Former ABC News journalist Sam Donaldson stood by recent compliments he gave to Al-Jazeera regarding its coverage of the Egypt protests during an interview Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with Howard Kurtz.
Jon Stewart is not a newsman, but polls show he has the reach of one at the top of his profession. He's not a politician or an activist, but he's set to host a rally expected to draw tens of thousands to Washington's National Mall.
If you want to "friend" screenwriter Aaron Sorkin after seeing his movie about Facebook, you'll have to have to wait indefinitely. In an interview with CNN's Howard Kurtz of "Reliable Sources," Sorkin admitted that despite the movie taking up two years of his life, he remains indifferent to the social networking website.
Controversy swirled over vice presidential debate moderator Gwen Ifill one day before the face-off between Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Joe Biden, after new scrutiny was drawn to her upcoming book featuring Sen. Barack Obama.
Rumors about John Edwards' love affair had been circulating for months, but it wasn't until the former Democratic presidential candidate admitted to the affair that national news organizations jumped on the story.
Media criticism does not fall under the official job requirements of the President of the United States, but George Bush happily channeled his inner Howard Kurtz last October to offer his assessment of a certain cable channel. "C-SPAN is not what you would call exciting TV, though some of the call-in shows do have their moments," said Bush, whose remarks were part of a ceremony in which he awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb. "C-SPAN has no agenda, and only one assumption: that interested viewers are intelligent, and can make up their own minds about what they see and what they hear."
Now that media giants have pulled the plug on Don Imus, the debate has moved to rap lyrics and the limits of free speech. But what we should really address is the hypocrisy of those who blasted Imus for insulting comments about African-Americans and then proceeded to repeat insulting comments about Mexican-Americans.
Running a Web site that publishes reviews of camcorders sounds like a tame line of work. But I had a moment of terror when an executive at a major electronics manufacturer accused me of hacking into the corporation's computer system to get information about a new product.
Syndicated columnist Maggie Gallagher who supported the Bush administration's initiatives to strengthen marriage worked for the agency that crafted those policies, the second pundit to admit taking government funding recently.
Longtime anchor Dan Rather will leave the "CBS Evening News" on March 9, the network said Tuesday, just months after Rather's use of questionable documents in a report critical of President Bush's National Guard service.