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Kurtz Commended For Facing Fire

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 offered his side of the story on what led to the mea culpa in the first place: Deadline pressure and his own lack of due diligence were to blame for his erroneous report last week that NBA player Jason Collins, who had just come out as gay, didn’t disclose that Collins his prior engagement to a woman. Collins had, in fact, been open about the engagement, mentioning it in a column for Sports Illustrated.

On Friday we questioned whether Kurtz would cover his own ass by covering his own ass on the show. He did. And for the occasion, CNN brought in NPR’s David Folkenflik and Politico‘s Dylan Byers to probe him.

There was plenty of in-house love for Kurtz. In a separate segment on the show, attorney Lisa Bloom was on to discuss coverage of the Jodi Arias case. Before offering her legal analysis, she said she would take a second to “go off script.” She praised Kurtz for “raising the bar” for journalistic accountability (while rattling off her own media resume).

“Kudos to Howard Kurtz,” tweeted Kurtz’s CNN colleague Piers Morgan. “He took his Jason Collins-clanger on the chin today like a Mike Tyson right hook.”

The compliments also poured in from elsewhere. FNC anchor Greta Van Susteren wrote on her Gretawire blog that everyone should “stop slapping Howie Kurtz.”

“Not one of us is perfect.  We all make mistakes,” Van Susteren wrote. At the start of the year, Kurtz had to offer a separate apology for wrongly attributing a quote to Van Susteren about then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

At TVNewser, our sister site, Gail Shister wrote after the apology that she hopes CNN head Jeff Zucker will continue to support Kurtz.

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Quotes of the Day

FOUNDING FATHER SIGHTING AT CPAC: Lurking in a lonely and quiet hotel hallway at CPAC: Thomas Jefferson, i.e. Thomas Whitmore of Manassas, Va.

“DC Metro rider watching Greta.” — Discovery Channel Publicist Paul Schur.

Designer’s hair gets caught in Metro

“Seriously? My hair just got caught in the train door. #fullcar #fail” — Publication designer Michelle Bloom.

Ashley Judd has a thing for pie

  • “What is your happiest pie memory growing up? Why? If you could only have one pie forever (I shudder at the thought) what would you have?” — Possible Kentucky Senate candidate Ashley Judd.
  • “Let’s shout! HAPPY NATIONAL PIE DAY! I baked my 4-Layer Chocolate Pie. Sublime!”

Speaking of Ashley Judd…

At CPAC Thursday, Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson was given a series of words to react to. Upon hearing the name “Ashley Judd”, Carlson said, “Hair on fire crazy but the gift that keeps giving.” Meanwhile on Bloggers Row, an alleged employee for Breitbart News and extremely loud CPAC heckler, shouted out, “DUMB AS A STUMP.”

Source Greasing 101

“Larry Sabato, Thanks for the follow! Was just looking at an amazing photo of you at a party my parents also attended in C’ville in 1981.” — David Graham, associate editor of The Atlantic‘s Politics Channel to Sabato, a political science prof at the University of Virginia who is quoted by just about every political journalist in Washington.

NPR writer leans in at office

“Cannot believe I forgot #leanindc was tonight. Well, leaning in at the office. Morning news doesn’t write itself. Go, ladies!” — NPR “Morning Edition” Editor Kitty Eisele.

Matthew Keys: “I am fine”

“I am fine. I found out the same way most of you did: From Twitter. Tonight I’m going to take a break. Tomorrow, business as usual.” — Reuters Deputy Social Media Editor Matthew Keys, who was indicted for conspiring to hack into a Tribune Company website. Reuters has reportedly since deactivated his badge.

Premonitions

“At a country themed bar with a mechanical bull at the site of #cpac2013. Booze + bull ride + hotel = somebody is getting pregnant tonight.” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

In praise of FNC’s Bret Baier

“Best part of recovering from surgery- being off so-I finally got to watch SR! Thks for all u do!” — Viewer to Baier as RT by Baier.

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