At WP before Iraq, pieces questioning the evidence or rationale for war were frequently buried, minimized or spiked. bit.ly/YV0pm1—
(@HowardKurtz) March 12, 2013
Fresh off his declaration that President Obama “works very hard and doesn’t take many vacations,” objective media critic Howard Kurtz weighed in on “the media’s greatest failure in modern times.”
Major news organizations aided and abetted the Bush administration’s march to war on what turned out to be faulty premises. All too often, skepticism was checked at the door and the shaky claims of top officials and unnamed sources were trumpeted as fact.
Spreading baseless charges? Howard Kurtz? The hell you say!
No, according to the text accompanying the must-“WATCH” video linked by Kurtz, “conservative political commentator” Andrew Sullivan has abandoned his uterine forensics hobby to focus on important things. Like gay-baiting Catholic cardinals.
But don’t question Kurtz’s news judgment. He’s all about the facts, ma’am.
To twerps demanding I cover Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal: Whole thing appears to be faked. Sometimes it pays to wait for the facts.—
(@HowardKurtz) May 30, 2011