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wow, this was really damning. In the few times I caught his show I thought Kurtz was interesting and worthwhile. This article assumes that the problem is Kurtz's political agenda when the problem is just more likely Kurtz's cluelessness. To use another example: George Will (who I have developed a grudging respect for over the years) has in the last year written several columns riddled with inaccuracies and hasty generalizations (see his piece on Hummers vs. Hybrids). I think established MSM is loathe to remove certain journalists after they've achieved a certain seniority/name recognition. (Thomas Friedman is another name that comes to mind). Unfortunately being a celebrity journalist really seems to lower the quality of their output.
I couldn't believe the latest Friedman column today. I was very tempted to send him a nasty email. However, just telling someone "you are an idiot, retire now" doesn't see to be contributing to the discussion.On Kurtz, I am much more inclined to think political agenda this time. TIME's falsehoods and coverup was seeping into the mainstream media and Kurtz was part of the dyke keeping it out.There is a later Greenwald follow up that discusses that.I'll see if I have time to make this into a blog post.
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