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.
@HowardKurtz Not that it matters now, but the media repeated that on Obama and then Obamacare. Change a few words and you have a threepeat.
— Richard B (@fodder4skeptics) March 12, 2013
Spreading baseless charges? Howard Kurtz? The hell you say!
WATCH: Andrew Sullivan Says Many Catholic Cardinals Are Gay http://t.co/iw3zQZRZzG
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) March 12, 2013
@HowardKurtz Is he not still trying to keep track of Sarah Palin's uterus?
— Grant Dunwoody (@tremlo3) March 12, 2013
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.