Wowie for Howie

Steve and I were both pretty tough on Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post and CNN a couple of weeks back, when Kurtz (along with everybody else in the major media) was studiously ignoring the Eason Jordan story. I still think that criticism was merited, and like Mickey Kaus, I think Kurtz really ought to recuse himself from stories involving CNN in the future.

All that said, I’d be a complete cad if I didn’t take this chance to thank Kurtz for noting VodkaPundit on CNN last week (the site was mentioned several times on Inside Politics’ week-long segments on blogs, first by Kurtz) and accurately quoting me today in a pretty good WaPo column about the impact of bloggers on the MSM.

(I apologize profusely for the title above this post, by the way. I should have resisted.)

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2 Responses to “Wowie for Howie”

  1. leelu Says:

    …resistance is futile. Too good to pass up.

  2. Beldar Says:

    I don’t think recusal is the right answer. Prominent disclosure works for me. Kurtz had extraordinary access to this story, but he also had a conflict. If he recuses, everyone loses the benefit of the access, even if the product ended up being arguably tainted.

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