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Howie Kurtz picks five stories from the most important, to the most entertaining, to the buzziest.  And, he will sound off on what they tell us about the media culture: Are they fair, fascinating or a flop?

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    • Oct 22, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    Alec Baldwin Kills Crew Member with Prop Gun in Unfathomable Accident

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 29:35

    Howie Kurtz on Alec Baldwin killing a crew member with a prop gun, President Biden holding another town hall meeting on CNN and the FDA approving mixing COVID vaccines.

    Trump Launching Social Media Platform, ‘Non-Woke' News

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 29:33

    Howie Kurtz on President Biden trying get more hands on in spending bill negotiations, Donald Trump announcing the launch of a social media site and Republicans blocking voting rights bill.

    Vax Debate Intensifies as Public Figures, TV Anchors Go Public

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 31:11

    Howie Kurtz on the January 6th commission voting to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for denying subpoena, group of TV anchors announcing they have COVID-19 and other health concerns and Democrats making little progress on agreeing on spending bill.  

    Trump Sues Congress as Jan. 6 Subpoena Battle Heats Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 31:17


    Howie Kurtz on Donald Trump filing a lawsuit against the January 6th commission, the passing of Colin Powell and Meghan McCain revealing why she quit 'The View' in new book.


    Has Donald Trump ‘Broken' the Media?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 29:38


    Howie Kurtz on President Biden dodging one on ones with the media, Pete Buttigieg defending his paternity leave and Senator Joe Manchin blasting Bernie Sanders over spending bill.


    Joe Rogan, Sanjay Gupta, CNN and Cable Mockery

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 30:26

    Howie Kurtz on Joe Rogan grilling CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta on COVID-19, the January 6th Commission wanting to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt and Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special drawing internal criticism.    

    Trump Says Republicans Fighting 2020 Fraud is 'Single Most Important Thing'

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 31:13

    Howie Kurtz on Donald Trump saying fraud claims should be the GOP's focus, Amazon promoting their own products over competitors and GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin staying away from rally featuring Donald Trump and Steve Bannon.

    Vaccine Wars Heat Up as Airlines Defy Texas Governor

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 30:37

    Howie Kurtz on Texas banning all vaccine mandates including private businesses, Blue Origin workers saying the company has a toxic workplace and Justice Alito defends letting Texas abortion law take effect.

    Raiders Coach Gruden Quits Over Awful Homophobic Emails

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 29:27

    Howie Kurtz on Jon Gruden resigning after homophobic and misogynistic comments, President Biden's declining approval rating and Texas Governor Abbott banning COVID-19 vaccination mandates including private businesses. 

    As Jan. 6 Debate Rages, Steve Scalise Won't Say If Election Was Stolen

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 30:24


    Howard Kurtz on Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) not saying if the 2020 Election was stolen when asked by FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace, President Biden's plummeting approval rating and why Slack is working better for women in the workplace.


    Debt-Ceiling Debacle: Trump Rips McConnell, Manchin Chides Schumer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 30:58

    Howard Kurtz on former President Trump telling advisors not to comply with January 6th subpoenas, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) calling Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) debt ceiling speech inappropriate and rampant online retail returns becoming an "existential threat."

    Trump Claims Election Day, Not Jan. 6, Was the 'Real Insurrection'

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 29:32

    Howie Kurtz on former President Trump saying the "real insurrection" happened on Election Day not January 6th, Democrats and Republicans reach a compromise on the debt ceiling and President Biden's poll ratings are declining.

    Facebook Whistle-Blower Slammed, Zuckerberg Rips Media

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 31:39

    Howie Kurtz on the White House trying to reset negotiations on the spending bills, Mark Zuckerberg reacting to whistle-blower testimony and Mike Pence downplaying the January 6th insurrection.

    Facebook Defiant as Whistle-Blower Testifies After Tech Meltdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 31:26

    Howie Kurtz on Facebook whistle-blower Frances Haugen testifying on Capitol Hill today, Senator Kyrsten Sinema being heckled while in a bathroom and Dr. Fauci getting blasted for saying Christmas could be canceled. 

    Facebook Whistle-Blower Says Company Peddles Hate for Profit

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 29:25


    Howie Kurtz on Facebook whistleblower saying the platform is damaging society, Pelosi and Biden failing to get vote on spending bill and Donald Trump being talked out of announcing a 2024 bid. 


    Biden Agenda in Limbo as Pelosi Delays Crucial Vote

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 30:09


    Howie Kurtz on Congress avoiding a shutdown by signing a short term spending bill, Jeff Bezos' 'Blue Origin' employees accusing company of a toxic workplace and Merck saying their new pill cuts risk of a COVID death by half. 


    Day of Reckoning Could Push Biden Agenda Off the Rails

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 27:50

    Howie Kurtz on the Biden agenda teetering on the brink of collapse as spending bills are debated, Senators Manchin and Sinema sharing the spotlight on opposition to spending bills and Trump Super PAC letting go of Corey Lewandowski after sexual harassment allegations.

    Top Generals Opposed Total Afghan Pulllout, Contradicting Biden

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 31:01

    Howie Kurtz on top generals testifying they urged President Biden to keep troops in Afghanistan, General Milley defending his calls to China during his testimony and the Senate could be voting on bill to prevent a government shutdown today.      

    Stephanie Grisham Tell-All Slams Trump for Temper, Putin Dealings

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 30:47

    Howie Kurtz on President Biden getting a COVID booster as surge continues, ex-Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham's new book describing 'Trump's temper' and Democrats now separating spending bills. 

    Trump, Allies Rip Media Over Arizona Audit Showing He Lost

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 30:58

    Howie Kurtz on Donald Trump lying about the Arizona election audit results, President Biden's slumping approval numbers and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apologizing after 'Iron Dome' funding vote.  

    Arizona 2020 Audit a Bust as Dems Subpoena Top Trump Advisers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 30:35

    Howie Kurtz on the Arizona election audit affirming Joe Biden won the state, the CDC overruling panel backing Pfizer booster shots and a Dr. Fauci documentary streaming on Disney+.

    Media Question Who Gets Covid Boosters—And Why

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 30:50

    Howie Kurtz on the White House getting bipartisan condemnation of the border crisis, the FDA deciding on who should get COVID booster shots and President Biden meeting with divided Democrats on spending bills. 

    Biden Pummeled Over Border Crisis and Mistreated Haitians

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 26:39

    Howie Kurtz on President Biden getting hammered on his handling of the border, memos showing Trump campaign knew election fraud claims were baseless and Trump suing the New York Times and his niece over tax story. 

    Even Trump Allies Rejected ‘Third Grade' Rigged Election Claims

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 30:15

    Howie Kurtz on Sens. Lindsey Graham and Mike Lee personally vetting and disregarding latest Trump election fraud claims, President Biden delivering speech to the U.N. General Assembly and a Texas doctor who admitted to conducting abortion after six weeks being sued in first case to test new law.    

    Hyped Capitol Protest Fizzles Out; Woodward Defends Milley

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 30:00


    Howie Kurtz on only a few hundred showing up for over-hyped 'Justice for J6' rally, Bob Woodward defending General Mark Milley and thousands of migrants arriving at Texas border.    


    D.C. Braces for Protest as Trump Calls Jan. 6 Defendants ‘Persecuted'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 29:35

    Howie Kurtz on the Capitol preparing for a 'Justice for J6' demonstration this weekend, Donald Trump claiming the January 6th rioters are being 'persecuted' and Jen Psaki defending Gen. Milley saying Trump 'fomented an insurrection'.    

    Trump Calls Milley a ‘Nutjob', Others Praise Him as Book Fallout Escalates

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 29:57


    Howie Kurtz on General Mark Milley facing the continuing fallout from the Bob Woodward book, gymnasts ripping the FBI and DOJ on how they handled Nassar abuse allegations and vaccine booster shots being delayed.


    Woodward Says Milley Assured China of No Attacks, Trump Calls It Treason

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 30:24

    Howie Kurtz on a new book saying Gen. Mark Milley took action to limit President Trump's ability to launch nukes, Governor Gavin Newsom coming out victorious in recall election and internal memos at Facebook showing they knew Instagram could be toxic for teens girls.

    Majority Back Biden Vaccine Mandates, Nicki Minaj Ripped for Tweet

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 30:48

    Howie Kurtz on support for President Biden's COVID-19 mandates falling on party lines, GOP calling the California recall 'rigged' before election takes place and the Democrats proposing tax hikes on the rich to pay for the infrastructure bill.

    Some Pundits Declaring Biden in Deep Trouble

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 29:55

    Howie Kurtz on President Biden's presidency already standing on shaky ground, COVID-19 wreaking havoc on another school year and Donald Trump claiming the 2020 election results will be thrown out.  

    Biden Sparks Uproar with Vaccine Mandates; Remembering 9/11

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 30:54

    Howie Kurtz on President Biden getting push back on his six-step COVID-19 plan, the DOJ suing Texas over abortion ban and remembering 9/11 on the 20th anniversary of the attacks.

    Biden Ramping Up Covid Efforts After His ‘Mission Accomplished' Moment

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 30:34

    Howie Kurtz on President Biden announcing a vaccination mandate for federal employees, Donald Trump praising Robert E. Lee and the Taliban saying planes with Americans on them will resume flights out of Kabul.  

    Biden Using Hurricane Visits to Turn Page from Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 29:30

    Howie Kurtz on President Biden touring the flood-soaked Northeast, continuing fallout from the Texas abortion law and plant based foods increasing in popularity.

    DOJ Vows to Protect Texas Abortion Rights But Could Be Stymied

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 30:13


    Howie Kurtz on the DOJ saying they will 'protect' those seeking an abortion in Texas, Donald Trump prepping to run again in 2024 and Larry Elder suggesting slave owners are owed reparations.  


    Best Of The Media Buzz Meter: Longest U.S. War Ends, Washington Post Calls It ‘Moral Disaster'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 29:37

    This Episode of the Media Buzz Meter first aired on 8-31-21 ... Howie Kurtz on the war in Afghanistan ending in disaster, European allies reacting harshly on botched withdrawal and NOLA levees holding up even with a quickly strengthening Hurricane Ida.

    Media Conservatives Say Texas Abortion Law Could Backfire

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 30:50

    Howie Kurtz on the Texas abortion law not being the conservative victory first thought, President Biden approval rating dropping following Afghanistan exit and deadly flooding killing dozens in the Northeast.

    Uproar Over SCOTUS Not Blocking Texas Abortion Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 30:33

    Howie Kurtz on the Supreme Court deciding not to take any action on the Texas abortion law, Joe Rogan treating COVID-19 with a deworming veterinary drug and Piers Morgan being cleared for Meghan Markle criticism. 

    Biden, Under Fire, Declares Afghanistan Exit 'Extraordinary Success'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 30:36

    Howie Kurtz on President Biden calling the Afghanistan withdrawal a 'success' in defensive speech, Rep. Madison Cawthorn suggesting violence over false election fraud claims and the weaning off of a 24/7 Trump news cycle.

    Longest U.S. War Ends, Washington Post Calls It ‘Moral Disaster'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 29:37

    Howie Kurtz on the war in Afghanistan ending in disaster, European allies reacting harshly on botched withdrawal and NOLA levees holding up even with a quickly strengthening Hurricane Ida.

    Dealing with U.S. Afghan Strike and Killer Storm on Live Television

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 31:13

    Howie Kurtz on the latest in Afghanistan including a U.S. drone strike, Hurricane Ida slamming Louisiana and Donald Trump getting booed at rally after telling supporters to get vaccinated.

    Somber Biden Vows Revenge After Devastating Kabul Bombings

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 31:15

    Howie Kurtz on President Biden vowing retribution against those responsible for the bombing attacks in Kabul, the Supreme Court shooting down the eviction moratorium and Justice Breyer weighing his retirement.

    Evacuation Airlifts Slow as Biden Warns of Terror Threats in Kabul

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 30:03

    Howie Kurtz on the looming terror threat in Afghanistan as blast is reported at Kabul airport, the COVID surge in Florida getting worse and a judge ordering sanctions against pro-Trump lawyers.  

    Biden Under Fire For Agreeing to Afghan Pullout By Next Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 29:56

    Howard Kurtz on President Biden falling under heavy criticism for sticking to August 31st deadline, both moderate and progressive Democrats in the House coming to terms on budget spending deal and the DNI issuing a report on COVID-19 lacking definitive origins.

    Biden Ramps Up Evacuations As Taliban Demand Exit Next Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 30:02

    Howie Kurtz on the press hammering both the DOD and the State Department over Afghanistan evacuation, the FDA approving the Pfizer vaccine and Governor Cuomo leaving office with a defiant speech. 

    Best of Media Buzz Meter: Rudy Giuliani Testimony: It's OK to Lie in Campaigns

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 29:54

    This 'Media Buzz Meter' first aired on August 12th, 2021 ...  Howie Kurtz on Texas and Florida running out of hospital beds because of surge in COVID-19 cases, Rudy Giuliani saying its fine to lie during a political campaign and Kathy Hochel preparing to become the first female Governor of New York.

    The Magnitude of Joe Biden's Failure in the Afghanistan Fiasco

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 22:43


    Howie Kurtz on President Biden being scrutinized for the failed exit from Afghanistan, Chris Cuomo speaking about his brother's resignation and Larry David and Alan Dershowitz getting into a heated shouting match at a grocery store.


    Best of the Media Buzz Meter: Liberals Cheer Biden Eviction Ban that Defies Supreme Court

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 31:56

    This 'Media Buzz Meter' first aired on August 5th, 2021 ... Howie Kurtz on President Biden pushing the Supreme Court to extend the 'evictions moratorium', growing calls for impeachment of Governor Cuomo and Trump lawyers saying efforts to get his tax returns is political revenge.  

    Best of the Media Buzz Meter: Cuomo Resignation, Backed by his Brother, Marked by Denials and Apologies

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 29:40

    This 'Media Buzz Meter' first aired on August 11th, 2021 ... Howie Kurtz on Governor Cuomo resigning over sexual harassment scandal, President Biden getting caught off guard by Cuomo question and the Senate passing the bipartisan infrastructure bill sending it to the House.

    Best of the Media Buzz Meter: Threats and Lawsuits as Florida, Texas Bar Masks in Reopening Schools

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 30:35

    This 'Media Buzz Meter' first aired on August 10th, 2021 ... Howie Kurtz on schools in Texas and Florida defying their Governors' COVID mandates, the Senate voting on the infrastructure bill and a DC Judge saying Capitol rioters are getting off too easy.  

    Best of The Media Buzz Meter: Biden Under Media Fire As Taliban Seize Much of Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 30:04

    This 'Media Buzz Meter' first aired on Friday, August 13th, 2021 ... Howie Kurtz on the Taliban now controlling half of the provincial capitals of Afghanistan, moderates in the House threatening to cause stalemate on infrastructure bill and the latest census report showing growth in minority population. 

    Biden Under Media Fire As Taliban Seize Much of Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 30:00

    Howie Kurtz on the Taliban now controlling half of the provincial capitals of Afghanistan, moderates in the House threatening to cause stalemate on infrastructure bill and the latest census report showing growth in minority population. 

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