At the height of his influence, Howard Kurtz was widely regarded as the most influential media reporter and critic in the country. But in recent years, erroneous reporting and careless errors reduced him to fodder for the media reporters and critics who followed in his footsteps.
No single event has dealt such a crushing blow to
Kurtz’s reputation as Thursday’s decision to “part ways” - after a
serious mistake in a story about gay basketball player Jason Collins -
with The Daily Beast, where he has served as columnist and Washington
bureau chief since leaving a long, illustrious career with The
Washington Post in 2010.
In the wake of that decision, CNN also announced that Kurtz’s longtime
weekend media criticism show, “Reliable Sources,” was under review. (Read More)