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Kurtz to leave CNN for Fox: Egads. Another crack in his credibility?

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Did he fall or was he pushed?

Howard Kurtz, host of the media-criticism program Reliable Sources since 1998, has set sail from the turbulent seas of CNN for the turgid waters of Fox News Channel.

Fox said today Kurtz will anchor a new weekend version of its own media-criticism program, Fox News Watch. In a release, Kurtz said, “I’m excited to be bringing my independent brand of media criticism to Fox News.”

A continual question hovering over Kurtz for years has been this: How “independent” is he? Critics of his program have argued for years that Kurtz has been loathe to bite the hands that feed him, both CNN and his former employer, The Washington Post. Guess we’ll find out as he sees Fox News from the inside. (Wouldn’t you love to read his contract to see what reins, if any, Fox head Roger Ailes imposed?)

Kurtz has erred on a grand scale of late, and I’ve wondered if he would survive in CNN impresario Jeff Zucker’s “New Day” vision of the basic cable channel.
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Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

June 20, 2013 at 1:39 pm

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June 3, 2013 at 11:51 pm

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