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Carr and Kurtz: A Media Throwdown?

Carrkurtz.pngIs there a feud brewing between WaPo‘s Howie Kurtz and the NYT‘s David Carr? The Star Tribune seems to think so. Whilst interview Carr on his upcoming memoir Night of the Gun — in which Carr (amazingly) details his past as a both a drug addict and dealer, among other things — columnist “C.J.” asked Carr if he planned to appear on Kurtz’s CNN show Reliable Sources, to which he replied, “Howard Kurtz stapled me pretty good this morning. So I don’t think Howard and I will be spending a lot of quality time together.”

Hmm. The Tribune scribe points to Kurtz’s recent column as the source of Carr’s complaint. It is a column, mind you, that basically boils down to a positive review of both Carr and his book, and during which Kurtz says not one bad thing about Carr that Carr hasn’t already said about himself. Kurtz sounded befuddled upon hearing Carr’s remarks. We are also befuddled, and perhaps a little skeptical that after all this Carr would be offended by Howie Kurtz.

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