Parting ways: Daily Beast owner Tina Brown gives Howard Kurtz the boot; Update: Kurtz responds


Many think this is related to yesterday’s dust-up over Kurtz’s post about Jason Collins:

Not everyone was quite so diplomatic.

Mockery was swift and biting:

Kurtz, in case you forgot, was the guy who tweeted this:


So, what’s next for Howard? We hear this guy’s got a vacancy.



Howard’s take on the situation:

  • Spatial Awareness

    Delicious, delicious karma. CC>

  • KansasGirl

    Wow, the msm just threw Kurtz under the “first amendment” bus.

  • ZoriahShepard

    Far be it for me to delight in someone losing his job, but…Imma gonna do just this once.

  • daeghrefn

    Oh, the indignity. Dumped by a dump like the Daily Beast, run by the Dr. Kevorkian of magazines.

  • J. Cox

    And liberalism cost America another job.23 million and counting!

    • Rulz

      Well, this may be a legitimate, private sector fire.

      But the point is not lost on me.

  • TJ

    Did they fire him for daring to even do a hit piece on Jason Collins in any way or that it was just a pure sloppy piece and totally wrong. I would think it was the topic of the report not that it was wrong.

  • Stephen K

    While they’re cleaning house over there, could they go ahead and get rid of Eleanor Clift, Michael Tomasky and Meghan McCain as well?

    (It would be a good start.)

  • nc

    Sorry, my give-a-damn’s busted.

  • Jill

    Yet they keep Meghan McCain……

    • lainer51

      shows you how idiotic they really are…

  • lonestar

    He should’ve stuck with Tebow, he’d get a promotion.

  • Bemani Dog


  • Rob Stevely

    I wonder if he’d still have a job if he did the same thing a christian or conservative.

  • Jeremy

    Howard Kurtz is just another lefty loser like Alan Colmes.

  • rennyangel2

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  • Kaya Hund

    Ha! Better opportunities? You f’d up, and you were caught. Story over.

  • Joe W.

    Maybe Tina Brown can really improve the site by firing Tina Brown?

    • TheOriginalDonald

      That’s like saying the Dallas Cowboys would get better if Jerry Jones would fire Jerry Jones as GM.

      • Joe W.

        Well, they probably would, Donald. Jerry Jones ain’t no Al Davis.

  • Jeremy

    Thanks for the good laugh.

  • sodakhic

    I think Wonkette is looking for another scumbag.

  • L.N. Smithee

    I’m sorry, I’m on Team Howard. Tina Brown has never cared about sloppy reporting as long as the right was suffering the consequences.

  • 1azuce

    This story receives 5 pinocchios, up.

    • Roto

      Kurtz shouldn’t have touched that story with a 10-inch…. err, umm…

      • 1azuce


  • blueniner

    So ratface ended up being unreliable….LOL…..

  • Zefal

    When you err, always err against the conservative side – Libviticus 4:20

  • gekkobear

    Funniest part of this funny? Not here, WaPo story link:

    The source added, “Howie’s been quite distracted with other ventures. We were at the point where it was interfering with the quality of The Daily Beast.”

    “… it was interfering with the quality of The Daily Beast.”

    “… the quality of The Daily Beast.”

    I’m not buying anyone monitors… I said funniest up top; you got your warning.

  • Roto

    I guess Kurtz broke Liberal MSM Commandment #4 — Thou shalt not eff-up a gay “coming out” story :-)