Monday, November 21, 2005

New York Times v. Post's Howard Kurtz

The New York Times has a long article on my favorite media critic Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post. Howie's one of the most prolific writers I know, not to mention the fact that he also hosts a show on CNN. Writes books. Blogs.

And that's pretty much the jest of the article: Howard covers so much, he often writes about his employers (The Washington Post and Time Warner), raising questions about a possible bias. I've always found his stories balanced and super informative. He's tough and has solid sources in the industry. And he did write some rough articles about the many recent problems at the Times.

But here is one bizarre wrinkle in the NYT article. The first two somewhat critical quotes about Kurtz are coming from folks who write for online magazine And the owner of is... The Washington Post (recently bought it from Microsoft). Now, talking about people commenting on their own employers. And, as far as I can tell, the article never mentions this little fact.

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