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Painfully Awkward: CNN's Kurtz Grilled on Factual Mistakes

Painfully Awkward: CNN's Kurtz Grilled on Factual Mistakes

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CNN media critic Howard Kurtz: “On Monday, I read the ‘Sports Illustrated’ article by Jason Collins, the first pro male-team athlete to come out publicly as gay. I read it too fast and carelessly missed that Jason Collins said he was engaged previously to a woman and [I] then wrote and commented that he was wrong to keep that from readers when, in fact, I was the one that was wrong. My logic between what happened between Jason Collins and his former fiancee and what was and wasn’t disclosed — in hindsight, well, I was wrong to even raise that and showed a lack of sensitivity to the issue. Also, I didn’t give him a chance to respond to my account before I wrote it and in addition my first correction to the story was not as complete and full as it should have been.”

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