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One Heck of a Correction by Howard Kurtz

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

     
  2. Magic In The Night

    Magic In The Night Active Member

    Howie Kurtz is a douch. I'd love to know how he got that job to begin with.
     
  3. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    Interested to see if he mentions this on Reliable Sources on Sunday.
     
  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Why'd Howie run a correction a month after he learned of his mistake?

    Because he got caught. The New Yorker was sniffing around:

     
  5. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Wow, that is epic fail.
     
  6. Crash

    Crash Active Member

    Anything to knock Kurtz down several dozen notches. And by several dozen notches, I mean as far away from politics and journalism as possible.
     
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I can see how it could happen as he described. And I can also see how he hoped it would go away with none the wiser.
     
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Another fucked up mistake by Kurtz:

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/onmedia/1011/Newsweek_retracts_Pelosi_quote.html
     
  9. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    The more telling thing to me is that it apparently fit the narrative he was going for perfectly. Gotta love Beltway media. Kurtz's show on CNN is horrendous, by the way.
     
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    There is something to be said to having and editor who will ask a reporter "And how do you know this?" and "Is that really what he/she said."
     
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Kurtz didn't help himself with his "tweet" correction either:

    By not explaining anything, he gave the impression that the quote was not for attribution -- i.e. off the record -- not that she never said it.
     
  12. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    This happens to anyone else in the industry who's not a so-called "star," and they get shown the door immediately (with a helping assist via a swift kick in the ass) ...
     
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