second Lowest Demo Number in Nearly Four Years - Posted January 14, 2014
"Reliable Sources" drew its second lowest A25-54 demo number in close to four years on Sunday, as host Brian Stelter interviewed "The Loudest Voice in the Room" author ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Sunday, January 5 - Posted January 7, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 150 | MSNBC: 95 | CNN: 97 | HLN: 126 Primetime: FNC: 144 | MSNBC: 115 | CNN: 198 | HLN: 108 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

FBDC FaceRace: Washington Anchors - Posted January 3, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC analyzed the Facebook pages of some of DC's biggest television pe... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Asks If MSNBC Developing 'Culture' of 'Harsh Personal Attacks' - Posted January 3, 2014
In a column for Foxnews.com, "MediaBuzz" host Howard Kurtz delves into MSNBC's recent string of ... [TVNewser]

FBDC Tweeterboard: Washington Anchors - Posted January 3, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of some of DC's biggest television personali... [FishbowlDC]

FBDC Tweeterboard: Washington Anchors - Posted January 3, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of some of DC's biggest television personali... [PRNewser]

Politico Defends Its Own Pay-to-Play Publicity Game as 'Transparent' - Posted January 2, 2014
In the year's most "Inside Baseball" story, Erik Wemple of The Washington Post claimed that the popular D.C. "Playbook" email newsletter published by Mike Allen of Politico ... [PRNewser]

The 10 Biggest TV News Stories of 2013 - Posted December 23, 2013
How to describe a year in which TV news had more turnovers than Pepperidge Farm? Business as usual. The dramatic departures and arrivals of A-List talent weren't the only big story of 2013, of course. Two new networks launched. Fox News made some major changes in its prime-time line... [TVNewser]

'Reliable Sources' Shows Growth in Brian Stelter's Second Week - Posted December 18, 2013
On Brian Stelter's second show as host, CNN's "Reliable Sources" averaged 469,000 total viewers and 127,000 A25-54 viewers, improving on the ... [TVNewser]

Mike Huckabee on 2016 Run: 'I'm Looking at It' - Posted December 16, 2013
In a Foxnews.com article, Howard Kurtz details what Fox host and former Arkansas Governor ... [TVNewser]

Jana Winter: 'There Are No Take Backs' - Posted December 16, 2013
On "MediaBuzz" Sunday, Fox News reporter Jana Winter reiterated she was never going to reveal sources from her Aurora, CO shooting story "If I make a promise to say I will not publish this information unless I keep your name out of it, I'm not goin... [TVNewser]

Brian Stelter's 'Reliable Sources' Debut Ratings - Posted December 10, 2013
"Reliable Sources" averaged 400,000 total viewers and 118,000 A25-54 viewers on Brian Stelter's ... [TVNewser]

The Fox Ticker: Kelly, Kurtz, Kilmeade - Posted December 9, 2013
Megyn Kelly will appear on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" tonight. Howard Kurtz takes a look at the media's relationship with Nelson Mandela in his ... [TVNewser]

Brian Stelter: CNN's offer was 'Irresistible' - Posted December 6, 2013
"I would not leave the Times for a television job" doesn't occupy the same pantheon as "Read my lips, no new taxes" or "I never had sex with that woman," but it still presents a bit of sticky wicket for Brian Stelter, who debuts Sun... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Newsweek to Print Again | Daily Download Dead | Kennedy Joins FBN - Posted December 4, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Newsweek to Print Again | Daily Download Dead | Kennedy Joins FBN - Posted December 4, 2013
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Brian Stelter's 'Reliable Sources' Debut Pushed Back - Posted November 30, 2013
Brian Stelter's debut as host of "Reliable Sources" has been moved back a week to December 8. No word from CNN on the reason for pushing Stelter's debut back, but the "Reliable Sources" twitter account tweeted its r... [TVNewser]

Nov. 2013 Ratings: Fox News Primetime #2 Among All Cable Networks - Posted November 26, 2013
Fox News finished its 143rd consecutive month as the number one cable news network in November, beating MSNBC and CNN combined in both total day and primetime. FNC was second in all of cable news in primetime this month, finishing behind only ESPN. But like its competitors, Fox News saw double-di... [Fishbowl NY]

Nov. 2013 Ratings: Fox News Primetime #2 Among All Cable Networks - Posted November 26, 2013
Fox News finished its 143rd consecutive month as the number one cable news network in November, beating MSNBC and CNN combined in both total day and primetime. FNC was second in all of cable news in primetime this month, finishing behind only ESPN. But like its competitors, Fox News saw double-di... [FishbowlNY]

Nov. 2013 Ratings: Fox News Primetime #2 Among All Cable Networks - Posted November 26, 2013
Fox News finished its 143rd consecutive month as the number one cable news network in November, beating MSNBC and CNN combined in both total day and primetime. FNC was second in all of cable news in primetime this month, finishing behind only ESPN. But like its competitors, Fox News saw double-di... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly: Sarah Palin 'Won't Come On,' Wants to Give 'A Speech' - Posted November 21, 2013
In a segment about embattled MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir last night, Bill O'Reilly had news for ... [Fishbowl NY]

Bill O'Reilly: Sarah Palin 'Won't Come On,' Wants to Give 'A Speech' - Posted November 21, 2013
In a segment about embattled MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir last night, Bill O'Reilly had news for ... [FishbowlNY]

Bill O'Reilly: Sarah Palin 'Won't Come On,' Wants to Give 'A Speech' - Posted November 21, 2013
In a segment about embattled MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir last night, Bill O'Reilly had news for ... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin Reportedly Cancels NBC Interview Over Martin Bashir Remarks - Posted November 20, 2013
Sarah Palin has canceled an interview with Matt Lauer "as a protest against NBC for not taking action against [Martin] Bashir," Fox News' ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Sunday, November 17 - Posted November 19, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 142 | MSNBC: 104 | CNN: 114 | HLN: 105 Primetime: FNC: 130 | MSNBC: 175 | CNN: 169 | HLN: 94 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

O'Reilly: 'They Hate Me Because I Represent Something That is Very Feared in America' - Posted November 18, 2013
On "MediaBuzz" Sunday, Bill O'Reilly sparred with Howard Kurtz about whether "The O'Reilly Factor" ... [TVNewser]

CBS Benghazi Apology, Review 'Just Isn't Enough' - Posted November 18, 2013
The two cable news media criticism shows criticized CBS's plan for an internal review of its botched Benghazi report. On CNN's "Reliable Sources," media critic and CBS News alum ... [TVNewser]

Brian Stelter Joins CNN as 'Reliable Sources' Host, Senior Media Correspondent - Posted November 12, 2013
New York Times media reporter -- and founder of this site -- Brian Stelter is joining CNN ... [TVNewser]

CNN Names Stelter Host of Reliable Sources - Posted November 12, 2013
It's official - CNN has named a new host for its DC-based, Sunday morning media criticism show Reliable Sources. The post, vacated by Howard Kurtz back in June, will be filled by New York Times boy wonder and mediabistro alum ... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Sunday, October 27 - Posted October 29, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 123 | MSNBC: 133 | CNN: 120 | HLN: 103 Primetime: FNC: 119 | MSNBC: 209 | CNN: 184 | HLN: 112 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Afternoon Oopsy: 'Mornings Joe' - Posted October 22, 2013
So much to adore about Fox News' Howard Kurtz. After he went on his Tour de Errors, he vowed to slow down and be more careful. It's only social media -- not that important considering every moron does it. Still, this morning the nation's premier media writer got the name of an... [FishbowlDC]

Is Howie Kurtz Tone Deaf? - Posted October 17, 2013
When everyone was recently collectively ragging on Fox News media correspondent Howard Kurtz, I really wanted to come to his rescue. I detest p... [FishbowlDC]

The AM Ticker: Matthews, Murrows, Kurtz - Posted October 16, 2013
MSNBC's Chris Matthews was feted at a book party in Washington DC. "He also beats everybody in the competition -- meaning Fox, our big challenger -- one out of three nights. And we hope to do that regularly," Phil Griffin said,... [TVNewser]

Ratings: Five Weeks Of 'Reliable Sources' And 'MediaBuzz' - Posted October 11, 2013
It has been five Sundays since Fox News Channel's new media criticism program "MediaBuzz" debuted, anchored by former CNN "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz. Seeing as the two programs both air at 11 AM on Sundays, we thought we would ch... [TVNewser]

Is WaPo's Wemple 'Off His Meds'? - Posted October 10, 2013
No, no. Who knows if WaPo's opinionated media blogger Erik Wemple is even on meds? And who really cares? But readers of ... [FishbowlDC]

Fox News' Howard Kurtz: As Capable as a Head of Lettuce - Posted September 12, 2013
Reuters media columnist Jack Shafer joins the bandwagon of writers k... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 12, 2013
Uh oh. "My laptop keeps setting itself back to Pacific time. I don't think it likes DC." -- FNC and Daily Download... [FishbowlDC]

Remaking 'Reliable Sources' - Posted September 11, 2013
Reuters media columnist Jack Shafer has some thougts about what CNN should do with its media criticism show, vacated earlier this Summer by ... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz's 'MediaBuzz' Projects 'Authority, Energy and Pace' - Posted September 8, 2013
It's been a rough year for Howard Kurtz, but you wouldn't know it by today's launch of "MediaBuzz" on Fox News Channel. After his sudden departures from CNN's "Reliable Sources" and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Howard Kurtz's 'MediaBuzz' Projects 'Authority, Energy and Pace' - Posted September 8, 2013
It's been a rough year for Howard Kurtz, but you wouldn't know it by today's launch of "MediaBuzz" on Fox News Channel. After his sudden departures from CNN's "Reliable Sources" and ... [FishbowlNY]

Howard Kurtz's 'MediaBuzz' Projects 'Authority, Energy and Pace' - Posted September 8, 2013
It's been a rough year for Howard Kurtz, but you wouldn't know it by today's launch of "MediaBuzz" on Fox News Channel. After his sudden departures from CNN's "Reliable Sources" and ... [TVNewser]

Kurtz, Sesno Media Criticism at Dawn - Posted September 7, 2013
Well, it'll be dawn in Anchorage. When Howard Kurtz's "MediaBuzz" debuts on Fox News tomorrow at 11amET, he'll be going up against his old show, "Reliable Sources" on CNN which this week will be hosted by Frank Sesno, a former CNN DC bureau chief, now director of of the School of... [TVNewser]

What's 'MediaBuzz' All About? - Posted September 4, 2013
Howard Kurtz's new media criticism show, "MediaBuzz" debuts Sunday at 11am on Fox News. So, what's the Buzz? Let's let Kurtz ... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz Gets Clock Cleaned, But Who's the Dirty Old Perv Now? - Posted September 3, 2013
I'm getting tired of this. Yet I'm also fascinated. Another day, another round of punches for Fox News' media correspondent Howard Kurtz. "Howard Kurtz is a Cad, Part IV" screams a post published Sunday by "Ken" on the site All thing... [FishbowlDC]

'Fox News Watch' Says Goodbye - Posted September 2, 2013
"Fox News Watch" can now be added to the pantheon of canceled cable news shows. Jon Scott hosted the final edition of FNC's long-running media criticism show this weekend. "Thanks for making News Watch part of your weekend," said Scott, who thanked his rotating cast of guest, previous hosts and the... [TVNewser]

In Defense of Howard Kurtz (Not Really) - Posted August 29, 2013
When I see so much self-righteous dumping on Fox News media correspondent Howard Kurtz it makes me feel all uppity. Sure, we've written a ton on his self-pimping and hypocritical ways over the years. So we're not immune to knocking him. S... [PRNewser]

In Defense of Howard Kurtz (Not Really) - Posted August 29, 2013
When I see so much self-righteous dumping on Fox News media correspondent Howard Kurtz it makes me feel all uppity. Sure, we've written a ton on his self-pimping and hypocritical ways over the years. So we're not immune to knocking him. S... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: NYT Site Under Siege | Kurtz Column Slammed | AllThingsD Moving On - Posted August 28, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: NYT Site Under Siege | Kurtz Column Slammed | AllThingsD Moving On - Posted August 28, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Kurtz Show Gets Name | NYT Drops F Bomb | Miley Boosts MTV - Posted August 27, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Kurtz Show Gets Name | NYT Drops F Bomb | Miley Boosts MTV - Posted August 27, 2013
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Howard Kurtz's 'MediaBuzz' To Debut Sunday September 8 - Posted August 26, 2013
Fox News has announced that Howard Kurtz's new program will be called "MediaBuzz," and will debut Sunday, September 8 at 11 AM ET. At 11 AM, "MediaBuzz" will be up directly against Kurtz's old CNN program "Reliable Sources." Fox News says it is scheduli... [TVNewser]

The Digital Ticker: Krakauer, Smee, Ashburn - Posted August 19, 2013
Former TVNewser editor Steve Krakauer is leaving CNN, where he is senior digital producer, for Glenn Beck's TheBlaze, where he will be VP of Digital Content. "The Blaze is at the forefront of understanding the new ways people consume news and entertainment," says Krakauer. "Being able to help shape where it's... [TVNewser]

Joanne Lipman to host 'Reliable Sources' - Posted August 16, 2013
For the first time since introducing a rotating cast of hosts, CNN's "Reliable Sources" will be fronted by a woman. Joanne Lipman, former managing editor of the The Wall Street Journal and former editor-in-chief of Conde Nast ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 6, 2013
Morning Wondering: Something to watch over your breakfast of coffee and weed. Politico's Dylan Byers m... [PRNewser]

Tina Brown Punks Howard Kurtz - Posted August 5, 2013
Hey @HowardKurtz am I forgetting something or didn't I fire you for serial inaccuracy? Shurely shome mishtake as British hacks like to say.. -- Tina Brown (@TheTinaBeast) August 5, 2013 Damn. Someone call an ambulance, because Tina Brown... [Fishbowl NY]

Tina Brown Punks Howard Kurtz - Posted August 5, 2013
Hey @HowardKurtz am I forgetting something or didn't I fire you for serial inaccuracy? Shurely shome mishtake as British hacks like to say.. -- Tina Brown (@TheTinaBeast) August 5, 2013 Damn. Someone call an ambulance, because Tina Brown... [FishbowlNY]

Tina Brown to Howard Kurtz: 'Didn't I fire you for serial inaccuracy?' - Posted August 5, 2013
Over the weekend Newsweek was sold to IBT Media, thus ending a less-than-prestigious run under the leadership of Barry Diller and Tina Brown. Now, the analysis has started, with a number of reporters diving in to try and figure out what we... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Deggans, Gavin, Greta - Posted August 2, 2013
Eric Deggans, the media critic at the Tampa Bay (formerly St. Petersburg) Times for nearly 18 years, is leaving the paper to become the first TV critic for NPR. He joins in October. "After years of serving as an NPR fan and occasional contributor, I'll ge... [TVNewser]

Brian Stelter to Guest Host 'Reliable Sources' - Posted July 23, 2013
New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter will host an upcoming edition of CNN's "Reliable Sources," The Washington Post's Erik Wemple ... [TVNewser]

Controversy Surrounds Jenny McCarthy Hire On 'The View' - Posted July 20, 2013
As we noted this week, actress Jenny McCarthy will be joining ABC's "The View" in the Fall. The addition may have seemed innocuou... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: 'Reliable,' GretaWire, Netflix - Posted July 11, 2013
CNN's "Reliable Sources" has tapped NPR media reporter David Folkenflik to guest-host this weekend. Folkenflik was one of the reporters that grilled Howard Kurtz after he departed The Daily Beast.... [Fishbowl NY]

The Evening Ticker: 'Reliable,' GretaWire, Netflix - Posted July 11, 2013
CNN's "Reliable Sources" has tapped NPR media reporter David Folkenflik to guest-host this weekend. Folkenflik was one of the reporters that grilled Howard Kurtz after he departed The Daily Beast.... [FishbowlNY]

Howard Kurtz's First Fox News Appearance - Posted July 9, 2013
Howard Kurtz made his first appearance on Fox News late today on "Special Report." Bret Baier introduced Kurtz saying he'd front an occasional media criticism se... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 9, 2013
Anonymous Rant: "When will you note the obvious: that there is nothing remotely new or surprising in 'This Town?' Everything is exactly as it appears, ... [FishbowlDC]

John Avlon to Host First Post-Kurtz 'Reliable Sources' - Posted July 6, 2013
CNN contributor and Newsweek/Daily Beast senior columnist John Avlon will be the host for tomorrow's "Reliable Sources." It'll be the first non-Howard Kurtz moderated show... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: LA Times Cuts Staff | Kurtz Signs Off CNN | New Yorker Backlash - Posted July 1, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: LA Times Cuts Staff | Kurtz Signs Off CNN | New Yorker Backlash - Posted July 1, 2013
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Howard Kurtz Signs Off From CNN's 'Reliable Sources' - Posted June 30, 2013
After 15 years as the host of the program, Howard Kurtz signed off from CNN's "Reliable Sources" today. At the end of the program Kurtz looked back at some of the its most memorable and important moments "I havent changed, and I will be continuing my independent brand of media criticism [at... [Fishbowl NY]

Howard Kurtz Signs Off From CNN's 'Reliable Sources' - Posted June 30, 2013
After 15 years as the host of the program, Howard Kurtz signed off from CNN's "Reliable Sources" today. At the end of the program Kurtz looked back at some of the its most memorable and important moments "I havent changed, and I will be continuing my independent brand of media criticism [at... [FishbowlNY]

Here's the Guest List for the Final 'Reliable Sources' With Howard Kurtz - Posted June 29, 2013
Howard Kurtz hosts his final "Reliable Sources" tomorrow morning. On Monday, Kurtz, who has moderated the CNN show since 1998, joins Fox News Channel ... [TVNewser]

Greta Van Susteren On Howard Kurtz: 'He's Taken a Couple of Slaps at Me Over The Years, and I Slap Right Back at Him' - Posted June 27, 2013
Larry King interviewed Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren today on his Ora.TV talk show, "Larry King Now." Van Susteren answered questions from social media, talked about her ... [TVNewser]

Grandpa Howard Kurtz - Posted June 25, 2013
Times are getting strange, indeed. This afternoon, The Hill's gossip columnist Judy Kurtz (i.e. Howiella, Howlma, Howeesha, etc..) announced on Twitter that she's expecting a baby. Its expected arrival date: December, 2013. C... [PRNewser]

Grandpa Howard Kurtz - Posted June 25, 2013
Times are getting strange, indeed. This afternoon, The Hill's gossip columnist Judy Kurtz (i.e. Howiella, Howlma, Howeesha, etc..) announced on Twitter that she's expecting a baby. Its expected arrival date: December, 2013. C... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz is News on 'Reliable Sources,' But Not on 'Fox News Watch' - Posted June 23, 2013
Howard Kurtz's decision to leave CNN for Fox News this week was news on his CNN show today, but i... [TVNewser]

CNN's Short, Sweet Farewell to Howie Kurtz - Posted June 20, 2013
The shortest goodbye note known to mankind just in from CNN to Howard Kurtz. It was reported earlier today that Kurtz is going to Fox News. In short: goodbye and good luck. "Howie Kurtz has serve... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Has History of Ripping Fox News - Posted June 20, 2013
How awkward. As first reported by Mediaite, CNN's Howard Kurtz is jumping ship and landing on t... [PRNewser]

Howard Kurtz Joining Fox News Channel: 'Too Good to Pass Up' - Posted June 20, 2013
Howard Kurtz is jumping from CNN to Fox News where he will host a new version of "Fox News Watch" starting in July. Kurtz will host CNN's "Reliable Sources" for two more weeks and join Fox News July 1. ... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz is Joining Fox News - Posted June 20, 2013
Howard Kurtz -- who was last seen getting fired from The Daily Beast for writing a stupid column that questioned if Jason Collins was... [Fishbowl NY]

Howard Kurtz is Joining Fox News - Posted June 20, 2013
Howard Kurtz -- who was last seen getting fired from The Daily Beast for writing a stupid column that questioned if Jason Collins was... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 4, 2013
Quotes of the Day The Observer "You have to admit, a Senator Geraldo would NOT be dull." -- FNC's Greta Van Susteren on the prospects of her colleague G... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 3, 2013
Quotes of the Day "Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public." -- Rio-based author Paulo Cuelo. "Check out this dog's two toned tongue - wasn't easy to get pic of it." -- FNC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Should News Orgs Attend DOJ Meeting? - Posted May 30, 2013
The list of news outlets that won't be attending a meeting organized by the Justice Department for Thursday is growing by the hour. Are they right to decline the invite? After it was discovered in May that the DOJ secretly seized the phone records of Associated Press staffers in 2012, reporters ... [FishbowlDC]

Joe Scarborough Wants You to Know His Show is Doing Just Fine! - Posted May 29, 2013
After Alex Pareene's Monday takedown story in Salon, which essentially laid all of "what's wrong" with MSNBC at "Morning Joe's" feet, Joe Scarborou... [FishbowlDC]

Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell Found Guilty - Posted May 13, 2013
A Philadelphia jury has found former abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies born alive. He was found not guilty on a fourth count. Fox News was the first to rep... [TVNewser]

AJR Goes Easy on Howie Kurtz - Posted May 13, 2013
CNN and Daily Download's Howard Kurtz sure is lucky he has American Journalism Review smooching his behind. In their April/May issue, Rem Rieder gives him props for facing the firing squad on his "Reliable Sources" program last week. He writes, "Kurtz, who began the show with an apology for his misd... [FishbowlDC]

Jeff Zucker on How Quickly CNN Can Be No. 1: 'Come Back to Me in Three Years' - Posted May 10, 2013
CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker has been mostly quiet on his plans for CNN. Save for a few public appearances, and a press call when he was first announced, he has not given any interviews to the media that covers the media. ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List: 04.08.13. - Posted May 8, 2013
Appalling WHCD aftermath -- HuffPost has an intriguing first-person account from the wife of a journalist who attended pre-parties with her husband. The woman, Seema Jilani, maintains cops at the Washington Hilton treated her in a racist manner. The worst of it? A cop... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Gossip Columnist Begins Transition - Posted May 8, 2013
Nearly two months ago Washington Examiner "Yeas and Nays" gossip columnist Nikki Schwab was notified that as part of the publication's ... [FishbowlDC]

Inside the CNN Howie Kurtz Showdown - Posted May 7, 2013
In an unprecedented move, on Sunday CNN put "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz in a time out and made him answer for his mistakes. To his credit, Kurtz didn't try to fight the internal decision, despite its horrible awkwardness. The longtime... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: The Onion Hacked | Kurtz Pay Hit | Scripps Revenue Down - Posted May 7, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: The Onion Hacked | Kurtz Pay Hit | Scripps Revenue Down - Posted May 7, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: The Onion Hacked | Kurtz Pay Hit | Scripps Revenue Down - Posted May 7, 2013
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Kurtz Commended For Facing Fire - Posted May 6, 2013
Howard Kurtz's apology, delivered on live national television Sunday, has been received as any dramatic apology would be. Some people are buying it. Some aren't. On his CNN media news program "Reliable Sources," Kurtz off... [FishbowlDC]

The Lunchtime Ticker: Agus, COPS, Kurtz - Posted May 6, 2013
CBS News is beefing up its medical unit with the addition of Dr. David Agus as a contributor. Agus joins Dr. Jon LaPook and Dr. Holly Phillips, and he will report on a wide range of medical issues for the CBS news broadcasts. More info below.... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Howard Kurtz Apologizes | Keys Gets Revenge | WaPo Earnings Plunge - Posted May 6, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Howard Kurtz Apologizes | Keys Gets Revenge | WaPo Earnings Plunge - Posted May 6, 2013
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How Howard Kurtz Came to be Interrogated on His Own CNN Show - Posted May 6, 2013
Howard Kurtz' mea culpa on his own "Reliable Sources" yesterday made for an ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Howard Kurtz Apologizes | Keys Gets Revenge | WaPo Earnings Plunge - Posted May 6, 2013
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Howard Kurtz Gets Grilled On 'Reliable Sources' - Posted May 5, 2013
The tables were turned on today's edition of "Reliable Sources" on CNN, as Howard Kurtz was interviewed by NPR's David Folkenflik and Politico's Dylan Byers about his Jason Collins story, his departure from The Daily Beast and h... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz Gets Grilled On 'Reliable Sources' - Posted May 5, 2013
The tables were turned on today's edition of "Reliable Sources" on CNN, as Howard Kurtz was interviewed by NPR's David Folkenflik and Politico's Dylan Byers about his Jason Collins story, his departure from The Daily Beast and h... [AllTwitter]

Howard Kurtz 'Status Unchanged' At CNN - Posted May 3, 2013
CNN "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz may not have... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Howard Kurtz Fired | NY Mag Victorious | Norquist Edited Out - Posted May 3, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Howard Kurtz Fired | NY Mag Victorious | Norquist Edited Out - Posted May 3, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Howard Kurtz Fired | NY Mag Victorious | Norquist Edited Out - Posted May 3, 2013
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The Daily Beast Fires Howard Kurtz - Posted May 2, 2013
The Daily Beast just dropped the axe on Howard Kurtz. Tina Brown tweeted... [Fishbowl NY]

The Daily Beast Fires Howard Kurtz - Posted May 2, 2013
The Daily Beast just dropped the axe on Howard Kurtz. Tina Brown tweeted... [FishbowlNY]

The Daily Beast Fires Howard Kurtz - Posted May 2, 2013
The Daily Beast just dropped the axe on Howard Kurtz. Tina Brown tweeted... [FishbowlLA]

The Beast Has Spoken: Howard Kurtz is Out - Posted May 2, 2013
Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz is parting ways with The Daily Beast. As of Thursday, Kurtz no longer works there, according to ... [FishbowlDC]

The Daily Beast And CNN 'Reliable Sources' Host Howard Kurtz 'have parted company' - Posted May 2, 2013
The Daily Beast has "parted company" with Washington bureau chief Howard Kurtz. Kurtz of course also hosts "Reliable Sources" on CNN every Sunday. The move comes just a day after Kurtz ... [TVNewser]

Incest Desk: Is Howard Kurtz Getting Too Cozy With Daily Download? - Posted May 2, 2013
HuffPost media writer Michael Calderone investigated the writing habits of Howard Kurtz... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Kurtz Error Slammed | Time Inc. Slumps | Daytime Emmy Noms - Posted May 2, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Kurtz Error Slammed | Time Inc. Slumps | Daytime Emmy Noms - Posted May 2, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Kurtz Error Slammed | Time Inc. Slumps | Daytime Emmy Noms - Posted May 2, 2013
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Is There Enough Coverage of the Trial of Abortion Provider? - Posted April 15, 2013
The trial of abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell continues in Philadelphia today, and so too does increased coverage of it. Fox News host and attorney Kimberly Guilfoyle is in the courtroom and will provide coverage on "The ... [TVNewser]

One Typo: OK. But 10? Come on, Daily Download - Posted April 8, 2013
We all spread ourselves too thin. If you work in daily online media you know the feeling of working late, being bleary-eyed and making brainless errors you kick yourself over later. Until you make more and land in a monster pit of despair. We've been there and we'll be there again. But... [FishbowlDC]

Cable News Goes Clinton Crazy - Posted April 7, 2013
On CNN's "Reliable Sources" this morning, Howard Kurtz was joined by Erin McPike, Roger Simon and Matt Lewis to talk about cable news' favorite politician: Hillary Clinton. It may only be 2013, but in the politics-obsessed world of TV journalism, 2016 is already top of mind. ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Meets The Media - Posted March 28, 2013
Nine months after Ann Curry left NBC's "Today" with tears in her eyes, the show is back i... [Fishbowl NY]

Matt Lauer Meets The Media - Posted March 28, 2013
Nine months after Ann Curry left NBC's "Today" with tears in her eyes, the show is back i... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer Meets The Media - Posted March 28, 2013
Nine months after Ann Curry left NBC's "Today" with tears in her eyes, the show is back i... [TVNewser]

Garlic-Scented Freelance Journo No Fan of Texting at Networking Soire s - Posted March 28, 2013
A networking event to mark a business partnership between two fiercely ideological magazines isn't exactly a wild time. But it's part of the job for some media professionals in D.C. Even so, freelance journalist Murray Waas, in t... [FishbowlDC]

Reporters Balance Contributor Status - Posted March 7, 2013
Neda Semnani is a full-time columnist for CQ Roll Call's "Heard on the Hill." Yet there she was last night with a piece about Craigslist sex ads published on BuzzFeed. Was she changing jobs? Nope. Just w... [PRNewser]

Reporters Balance Contributor Status - Posted March 7, 2013
Neda Semnani is a full-time columnist for CQ Roll Call's "Heard on the Hill." Yet there she was last night with a piece about Craigslist sex ads published on BuzzFeed. Was she changing jobs? Nope. Just w... [FishbowlDC]

The Morning Ticker: 'NewsHour' Weekend?, Williams, Olbermann - Posted March 5, 2013
Could the "PBS NewsHour" be coming to the weekend? The New York Times reports that it is being strongly considered. If it moves forward, potential anchors include former CBS News correspondent Jeff Greenfield or "NewsHour correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Did the White House Threaten Bob Woodward or is He Full of It? - Posted February 28, 2013
It's Fish Poll time. When WaPo's Bob Woodward, a guy who has figured out how to bring out the toddler in Democrats and Republicans, claimed on Wednesday that he was threatened by th... [FishbowlDC]

Did Howard Kurtz's Fox News Appearance Boost His CNN Ratings? - Posted February 20, 2013
Remember last week when Bill O'Reilly predicted that Howard Kurtz's appearance on "The O'Reilly Factor" would ... [TVNewser]

Rep. Steve Cohen: A Tale of the Tape - Posted February 19, 2013
It was a turn-of-events all but written for a Days of Our Lives episode. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) was seen trading seemingly flirtatious tweets with a young, attractive blonde during the State of the Union speech. The woman, a co-ed named ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 19, 2013
Quotes of the Day Bachelor Fallout: "My wife just asked me if I'm 'here for the right reasons.' The Bachelor is now starting to affect my marriage." -- NBC TODAY Show host and MSNBC "Morning Joe's" Willie Geist. ... [PRNewser]

Bill O'Reilly is Certain Howard Kurtz's Ratings Will Go Up After his Fox News Appearance - Posted February 14, 2013
CNN's Howard Kurtz was in the Fox house last night, appearing on "The O'Reilly Factor." Kurtz, on his CNN show "Reliable Sources" had criticized a comment Bill O'Reilly made abou... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 14, 2013
Quotes of the Day - Happy Valentine's Day Journo witnesses Casanova on D.C. Metro "Watched guy on Metro land two women's phone numbers. Has arm around second one now. #MetroAfterDark." -- Politico's Al... [FishbowlDC]

Will Howard Kurtz Appear on O'Reilly Factor? 'Hell Yeah,' Says Kurtz - Posted February 12, 2013
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly is doubling down on his comments from last week. If you aren't caught up: O'Reilly talked to Bob Beckel about NBC's coverage of drone strikes. He claims that he was referring to NBC's hypocrisy in covering drone strikes compared to waterboarding, but the original segment does... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz to Appear On Fox News - Posted February 12, 2013
On his Fox News program last night Bill O'Reilly called out Howard Kurtz of CNN and The Daily Beast for allegedly misrepresenting O'Reilly's recent c... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 28, 2013
Quotes of the Day "No one cares what's said on Sunday talk shows, Martha." -- NPR's Steve Inskeep on the ABC "This Week" roundtable, joking to host Martha Raddatz... [FishbowlDC]

Bob Costas Talks Gun Control On 'Reliable Sources' - Posted January 27, 2013
Just a few weeks before the awful shooting in Newtown, CT, NBC Sports anchor Bob Costas dedicated his NFL halftime commentary to the issue of gun control. The impetus was the murder suicide of NFL player Jovan Belcher and his wife. On CNN's "Reliable Sources" this morning, Costas talked to Howard Kurtz... [TVNewser]

Incest Desk: A Lesson in Kissing Up With Howie Kurtz - Posted January 24, 2013
Forget CNN's "Reliable Sources." A story on Wednesday's Daily Download showcases a fine example of how one kisses up to founder Howard Kurtz. Seriously, if a Web site could win a Puli... [FishbowlDC]

Ashley Judd Mixes, Mingles With Journos - Posted January 21, 2013
Actress and pretend Senate hopeful Ashley Judd held court in Atlantic Publisher David Bradley's gorgeous kitchen last night at his pre-inaugural bash. The party, dubbed "Downton Bradley" for its hoity-toity... [PRNewser]

Ashley Judd Mixes, Mingles With Journos - Posted January 21, 2013
Actress and pretend Senate hopeful Ashley Judd held court in Atlantic Publisher David Bradley's gorgeous kitchen last night at his pre-inaugural bash. The party, dubbed "Downton Bradley" for its hoity-toity... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Wrote Email At Daily Beast To Discourage Story About CNN Colleague - Posted January 15, 2013
Buzzfeed's Kate Aurthur, who is a former Daily Beast staffer, recalled an anecdote in which she ... [Fishbowl NY]

Howard Kurtz Wrote Email At Daily Beast To Discourage Story About CNN Colleague - Posted January 15, 2013
Buzzfeed's Kate Aurthur, who is a former Daily Beast staffer, recalled an anecdote in which she ... [FishbowlNY]

Cable News Talks Current TV Sale - Posted January 4, 2013
The sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera has also been making waves on competing cable news channels. On Fox News, the bulk of the coverage has been anti-Al Gore and anti Al Jazeera, while CNN took a more analytical approach. On "The O'Reilly Factor," Bill O'Reilly dedicated his "Talking Points" to... [TVNewser]

San Francisco Media Blogger Rich Lieberman Moves Up to a Prime Time Radio Slot - Posted January 3, 2013
This is about as rapid a rise through the radio ranks as we have encountered in quite some time. Made all the more remarkable because it took place during the usually quiet Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season. Just six weekends into his ... [FishbowlLA]

Howie Kurtz: Self-Pimping at His Finest - Posted January 3, 2013
In a new high (or low) for self-pimping, The Daily Beast and CNN's Howard Kurtz recently retweeted himself complimenting himself. ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Howard Kurtz Talks About CNN's Big Hire On CNN - Posted December 3, 2012
On CNN's "Reliable Sources" yesterday, Howard Kurtz spoke to critic David Zurawik, former CNN DC bureau chief Frank Sesno and former NBC News correspondent Fred Francis about CNN's ... [TVNewser]

Punishing Pundits For Predictions, And Portraying Petraeus - Posted November 26, 2012
CNN's "Reliable Sources" dedicated a segment to political pundits, specifically the habit of pundits making predictions, being flat-out wrong, and still getting booked as though they are credible experts. Long story short, don't expect things to change. WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

Dissecting The Matt Lauer Blame Game - Posted November 26, 2012
The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz writes about Matt Lauer, and the pressure and criticism he has faced in the wake of "Today",s ratings struggles and the... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 14, 2012
Quotes of the Day "I'm glad my four-star general got a four-star penis. That's what I like. ... I LOVE a good scandal. Ooooooh!!" -- Comedian Loni Love on E!'s "Chelsea Lately" show last night. Uh oh. Howard Kurtz: Shirtless? "Feeling out of the loop for no... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: Sandy 'Lived Up To The Media Hype' - Posted October 31, 2012
CNN's Howard Kurtz writes about Hurricane Sandy, and argue... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.30.12. - Posted October 30, 2012
1. Stormy Strip Club -- There are few things more disturbing than waking up to CNN ... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Calls BuzzFeed Story Clownish - Posted October 25, 2012
In a column for The Daily Beast, media reporter Howard Kurtz included a BuzzFeed report in ... [FishbowlDC]

Roger Ailes Signs New Deal With Fox News - Posted October 19, 2012
Fox News CEO Roger Ailes has signed a new, four year contract with News Corp., according to a tweet from The Daily Beast's ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 11, 2012
Quotes of the Day: The Food Edition Convo Between Fmr. Flack and Reporter Politico's John Bresnahan: "Love Derek Jeter #TheBestEver" Quinn & Gillespie's Jim Manley, former Senate fla... [FishbowlDC]

Judy Kurtz Goes Hollywood - Posted October 3, 2012
In the latest video feature from The Hill's Howiella Judy Kurtz, the publication rolls out the red carpet and takes us to... [FishbowlDC]

Will Kurtz Question Cox About Penguin? - Posted September 28, 2012
Here's a burning question: This weekend CNN's Howard Kurtz has invited... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 27, 2012
QUOTES of the DAY ATTENTION SHOPPERS: "They're just like us!" -- HuffPost's Jennifer Bendery with the accompanying photograph. ... [FishbowlDC]

Critics Take Aim At State Department, CNN In Light Of Libya Journal Situation - Posted September 24, 2012
Following the revelation over the weekend that CNN has acquired Ambassador Christopher Stevens' journal in Libya, and used it in reporting, critics sifted through the facts to pick out which side they thought was acting fairly. CNN's own Howard Kurtz... [TVNewser]

Corn Says Source Was 'Impressed' With His Work - Posted September 19, 2012
From the Dept. of Bragriculture... It's a damn fine week for Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn. Seriously, no joke. He deserves a pat on ... [FishbowlDC]

Blogs Point Fingers at Media on Romney's Libya Views - Posted September 13, 2012
Both President Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney have had their say on the Libya incident, in which a U.S. ambassador was killed Tuesday. Now several bloggers have loaded their guns and are pointing them at the news media. Romney was widely criticized for his c... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 27, 2012
Quotes of the Day From USA TODAY's Jackie Kucinich, who writes, "Good to know..." Travel Taunting: "Shockingly large number of air travel rooki... [FishbowlDC]

Tom Brokaw Pimps His Own Anniversary - Posted August 17, 2012
Seriously Tom Brokaw? Even you pimp out your anniversary details? From the Dept. of Bragiculture and more specifically this morning's Politico Playbook, the longtime NBC newsman, typically low-key a... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Sending at Least 20 On-Airs to RNC, DNC - Posted August 14, 2012
The first sentence of CNN's just-released press release for convention coverage reads like this: CNN will offer viewers nonstop, unbiased programming across on-air and digital platforms at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions beginning later this month. It's as if CNN is saying, if you watc... [TVNewser]

What's Meghan McCain Tweeting? - Posted August 7, 2012
I know no one really cares what The Daily Beast columnist and MSNBC's Meghan McCain thinks about anything, but while Peter is on vacation this post fell to me and I needed to pick someone. FNC's Dana Perino has been on vacation, CNN and that Sexy Beast ... [PRNewser]

What's Meghan McCain Tweeting? - Posted August 7, 2012
I know no one really cares what The Daily Beast columnist and MSNBC's Meghan McCain thinks about anything, but while Peter is on vacation this post fell to me and I needed to pick someone. FNC's Dana Perino has been on vacation, CNN and that Sexy Beast ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 30, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Good morning. A cup of coffee with my son Daniel outside- before getting ready for work. ... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 30, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Good morning. A cup of coffee with my son Daniel outside- before getting ready for work. ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Wallace on Obama's Fox News Jabs: 'We dish it out, we can take it' - Posted July 23, 2012
"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace was interviewed at FNC's Washington bureau by Howard Kurtz of CNN/The Daily Beast. Kurtz asked about President Obama's recent swipes at Fox News on the campaign trail. "Som... [TVNewser]

Kurtz Goes Double Dipping Again - Posted July 16, 2012
On Friday we pointed out CNN Howard Kurtz's penchant for double dipping. Over the weekend, Kurtz, also an editor for N... [FishbowlDC]

Howie Goes Double Dipping - Posted July 13, 2012
One of CNN Reliable Sources Host's Howard Kurtz's favorite pastimes outside of self-pimping is to go double dipping between his positions at Newsweek/The Daily Beast and CNN. And now with his new vent... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Breaks MSNBC.com Exclusive, That AdWeek and TVNewser Broke Two Months Ago - Posted July 11, 2012
Newsweek columnist and CNN "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz had a big "EXCLUSIVE" today about NBC News and MSNBC.com: EXCLUSIVE: NBC plans to buy back remaining half of MSNBC.com from Microsoft, rebrand as NBCNews.com ... [TVNewser]

Kurtz Gives Williams Cheese With His Whine - Posted July 9, 2012
Two weeks ago Politico suspended its White House Correspondent Joe Williams for going on national TV and declaring that Mitt Romney is more at ease with white people among some "dick" slurs about the presumed Republican p... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Joe Williams to Appear on CNN - Posted July 6, 2012
Looks like Joe Williams' 15 minutes of fame is not quite over. Politico's ex- White House Correspondent but still a Politico employee is scheduled to appear on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with ... [FishbowlDC]

Howie Kurtz Demonstrates Vast Knowledge By Interviewing ABC's Jake Tapper - Posted July 2, 2012
The one thing you'll know after watching Howard Kurtz' interview with ABC Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper... [FishbowlDC]

Critics Not Too Keen On HBO's 'The Newsroom' - Posted June 22, 2012
"The Newsroom" debuts Sunday evening on HBO, and reviews are in for the latest TV series from Aaron Sorkin (Read TVNewser columnist Gail Shister's... [TVNewser]

Howie Kurtz and Matt Lewis Make Up - Posted June 20, 2012
FishbowlDC's Betsy Rothstein caught up with Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz and Daily Caller's ... [TVNewser]

Scribe Angry at CNN Host After Bizarre Kerfuffle - Posted June 20, 2012
The Daily Caller's Matt Lewis is giving CNN and The Daily Beast/Newsweek's Howard K... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 18, 2012
Quotes of the Day Father's Day Treats: "Cleaning the pot after making rice krispy treats." -- Mr. Norah O'Donnell (i.e. Chef Geoff, husband to CBS Chief White House... [FishbowlDC]

Howie Kurtz, Matt Lewis Spar over Neil Munro's Interruption of Pres. Obama - Posted June 17, 2012
On "Reliable Sources" this morning, just after reporting the news of the death of Rodney King, Howard Kurtz asked his guests Current TV's ... [TVNewser]

On CNN, A Discussion About CNN's -- and Others' -- Falling Ratings - Posted June 11, 2012
"It's no secret that CNN's ratings have suffered the most, even though all three are down," Howard Kurtz said as he discussed falling cable news ratings on "Reliable Sources" Sunday. "I respect CNN for trying to be a straight news channel at a time when it is certainly easier or cheaper to... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted May 21, 2012
(A Sprinkling of Things we Think you Ought to Know...) Shuster Faces Down Snake - Current TV's David Shuster was recently on vacation in Morocco and engaged in what would ap... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Maddox, Cronkite, Peabodys - Posted May 21, 2012
CNN International chief Tony Maddox talks to B&C about his channel placing first in a survey of European viewers. "We've had many strong years before in this survey but we've never had a year like thi... [TVNewser]

CNN's Howard Kurtz Challenges Tamron Hall Over Carney Interview - Posted May 14, 2012
CNN "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz challenges MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall over last week's heated interview with journalist Tim Carney... [TVNewser]

Negative Nerd Prom Fallout - Posted May 1, 2012
Bad form? CNN's Suzanne Malveaux got called to the carpet Monday and not the red carpet, mind you, but rather conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh tore into her for her gushin... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 29, 2012
Quotes of the Day Supermodel Elle MacPherson and a bland and bald companion show up to the WHCD dinner. On their way into the ballroom, he grabbed her ass. Overheard: "Aren't you SOMEONE? Because you look l... [FishbowlDC]

Howie Kurtz's Self-Pimp Attack - Posted April 23, 2012
Sunday's are tough for The Daily Beast's Washington Bureau Chief and CNN "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz. With his one-hour program on the media inevitably comes an unstoppable succession of self-pimps his show -- this week he... [FishbowlDC]

Mel Gibson Exclusives a Watershed Moment for TheWrap - Posted April 19, 2012
It's been an absolutely insane seven days at TheWrap as a result of the site's exclusive coverage of Mel Gibson's December 2011 Costa Rica meltdown. First came the nine-page letter written by Joe Eszterha... [FishbowlLA]

Where is TV Critic Aaron Barnhart? Is It Anybody's Business? - Posted April 18, 2012
When I began at TVNewser almost five years ago, I would scour local newspaper websites for what the TV columinsts were writing about: Howard Kurtz at the Washington Post, Joanne Ostrow at the Denver Post, Tim Cuprisin of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. And the guys in Chicago: ... [TVNewser]

How Can I Make This About Me? - Posted April 9, 2012
We have a few candidates for this feature today. We'll begin with tried and true me-hound Howard Kurtz, Washington Bureau Chief of The Daily Beast and host of CNN's Reliable Sources. Over the weekend as Mike Wallace's family no doubt began mou... [FishbowlDC]

LA Journos Pay Tribute to Mike Wallace - Posted April 8, 2012
On this Easter Sunday, journalists the world over have begun honoring the memory of a professional god, Mike Wallace, who passed away last night at age 93. The 60 Minutes correspondent's unmistakable M.O. was a clarion call to the profession for countless reporters. Here are some of this morning's first wave of... [GalleyCat]

FishbowlDC Interview with Daily Caller's Matt Lewis - Posted March 30, 2012
Say hello to The Daily Caller's Matt Lewis. He is a s... [PRNewser]

FishbowlDC Interview with Daily Caller's Matt Lewis - Posted March 30, 2012
Say hello to The Daily Caller's Matt Lewis. He is a s... [FishbowlDC]

Paul Wharton: Man of Style - Posted March 29, 2012
Watch out Carson Kressley. Paul Wharton, that sassy hairdresser from the "Real Housewives of DC," is launching a new lifestyle talk series with a VIP Media Launch at Turnberry Tower in Arlington, Va. on April 12... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz: Meet Your Television - Posted March 23, 2012
The Daily Beast/CNN's resident self-pimp Howard Kurtz apparently thinks the media has forgotten about the presidential elections and that coverage is waning. Alex... [FishbowlDC]

Ali Wentworth on George Stephanopoulos: 'I Don't Understand Why He Won't Put Me on the Roundtable' - Posted March 19, 2012
Comedian Ali Wentworth was on CNN's "Reliable Sources" yesterday to talk about her book and her recently-launched Yahoo! show, which is broadcast daily from her kitchen. Wentworth told Howard Kurtz how her husband, ABC's George Stephanopoulos... [TVNewser]

An Evening Swim in the Fishbowl - Posted February 18, 2012
On Thursday night we welcomed upwards of 160 guests to Lost Society on U Street for a party so full of waves that some may never forget it. Journos climbed two super steep flights of stairs to reach the rooftop, which was filled with candles and drenched in rose petals. Notable... [TVNewser]

How Can I Make This About Me? - Posted February 10, 2012
Today we debut a new feature in which see all the weird and wonderful ways Washington journalists can make the story about themselves. We begin with none other than The Daily Beast's Washington Editor and CNN "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz. At last year's CPAC... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 6, 2012
Quotes of the Day Overheard at the airport... "Heard at DCA 'will the owner of a loose chihuahua please return to the security checkpoint.'" -- VP, Bureau Chief, NBC News Washington Bureau ... [FishbowlDC]

Why is Media Criticism Dominated by White Men? - Posted January 26, 2012
Yesterday, D.C.-based journalist Shani Hilton wondered in the Washington City Paper: "Where are the women and non-white media critics?" Her quick brainstorm of those who've achieved prominence included The Daily Beast's Ho... [10,000 Words]

Oops... He Did it Again! - Posted January 23, 2012
Wrong is such a downer of a word. But in The Daily Beast's/Newsweek's Howard Kurtz case, it's reoccurring. When Weinergate began to surface online, the longtime media reporter's attitude was let's sit, wait and... [FishbowlDC]

Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Dies - Posted January 22, 2012
Joe Paterno, the legendary coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions, who lost his job over the Jerry Sandusky scandal in November, died this morning after a short battle with lung cancer. Paterno, 85, is being memorialized with flowers and candles at his statue on the campus of Penn State, as... [TVNewser]

10 Moments That Hooked Us in 2011 - Posted December 31, 2011
The year 2011 was the year the 7-second TV delay failed miserably, that members of Congress behaved badly and Weiner headlines became something of an art form. Today we've pooled our wisdom into ano... [Fishbowl NY]

10 Moments That Hooked Us in 2011 - Posted December 31, 2011
The year 2011 was the year the 7-second TV delay failed miserably, that members of Congress behaved badly and Weiner headlines became something of an art form. Today we've pooled our wisdom into ano... [FishbowlNY]

A Little Birdy Tells Us... - Posted December 23, 2011
That Politico's Editor-in-Chief John Harris was spotted dining in Georgetown on Monday with CNN "Reliable Sources" host and Daily Beast/Newsweek Washington Bureau Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

A Pissing Match Between Two Media Scribes - Posted December 21, 2011
A fight between two grown men in media is always worth watching. In one corner: WaPo's Erik Wemple. Dirty blond curly hair. Medium build. In the other: The Baltimore Sun's ... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: Howard Kurtz - Posted December 15, 2011
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John Harris Tries to Waterboard Us Again - Posted December 12, 2011
John Harris, co-founder of Politico went on CNN's Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz this weekend to talk about the coming election season. Although it was a roun... [FishbowlDC]

Beauty and the Beast: Howieangelina - Posted December 5, 2011
This morning Newsweek/The Daily Beast's Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz... [FishbowlDC]

Edit Better | A Nice Job | True Staying Power - Posted November 28, 2011
TVSpy: Here is yet another reason why copy editors should never be undervalued. FishbowlDC: Howard Kurtz cracked "The Curi... [Fishbowl NY]

Edit Better | A Nice Job | True Staying Power - Posted November 28, 2011
TVSpy: Here is yet another reason why copy editors should never be undervalued. FishbowlDC: Howard Kurtz cracked "The Curi... [FishbowlNY]

Howard Kurtz as Sherlock Holmes - Posted November 28, 2011
CNN's "Reliable Sources" Host ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's 'Reliable Sources' Tackles NBC's Hiring of Chelsea Clinton - Posted November 21, 2011
On CNN's "Reliable Sources" yesterday, host Howard Kurtz and his media panel of Marisa Guthrie, Eric Deggans and David Zurawik discussed NBC News' hiring of former first-daughter Chelsea Clinton as a contributor. ... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz's Exclusive Trip to La La Land - Posted November 11, 2011
The Daily Beast/Newsweek Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz is quite the world traveler these days. He even ventures into the unknown, wondrous places like Fantas... [FishbowlDC]

Herman Cain Aided By Media's Disregard for Bialek/Allred Presser - Posted November 8, 2011
[caption id="attachment_29839" align="alignright" width="290" caption="Photo: AP"][/caption] Who would've thought after Weinergate, the ... [PRNewser]

Bad Timing | Hollow Hype | The Kid is Not My Son - Posted November 7, 2011
FishbowlLA: Herman Cain is going to appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" tonight, so set your DVRs if you're not going to be around to watch it. FishbowlDC: ... [Fishbowl NY]

Bad Timing | Hollow Hype | The Kid is Not My Son - Posted November 7, 2011
FishbowlLA: Herman Cain is going to appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" tonight, so set your DVRs if you're not going to be around to watch it. FishbowlDC: ... [FishbowlNY]

Kurtz Gets Award for Giant Flub - Posted October 31, 2011
There are awards you want to pin up on your refrigerator. Then there are those best swept under the rug. This is one of those. In the November issue of Washingtonian, ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Reporter Needles Howie Kurtz - Posted October 13, 2011
This week The Daily Beast's Washington Bureau Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 4, 2011
Quotes of the Day Journo most in need of trench coat and big dark shades ... [FishbowlDC]

With Friends Like David Shuster... - Posted September 28, 2011
...Who needs enemies at Fox News? Over the weekend Current TV's feisty substitute anchor David Shuster took a caveman's club to the Fox News commentators who moderated the most recent GOP presidential debate. He aired his grievances on CNN's "Rel... [FishbowlDC]

To Andrea Mitchell With Love From D.C. Journos - Posted September 8, 2011
Several Washington journalists are sending love and well wishes to NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell. Mitchell announced Wednesday on her program that she has breast cancer. Typically the shameless plugs on MSNBC's "T... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 8, 2011
Quotes of the Day -- GOP Presidential Debate Edition "How is this c--t on MSNBC saying Obama created jobs!? I'm stunned at this sh-t ass f--k d--k 'news' channel." -- Anthony Cumia from the "Opie and Anthony" radio show in a startling tweet last ni... [FishbowlDC]

Help! Fix Howie's Teleprompter! - Posted September 6, 2011
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Help! Fix Howie's Teleprompter! - Posted September 6, 2011
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Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 6, 2011
Quotes of the Day "Sunrise at 'Keswick Hall' Thomas Jefferson Country Charlottesville, Va." -- Photograph by Sky News White House Commentator and Georgetown Adjunct Prof. Jon-Christopher Bua. ... [FishbowlDC]

'Speechgate' Gets Analyzed on 'Reliable Sources' - Posted September 4, 2011
The "Speechgate" controversy, with Obama and Boehner trading jabs (and dates) over the President's jobs speech, was one of the subjects on CNN's "Reliable Sources" this morning. Host Howard Kurtz and the political panel debated whether the back and forth was political, and what role the media played in the incident: ... [FishbowlLA]

Shafer Knocks Kurtz Out in His Own Ring - Posted September 2, 2011
Longtime media writer Jack Shafer, who was recently laid off from Slate, appeared on CNN Howard Kurtz's we... [AgencySpy]

SS Exit Polls Show Three Close Races - Posted August 9, 2011
Early exit polls from day one of our Summer Superlatives contest indicate only one thing: these races are too close to call tonight. With three sets of rock-solid competitors and a slew of die-hard supporters, FishbowlDC glory is still anyone's for the taking. To spice up the competition,... [PRNewser]

Summer Superlatives: Biggest Self-Promoter - Posted August 9, 2011
From talking to tweeting, these media types never miss an opportunity to plug themselves. But which one's acts of self-pimping rise above the rest? The nominees for Biggest Self-Promoter of 2011 are Daily Caller's ... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz's Self-Pimping Balloons Over Weekend - Posted August 8, 2011
The Daily Beast's Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz has been holding steady at an average of four to six weekend tweets promoting his Sunday CNN "Reliable Sources" program. But this weekend he went a litt... [FishbowlDC]

Incest Desk - Posted July 28, 2011
This afternoon's Incest Desk features a pair we've featured before. Apparently this father-daughter duo doesn't care about the image factor. Things to ponder: Is The Hill going to start paying Howie? And will The Daily Beast start compensating Howiella for any scoops her father may leak to her? ... [FishbowlDC]

Cenk Uyger Continues MSNBC Criticism on CNN's 'Reliable Sources' - Posted July 25, 2011
Former MSNBC host Cenk Uyger continued his public criticism of his former home on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday. Uyger reiterated many of his prior claims, and host Howard Kurtz fought back a little bit, defending MSNBC, CNN and Fox News from Uyger's criticicisms: ... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted July 18, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know) The Quest Begins -... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Covers Hacking Scandal, But FNC's Greta Van Susteren Fights Back - Posted July 18, 2011
On CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday, host Howard Kurtz and panelists Michael Wolff, David Folkenflik and Sarah Smith covered the News Corp. hacking scandal: ... [TVNewser]

WaPo May Regret Letting Kurtz Back - Posted July 14, 2011
Was it worth it? After putting their... [FishbowlDC]

Oh, Did Someone Mention Those Four Forbidden Words: 'Hollywood on the Potomac'? - Posted July 13, 2011
Last week we brought you a legal draft from Publicist Janet Donovan's attorney regarding The Daily Beast Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz's use of "Hollywood on the Potoma... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 13, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Major sigh of relief. Ed Henry may have switched employers moving from CNN to FNC, but they still let him take those beautiful photographs that he is wont to do: "Huge storm brewing in the sky over... [FishbowlDC]

'Fox News Watch' Avoids News Corp. Scandal, Almost - Posted July 11, 2011
Saturday's "Fox News Watch" steered clear of one of last week's major media stories -- News Corp. shutting down UK tabloid News of the World as a result of a hacking scandal. Or did they? On the show's website, Fox News posts "Behind the Breaks" videos of the panel chatting during commercial... [TVNewser]

Trademark Phrase Spews Ugliness - Posted July 8, 2011
We've all heard the worn out expression that Washington is Hollywood for ugly people. But there are ugly people in both Hollywood and Washington. And there are phrases bonding the cities in hopes of making a profit. That enough ugliness for you yet? Hollywood on the Potomac. It's a blog whose nam... [FishbowlDC]

Big Surprise! Howard Kurtz Enjoys Compliments - Posted July 6, 2011
We all enjoy a warm fuzzy every so often. But it's unseemly to watch The Daily Beast's Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz on the receiving end of an aforemen... [FishbowlDC]

Incest Desk - Posted July 5, 2011
Now that Judy Kurtz has begun her new job as The Hill's gossip columnist, looks like her father, Daily Beast Washington Bureau Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Howard Kurtz Does Not Play Himself in the Movie 'Knife Fight' - Posted July 5, 2011
CNN "Reliable Sources" host and Newsweek/Daily Beast Washington Bureau chief Howard Kurtz is ready for his close-up. Kurtz ... [TVNewser]

Good Afternoon FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 13, 2011
Please excuse the tardiness today. We've been tending to news, lunch, questions from readers about ugly footwear on Twitter and garden variety laziness. Enjoy the weekend thoughts from some of your favorite (or least favorite) Washington journos and other random personalities. QUOTES of the DAY ... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Hires Howie Kurtz's Daughter - Posted June 13, 2011
The Hill welcomes a new gossip columnist to its pages. It's Judy Kurtz, a reporter at WBFF-TV in Baltimore. Kurtz, who is the daughter of The Daily Beast's Washington Bureau Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 10, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Howie's travel complaints Now three hours late trying to get out of LaGuardia. Kicked off first plane. This is excruciating. #shouldatakenAmtrak ... [FishbowlDC]

Weiner's Member is Out - Posted June 8, 2011
About two hours ago, Sirius XM Radio's Opie and Anthony tweeted semi-blurry pictures of what are presumed to Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) now infamous penis self-portrait. BigGovernment's Andrew Breit... [FishbowlDC]

Weinergate's Biggest Media Winners and Losers - Posted June 7, 2011
Whether or not he will resign, or be forced out for lack of ethical behavior, or lose his wife, Anthony Weiner is the major loser of the last couple of weeks. But at FishbowlNY, we're as... [Fishbowl NY]

Weinergate's Biggest Media Winners and Losers - Posted June 7, 2011
Whether or not he will resign, or be forced out for lack of ethical behavior, or lose his wife, Anthony Weiner is the major loser of the last couple of weeks. But at FishbowlNY, we're as... [FishbowlNY]

Kurtz is Late to the Weiner Dance - Posted June 2, 2011
The Daily Beast's Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz isn't known for his expedience on the job, despite moving from print to "the blogs" as he likes to say. He got a barrage of flak last ni... [FishbowlDC]

Good Afternoon FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 31, 2011
QUOTES of the LONG WEEKEND Part II We're back with an unusual second edition of quotes. Bear with us while we catch up from the weekend. ... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz: Mr. Suckup - Posted May 23, 2011
Just when we were enjoying shaking our pom poms for The Daily Beast's and CNN's Howard Kurtz, he has to go on a major ass kissing expedition of current and former bosses. Oh, Howie, why? Howie in ... [FishbowlDC]

Jay Carney to Brian Williams: 'Close Hold: We Got Bin Laden. Tell No One.' - Posted May 16, 2011
While some have questioned White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's job performance in the last few weeks, he was certainly very clear when communicati... [PRNewser]

LA Times' Joe Flint on Twitter: Stop the Madness - Posted May 9, 2011
Hold off on awarding the Pulitzer Prize to Twitter, or to Sohaib Athar, the Pakistani man who unwittingly Tweeted details of the operation that led to the death of Osama Bin... [TVNewser]

Mediaite Takes Kurtz to Woodshed - Posted April 25, 2011
Mediaite's White House reporter Tommy "I want to punch Wonkette's dick writers in the balls" Christopher dismissed CNN's Howard Kurtz's coverage of the Wonkette Tr... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz's Weekend WTF Moment - Posted April 18, 2011
Howard Kurtz, host of CNN "Reliable Sources" and Daily Beast's Washington Bureau Chief, sometimes tries to be funny on his weekend media show. But the result can be more hokey than humo... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 15, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Watch out: Journo without sleep "Going to be a busy day made tougher by the fact that I've only slept for three hours." -- CSPAN's Jeremy Art in a Friday m... [FishbowlDC]

Glenn Beck Top of Mind on CNN's 'Reliable Sources' - Posted April 10, 2011
Outgoing Fox News 5 PM host Glenn Beck was the big story on CNN's "Reliable Sources" today. TV critic David Zurawik joined CNN contributor Amy Holmes and radio host Bill Press to talk about the Beck/Fox breakup with host Howard Kurtz. ... [FishbowlLA]

Ted Koppel: 'I think the journalism requires--and our times require--a little more serious objectivity' - Posted March 28, 2011
Former ABC "Nightline" anchor and current BBC News contributor Ted Koppel appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" this weekend (check out the fancy new graphics package). Host Howard Kurtz asked Koppel about the public's appetite (or l... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz: 'Where is the Skepticism?' With Libya - Posted March 20, 2011
CNN "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz talked about the news coverage of the situation in Libya this morning. Kurtz asked whether the media was getting too excited about the possibility of war in the North African nation, and whether more skepticism is warranted, given how credulous many reporters were perceived to be... [TVNewser]

Helen Thomas Turns Up in Playboy - Posted March 17, 2011
First The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz. Now Helen Thomas. Are they trying to kill us? The 90-year-old former grande dame of the White House Press Corps is ... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz Plays Attribution Police. Then Breaks Law. - Posted March 17, 2011
The Daily Beast Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz says it's "so easy to give credit." He writes on Twitter: "WP apologizes for lifting material from Arizona Republic.I've written on theft many times -- so easy to give credit." True. ... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Lands in Playboy - Posted March 15, 2011
If you thought Howard Kurtz went to The Daily Beast so he can finally get invited to ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 14, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY ... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: Saint or Satan? - Posted March 9, 2011
Depending on which account you read of MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, the man is either an angel or the Devil himself. The Daily Beast's Washington Bureau Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Now Calls Bardella an 'Impostor' - Posted March 7, 2011
So now Kurt Bardella is an "impostor." First, the recently fired spokesman to Oversight and Government Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is a flack who leaked journo emails. But as of Sunday, he's much worse. At least according to The Daily Beast... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's 'Reliable Sources' to Address A Few Frenzies - Posted March 4, 2011
CNN's "Reliable Sources" has released its weekend sche... [FishbowlDC]

Slate's Shafer Sours on Kurtz - Posted March 3, 2011
Slate's media writer Jack Shafer thinks the world of The Daily Beast Washington Bureau Chief/CNN "Reliable Sources host Howard Kurtz... [FishbowlDC]

Bardella Blunder: Issa Launches Inquiry Into Press Sec's Actions - Posted February 28, 2011
Kurt Bardella, spokesman for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) who's recently made enemies in the Washington press corps, may have found himself again in hot water. ... [PRNewser]

Bardella Blunder: Issa Launches Inquiry Into Press Sec's Actions - Posted February 28, 2011
Kurt Bardella, spokesman for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) who's recently made enemies in the Washington press corps, may have found himself again in hot water. ... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz on Magical Self-Pimp Tour of 'Reliable Sources' - Posted February 22, 2011
Howard Kurtz, the Daily Beast's Washington bureau chief and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" may be the worst offender in D.C. when it comes to promoting his own show and the flattering comments he gets on Twitter.... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 31, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Hands-down favorite weekend observation "Why do I get the feeling this guy is actually kind of a loser?" -- NJ's Susan Davis in a weekend tweet, with the accompanying photograph, above. ... [FishbowlDC]

2011: A Yawner in SOTU Watch Parties - Posted January 25, 2011
Watch parties for the President's State of the Union address are a tradition in Washington. Everyone is supposed to get together to watch POTUS (and drink) at a local watering hole. Or so we thought. This year, tradition is broken. No parties, just an avalanche of live-blogging. The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz will... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's 'Reliable Sources' Discusses Keith Olbermann's Departure... With Former MSNBCer David Shuster - Posted January 23, 2011
The departure of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC was the main topic of discussion on CNN's "Reliable Sources" this week. Host Howard Kurtz brought in former MSNBC anchor David Shuster and American University professor ... [TVSpy]

Daily Caller Piles Into Top of the Hill - Posted January 21, 2011
Daily Caller staffers and about a trillion (exaggerating slightly) other people piled into Top of the Hill last night at the Pour House on Capitol Hill. The reason for the party (as if the Daily Caller really ever needs a reason) was to welcome new members of Congress... [FishbowlDC]

Daily Caller Piles Into Top of the Hill - Posted January 21, 2011
Daily Caller staffers and about a trillion (exaggerating slightly) other people piled into Top of the Hill last night at the Pour House on Capitol Hill. The reason for the party (as if the Daily Caller really ever needs a reason) was to welcome new members of Congress... [PRNewser]

Daily Caller Piles Into Top of the Hill - Posted January 21, 2011
Daily Caller staffers and about a trillion (exaggerating slightly) other people piled into Top of the Hill last night at the Pour House on Capitol Hill. The reason for the party (as if the Daily Caller really ever needs a reason) was to welcome new members of Congress... [AgencySpy]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 11, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Silence in Washington...for a change "The sound of silence is quite rare in Washington where talk is currency." Toby Zakaria... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz: 'There are crazy people out there, but we can't all be responsible for what they do' - Posted January 10, 2011
Shortly after the horrific shooting in Tuson, Ariz. on Saturday, the fingers started pointing at who was to blame for the shooting, and "The Daily Beast"'s ... [TVNewser]

Carole Simpson: Once & Always a 'News Lady' - Posted January 5, 2011
ABC's Carole Simpson was the subject of Howard Kurtz's piece in "... [Fishbowl NY]

Carole Simpson: Once & Always a 'News Lady' - Posted January 5, 2011
ABC's Carole Simpson was the subject of Howard Kurtz's piece in "... [FishbowlNY]

Carole Simpson: Once & Always a 'News Lady' - Posted January 5, 2011
ABC's Carole Simpson was the subject of Howard Kurtz's piece in "... [TVNewser]

Larry King to Howard Kurtz About SNL Parodies: 'It means you accomplished something' - Posted December 27, 2010
Outgoing CNN host Larry King talked to Howard Kurtz on Sunday's "Reliable Sources" about everything from interviewing presidents to being made fun of on "... [TVNewser]

Good Afternoon FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 24, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry never ceases to amaze when it comes to Hawaiian sunset photographs. Merry Christmas Ed, you lucky __, for getting to spend all that time in Hawaii. Weird fact of the day that you s... [TVNewser]

Ian's Rationalizing (Or is it Bullsh-tting?) - Posted December 20, 2010
WaPo's Ian Shapira appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday to discuss his recent heart-wrenching Facebook story involving a mother dying from a heart defect shortly after... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter is a "Real-Time Network" Not a "Social Network": Biz Stone [Interview] - Posted December 13, 2010
Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday to discuss the impact that Twitter has on the journalism and news medi... [AllTwitter]

Just In, Foer Out (and About) - Posted December 8, 2010
TNR has just released the statement on Richard Just's jump to Editor and Franklin Foer's move to Editor-at-Large. Still developing... WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 8, 2010 - The New Republic announced today that Richard Just has been promoted to editor. Franklin Foer, editor since 2006, has been named editor-at-lar... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 8, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Elizabeth Edwards talks with Tim Russert ... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: 'The Education of Luke Russert' - Posted December 7, 2010
The Daily Beast's Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz tackles a story that has often been discussed in a hush-hush manner in Washington. Many journalists around town have strong reactions to NBC's Capitol ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo Unveils 'Right Turn' - Posted December 1, 2010
The caricature of WaPo's new blogger, Jennifer Rubin, covering right wing issues (let's word it carefully this time around) is a bit jaw heavy. But that's what caricatures are supposed to be, right? Stretches and exaggerations of our features.W... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 29, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Kurtz questions Cox's sobriety On his late Sunday morning program, CNN's "Reliable Sources", host Howard Kurtz asked GQ's ... [FishbowlDC]

Cablers' Favorite Black Friday Gift? - Posted November 26, 2010
In a recent "The Daily Beast" article by Howard Kurtz, the writer highlights a "junk journalism" epidemic, using the TSA's heightened security measures as an example. Cablers were at the forefront of this epidemic this week. Example: The invention of the new fig leaf underwear to hide your ... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz Pimps his New Workplace - Posted November 22, 2010
Howard Kurtz, Washington Bureau Chief for The Daily Beast and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources," is going on two consecutive weeks showcasing his new bosses on the CNN program he h... [FishbowlDC]

Jimmy Carter on CNN: 'Glenn Beck and others on Fox News, I think, have deliberately distorted the news' - Posted November 22, 2010
Former United States president Jimmy Carter sat down with Howard Kurtz on CNN's "Reliable Sources" to talk about his relationship with the press during his presidency and what he thinks about today's media. When Kurt... [TVNewser]

Roger Ailes to Howard Kurtz about NPR: 'They are, of course, Nazis' - Posted November 18, 2010
In part two of "The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz features part II of his interview with Fox News ... [TVNewser]

So, NPR is Just Like the Nazis? - Posted November 18, 2010
Here's one of those statements that really deserves a follow-up question: ... [FishbowlLA]

Keith Olbermann Debates Political Donations by Journalists with Howard Kurtz - Posted November 11, 2010
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann held a debate about political donations by employees of media companies. Olbermann hosted Greg Mitchell, the "Media Fix" blogger for The Nation magazine, and The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz, who of course also hosts ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 27, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY > Correction: We confused one of @McC... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz on Couric: 'Signs Point to her Staying Put' - Posted October 26, 2010
Katie Couric's 5-year contract with CBS is nearing its end, but the anchor told ... [TVNewser]

Juan Williams Firing Top Story on CNN's 'Reliable Sources' - Posted October 24, 2010
CNN's "Reliable Sources" addressed the Juan Williams controversy earlier today, with host Howard Kurtz joined by columnist S.E. Cupp, columnist Clarence Page and for... [TVNewser]

Howie Snails on Juan - Posted October 22, 2010
Puzzling. Howard Kurtz leaves WaPo for the fast-paced world of digital journalism and turns in his ex-NPR canned Juan Williams... [FishbowlDC]

'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' Books President Obama Days Before 'Sanity' Rally - Posted October 20, 2010
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" will be taping a week of shows from Washington DC next week, days befor... [TVNewser]

WaPo's Farhi Says Kurtz's Seat 'Still Warm' - Posted October 19, 2010
While WaPo's newsroom is buzzing with talk of WaPo's pop culture writer Paul Farhi stepping in for Howard Kurtz, no agreement has been struck between WaPo management and Farhi. FishbowlDC spoke with Farhi this afternoon, who said that the process of replacing Kurtz will likely take "weeks and weeks." ... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz's Possible Replacement... - Posted October 19, 2010
No word yet on the long-term plan. But we hear that WaPo staff writer Paul Farhi will be filling in for longtime WaPo media writer Howard Kurtz. Kurtz, who... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Fineman Admits 'Professional Incest' on First Day of Work at HuffPost - Posted October 14, 2010
Ten. That's the number of "I's" and "me's" and "my's" that turn up in HuffPost's newly hired Howard Fineman's debut column this week. We don't anticipate him being the King of Pimp (Hello there, ... [FishbowlDC]

Inside the Mindset of MSNBC Branding - Posted October 12, 2010
So just how does MSNBC get its branding ideas? We have stockpiled the following bits of evidence of how the network's mindset works. 1. Howard Kurtz from WaPo Monday: "MSNBC has a new slogan -- "Lean Forward" -- that has skeptics wondering what the netw... [FishbowlDC]

Bob Woodward Clears Up a Few Things (Sort of) - Posted October 12, 2010
We brought you the news late last week that journalist and author Bob Woodward is a regi... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 12, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Warning: 'One more and you're blocked' "Periodically it becomes clear that I need to warn folks: I block birthers (and truthers). Keep that nonse... [FishbowlDC]

Revolving Door: 10.7 - Posted October 7, 2010
Here are this week's PR and media highlights from mediabistro's Revolving Door Newsletter: Howard Kurtz has been named Washington bureau chief at The Daily Beast. He had been media reporter... [PRNewser]

Keith Kelly Is NOT Leaving The NYP - Posted October 7, 2010
In case you were wondering. The Guardian's Edward Helmore wrote about HuffPo vs. The Daily Beast today. And Business Insider ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Howard Kurtz Doesn't Let His Wedding Get in the Way of a Good Story - Posted October 7, 2010
Finally, Howard Kurtz has a job that matches his metabolism. Kurtz, who Tuesday announced he's joining online news site The Daily Beast as Washington bureau chief, put the Energizer bunny to shame during his long run as media critic at The Washington Post. Even his own wedding couldn't stop Kurtz. (Bad form, grea... [TVNewser]

It's 1994: Howie Kurtz Combs His Hair - Posted October 6, 2010
It's hard not to binge on WaPo media writer and CNN host Howard Kurtz at a time like this. Kurtz will soon set up shop as Washington Bureau Chief for The Daily Beast. Today we bring you Kurtz in 1994. As in 1991, he st... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 6, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Distracted cabbie scares journo "I am officially terrified: my cab driver has an iPad streaming video that he is intensely focused on." -- AP's Phil Elliott in a Tuesda... [FishbowlDC]

Holy Sh&%. Howie Kurtz in 1991 on C-SPAN - Posted October 5, 2010
It turns out WaPo's Howard Kurtz has a twin. It's actor Alan Alda. In 1991 he had some serious bang action going on -- and it's all captured by C-SPAN. In this segment he discusses the most sought after Talking Heads in the business. "Television has a way of boosting your visibility,"... [FishbowlDC]

The Daily Beast Snags Howard Kurtz Away from the Washington Post - Posted October 5, 2010
After more than three decades with the Washington Post, media reporter and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" Howard Kurtz has decided to flee to the greener pastures of the Interwebz. He's ... [FishbowlLA]

The Daily Beast Strikes Again, Names Howard Kurtz Washington Bureau Chief - Posted October 5, 2010
Whether or not Newsweek has anything to do with it, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Howard Kurtz Leaves Washington Post For The Daily Beast - Posted October 5, 2010
Our sister site TVNewser is reporting that Howard Kurtz is leaving the Washingto... [Fishbowl NY]

Howard Kurtz Leaves Washington Post For The Daily Beast - Posted October 5, 2010
Our sister site TVNewser is reporting that Howard Kurtz is leaving the Washingto... [FishbowlNY]

Kurtz Leaving WaPo for Daily Beast - Posted October 5, 2010
WaPo media columnist and CNN host Howard Kurtz is leaving WaPo to join Tina Brown's The Daily Beast. He'll be the Washington Bureau Chief. He will continue to host CNN's "Reliable Sources." Our friends at TVNewser have the ... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Joining The Daily Beast - Posted October 5, 2010
Washington Post media reporter and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" Howard Kurtz is joining The Daily Beast. He will become Wa... [TVNewser]

CNN Discusses Rick Sanchez's Firing From CNN - Posted October 3, 2010
CNN's "Reliable Sources" discussed Rick Sanchez earlier today, with host Howard Kurtz recapping the events that led to his dismissal, followed by a panel discussion about the incident. The discussion was frank, with one of the panelists saying Sanchez was a "joke," another saying he was a "blowhard," followed by a comment... [TVNewser]

More Bad Press for Howie - Posted September 23, 2010
WaPo's media columnist and CNN "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz has been getting walloped with bad press as of late. The most recent thwack came Wednesday when Columbia Journalism Review in a lengthy ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 20, 2010
Quotes of the Day Imminent hives "Sensing before 8 a.m. that today will give me hives at some point doesn't bode well." -- The Washington Examiner's Feature Editor Jacque Jo Bland in a Monday morn... [FishbowlDC]

Whoa - Talk About Self-Pimping - Posted September 17, 2010
WaPo and CNN's Howard Kurtz in a midnight tweet last night: "596 comments on my piece about Dinesh D'Souza's Forbes article on Obama & the White House criticism -- whoa. Talk about striking a nerve. " For this we bestow him with this phat fall coat. ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Kurtz Stops Over-Pimping (For Now) - Posted September 7, 2010
It appears WaPo's Howard Kurtz, host of CNN's "Reliable Sources," has learned his lesson about slimming down on tweets regarding his Sunday media program. When we started this pimpfest, Kurtz was at a mind-blowing 15 tweets promo-ing "Reliable Sources." The following week he dropped t... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 30, 2010
Quotes of the Day Kurtz makes fun of Paris Hilton's coke bust Paris Hilton busted for coke in Vegas? Remember when she got out of jail and said she was going to do something with her life? Snort! - WaPo columnist and CNN host Howard Kurtz in a weekend tweet. Real Housewife husband: reluctantly... [FishbowlDC]

A Fair & Balanced Discussion of Glenn Beck's Rally? - Posted August 28, 2010
Tomorrow Howard Kurtz will be talking about Glenn Beck's rally, among other topics, with his panel on CNN's "Reliable Sources." He's got liberal talker Bill Press booked, as well as ... [TVNewser]

Examiner Column Goofs Up Entire Premise - Posted August 27, 2010
A question we should all ask ourselves: WWGD? (What would Goofy do?) In a column published Thursday afternoon about journalists not getting their facts right and "sifting facts from fiction," Washington Examiner Editorial Page Editor Mark Tapscott completely goofs ... [FishbowlDC]

Howie Takes Pimping Down Another Notch - Posted August 24, 2010
WaPo and CNN "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz is getting self-conscious. As soon as we started calling attention to Kurtz's overzealous tweeting about his Sunday TV show, he dropped from 15 to 8 promo tweets of the show. Now, we see that he has taken to deleting ... [FishbowlDC]

We get it Howie: You Have a TV Show! (Part II) - Posted August 23, 2010
Howard Kurtz, host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" pimps his show again this past weekend - this time, eight times, as opposed to last week's 15. Go Howie! (Examples of his promo-ing: "Also on Reliable..." "Also on Reliable..." "As I said at the top of the show..." ..."On Re... [FishbowlDC]

We get it Howie: You Have a TV Show! (Part I) - Posted August 16, 2010
Howard Kurtz, CNN host and WaPo columnist, went pimping this weekend. We counted 15 Twitter advertorial messages among the ones posted here, and by God, we know he's got a weekend program called "Reliable Sources." A D.C. journalist remarked, "I wish there w... [FishbowlDC]

Which DCNewser has the real power, Howard Kurtz or Jake Tapper? - Posted August 13, 2010
There's a power play of sorts brewing in Washington, DC, over a loss of power after several summer storms. Washington City Paper reports WaPo/CNN's ... [TVNewser]

CNN's 'Reliable Sources' Goes to the Playboy Mansion - Posted August 7, 2010
Who says hosting a cable news show doesn't have any perks? Tomorrow CNN's "Reliable Sources" will be going to the Playboy Mansion, with host Howard Kurtz interviewing Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. Hefner is in the process of ... [TVNewser]

Cable News' 'Crossfire Culture' Gets Analyzed - Posted August 2, 2010
The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz writes about the "Crossfire Culture" of cable news, and journalism in general. While ostensibly it is about the... [TVNewser]

Kurtz Goes Double Dipping on Media Anger - Posted August 2, 2010
On CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday, host Howard Kurtz led guests into a heated discussion on anger and personal attacks within the media. Guests included: CBS News's Chief White House correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

'Reliable Sources' Critiques Christiane Amanpour on 'This Week' - Posted August 1, 2010
CNN's "Reliable Sources" had a segment with awfully quick turnaround this morning. Host Howard Kurtz brought on Kansas City Star television critic Aaron Barnh... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 29, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Devil Wears Prada lands in WH Pool Report "'The details of your incompetence do not interest me.' - Miranda Priestly, the Anna Wintour character from The Devil Wears Prada (Googled, not from memory)." And later, in explanation, "The AP's Julie Pace... [FishbowlDC]

Salon's Joan Walsh: Don't You Know Who I Am? - Posted July 26, 2010
Dainty it wasn't. Salon's Editor-in-Chief Joan Walsh had one of those kind of moments on Sunday's CNN's "Reliable ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Parker Puckers Up to Ezra, Post and Other Journolisters - Posted July 26, 2010
WaPo conservative columnist and soon-to-be right-wing CNN talk show host Kathleen Parker took time over the weekend to kiss up to WaPo liberal blogger Ezra Klein ... [FishbowlDC]

Shirley Sherrod, African American Anchors on 'Reliable Sources' - Posted July 24, 2010
Tomorrow, CNN's "Reliable Sources" will examine the Shirley Sherrod case. American University's ... [TVNewser]

Kurtz to Talk 'Journolist' on 'The Situation Room' - Posted July 23, 2010
•CNN's "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz will be appearing on "The Situation Room" today to talk about the "Journolist" brouhaha with Wolf Blitzer. Mea... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 21, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Frisch 'Chillaxes?' "Chillaxing at the #MCvilla in Vegas baby." - Media Matter's contributor Karl Frisch in a Monday tweet that seems about as awkward as watching your parents dance in the living room. Editor diagnoses media with vertigo "This media summer seems so delusional &am... [FishbowlDC]

Bill O'Reilly on 'A Growing Split' in News Coverage - Posted July 20, 2010
Bill O'Reilly started his program last evening with his take on Howard Kurtz, CBS' Bob Schieffer, and Sunday's editi... [TVNewser]

Separated at Birth: Dan Abrams And... - Posted July 12, 2010
Mediaite's founder Dan Abrams (interviewed on Sunday by WaPo's Howard Kurtz on CNN's "Reliable Sources") and act... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz Hammers FNC's Hemmer on 'Fair & Balanced' - Posted July 12, 2010
In a WaPo media story today by Howard Kurtz, the headline reads: Fox News's Bill Hemmer melds middle-of-the-road persona with conservative guest list Fair and balanced? Kurtz has doubts. An excerpt Bill Hemmer, a middle-of-the-road guy from the mid... [FishbowlDC]

Dan Abrams On His Agency: Don't Call Us A PR Firm - Posted July 12, 2010
NBC chief legal analyst Dan Abrams -- who has also launched a blog network and digital consulting firm in the last ye... [PRNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 12, 2010
Quote of the Day A journalist's confession "It's easy to be brave when you have no other choice. I mean, it was either this or sit in a lump in a hospital bed." --Politico's Roger Simon on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday with host Howard Kurtz discussing Simon's coma, being brought back to life... [FishbowlDC]

Fishbowl DC Asks: Should CNN's Howie Kurtz Be Gonged? - Posted July 7, 2010
•CNN's "Reliable Sources" is hosted by Howard Kurtz, who also pulls double-duty as the media reporter for The Washington Post. Kurtz recently took on Patrick Gavin, a reporter for Politico, during a segment of his show. He said he was just "poking fun" at Gavin, but... [TVNewser]

WaPo and CNN's Howie Kurtz: Should he be Gonged? - Posted July 6, 2010
While WaPo media columnist and CNN host Howard Kurtz claimed to be "just poking fun" on his CNN show "Reliable Sources" on Sunday, a segment sent shock waves around town as several D.C. journalists were steamed watching him go after Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview 07.04.10 - Posted July 2, 2010
• NBC's Meet the Press: will not air this Sunday due to Wimbledon. • CBS' Face the Nation: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), NYT's Peter Baker, CBS News' Jan Crawford and WaPo's Anne Kornblut. • ABC's This Week: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Paul KrugmanThe New York Times; Dan Senor, Senior Fellow, Council on... [FishbowlDC]

It's Your 5:43 Wakeup Call: Amy Holmes on a Rampage - Posted June 24, 2010
It's 5:43 a.m. And Amy Holmes, host of Talk Radio Network's "America's Morning News," is calling. About her resume. About her ever-changing career. Because she thinks its important that she clarify...something. I, of course, don't answer the phone at this hour becaus... [FishbowlDC]

Guests Need No 'Title', Kurtz Says - Posted June 22, 2010
A report out today by Politico called "Kurtz's Teacher's Pets" questions CNN "Reliable Sources" host ... [FishbowlDC]

Nonprofit Models That Work - Posted June 21, 2010
Looking for a job in journalism? Don't discount the not-for-profits. The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz reports on the growing trend of nonprofit news organizations that supply content to the cash-and-staff-strapped mainstream m... [MediaJobsDaily]

Former Obama Healthcare Comms. Director Linda Douglass: Reporters and Sources More "Wary Of Each Other" in Digital News World - Posted June 21, 2010
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Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 21, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Remnick opines on OTR "Used carefully, and used in the right instance I think it's very valuable and I think it's very necessary, I think it's very necessary to journalism of all kinds." --The New Yorker's Editor David Remnick in an interview with WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz Institutes New Fact-Check Feature on Reliable Sources - Posted June 14, 2010
WaPo's Howard Kurtz, who hosts CNN's "Reliable Sources," is injecting a new fact-check feature into his show. This is the second Sunday political talk show to add a fact-check feature. ABC's "This Week" was first with PolitiFact, an online feature. Kurtz's feature debuted Sunday. "This is not an exercise in gotcha -- we... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Kurtz Scolds Palin For Not Reading - Posted June 14, 2010
WaPo's Howard Kurtz dings former V.P. hopeful Sarah Palin for bashing a Newsweek cover story about herself without reading it first. Few can forget her answer to CBS's Katie Couric on which... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 7, 2010
QUOTE(S) OF THE DAY A sweet father-son moment "Showing my son how to shine shoes." Slate's John Dickerson in a weekend tweet. WaPo weather watcher "Tornedo watch in/around DC? That blows." Followed by: "A minute ago, the streets were bone dry around here. Now? Full-on monsoon co... [FishbowlDC]

Helen Thomas Reaction: 'Outrageous, Indefensible', 'Just Shocking' - Posted June 6, 2010
The fallout continues in the wake of comments made last week by veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas. In an interview with a blogger, Thomas said Jews should "get the hell out" of Israel and "go home... [TVNewser]

How Journos Handle Al, Tipper Split - Posted June 2, 2010
Journalists - TV, print and online - are having strong, sometimes extremely emotional reactions about the Al and Tipper Gore separation: "Leave them alone, just leave these people alone." --MSNBC "Morning Joe" Host Joe Scarborough on the separation up Al and Tipper Gore on W... [FishbowlDC]

Lisa Ling: 'CNN was Vital' to Sister's Release From North Korean Prison - Posted May 24, 2010
Journalists Lisa Ling and Laura Ling were on CNN's "Reliable Sources" yesterday, and spoke to Howard Kurtz about the media strategy behind the effort to free Laura and her Current TV colleague ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 20, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day On-air scribe laments time missed for kid's birthday "Still @ work at 940pm writing @todayshow script on Obama state dinner. Long day - got here at 430am for @morningjoe . so much 4 my kids bday." --NBC's Norah O'Donnell in a Wednesday night tweet. The dog days of Kurtz's life "There's a... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz On Why BP, Terrorism Trumped Nashville News - Posted May 17, 2010
Leading with some anecdotes from Nashville anchor Bob Sellers--whose story TVNewser covered last week--The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 17, 2010
Quote of the Day "The media is far more interested in talking about what Michelle is wearing, her workout routines, her hair styles. And they don't really care about her as a substantive character." --Commentator Lola Ogunnaike on the media's treatment of First Lady Michelle Obama on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with... [FishbowlDC]

From CNN to Pages of WaPo: Is Kurtz Double Dipping? - Posted May 10, 2010
At a party, it's the makings of a Seinfeld episode to catch someone double dipping his chips and dip. But it is occasionally permissible for CNN and WaPo's Howard Kurtz to host "Reliable Sources" on CNN and then use that same material for his WaPo "Media Notes" column. In reverse, Kurtz... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC - Posted May 6, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Mother Jones' strange Mother's Day ideas "Forget the flowers this Mother's Day. Get her something inspiring that'll also help others." --Facebook post from Mother Jones (Sample gifts: a $10 Mother Jones subscription, $18 worth of mosquito nets for a whole family, $5,000 for clinic supplies in a war zone,... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz on Politico Allen's Influence: 'I'm Afraid I Don't Get it' - Posted April 28, 2010
Ouch. The sting of WaPo's Howard Kurtz is in the air with his story on NYT Magazine's epic cover story on Politico's Mike Allen. Even Politico featured Kurtz's story on their Media page, saying, "Kurtz doesn't understand the Allen Profile." Interesting. Kurtz doesn't understand it, as in he's stupid? Or, Kurtz doesn't understand,... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 27, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Journo works sans pants "Main accomplishment of day, besides running 10.6.3 on Dell Mini? Did not put on pants until almost 3pm" -- GQ's Ana Marie Cox in a Monday tweet. Future professional tweeter "My thanks for the 25K follows. Makes me want to dispense with work and just tweet all... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Mornings: Fact Check Proofed - Posted April 26, 2010
WaPo's Howard Kurtz, who hosts CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday, is getting in on the fact-checking business. Most recently ABC's Jake Tapper, the interim host of "This We... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs on Authorized Leaks: 'On Occasion We Want to Get Ahead of What the News is Going to be That Day' - Posted April 19, 2010
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Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 16, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Obama Mocks Media Mood Swings "At Dem fundraiser, Obama mocks way media portrays him: 'You're like a genius for about a month, then you're an idiot for about 6 months.'" -- CBS News's White House correspondent Mark Knoller in a Thursday tweet. Kurtz Wants to Beat Gibbs to Twitter Punch "Just... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 13, 2010
Reporter plans beautiful trip "Booking a trip to Greece!: -- Shira Toeplitz, reporter, Roll Call in a Monday tweet. Kurtz to Olbermann: It's quality over quantity "Twitter king? Olbermann brags about passing O'Reilly, Hannity & Greta in followers. (35,178) It's the quality, Keith!" -- WaPo's Howard K... [FishbowlDC]

David Gregory: 'People Can Fact-Check Meet the Press Every Week on Their Own Terms' - Posted April 12, 2010
First came an announcement by ABC's This Week interim moderator Jake Tapper that the program would team each week with the St. Peters... [TVNewser]

So Far, MTP's New Look is a Mystery - Posted April 12, 2010
On Sunday May 2, during WHCA's high-profile prom weekend, MTP will broadcast in high definition for the first time and unveil its new set. What will the new set look like? Host David Gregory and Executive Producer ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Kurtz Lashes Back at Oversensitive Tweeters - Posted April 6, 2010
Photograph by the Associated Press WaPo's Howard Kurtz held strong Monday tweeting his way through the Tiger Woods press conference and subsequent complaints of what he wrote. Find out what led Kurtz to ultimately say: "Lighten up, gang. Some of my Tiger tweets wer... [FishbowlDC]

Dan Lyons: Head of Apple PR Told Newsweek Not To Hire Me - Posted April 5, 2010
Most PR pros -- especially those in tech PR -- know that Apple runs a very tight ... [PRNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 5, 2010
Quote of the Day "All I did was flirt with an iPad during Reliable Sources segment. It seemed fun but...limited. Will save my 500 bucks for now." --WaPo's Howard Kurtz tweets on the iPad on Sunday after he discussed it on his CNN show, "Reliable Sources." ... [FishbowlDC]

Erickson's "Mature" Makeover? - Posted April 2, 2010
Last week CNN's Howard Kurtz interviewed Erik Erickson on the vitriolic nature of some of the comments he has made on his blog prior to being hired for CNN. In the "Reliable Sources" interview, Erickson in how he wrote said he had made mistakes and realized he needed to "grow up" with... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz Talks 'Junkie Journalism' With VandeHarris - Posted March 29, 2010
WaPo's and CNN's "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz sat down with Politico co-founders John Harris and Jim VandeHei ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 24, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day "The massive bear pelt in Don Young's office always catches me off guard." -- NJ Hotline On Call's Reid Wilson in a Tuesday tweet. "'Guess the VP got the sound bite of the day. MSNBC headline: 'Biden's BFD.'" -- WaPo's Howard Kurtz in a Tuesday tweet. ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Kurtz Questions Baker on 'Rahmism' Sourcing - Posted March 16, 2010
It's not everyday that a writer reveals intricate details about his relationship with a key source in a story. Or, that he writes that a source "declined to talk to me on the record" - implying to some readers that the source sang in some fashion. On Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources"... [FishbowlDC]

Funniest Massa Quotes En Masse - Posted March 10, 2010
The past 24 hours in Washington D.C. has brought a tidal wave of reaction to the latest scandal to blow through town. This one, like all of them, comes with details that are better than fiction. Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.), a freshman lawmaker, talked tickle fights with staff and a... [FishbowlDC]

Matt Stroud Follows Up with Former IRE Exec Editing the Scientologists Investigation of Their Investigators - Posted February 26, 2010
Matt Stroud at True/Slant posted his emails with friend and colleague Steve Weinberg, the former IRE executive who edited a report funded by the Scientologists about the St. Petersburg Times' investigations into the Scientologists. Weinberg gets to respond and add "nuance" to ... [FishbowlLA]

Scientologists Hire Journos to Investigate Newspaper Investigating Scientology - Posted February 22, 2010
During peace times career soldiers become mercenaries and during the cratering of the newspaper industry skilled journalists also become guns for hire. The St. Petersburg Times has spent decades investigating Scientology and now Scientology is returning the favor. Notably, St... [FishbowlLA]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 19, 2010
Quote of the Day "Pulitzer bd accepts Natl Enquirer entry on Edwards story. Do they dare..?" -- WaPo's Howard Kurtz questions the notion of the National Enquirer being considered for the Pulitzer Prize. This is a Gold Datnoid Siamese Tiger Fish who... [FishbowlDC]

Still Reliable, Just An Hour Later - Posted February 6, 2010
Snowpocalypse isn't keeping Howard Kurtz away from CNN this weekend. But he does get an extra hour to prep "Reliable Sources". With the new Sunday morning line-up, the media analysis show... [TVNewser]

Krauthammer and Ailes on 'Underpants' Politics - Posted February 1, 2010
Here's the scenario: you're going on a Sunday morning talk show and among a variety of topics, you'll discuss the guy who had bomb material sewn into his underwear for a Christmas Day flight. So what terminology do you use? On Sunday columnist Cha... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Also Announces New Sunday Lineup - Posted January 31, 2010
Included in today's CNN press release announcing Candy Crowley as new 'State of the Union' anchor, is a paragraph about the network's re-vamped Sunday morning lineup. Of note is a shorter SOTU, now one hour, to be updated for its noon re-airing (all times ET): The new Sunday line... [TVNewser]

A Pulitzer For The National Enquirer? - Posted January 22, 2010
Former presidential candidate John Edwards has been all over the news this week... [Fishbowl NY]

A Pulitzer For The National Enquirer? - Posted January 22, 2010
Former presidential candidate John Edwards has been all over the news this week... [FishbowlNY]

'Game Change' PR Surge Continues - Posted January 20, 2010
"Game Change" doesn't just sizzle, it's sizzle-mean. Subtitled "Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the race of a lifetime" the book by TIME's Mark Halperin and New York's ... [PRNewser]

WaPo's Kurtz Touches on How Journo Copes in Haiti - Posted January 17, 2010
WaPo's Howard Kurtz spoke with CNN's National correspondent Jason Carroll live in Haiti on the network's "Reliable Sources" Sunday about how he personally deals with "the emotional overload"... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo To Reporters: No More Speaking At "Single Sponsor" Events - Posted January 15, 2010
Are you trying to book a Washington Post reporter to speak at your company's next event? It may be a bit harder, according to new guidelines from the newspaper: ...newsroom staffers will participate in Post conferences or events only when there are "multiple sponsors." Participation in single-sponsor events "can create the appearance... [PRNewser]

Sarah Palin At Ease With Bill O'Reilly - Posted January 13, 2010
Former V.P. hopeful and former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin was so comfortable with "The O'Reilly Factor" Host Bill O'Reilly last night that you could see her pores relax. She ... [FishbowlDC]

Tucker: The Bow Tie Wants You Back - Posted January 11, 2010
In an interview a few years ago with Tucker Carlson, founder of the Daily Caller, which debuts today, Carlson told me over lunch at The Palm that if the moment arose, he'd return to wearing the bow tie, for which he ... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Is...Hiring? - Posted January 8, 2010
Howard Kurtz drops this nugget in a piece analyzing the Washington Times' fall: "the Times is also doing selective hiring, such as doubling the size of what is now a six-person investigative team under veteran reporter Jerry Seper."... [MediaJobsDaily]

Not All Orzsag "Love Child" Coverage is Equal - Posted January 7, 2010
News of Budget Director Peter Orzsag fathering a child with an ex-girlfriend hit in waves yesterday. Some outlets ran headlines that showed respect to President Obama's adviser; others quickly turned tabloid. WaPo's Reliable Source gets the Polite ... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz Discusses Sex Scandals on "Reliable Sources" - Posted December 28, 2009
WaPo's Howard Kurtz convened a Sunday roundtable on his show, CNN's "Reliable Sources", to discuss the many sex scandals of 2009.(I know, but someone's got to do it," Kurtz tweeted, for those who possibly thought it unseemly or not serious enough.) Those at the table took easily to the topic: "2009: the... [FishbowlDC]

Lieberman Hate Fest: He's a "pinata" and a "senatorial prostitute" - Posted December 20, 2009
The media had a field day with Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) this week because of his controversial stance on the national health care reform bill. As reported on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday, ... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck and Savannah's "Daily Rundown" Coming to MSNBC Morning - Posted December 14, 2009
They blog, they tweet, they're on Facebook, all as they report for "Today," "Nightly" and MSNBC on the biggest beat in Washington. And now, NBC White House correspodents Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie will ring in the new year with a new show on MSNBC. "Daily Rundown" will take over the 9am hour... [FishbowlDC]

Charlie Gibson: "I'm Really Excited About the Great Unknown" - Posted December 13, 2009
As Charlie Gibson begins his final week as World News anchor, he talks with Zap2it's Jay Bobbi... [TVNewser]

NYMag.com Launches Video Distribution|NYTCo. Takes Worcester Paper Off The Market|Bloomberg Seeks More Acquisitions|New York Magazine's Adam Moss|Stephanie Smith Leaves WWD For P6 - Posted December 7, 2009
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NYMag.com Launches Video Distribution|NYTCo. Takes Worcester Paper Off The Market|Bloomberg Seeks More Acquisitions|New York Magazine's Adam Moss|Stephanie Smith Leaves WWD For P6 - Posted December 7, 2009
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NewsHour Partners With GlobalPost, Takes Lehrer Off Title - Posted November 30, 2009
PBS is making some big changes to its powerhouse "NewsHour" program. Starting December 7, the show will no longer be "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer", but "PBS NewsHour", though longtime host Jim Lehrer... [Fishbowl NY]

NewsHour Partners With GlobalPost, Takes Lehrer Off Title - Posted November 30, 2009
PBS is making some big changes to its powerhouse "NewsHour" program. Starting December 7, the show will no longer be "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer", but "PBS NewsHour", though longtime host Jim Lehrer... [FishbowlNY]

"NewsHour" Gets a Make-Over - Posted November 30, 2009
"PBS Newshour" will debut next Monday with a name change, a rotating co-anchor and a new reporter- ... [FishbowlDC]

Early Sunday Show Listings - Posted November 25, 2009
This Sunday after Thanksgiving... • David Gregory will moderate NBC's "Meet the Press" with guests Pastor Rick Warren, author of "The Purpose Driven Life" and foundation co-chairs Bill and Melinda Gates. • On CBS, Harry Smith will substitute for ... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Post Goes Local, Closes NY Office - Posted November 25, 2009
Let the pre-Thanksgiving bad news dump continue. Washington Post editor Marcus Brauchli ... [Fishbowl NY]

Washington Post Goes Local, Closes NY Office - Posted November 25, 2009
Let the pre-Thanksgiving bad news dump continue. Washington Post editor Marcus Brauchli ... [FishbowlNY]

News Notes: "Going Rogue" Edition - Posted November 13, 2009
• AP has an advance copy of Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue," out Tuesday. AP's fact-check. • Drudge's excerpts. • And WaPo's Howard Kurtz... [FishbowlDC]

Late Races, With Early-Ending - Posted November 4, 2009
With several surprises and late returns, yesterday's races delivered more drama than one would generally expect from an off-year election. Still, after the build up on the three cable news nets, some were disappointed with the extent of the coverage, especial... [TVNewser]

Spinning Election Night Results - Posted November 4, 2009
Communications teams are still spinning results from last night's elections, in which Republicans won governor's races in New Jersey and Virgina. Republican Michael Bloomberg ... [PRNewser]

Sunday's "World Exclusive" - Posted November 2, 2009
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Graff's New Gig at Washingtonian - Posted October 26, 2009
In an interesting role reversal, WaPo's Howard Kurtz talks with former FishbowlDC editor Garrett Graff about his new gig as editor of Washingtonian Magazine. Graff, whose firs... [FishbowlDC]

Washingtonian Editor on Moving from PR to Editorial: 'The Most Valuable Journalism Training That One Can Get' - Posted October 26, 2009
Former FishbowlDC founding editor Garrett Graff finds himself at the center of a Washington Post feature story by media critic Howard Kurtz today, "... [PRNewser]

WH v. FNC: The Debate Continues - Posted October 26, 2009
Last week, we posted a poll asking you to weigh in on the White House war with Fox News. The response was overwhelming - both in the number of folks that responded as well as the outcome. Based on our poll, only 21% of you thought that Obama's attack... [FishbowlDC]

Late Reading List 10.22.09 - Posted October 22, 2009
What we know and what we're reading this Thursday (besides "Goatee Gamble" and "Karaoke in the Capital")... TV | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | AWARDS & EVENTS TV Whoops! MSNBC's Contessa Brewer called Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton on... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Notes - Posted October 19, 2009
• Conflicts between the White House and Fox News remained a topic of discussion on the Sunday shows this weekend. This is after White House communications director Anita Dunn appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" last week and said of Fox, "Let's not pretend they're a news network..." On "... [FishbowlDC]

The New Look of WaPo - Posted October 19, 2009
Via Newseum.org. Notice anything different about your paper this morning? WaPo unveiled a new look today, complete with an eight-page "... [FishbowlDC]

Today's Reading List 10.12.09 - Posted October 12, 2009
Embedded video from CNN Video Hope you're enjoying a three-day Columbus Day weekend. Happy Birthday to Chris Wallace (h/t Playbook). And now, hopefully, everything you need to know in DC media today in one post... NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | AW... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Social Media Rules Confuse Facebook Friends With Real Friends|The AP App|Conde Cuts Are Unlike Other Cuts|Anonymous Sources - Posted September 28, 2009
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WaPo's Social Media Rules Confuse Facebook Friends With Real Friends|The AP App|Conde Cuts Are Unlike Other Cuts|Anonymous Sources - Posted September 28, 2009
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CNN Reporter to Robert Gibbs, "Did You Listen to What I Was Saying?" Gibbs: "We Had the Sound Off." - Posted September 28, 2009
Yesterday on CNN's "Reliable Sources," host Howard Kurtz assembled a panel to discuss the topic, "Obama vs. Cable News: Does Conflict Drive Coverage?" At one point in the discussion Kurtz asked panelist ... [PRNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.28.09 - Posted September 28, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Wrap-Up: Obama-Rama - Posted September 21, 2009
Embedded video from CNN Video • Above, on CNN's "Reliable Sources" yesterday, Howard Kurtz discussed, among other topics, President Obama's five-Sunday-show-blitz with WaPo's Chris Cillizza... [FishbowlDC]

Grading Obama: Five Down, One to Go - Posted September 21, 2009
President Barack Obama's five Sunday morning talk show interviews aired yesterday (after being filmed back to back from the White House Roosevelt Room on Friday). That leaves Obama with one major interview left in his latest media blitz: tonight the President will ... [PRNewser]

HuffPo Launches Denver Local Site - Posted September 16, 2009
Yesterday, The Huffington Post launched its third locally focused site HuffPost Denver, just over a month after Howard Kurtz... [Fishbowl NY]

HuffPo Launches Denver Local Site - Posted September 16, 2009
Yesterday, The Huffington Post launched its third locally focused site HuffPost Denver, just over a month after Howard Kurtz... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List 09.14.09 - Posted September 14, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Congratulations to WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz, Brown, Hartman, and Zurawik Discuss Gibson-Sawyer Announcement - Posted September 7, 2009
This weekend on CNN's "Reliable Sources," host Howard Kurtz talked with The Daily Beast's Tina Brown, former CBS Evening News EP Rome Hartman, and the Baltimore Sun's David Zur... [TVNewser]

Gibson Retires, Sawyer to 'World News': What Changed? - Posted September 2, 2009
When we got word this morning that Charlie Gibson would be stepping down from "World News" and retire from ABC, we checked the TVNewser archives. Turns out, less than three months ago — in a ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.27.09: A Kennedy Edition - Posted August 27, 2009
Good Morning FBDC! Check out front pages of the country's newspapers at newseum.org. NEWS NOTES | NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 08.24.09 - Posted August 24, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

'Reliable Sources' on O'Reilly vs Stewart - Posted August 23, 2009
This morning on Howard Kurtz's "Reliable Sources" on CNN, WaPo reporter Anne Kornblut, NewMajority.com editor David Frum, and Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune colum... [TVNewser]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted August 17, 2009
• So you think you can dance, Tom Delay? Actually, yes he can, according to someone who knows- ... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC.com Acquires Hyperlocal Site|FT Plans For Micropayments|Gourmet Launches Foodie TV Show|Kurtz Poo-poos Rather's Presidential Commission Idea - Posted August 17, 2009
WebNewser: ... [Fishbowl NY]

MSNBC.com Acquires Hyperlocal Site|FT Plans For Micropayments|Gourmet Launches Foodie TV Show|Kurtz Poo-poos Rather's Presidential Commission Idea - Posted August 17, 2009
WebNewser: ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List 08.17.09 - Posted August 17, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Catching up on the Morning Reading List after a we... [FishbowlDC]

The People that Power Politics Daily - Posted August 10, 2009
Former Baltimore Sun reporter David Wood, USA Today writer Jill Lawrence, former WaPo columnist Donna Britt and Chicago Sun-Times... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 08.07.09 - Posted August 7, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting li... [FishbowlDC]

R.I.P. WaPo "Mouthpiece Theater" - Posted August 5, 2009
"I don't think the series worked as they intended. It was meant to be funny and insightful and translate the superb journalism Chris and Dana do in print and online into a new format," WaPo Exec. Editor Marcus Brauchli told Howard Kurtz of Cillizza and Milbank's Mouthpiece Theater video series. Brauchli killed... [FishbowlDC]

"Mouthpiece Theater" Has Been Killed - Posted August 5, 2009
WaPo announced it's canceling "Mouthpiece Theater." Really? Did someone get the note the name sounds like a spoofy porn title? Or a nickname to the Tomkat Theater in WeHo? Get it - it's sounds like a oral sex on a dude and how that can't be AT ALL funny is the... [FishbowlLA]

Kurtz Takes Q on "Mouthpiece Theater" Fiasco in Regular Online Chat - Posted August 3, 2009
In the last question of a regular online chat earlier today, WaPo's Howard Kurtz took a question about Dana Milbank and Chris Cillizza... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Over-Exposed, Rahm Running Out of Favors - Posted August 3, 2009
Mark Whitaker, NBC's Washington bureau chief, told WaPo's Howard Kurtz that Obama "is at risk of overexposure" following the president's last prime-time press conference. Which might explain why Rahm Emanuel had to call ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Advisor's Son Joins HuffPost In Colorado - Posted July 29, 2009
FishbowlDC reported last night that White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod has a reason to be a proud papa today. His 22-year-old son, Ethan Axelrod, has managed to snag a highly coveted job in journalism right... [Fishbowl NY]

White House Advisor's Son Joins HuffPost In Colorado - Posted July 29, 2009
FishbowlDC reported last night that White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod has a reason to be a proud papa today. His 22-year-old son, Ethan Axelrod, has managed to snag a highly coveted job in journalism right... [FishbowlNY]

David Axelrod's Son Joins HuffPost - Posted July 28, 2009
We learned tonight via WaPo that White House senior advisor David Axelrod's son is joining HuffPost. Twenty-two year old Ethan Axelrod tells Howard ... [FishbowlDC]

QOTD: Howard Kurtz - Posted July 28, 2009
Howard Kurtz's first line of today's Media Notes in WaPo: "Out of deference to Sarah Palin, I will not be "making stuff up" in today's column." ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.27.09 - Posted July 27, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. From yesterday's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.24.09 - Posted July 24, 2009
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DC'ers Honor Cronkite at Today's Funeral - Posted July 23, 2009
The funeral service for Walter Cronkite was held in NY today at St. Bartholomew Church. CBSNews.com had a live feed of the service. Bob Schieffer, Bill Plante, ... [FishbowlDC]

Tonight's Presidential Presser: How Cable's Covering It - Posted July 22, 2009
FNC: Bret Baier will host FNC's live coverage of the President's 8pmET press conference this evening. Baier will be joined by Fox News contributors columnist Charles Krauthammer, Weekly Standard's Steve Hayes and NPR's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.20.09 - Posted July 20, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to CNN's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.15.09 - Posted July 15, 2009
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Taking Out The Trash - Posted July 14, 2009
What we almost missed today... • Five questions from FamousDC for WUSA's Angie Goff. • The nets' medical correspondents- NBC's Nancy Snyderman, ABC's Dr. Timothy Johnso... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.13.09 - Posted July 13, 2009
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Morning Reading List 07.06.09 - Posted July 6, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to NBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

More WaPo 'Salon' Follow-Up: Kurtz Analysis, Various Responses - Posted July 3, 2009
• Howard Kurtz's 'salon' analysis is on the cover of the WaPo Style section. • Charles Kaiser: The... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo 'Salon' Follow-Up: Weymouth Reacts, Ombudsman Weighs In, Gibbs Asked - Posted July 2, 2009
• WaPo publisher Katharine Weymouth responded to Politico's earlier 'salon' report in an interview with colleague Howard Kurtz. "Absolutely, I'm disappointed," she said. "This should never have happened... [FishbowlDC]

On The Michelle Obama Beat - Posted July 2, 2009
WaPo's Howard Kurtz takes a look at the press following First Lady Michelle Obama these days- NYT's Rachel Swarns, WaPo's Robin Givhan, N... [FishbowlDC]

Pitney v. Milbank: Round II - Posted June 29, 2009
Nico Pitney claims on HuffPost that Dana Milbank called him a "dick" at the end of their segment on CNN's Reliable Sources this weekend. Howard Kurtz ... [FishbowlDC]

DC Journo Face-Off: Pitney V. Milbank - Posted June 29, 2009
HuffPost's Nico Pitney and WaPo's Dana Milbank appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz yesterday to further discuss Pitney's Iran question at President Obama's press conference last week. Pitney said he was given a ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 06.29.09 - Posted June 29, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Show Preview 06.27.09 - Posted June 26, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press with David Gregory: Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham. Roundtable with ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Health Care Special: Reviews - Posted June 26, 2009
Excerpts from two reviews of Wednesday night's ABC News special "Questions for the President: Prescription for America": • The Washington Post's H... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 06.23.09 - Posted June 23, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Tuesday ... [FishbowlDC]

Rahm Emanuel: A Master of Media Relations in the White House - Posted June 23, 2009
[image cred] One typically associates the role of White House media relations with the Press Secretary, and for this administration that man is Robert Gibbs. However, while Gibbs is sought after during his daily briefings and for on the record remark... [PRNewser]

Friday's RTCA Dinner Wrap Up|Meredith Titles Show Ad Growth In July|Gawker's Denton Says He's Not Bored|NYT's Pogue Takes Heat For Speaker's Fee|Dumenco Continues Anti-HuffPo Campaign - Posted June 22, 2009
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Friday's RTCA Dinner Wrap Up|Meredith Titles Show Ad Growth In July|Gawker's Denton Says He's Not Bored|NYT's Pogue Takes Heat For Speaker's Fee|Dumenco Continues Anti-HuffPo Campaign - Posted June 22, 2009
... [FishbowlNY]

Kidnapped NYT Reporter's Escape Brings Press Blackout To Light - Posted June 22, 2009
Over the weekend, news broke that Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter David Rohde had escaped from capt... [Fishbowl NY]

Kidnapped NYT Reporter's Escape Brings Press Blackout To Light - Posted June 22, 2009
Over the weekend, news broke that Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter David Rohde had escaped from capt... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List 06.22.09 - Posted June 22, 2009
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The Atlantic Names Top 30 Washington Insiders on Twitter - Posted June 17, 2009
Who are the top Washington insiders to follow on Twitter? The Atlantic released a list of their 30 picks today. Mike Allen Blogger, Politico Marc Ambinder Politics Editor, The Atlantic ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted June 15, 2009
What we almost missed today... • Helene Cooper taught us a new word on NBC's "Chris Matthews Show" Sunday. "There is a group of women who cover the State Department and foreign policy in Washington right now and they meet secretly and call themselves the 'diplo-babes.'" Way to tell us something we... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Calls Out CNN, But Kurtz Misses The Boat - Posted June 15, 2009
Over the weekend, tempers flared over CNN's coverage -- or lack thereof -- of the Iranian election and subsequent protests. Frustrated viewers took to Twitter to voice their concern over CNN's oversight or lack of interest in the foreign controversy, creating the hashtag #cnnfail, which was a tr... [Fishbowl NY]

Twitter Calls Out CNN, But Kurtz Misses The Boat - Posted June 15, 2009
Over the weekend, tempers flared over CNN's coverage -- or lack thereof -- of the Iranian election and subsequent protests. Frustrated viewers took to Twitter to voice their concern over CNN's oversight or lack of interest in the foreign controversy, creating the hashtag #cnnfail, which was a tr... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List 06.015.09 - Posted June 15, 2009
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Twitterverse Not Happy with CNN.com - Posted June 14, 2009
One of the powers of Twitter is to be able to create a trend - good or bad. In the case of CNN.com's coverage of the aftermath of the Iranian election - it's been mostly bad. The hashtag #cnnfail was created by users to Tweet their displeasure with the lack of coverage... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Weekend Show Preview: June 13-14, 2009 - Posted June 12, 2009
The Situation Room w/ Wolf Blitzer: Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) will discuss gas pipeline, Letterman feud, Obama and 2012. Dir. OMB Peter Orszag, Sen. Judd Gregg ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 06.08.09 - Posted June 8, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Monday m... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 06.01.09 - Posted June 1, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Catching up on birthdays... Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Bill Maher Responds to Sean Hannity - Posted May 26, 2009
You may have been memorializing on Sunday (or just on the beach) so here's your Reliable Sources update: Howard Kurtz led a panel discussion on cable news's prime time partisanship. "President Obama is routinely bashed on Fox News Channel and just as routinely defended on ... [TVNewser]

Noon Reading List: 05.11.09 - Posted May 11, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. It is day 112 covering the Obama administration a... [FishbowlDC]

"Too Much?" -Wanda Sykes - Posted May 10, 2009
Last night's entertainment Wanda Sykes is already causing a bit of a stir over these cracks on ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List: 05.05.09 - Posted May 5, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. It is day 106 covering the Obama administration a... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 05.04.09 - Posted May 4, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. It is day 105 covering the Obama administration a... [FishbowlDC]

Hopefully Our Last Post On The Surprising, Troubling, Enchanting and Humbling Press Conferece... - Posted April 30, 2009
A wrap of last night's coverage, in case you missed it... • WaPo's Tom Shales Obama's Enchanting Quizfest: "The TV networks always get a little jealous when a president, or any news figure, turns out to be a great communicator. They start looking for ways to distract viewers. During the early minutes... [FishbowlDC]

Which TVNewsers Are Invited To Washington's "Off-The-Record Dinners"? - Posted April 27, 2009
The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz reports that for the past year, there have been a series of "off-the-record dinners" for top newsmakers and journos, organiz... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 04.27.09 - Posted April 27, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 98 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

On Sunday Morning, "The Throne is Empty" - Posted April 20, 2009
The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz writes ... [TVNewser]

Wallace on Sunday Shows: "The Throne Is Empty" - Posted April 20, 2009
Huffington Post's Media section this morning TVNewser: WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted April 15, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted April 13, 2009
... [FishbowlDC]

Martin Hopes "God Uses Me As An Instrument For His Will" - Posted April 6, 2009
Roland Martin began anchoring the 8pmET time slot on CNN last week (while ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 04.06.09 - Posted April 6, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 77 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

A Few Notes on the Sunday Shows - Posted April 6, 2009
• Turns out NBC's Meet the Press' exclusive with General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson wasn't much of an exclusive. Henderson was also booked on CNN's State of the Union Sunday. TVNewser has more. • US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice was George Stephanopoulos' guest yesterday. TVNew... [FishbowlDC]

Noon Reading List 04.03.09 - Posted April 3, 2009
Good afternoon FishbowlDC! Sorry for the delay... Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 74 covering the ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 03.25.09 - Posted March 25, 2009
h/t Shenan... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz on Off-the-Record Discussions and Network Interviews with the President - Posted March 24, 2009
A few interesting items in Howie Kurtz's online WaPo chat yesterday, Critiquing the Press: Washington, D.C.: When Walter Pincus revealed off-record discussions between ... [FishbowlDC]

Carlson on Cramer/Stewart: "This Was a Partisan Attack" - Posted March 16, 2009
Tucker Carlson appeared yesterday on CNN's Reliable Sources during a segment about Jon Stewart's interview with CNBC's ... [TVNewser]

Tucker on Stewart: "The Press Sucks Up to Him Like I've Never Seen..." - Posted March 16, 2009
"The press sucks up to him like I've never seen... [FishbowlDC]

How To Cope With Covering the Crisis - Posted March 16, 2009
Newsday's Verne Gay asks various financial newsers how they cope with covering the recession on a daily basis. FBN's Alexis Glick: "Some days when I look back at myself in the fall, w... [TVNewser]

WaTimes Launches Conservative Website - Posted March 16, 2009
From WebNewser: The Washington Post reports on The Washington Times this morning. Howard Kurtz writes the Times, "long viewed as a conservative newspaper... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 03.16.09 - Posted March 16, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 03.11.09 - Posted March 11, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Emanuel: 'We Should Have A Conscious Strategy Of Communicating Through Hispanic Media' - Posted March 9, 2009
Howard Kurtz reports on the White House giving access to journalists who have been ignored in the past: reporters of color from minority outlets. President Obama has spoken with Telemundo, CNN En Espanol, and his firs... [MediaJobsDaily]

Morning Reading List 03.09.09 - Posted March 9, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. Its day 49 covering the Obama administration and week six for us. What we know and what... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted March 6, 2009
What we almost missed today... So why did CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta turn down the Surgeon General job? Howard Kurtz and Michael Shear hav... [FishbowlDC]

Why Did Gupta Turn Down the Surgeon General Job? - Posted March 6, 2009
Michael D. Shear and Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post take a closer look... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 03.04.09 - Posted March 4, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 03.03.09 - Posted March 3, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

What A Layoff Feels Like: 'Somebody Has Ripped Your Heart Out and Stomped On It' - Posted March 2, 2009
From FishbowlDC: Yesterday on CNN's Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz spoke with Andrea McCarren, M.E. Sprengelme... [MediaJobsDaily]

"It Feels Like Somebody Has Ripped Your Heart Out and Stomped On It" - Posted March 2, 2009
Yesterday on CNN's Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz spoke with Andrea McCarren, M.E. Sprengelmeyer and Ernie Bjorkman about losing their jobs. McCarren wa... [FishbowlDC]

Man of the Hour: Jake Tapper - Posted March 2, 2009
Howard Kurtz profiles ABC's White House correspondent Jake Tapper... [FishbowlDC]

Gibson on Tapper: "He's One of the Hungriest Reporters I've Run Across" - Posted March 2, 2009
The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz profiles ABC News' "hard-charging" White House correspondent, ... [TVNewser]

The "Oh God" Response, and Reaction - Posted February 26, 2009
As we reported yesterday, Chris Matthews addressed the "oh God" comment during Hardball last night. See what he said, and some reaction below:... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 02.24.09 - Posted February 24, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

DC Still A-Twitter - Posted February 23, 2009
The Telegraph had a little piece just over a week ago, "Twitter taking off among Washington journalists." Bit of an understatement now, don't ya think? Seems like Twitter is all anybody's talking- and tweeting- about. Howard Kurtz takes a look at the Twittering habits of ... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz Talks Goldberg, Santelli on Reliable Sources - Posted February 23, 2009
Howard Kurtz talked about the internet-sensation rant from CNBC's Rick Santelli yesterday on CNN's Reliable Sources. "Santelli may or ... [TVNewser]

"That's Not Commentary, That's a Man-Crush" - Posted February 23, 2009
That was Bernard Goldberg on CNN's Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz yesterday. "What Chris Matthews talked about, a 'thrill running up his leg,' that's not commentary, that's a man-crush," the "A Slobbering Love Affair" author said on the... [FishbowlDC]

"Screw-ups" and "Missing the Point": Kurtz on Competitors - Posted February 17, 2009
Howard Kurtz called out two mistakes made by FNC and MSNBC last week on his CNN program Sunday. For FNC it was the graphics taken from a Republican press release. "You should be apologizing for using partisan propaganda from the GOP without telling your viewers w... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 02.17.09 - Posted February 17, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Velez-Mitchell on Octomom : "We're Doing it for Ratings" - Posted February 15, 2009
"Today during State of the Union with John King, CNN's Reliable Sources host Howard Kurtz" (this is how it's written in the CNN release) talked about octomom ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List: 02.11.09 - Posted February 11, 2009
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Folo: Obama's First Primetime Press Conference - Posted February 10, 2009
WaPo's Howard Kurtz Media Notes: "At His First Prime-Time News Conference, Obama Is Serious and Expansive" Obama controlled the tone of the East Room proceedings, speaking with utmost seriousness, gesturing with his hands and displaying a command of the facts. His lengthy, multi-part answ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 02.09.09 - Posted February 9, 2009
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Couric: "It's Not a Lot of Fun Being Pummeled in the Press" - Posted February 8, 2009
CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric appeared this morning on the Reliable Sources portion of State of the Union, and was interviewed on a variety of topics by Howard Kurtz. She talked abou... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz Calls Out Bernie Goldberg For Canceling on Him - Posted February 1, 2009
Today on Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz called out Bernard Goldberg for canceling this morning's appearance on the show. KURTZ: Before we go to break, author Bernard Goldberg ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.27.09 - Posted January 27, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: Media Should Be "Agressive And Skeptical" Toward President Obama - Posted January 26, 2009
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such topics as Caroline Kennedy's awkward exit from consideration for New York's vacant Senate seat; the tone of the media in covering ... [FishbowlDC]

State of "State of the Union" - Posted January 26, 2009
"State of the Union," CNN's weekend show anchored by John King, was in its new studio for the first time yesterday. Among the guests that joined King were David Plouffe and Mayor ... [TVNewser]

Lauer To Interview Obama Before Super Bowl - Posted January 26, 2009
The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz profiles the top network morning show for more than 13 years, NBC's Today show. "Other morning shows take an ensem... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.22.09 - Posted January 22, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update - Posted January 16, 2009
Howard Kurtz added 15 Facebook friends this week, bringing his total to 2,712. He also had three status updates, which included: Howard is blogging about Obama's visit to his newsroom. Lots of gawking, no drooling. Howard is watching the sixth hour of the Hillary confirmation hearing and...zzzzz. Howard is sure Obama's dog answer will... [FishbowlDC]

What's the State of Reliable Sources? - Posted January 16, 2009
We get a press release every Friday from CNN. It describes their weekend programming schedule — topics, guests, etc. Take a look at Sunday's schedule and how "Reliable Sources" appears... SUNDAY, January 18, 2009 American Morning - Airs LIVE 5:00AM - 6:00AM House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta - Airs 7:30AM - 8:00AMCNN chief... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.14.09 - Posted January 14, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: Spiderman Capitalizing On Inauguration - Posted January 13, 2009
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly online chat where he covered such topics as Helen Thomas being snubbed at President Bush's final press conference; Barack Obama's appearance in Spiderman; and the continued decline of print newspapers. Some excerpts: ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.13.09 - Posted January 13, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: Obama "Will Face a Press Corps Lacking in Minorities" - Posted January 12, 2009
From today's mediabistro.com Morning Newsfeed and Morning Media Menu: The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz writes about the incoming White House press corps, which will be "m... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.07.08 - Posted January 7, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Gupta To Be Obama's Surgeon General? - Posted January 6, 2009
The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz is reporting Sanjay Gupta has been offe... [TVNewser]

Lara Logan Gives Birth To Baby Boy - Posted January 6, 2009
FishbowlDC reports CBS News' Lara Logan gave birth to a baby boy, Joseph Washington Burkett V, on December 29. Logan met the father, ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.06.09 - Posted January 6, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Claman: "Too Many Reporters Are So Inauthentic" - Posted January 5, 2009
From today's mediabistro.com Morning Newsfeed: The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz profiles Liz Claman, ... [TVNewser]

"Reliable Sources" Looks Back on the Media in 2008 - Posted December 27, 2008
Tomorrow Howard Kurtz hosts Reliable Sources: A Year in Review which will examine the coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign and changes (ie. layoffs) in the news business. Kurtz will be joined by Amy Holmes, CNN political contributor; Bill Press... [TVNewser]

Brzezinski: "It Is Much Harder To Put Yourself Out There" - Posted December 22, 2008
In the wake of her recent mugging, The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz profiles ... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update - Posted December 19, 2008
Howard Kurtz added 11 Facebook friends this week, bringing his total to 2,646. He also had only one status update, which was: Howard is watching the orchestrated swooning for Senator Caroline--and the online carping that it's all about her last name. Imagine. If you'd like to add Howard as a friend, click here. Also,... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.16.08 - Posted December 16, 2008
Good morning Washington. The above picture is from what DC restaurant? Think you know? Then email us with your guess and we'll publish the correct guessers in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? ... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: Shoe Thrower Doesn't Deserve "Reporter" Label - Posted December 15, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he answered several questions -- as might be expected -- about Pres... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update - Posted December 12, 2008
Howard Kurtz added an unusually paltry four Facebook friends this week, bringing his total to 2,635. He also had seven status updates, which included: Howard is bleeping amazed at the whole bleeping scandal where even the first lady keeps dropping those bleeping F-bombs. Howard sees Don Gra... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.09.08 - Posted December 9, 2008
Good morning, Washington. What DC street is this? Email us with your best guess and we'll include correct guessers in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a li... [FishbowlDC]

Is CNN Still Relying on "Sources"? - Posted December 8, 2008
Politico's Michael Calderone writes about the four-hour ... [TVNewser]

King To Host Four-Hour Sunday Block, Blitzer Re-Ups - Posted December 8, 2008
CNN announced today correspondent John King will begin hosting a four-hour news block from 9am-1pmET on Sundays, beginning in January. According to the release, Reliable Sources, hosted by Howard Kurtz... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update - Posted December 5, 2008
Howard Kurtz added 19 Facebook friends this week, bringing his total to 2,631. He also had four status updates, which included: Howard is back in DC, where policymaking moves as slowly as New York traffic. Howard is out of the traffic jams and briefly enjoying Manhattan. Howard is stuck on... [FishbowlDC]

"Their Only Strategy Seems to be Picking out the Red M&Ms at the Green Room on Hardball" - Posted November 30, 2008
The two men who made up the fake John McCain adviser Martin Eisenstadt went on Reliable Sources this morning. Host ... [TVNewser]

Newsweek's Maddow Profile: Disclosure Gray Area? - Posted November 25, 2008
A reader brought to our attention that this week's Newsweek profile of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow gave no disclosure that newsweek.com and msnbc.com have a partnership agreement.... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.25.08 - Posted November 25, 2008
Good Morning Washington. What DC restaurant is featured above? Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly." Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: Cut Obama "A Little Slack" - Posted November 24, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he fielded questions on topics such as the role of the White House press secretary; possible hosts for Meet the Press; and President-Elect O... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update - Posted November 24, 2008
Howard Kurtz added 28 Facebook friends last week, bringing his total to 2,593. He also had a mere three status updates this week, which included: Howard is wondering if we'll ever stop obsessing on the Clintons. Howard is waiting for more leaks on the "cordial" Obama-McCain meeting. Howard... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.18.08 - Posted November 18, 2008
Good morning Washington. What D.C. street is featured in the above picture? Think you know? Drop us an email and we'll give you the correct answer (and list the correct guessers) in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort... [FishbowlDC]

Greta Response to Kurtz Stays Unpublished - Posted November 17, 2008
Following Howard Kurtz' story last Thursday that included David Zurawik's critique of Greta Van Susteren's interview with Go... [TVNewser]

Kurtz: Expectations For Obama "Out Of Control" - Posted November 17, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat that had a heavy focus on media coverage and bias during the presidential campaign. Some excerpts: ... [FishbowlDC]

Media Cashing in on Obama Victory - Posted November 17, 2008
From today's mediabistro.com Morning Newsfeed: "Are the media capable of merchandizing the moment, packaging a president-elect for profit?" asks The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz today. "Yes, they are." Although Kurtz' story focuses mainly on newspapers an... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update - Posted November 14, 2008
Howard Kurtz added 19 Facebook friends this week, bringing his total to 2,565. He also had three status updates, which included: Howard is watching Sarah Palin on some channel or another. Howard is done with his show and finally enjoying the post-election environment. Howard is watching the fifth or sixth interview in which Sarah... [FishbowlDC]

Palin and the Press - Posted November 13, 2008
FNC's Greta Van Susteren and NBC's Matt Lauer have joined her in her kitchen; CNN's Larry King and ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.13.08 - Posted November 13, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.11.08 - Posted November 11, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: Obama Should Receive Same Level Of Skepticism As Bush - Posted November 10, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such topics as Chris Matthews' responsibilities as a journalist; CNN's hologram gimmick on election night; and the level of skepticism the Obama administration will receive from the press. Some excerpts: ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.04.08 - Posted November 4, 2008
Good morning Washington. Enjoy the day, win or lose. You deserve it. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've ... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: Newspapers "Last Line Of Defense" For Serious Reporting - Posted November 3, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such topics as last-minute campaign ads; media performance during the campaign; and the flagging newspaper industry. Some excerpts: Laurel, Md.: Have there been any particularly nasty or unfair weekend-before ads? The kind the candidate hopes only reach the desired audience... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 31, 2008
Meet the Press: Fred Thompson and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), and a roundtable with Washington Post's David Broder, NBC's David Gregory, NPR's ... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update - Posted October 31, 2008
Howard Kurtz added 29 Facebook friends this week, bringing his total to 2,531. He also had five status updates, which included: Howard is woozy from early-morning TV duty. If you can fake it half-asleep, you can do anything in journalism. Howard is wondering if the Obama infomercial gets higher ratings than this washed-out Series. Howard... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.29.08 - Posted October 29, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: Press "Negligent" In Silence Over Biden Availability - Posted October 27, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such topics as press access to Joe Biden; the newly surfaced radio interviews with Barack Obam... [FishbowlDC]

"Polar Opposities" and "Different Realities" - Posted October 27, 2008
Two of the most high-profile media writers were thinking the same thing over the weekend. The AP's David Bauder and Washington Post's Howard Kurtz each write today about the vast d... [TVNewser]

UPDATE: Tribune Changes - Posted October 27, 2008
We first told you about big changes looming at the Chicago Tribune and Howard Kurtz follows up on the news: The Chicago Tribune opened its Washington bureau durin... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.23.08 - Posted October 23, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

O'Reilly, Four More Years with Fox News - Posted October 22, 2008
Meet the new $10 million man. Fox News will announce later today that Bill O'Reilly has signed on to anchor The O'Reilly Factor for another four years, which will pay him in the neighborhood of $10 to $12 million annually. ... [TVNewser]

Campbell Brown on the "Gamble" of Commentary Without "Punching Bag" - Posted October 21, 2008
Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post profiles CNN's Campbell Brown, who ... [TVNewser]

FNC's Growing Group of Left-Leaning Pundits - Posted October 20, 2008
Former Clinton campaign staffer Howard Wolfson joined Fox News as a contributor in July, and has appeared on a variety of programs since he ... [TVNewser]

Kurtz: Nothing Wrong With Debates In Opinion Pubs - Posted October 20, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such topics as Christopher Buckley's resignation from the National Review; the endorsement process of major newspapers; and the media cove... [FishbowlDC]

Halperin On "Clear, Unambiguous Double Standard" - Posted October 20, 2008
In addition to Lara Logan's appearance on CNN's Reliable Sources, another segment stood out: a focus on bias in the campaign. Host ... [TVNewser]

Lara Logan On "Demeaning" of Her - Posted October 20, 2008
CBS News correspondent Lara Logan, who, on 60 Minutes last night got up close and personal during an Afghan firefight, talked with ... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update - Posted October 17, 2008
Howard Kurtz added 35 Facebook friends this week, bringing his total to 2,474. He also had eight status updates, which included: Howard is just finished watching Joe the plumber with Diane Sawyer. said he was too muddy to do it yesterday. Howard is drowning in a sea of punditry. Media types: McCain's best... [FishbowlDC]

CNN/Time Politics '08: Who's the "Notorious Offender?" - Posted October 14, 2008
Howard Kurtz moderates a media bias/elitist panel with Bill Adair of the St. Pete Times, ... [TVNewser]

CNN/TIME Politics '08: Media Bias? Say It Ain't So - Posted October 14, 2008
TVNewser is twittering from the "Media: Biased and Elitist?" panel this morning at the CNN/TIME Politics '08 conference. The panel is moderated by Howard Kurtz and features HDNet's Dan Rather, among others: Here's the Twitter feed from earlier: * Rather's end note: "Fe... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.14.08 - Posted October 14, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: Media "Used To" Vilification In Elections - Posted October 13, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such topics as the upcoming presidential debate, the vilification of the media in this election, and William Ayers as a campaign issue. Some excerpts: Annandale, Va.: Going into this week'... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update - Posted October 10, 2008
Howard Kurtz added 23 Facebook friends this week, bringing his total friend count to 2,439. He also had nine status updates, which included: Howard is following Obama in Indiana and getting his shoes dirty. Howard is on the bus again, waiting for the candidate as usual. Howard is out of the tent and figuring... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.07.08 - Posted October 7, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

Gasparino: Journalists "All Bear Responsibility" - Posted October 6, 2008
As reporting turns to reflection about the financial collapse, The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz talks to journalists about how no one saw it coming... [TVNewser]

FBN Ratings Crack 100,000 Viewers - Posted October 3, 2008
The New York Times' Brian Stelter and Jacques Steinberg reports ... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update - Posted September 26, 2008
Howard Kurtz added 29 Facebook friends this week, bringing his total to 2,380. He also had three status updates, which included: Howard is suspending his plans to go to Mississippi for the debate until he figures out whether there will BE a debate. Howard is missing Yankee Stadium, and the lost part of... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.26.08 - Posted September 26, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

Why Won't Sarah Palin Take Questions From The Press? - Posted September 24, 2008
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Saleno Zito asked Chuck Todd, Sam Youngman, Andrew Breitbart, ... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: Presidential Debates Will Be "Huge" - Posted September 22, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he fielded questions on such topics as the upcoming presidential debates; press coverage of the candidates' economic plans; and the upcoming interview of Sarah Palin by Katie Couric. Some excerpts: L... [FishbowlDC]

"Friendliest Interview I've Seen Since Keith Olbermann Sat Down With Obama" - Posted September 22, 2008
During Howard Kurtz' weekly online Q&A on Washingtonpost.com this morning, Kurtz was asked about last week's highly rated Sean Hannity interview with Gov. ... [TVNewser]

Kurtz: Media Should "Trust But Verify," Not Assume Every Politician Lies - Posted September 16, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such issues as media bias during the primaries, John McCain's appearance on The View, and cynicism in the media. Some excerpts: ... [FishbowlDC]

New Yorker Column Short on Facts, Long on Attacks of ABC News - Posted September 15, 2008
The New Yorker's Steve Coll spends a column today blasting ABC News over a variety of issues relating to ... [TVNewser]

Dobbs' Convention Continues Off Air - Posted September 9, 2008
Lou Dobbs doesn't just play Lou Dobbs on TV. TVNewser attended Dobbs' first Independent Convention broadcast last night, as the CNN anchor is focusing this week on independent voters in the wake of the DNC and RNC. When the broadcast ended just after 8pmET, Dobbs got ready to l... [TVNewser]

Has The Media Been Unfair to Sarah Palin? - Posted September 9, 2008
Days before Gov. Sarah Palin sits down for her first big interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson, we put the issue of press fairness to a poll. But first, some notes. • According to ... [TVNewser]

Bloggers Have Their Say About the Change in the Airwaves - Posted September 9, 2008
WaPo's Howard Kurtz picks up much of the left-leaning blog reaction to Keith Olbermann and ... [TVNewser]

Kurtz: Palin Criticisms "Something Out Of The Distant Past" - Posted September 9, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such issues as Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews being dropped from elec... [FishbowlDC]

Did MSNBC Do The Right Thing? - Posted September 9, 2008
Howard Kurtz notes that lots of liberal bloggers are mad at MSNBC for yanking Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews from anchor duty during polit... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update - Posted September 8, 2008
Howard Kurtz added 27 Facebook friends this week, bringing his total to 2,265. He also had 13 status updates, topping last week's total of 11. The updates included: Howard is waiting forever for luggage with Fred Thompson, Chris Wallace, Brit Hume and the rest of the elite Northwest about to get some... [FishbowlDC]

Hume: "I'd Like to Walk Away While I'm Still Doing Okay" - Posted September 5, 2008
Brit Hume finished his last convention as a Fox News anchor last night. The Washington Post's ... [TVNewser]

Hume On His Last Convention - Posted September 5, 2008
From Howard Kurtz: Hume traffics in wry humor and droll observation, a low-key style that belies the voracious interest he has always had in politics. But that appetite has faded, which is why the 32-year television veteran has just anchored his last convention. In cable news, says Hume, "you work quite ha... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann & Matthews: "Forget the Scuttle, Don't You See How We Get Along?" - Posted September 3, 2008
MSNBC was looking for some fireworks that would help boost their ratings during the political conventions, but the fireworks came ... [TVNewser]

Ailes on Obama Meeting: "Neither of Us Was Overly Aggressive But Neither of Us Blinked" - Posted September 3, 2008
Following up on Michael Wolff's lengthy book excerpt about News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdo... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.01.08 - Posted September 1, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 29, 2008
Meet the Press: Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) and a roundtable with presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, NBC's David Gregory, NBC's Andrea Mitchell... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.27.08 - Posted August 27, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Fake News Shows Exchange Barbs - Posted August 26, 2008
Howard Kurtz's WaPo column sums it up: Jon Stewart ripped the cable news networks Monday as a "brutish, slow-witted beast" a... [FishbowlLA]

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update - Posted August 22, 2008
Howard Kurtz added 41 Facebook friends this week, bringing his total to 2,215. He also had a flury of status updates, which included: Howard has the latest: Obama campaigning in Ind. Sunday! It must be Bayh! Oh--his campaign says that's wrong. NEVER MIND> (Gawd this is so embarrassing). Howard is confident there will be... [FishbowlDC]

"Maddow to Fox?"...And Other Recent Storylines - Posted August 21, 2008
Was Rachel Maddow being shopped to Fox News? That's what Radio Equalizer hinted at, and Jossip ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.21.08 - Posted August 21, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Mu... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.20.08 - Posted August 20, 2008
Good morning Washington. A little college tear drops in memory of Leroi Moore. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: Mitchell Gave Obama Campaign "Free Shot" At McCain - Posted August 18, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such topics as information leaks, his vacation time, and Andrea Mitchell airing anonymous acusations from the Obama campaign. Some excerpts: ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.15.08 - Posted August 15, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of medi... [FishbowlDC]

Edwards Affair: ABC's Ross Followed The Money - Posted August 10, 2008
ABC's Brian Ross was a guest of Howard Kurtz' today on Reliable Sources. Ross talked about how the ABC News investigative unit was able to piece together the details that led to John Edwards admitting his affair with ... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update - Posted August 6, 2008
Howard Kurtz added a whopping 61 friends this week, bringing his total to 2,072. He also had three status updates, which included: Howard is eating Kansas City barbecue (hey, there have to be some perks to campaign travel). Howard is braving the heat and hitting the trail again. Howard is watching Obama and Sarkozy... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: Post's Obama-Heavy Coverage Is "Indefensible" - Posted August 6, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such topics as his "whining" about media access to Presidential candidates, the Post's reaction to Bob Novak's retirement/cancer diagnosis, and the Post's coverage of the Presidential race. Some excerpts: ... [FishbowlDC]

Bringing the Talking Points Story Full Circle - Posted July 29, 2008
The logical next stop in the Scott McClellan-talking points story that has developed ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.29.08 - Posted July 29, 2008
Good Morning Washington. Above, one of the magazines in Frank Luntz's collection. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.28.08 - Posted July 28, 2008
Good morning Washington. At what D.C. restaurant/lounge was the above photo taken? Let us know. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Fox Biz Ratings: Improving with Time - Posted July 25, 2008
Howard Kurtz got his hands on the first public ratings for Fox Business Network. Fox Business Network is averaging 8,000 viewers during daytime hours, and 20,000 in prime time. CNBC, by contrast, is drawing an average of 284,000 viewers during the day and 191,000 in prime time.... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.24.08 - Posted July 24, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

Understanding the Standards - Posted July 23, 2008
Continuing the fallout from the Katie Couric CBS Evening News interview with Sen. ... [TVNewser]

McCain Spreads The Love - Posted July 22, 2008
As the mainstream media globetrots with Sen. Barack Obama (except for that ... [TVNewser]

Cablers Cover Rejected McCain Op-Ed - Posted July 21, 2008
One of the big topics of the day on the cable news channels is Drudge Report's story about the New York Times rejecting Sen. John McCain's proposed Op-Ed about Iraq. Fox News has Carl Cameron reporting the story, MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

Kurtz: Network Morning Shows Feel Guilty, Book McCain - Posted July 21, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such topics as press coverage of the presidential campaign, David Carr's new book, and downsizing at the Post. Some excerpts: ... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz Hits Back At Remnick: "When you're playing with comedic fire, even smart New Yorkers can get burned." - Posted July 21, 2008
Earlier on FishbowlDC: "Remnick Takes On Blitzer, Kurtz" Said Howard Kurtz on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday: Not everyone gets it. Not everyone is immersed in irony. See Kurtz's full (and let's hope final) take on the New Yorker cover after the jump, and read ... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: Media "Covering Obama As If He Were Already President" - Posted July 21, 2008
Howard Kurtz and a Reliable Sources panel took on whether the media's coverage of Sen. Barack Obama's ... [TVNewser]

Carr's Time in D.C. - Posted July 21, 2008
A snippet from Howard Kurtz's profile of David Carr, which can be found in today's Washington Post: When he became editor of Washington City Paper in 1995, Carr, having grown ... [FishbowlDC]

Remnick Takes On Blitzer, Kurtz - Posted July 17, 2008
On Wednesday's "The Charlie Rose Show", New Yorker Editor David Remnick criticized local boys Howard Kurtz and Wolf Blitzer for their critiques of the New Yorker's controversial Obama cover: ... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update - Posted July 17, 2008
Howard Kurtz added 46 Facebook friends this week, bringing his total to 1,951. He only had one status update, which was: Howard is done writing and ready for the vacation part of the vacation. If you'd like to add Howard as a friend, click here. Also, be sure to check out Fishbowl DC's Facebook... [FishbowlDC]

Brit Hume to Step Down As Fox News Anchor - Posted July 15, 2008
Breaking: TVDecoder reports Brit Hume, 65, will be stepping down as anchor of the network's 6pmET program Special Report after the... [TVNewser]

Kurtz: Snow Was "Extraordinarily Decent Human Being" - Posted July 14, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such topics as the controversial cover of the New Yorker featuring Sen. Barack Obama, and, of course, the passing of ... [FishbowlDC]

CBS's Lara Logan Pregnant - Posted July 8, 2008
It's been quite a few weeks for Lara Logan. Having just been named CBS's chief foreign affairs correspondent, settling in to Washington, DC after years o... [TVNewser]

Kurtz: Russert Was A Top Political Analyst Of His Generation - Posted June 16, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat that was understandably heavy on Tim Russert tributes and analysis. Some excerpts: Richmond, Va.: Tim Rus... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update - Posted June 13, 2008
Howard Kurtz added 34 Facebook friends this week, bringing his total to 1,795. He also had five status updates, which included: Howard is off the trail and out of the bubble. Howard is hangin' with Barack at a St. Louis hospital. Howard is awaiting Obama in Raleigh and it is freakin' hot. Howard is hitting... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: Post Dedicated Plenty Of Coverage To Libby And Rove - Posted June 3, 2008
Yesterday, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such topics as the "liberal media," revelations in Scott McClellan's book, and media coverage of the presidential campaign. Some excerpts: Somerdale, N.J.: Howie, yesterday on your show and today in your column, you inject the p... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update - Posted May 30, 2008
Howard Kurtz added 29 Facebook friends this week, bringing his total to 1,721. Despite the impressive friend-adding, however, he only had time for one status update, which was: Howard is wondering why he never got Scott McClellan to say anything remotely as interesting as this. If you'd like to add Howard as a... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz: Papers Had "No Choice" But To Go Online - Posted May 27, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such issues as the Post's buy-out situation, ways newspapers can be more cost effective, and potential online revenue. Some excerpts: Baltimore MD: Howard: Glad you didn't take the buyout! But in reading your column about th... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 04.15.08 - Posted April 15, 2008
Happy Tax Day Washington. Playbook tells us that "Patrick Henry, Ed's son, is 7." Here's your TV coverage of the Pope's visi... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 04.07.08 - Posted April 7, 2008
Good morning Washington. Playbook tells us that Bloomberg's Billy McQuillen, "who provides 'adult' supervision to Catholic University's newspaper, is a birthday boy today.'" Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 04.01.08 - Posted April 1, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Justice Alito's bday, finally someone explains MoDo, Leon Harris likes baseball, The Deadline Club is out wit... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.25.08 - Posted March 25, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Emily Lawrimore's birthday (Hat Tip: Playbook), the 2008 Dart Award Winners have been announced, Dana Priest and Anne Hull have won yet another award, yesterday was Monica Lewins... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.17.08 - Posted March 17, 2008
Happy St. Patrick's Day Washington. Sunday was Ellen McCarthy's birthday. Today is Tim Burger's and Mark Paustenbach's and Saturday was Jenny 8 Lee's. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.28.08 - Posted February 28, 2008
Good morning Washington. On this day in 1991, the first Gulf War ended. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | BOOKS | JOBS You ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.25.08 - Posted February 25, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | JOBS Most of ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.22.08 - Posted February 22, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS Most of ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.19.08 - Posted February 19, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | BOOKS | JOBS The Oscars ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.22.08 - Posted January 22, 2008
Good morning Washington. Eleven years ago today, the Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as secretary of state. And it's Diane Lane's birthday! (Hat Tip: MicCheckRadio). See more after the jump. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.09.08 - Posted January 9, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | JOBS You think the Clinton campaign is the leas... [FishbowlDC]

Morning More Like Noon Reading List, 01.04.08 - Posted January 4, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS We blame Iowa for the delay. REVOLV... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.20.07 - Posted December 20, 2007
Good morning Washington. On this day in 2002, Sen. Trent Lott resigned as Senate Majority Leader. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | REVOLVING DOOR | ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.18.07 - Posted December 18, 2007
Good morning Washington. Don Rumsfeld resigned a year ago today and Brad Pitt, Keith Richards and Christina Aguilera all turn a year older today. (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio) Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.03.07 - Posted December 2, 2007
Good morning Washington. It's Julianne Moore's birthday today, which means it's a great day, and, amazingly, it falls only one week after Freckle Pride Day. You think J-school is a waste of time. NEWSPAPERS Can you ... [FishbowlDC]

Party Photos: Edelman Celebrates Kurtz - Posted November 26, 2007
Recently, Edelman hosted a party for Howard Kurtz and his latest book, "Reality Show." ... [FishbowlDC]

Raddatz Gets Kurtz'd - Posted November 12, 2007
It sorta makes sense that Howard Kurtz used his Veterans Day column to profile someone who's spent so much time covering war in recent years: ABC's Martha Raddatz. Raddatz has a knack for showing up at the right moment. Altho... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.07.07 - Posted November 7, 2007
Good morning Washington. You think journos make good dinner guests, or is it that they make better dinner guests than your family? An ABC release announced, "'World News with Charles Gibson' was the most-watched evening newscast among Total Viewers, Househol... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.06.07 - Posted November 6, 2007
Good morning Washington. Eventually, you want to have kids. News University is hosting, The Electronic Election: Covering the 2008 Vote: A NewsU/Poynter Webinar on November 14. Register ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.01.07 - Posted November 1, 2007
Good morning Washington. This is the longest Morning Reading List in FishbowlDC history. You think Tim Russert should be The Joker. ABC announced, "During a week dominated by news of the fires in Southern California, 'World News with ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.02.07 - Posted October 2, 2007
Good morning Washington. It is almost unanimous. You think Les Kinsolving is "A total pain who's become a joke" "Yuille Moves to CBS News" An NBC ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.19.07 - Posted September 19, 2007
Good morning Washington. An ABC release announced, "ABC's 'World News with Charles Gibson' extended its run as the #1 evening newscast last week, winning among Total Viewers, Households, and Adults 25-54 for the nineteenth time in twenty-one weeks. The ABC broadcast averaged 7.70 million Total Viewers and a 1.9/8 among Adults 25-54,... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.07.07 - Posted August 7, 2007
Good morning Washington. FairVote's is holding an Upgrade Democracy video contest and inviting you to a short video answering the question: "If you could change anything you wanted about elections, what would our democracy look like?" For more info, click here... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann: "Not A Snake-Oil Salesman" - Posted July 23, 2007
The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz asks, "Can a cable host who regularly bashes Bush be tough on the Democrats?" After all, Keith Olbermann does frequently challenge the President during his "Special Comments" on Countdown. What say Keith? "Fortunately, I'm a journalist who does periodic commentary, and not a... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.16.07 - Posted July 16, 2007
Good morning Washington. The Weekly Pew News Interest Index shows, "In the news last week, the war in Iraq and the investigation into the London and Glasgow car bombs were the most closely followed stories." From Carol Joynt's blog, she ... [FishbowlDC]

Looks Like Scarborough Has Got The Gig - Posted July 2, 2007
From Howard Kurtz: MSNBC executives have decided that Scarborough is the next Don Imus -- not that anyone could replace Imus -- and are finalizing the details for "Morning Joe" to permanently take over the 6-to-9 morning slot. The network this week is removing the "Scarborough Country" name from his old 9... [FishbowlDC]

Silverstein Goes Undercover - Posted June 25, 2007
Howard Kurtz takes a look at Harper's Ken Silverstein, and how he went underground to report a story: Ken Silverstein says he lied, deceived and fabricated to get the story. But it was worth it, he insists. Those on the receiving end don't agree. As Washington editor of Harper's magazine, Silverstein posed as Kenneth... [FishbowlDC]

Robbed At The Mirror Awards - Posted June 14, 2007
Andersen, Auletta, Kurtz also shut out The first annual Mirror Awards were presented at a Meredith Vieira-hosted luncheon today at the W hotel in Midtown, and our mediabistro.com mothership — a finalist in the media information services category — lost to ... [Fishbowl NY]

Robbed At The Mirror Awards - Posted June 14, 2007
Andersen, Auletta, Kurtz also shut out The first annual Mirror Awards were presented at a Meredith Vieira-hosted luncheon today at the W hotel in Midtown, and our mediabistro.com mothership — a finalist in the media information services category — lost to ... [FishbowlNY]

Washington City Paper Weighs In On Waas - Posted May 17, 2007
It's long been known that the Washington City Paper has been working on an extensive piece on Murray Waas (Howard Kurtz mentioned the piece here and Waas wrote about it on the Huffington Post). An initial glance indicates that the City Paper may have dedicated their... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 05.04.07 - Posted May 4, 2007
Good morning Washington. Overwhelmingly, you would not wear a yellow "Tony Snow" bracelet as a reporter covering the White House. "House Radio and TV Galle... [FishbowlDC]

Ronald Reagan Diaries to be Published - Posted May 3, 2007
Late former president Ronald Reagan's private diaries, once the subject of argument over whether excerpts would be produced as part of the Iran-contra trial of former national security adviser John M. Poindexter, are being published for all the world to see later this month by HarperCollins, ... [GalleyCat]

Is TMZDC Out For The Count? - Posted April 24, 2007
Today, Howard Kurtz writes up a piece that's been on all of our minds lately: Where the heck is TMZDC? First, there was all the buzz. Then, ... [FishbowlDC]

Imus Fallout: Was Wonkette Like "Imus"? - Posted April 16, 2007
From CNN's "Reliable Sources": HOWARD KURTZ: [Y]ou wrote the Wonkette blog, you made fun of people, you often used foul language.language. Different kind of humor? ANA MARIE COX: I don't know. I think that there's a difference between being risque and being offensive. I think that it's one thing... [FishbowlDC]

Imus Fallout: Journos Explain Why They Did The Show - Posted April 16, 2007
David Brooks on "Meet the Press": Well, you know, I did the show about a half a dozen times, and Gwen and I have talked about this. But I, I, I have the lamest excuse for why I did it, which is I didn't know what he said. And when... [FishbowlDC]

Will Other Washingtonians Say "No" To "Imus"? - Posted April 11, 2007
MediaMatters has the comprehensive list of Imus guests for 2007, including such Washingtonians as Howard Fineman, Tim Russert, Andrea Mitchell, David Brooks, Mary Matalin, Bob Schieffer, Chris Matthews, Judy Woodruff, Jim Lehrer, Evan Thomas, Pat Buchanan, Chris Wallace, Paul Begala, Howard Kurtz, David Shuster, Thomas Friedman, George Stephanopoulos, Kelly O'Donnell, Jim... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 04.02.07 - Posted April 2, 2007
Good morning Washington. The amount of money you would actually pay for a Gridiron Dinner ticket is $0. Ouch. We're going to start working for Lockhart ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 03.20.07 - Posted March 20, 2007
Picking the next president is easier than picking the NCAA College Basketball Champ. "NPR Files For Streaming-Royalty Rehearing" Michael Murphy joins Fox News Channel's Washington bureau as the Senior Manager of Media Relations. He was formerly an account supervisor at Ketchum Public Relations in DC. Congra... [FishbowlDC]

All Libby, All The Time... - Posted March 7, 2007
We won't even dare try to summarize all of the Libby coverage this morning (for that, go here). Howard Kurtz chimes in and has this to say: The case, in which special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald forced journalists to testify b... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Williams: 'A Reporter, Not A Cowboy' - Posted March 5, 2007
Brian Williams is in Iraq. "The decision to come here was mine." Bono is apparently not with him. Good line from NBC News president ... [Fishbowl NY]

Brian Williams: 'A Reporter, Not A Cowboy' - Posted March 5, 2007
Brian Williams is in Iraq. "The decision to come here was mine." Bono is apparently not with him. Good line from NBC News president ... [FishbowlNY]

Taking Out The Trash, 03.02.07 - Posted March 2, 2007
Leading today's caption contest so far is "Wait... I keep getting this wrong - so first you mix in the polonium, then the sugar?" From Pew's Weekly News Interest Index: "Iraq remained the top news story last week, both in terms of public interest and news coverage. Anna Nicole Smith's death... [FishbowlDC]

"Senior Administration Officials" - Posted March 1, 2007
The Washington Wire makes this very interesting point: The Bush administration is notorious for its "background briefings" in which reporters are barred from identifying the "senior administration official" who answers questions. But sometimes there are subtle clues as to the briefer's identity. See if you can out this anonymous source, from an... [FishbowlDC]

Bob Woodruff Almost His Old Self - Posted February 26, 2007
ABC News this morning gave reporters a sneak peak of the documentary about Bob Woodruff's near-death and recovery and how his family -- as well as the other soldiers and Marines who've been through the same, usually with much less positive results -- have dealt with it. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)--... [TVNewser]

Laura Ellsworth Joins CNN - Posted February 9, 2007
From the release: CNN announced today that journalist Laura Ellsworth has joined the network as senior producer of the media criticism program Reliable Sources. The announcement was made by Lucy Spiegel, vice president and senior executive producer of CNN s weekend public affairs programs. Ellsworth was most recently the executive... [FishbowlDC]

"Ignoring Style can be dangerous" - Posted February 9, 2007
Howard Kurtz pays tribute to himself for his moment in the spotlight yesterday. The evidence is in: Ignoring Style can be dangerous. The Lewis "Scooter" Libby trial was briefly thrown into a tizzy yesterday after a juror notified the judge that she had seen my article on Tim Russert's... [FishbowlDC]

Politico And Disclosure - Posted February 8, 2007
In Ryan Grim's story today about the anti-drug campaign program of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Politico includes this interesting disclosure: Ryan Grim, who wrote today's story on the anti-drug campaign program of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), previously worked for the... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 02.01.07 - Posted February 1, 2007
Seems PR professionals are the best lovers, and one reader tells us why: "It goes without saying that PR people are better lovers. We are adaptable, we have mastered the art of addressing multiple needs at once, we are adventurious, curious, and generally enthusiastic and high-energy individuals. Really...everyone should want to... [FishbowlDC]

New Rocketboomer Doesn't Envy Journos In Second Life - Posted January 29, 2007
Joanne Colan, a.k.a Amanda Congdon's replacement at Rocketboom, gave Howard Kurtz her thoughts on Sunday's edition of CNN's Reliable Sources: KURTZ: Well, Second Life must be a big deal, because Reuters now has a full-time correspondent covering this virtual world. But I'm wondering if you see more journalists and more... [Fishbowl NY]

New Rocketboomer Doesn't Envy Journos In Second Life - Posted January 29, 2007
Joanne Colan, a.k.a Amanda Congdon's replacement at Rocketboom, gave Howard Kurtz her thoughts on Sunday's edition of CNN's Reliable Sources: KURTZ: Well, Second Life must be a big deal, because Reuters now has a full-time correspondent covering this virtual world. But I'm wondering if you see more journalists and more... [FishbowlNY]

Taking Out The Trash, 01.25.07 - Posted January 24, 2007
Get your captions in! An ABC release announced that according to Nielsen numbers, ABC News averaged 7.02 million Total Viewers during the State of the Union address. "ABC's coverage was up 41% over its lead-in-a rerun of America's Funniest Home Videos." ABC's post-State of the Union analysis ranked #2 for the night. An... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 01.24.07 - Posted January 24, 2007
What?! You didn't watch? Well I guess that means you need us to tell you that 20% of you were right: he wore a blue tie. An ABC release announces that "World News with Charles Gibson" placed first among women 25-54 for the week of January 15-19, marking the 10th straight week... [FishbowlDC]

Separated At Birth: Armstrong Williams - Posted January 10, 2007
Armstrong Williams is this week's Separated at Birth. According to MyHeritage.com's nifty face recognition database: Williams... (AP Photo) ...looks like, Spike Lee? Harry Truman? ... [FishbowlDC]

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