MEDIA BUZZmeter
MEDIA BUZZmeter
MEDIA BUZZmeter
CATEGORY: News
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?
  1. September 21, 2020
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    Supreme Court Battle Suddenly Dominating Presidentia…
    Howie Kurtz on the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the brewing Supreme Court battle and President Trump suggesting Amy Coney Barrett as the nominee.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
  2. September 18, 2020
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    CNN Town Hall Gives Joe Biden the Softball Treatment
    Howie Kurtz on Joe Biden facing little challenge during CNN town hall, ex-Pence aid slamming Trump over coronavirus response and the Trump administration banning Americans from downloading TikTok.See omnystudio…
  3. September 17, 2020
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    Trump Contradicts CDC on Vaccines, Masks, Setting Of…
    Howie Kurtz on President Trump disputing CDC's vaccine timeline, Democrats urging Biden to get out more and the media failing to give Jared Kushner credit for peace accord.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener f…
  4. September 16, 2020
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    Trump Tells ABC He "Up-Played" Virus, Despite Commen…
    Howie Kurtz on President Trump saying in ABC interview he did not down play the virus, HHS Official Michael Caputo admitting he made some very incendiary comments and a pro-Trump youth group paying kids to trol…
  5. September 15, 2020
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    Top HHS Official Warns of Armed Insurrection, Disloy…
    Howie Kurtz on a top HHS official accusing the CDC of plotting against the administration, President Trump defending his indoor Nevada rally and the Washington Post falling for an FBI hoax.See omnystudio.com/po…
  6. September 14, 2020
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    Media Embrace NFL Protests, Many Fans Turned Off
    Howie Kurtz on the NFL kicking off to mixed receptions, Trump holding indoor rally ignoring Nevada regulation and TikTok choosing Oracle to be their U-S partner.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy…
  7. September 11, 2020
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    Trump Didn’t Want Virus Panic, But Often Whips Up Pa…
    Howie Kurtz on President Trump saying he downplayed the coronavirus threat to instill calm, the west coast burning with multiple wildfires and the NFL kicking off with some fans in attendance.See omnystudio.com…
  8. September 10, 2020
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    Trump Hits Woodward Book As His Own Words Spark Medi…
    Howie Kurtz on Bob Woodward revealing excerpts of his second book on the Trump administration, the media reacting to it and a DHS whistleblower accusing Trump of downplaying Russian election meddling. See omnys…
  9. September 09, 2020
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    Why Is DOJ Defending Trump in Suit Related to a 1990…
    Howie Kurtz on the Justice Department intervening in Trump rape case, Trump making fun of Kamala Harris' name and Dr. Fauci continuing to recommend mask wearing.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy…
  10. September 08, 2020
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    Trump Strafes Plenty of Targets As Atlantic Article…
    Howie Kurtz on President Trump attacking various people while defending himself against the Atlantic article, Michael Cohen blasting Trump as he sells his book and the House investigating Louis DeJoy on campaig…
  11. September 04, 2020
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    Trump Denies Atlantic Story on Disparaging Soldiers,…
    Howie Kurtz on President Trump denying he insulted the military, Joe Biden visiting Kenosha and Jacob Blake and the economy getting some good news on the jobs front.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for priv…
  12. September 03, 2020
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    Trump Suggests Voting Twice (As a Test), Media Freak…
    Howie Kurtz on President Trump seemingly suggesting voters in NC vote twice, AG William Barr backing Trump's statements on the election and Governor Cuomo firing shots at Trump.See omnystudio.com/policies/liste…
  13. September 02, 2020
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    Kenosha Fallout: Trump, Dems Duking It Out Over Urba…
    Howie Kurtz on the continuing violence in cities, who is getting the blame for the rioting and protests and new coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas pushing for herd immunity. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener fo…
  14. September 01, 2020
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    Trump Denounces Biden, Compares Police Shooting Mist…
    Howie Kurtz on President Trump calling Biden a 'radical', Biden firing back saying Trump is 'toxic' in speech in Pittsburgh and a journalist quitting his job at a Kenosha paper in protest.See omnystudio.com/pol…
  15. August 31, 2020
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    Biden on Defensive After Fatal Shootings in Portland…
    Howie Kurtz on violence in cities hurting Biden and the Dems, Biden accusing Trump of encouraging violence and Trump blasting Democratic mayors.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
  16. August 28, 2020
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    Trump’s Scathing Attack on Biden Follows DNC’s Vitri…
    Howie Kurtz on President Trump delivering his acceptance speech, the media reacting to it and Pelosi saying Biden should avoid debates.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
  17. August 27, 2020
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    Pence Rips Biden, Both Sides Battle Over Kenosha Vio…
    Howie Kurtz on both parties taking on the Kenosha violence differently, NBA and MLB canceling games and the CDC changing opinion on COVID-19 testing.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
  18. August 26, 2020
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    Melania’s Sympathetic Pandemic Take on a Softer Conv…
    Howie Kurtz on First Lady Melania Trump delivering a compassionate speech at the GOP convention, how  the media is reacting to it and the protests following police shooting in Wisconsin getting more violent. Se…
  19. August 25, 2020
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    Media Slam GOP Convention for Dark Rhetoric Against…
    Howie Kurtz on the media criticizing the Republican Convention for tone and rhetoric, more details emerging in the Falwell pool boy scandal and Jemele Hill tweeting the US is as bad as Nazi Germany.See omnystud…
  20. August 24, 2020
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    Kellyanne Quitting on Eve of GOP Convention
    Howie Kurtz on Kellyanne Conway leaving the White House, the releasing of secretly taped conversations with President Trump's sister and Trump touting plasma treatment to combat COVID-19.See omnystudio.com/poli…

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