I missed this earlier, but in another tweet
, Kurtz offered the Clinton sex scandal
--the one Kurtz's Newsweek
attempted to kill--as an example of unbiased
media coverage of a Democrat sex scandal! The hubris is breathtaking. Kurtz also suggests that the old media handled the Spitzer and Edwards scandals admirably. More here.
From the NewsBeast/CNN news guy
According to another tweet, he meant tweeps, not twerps.
A quick response to the guy who defended the HuffPo Breitbart front-page ban
and got the Sherrod story wrong
: Even if the infamous Weinergate image was "faked," that means someone hacked into a sitting congressman's verified twitter account and posted porn. THAT'S STILL NEWS! Why not report it as a developing story, just like we have here at the Bigs? If Kurtz truly believes Rep. Weiner is the victim of a hack-attack, why wouldn't he cover the story for that reason?
Kurtz later walked back this statement by tweeting
, "of course reporters should have looked into Weiner hacking controversy." To paraphrase Kurtz, sometimes it pays to think a second time.
I know Tina Brown took over Newsweek
last year, but if this is the way their top-tier journalists
are treating potential Democrat sex scandals (real or "faked"), this invites the question: has anything really changed? You may recall it was Newsweek which killed Michael Isikoff's Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton affair scoop
over a decade ago. The Drudge Report picked it up, and conservative new media was born. So, we who make our livings in the new media all owe a debt of gratitude to Newsweek
employees and their rich history of protecting Democrats, but America deserves better.