June 20, 2013, - 3:54 pm

Howard “Howie” Kurtz: Meet FOX News’ New Liberal, Islam-Lovin’ Unreliable Source

By Debbie Schlussel

For those who think that FOX News is “better” or “more accurate” than or “different” from CNN, you should ask yourself why FOX News keeps hiring the dregs of CNN rejects. The arrogant, smug, hypocritical Howard “Howie” Kurtz is Exhibit A, FOX News’ newest on-air hire. He’s not just liberal. He’s a stark example of how liberal mainstream media reporters lie and make things up. Now he’ll be doing it at FOX News, after years of such blather on CNN. Oh, and he’s also a fan of Muslim extremists.


Howie Kurtz, Now of FOX News: He Fabricates, You Decide

For decades, Kurtz hosted the most boring show on television, “Unreliable Sources,” on CNN and wasn’t afraid to lie on the air . . . and share his left-wing points of view. He was recently canned by The Daily Beast and Newsweek after he showed his penchant for inaccurate “reporting” and inability to read. He criticized Jason Collins, the former NBA player who came out as gay, for not disclosing that he was previously engaged to a woman. But, in fact, Collins explicitly disclosed that in the Sports Illustrated article in which he announced he is gay. Great stuff for a guy who markets himself as a “reliable source” in journalism and calls his show, “Reliable Sources.” (Kurtz had no problem, though, with the fact that Collins didn’t bother to tell his fiancee that he’s gay . . . for eight years! And that’s Collins’ real transgression. That and expecting us to give him accolades for telling us he likes to sleep with men.)

Then, there was Kurtz’s “interview” with Jihad Darrell Issa in The Daily Beast. Kurtz did his typical softball interview with the Hezbollah-supporting/Arafat fan Republican Member of Congress . . . except the interview wasn’t with Issa at all, but his spokesman. Kurtz lied and reported that the interview was with Issa, anyway. And even after Issa’s spokesman told him to correct it, Kurtz kept the interview as it was for two months, because if Kurtz’s employers knew his “reporting” was that fictional, he might get fired. So he kept the interview he claimed was with Issa up for months (despite knowing it was not with Issa) until he got caught. Although this incident wasn’t enough to get him fired, the Collins incident was the last straw for The Daily Beast and Newsweek, and nearly the last straw for CNN.

So what does a refugee from CNN who is a hack do? He gets a job at FOX News, where he’ll be just as unfair and unbalanced as he was at CNN. Otherwise, he’ll be doing an insincere flip-flop, which is just as bad, if not worse. (Brit Hume is another famous uber-liberal who suddenly became a conservative when he was done at ABC News and needed a new perch.)

Kurtz is in love with Islam, by the way. And I was a target for his baseless criticism on his dumb CNN show, when I wrote about how Lara Logan saw a real taste of real Islamic liberation when she was gang-raped in Cairo after cheering this savage “Islamic democracy” at Tahrir Square. (The one person on earth watching the show told me about it. Otherwise, Kurtz’s stupid attack on me would have been like an insect urinating on the sidewalk. Nobody notices.) Kurtz couldn’t bring himself to admit the truth that I published about Lara Logan, and a few years later, we all see that I continue to be vindicated in spades.

Perhaps Kurtz was bothered by this based on his own personal behavior with women, since he was apparently shtupping wife #2 (Sheri Annis, a former David Horowitz employee), while he was married to wife #1 (Mary Tallmer). I know this because unlike Kurtz, I actually have reliable sources, which included friends of his then-extra-marital-mistress/current wife at the time, who was blabbing about her famous bed partner to all who would listen. (And, remember, just because his big-mouthed sperm receptacle is conservative, doesn’t mean he is, especially in this case.)

(In another “(un)Reliable Sources” episode, Kurtz had on Emily Zanotti, a crazy woman who has been stalking me for years and who praised Muslim death, rape, and torture threats against me on her blog. Zanotti also wrote on her blog that I accused her law school and its students of being “anti-Semitic,” when I had never even written about her law school. Zanotti admitted she made this all up, and there ya go: yet another example of a “Reliable Source” in Howie Kurtz’s warped worldview.)

Howie Kurtz is an arrogant, liberal, Islamo-pandering hypocrite who was picked up at FOX News after his liberal CNN and Daily Beast/Newsweek career faltered.

Sound conservative to you? Fair and balanced?

Not even close.

“I distort, you decide” fits Howard Kurtz to a T, though. And should probably be FOX News’ new slogan.

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29 Responses

What do you expect from Saudi owned Fox?

RT on June 20, 2013 at 4:47 pm

So faux news is becoming gayer by hiring even more fags must be a slow news day.

major(ly) obvious on June 20, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    That was a really stupid comment. But I am sure it made sense to you.

    pat on June 21, 2013 at 2:19 am

It makes sense why Debbie isn’t married now, almost all the “men” these days are gay.

realization on June 20, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Why are you writing under multiple nicks, “major(ly) obvious”/”realization”?

    Thanks for the info on Brit Hume. I was not aware that he was a lefty before he wasn’t.

    skzion on June 20, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      To Infidel and skzion–The pompous Brit Hume is no conservative.

      lexi on June 21, 2013 at 11:14 am

    She probably has much bigger balls than them, so it’s more likely a case of them being scared to death of her and, as a result, Debbie finding herself in marriage limbo because of a hyper-emasculated society.

    I do have to laugh a little at the geniuses who believe that just because places like FOX News tell you they are an alternative to the other news sources, it still doesn’t change the fact that they are deceitful asses who support their own self-serving interests. It’s like they believe the universe can’t possibly exist with two or three or four hypocritical and deceitful mainstream media outlets operating at the same time.

    Those guys are like the Galatic Empire, so that must mean the other guys are the Rebel Alliance. Of course! I feel so stupid now. Why didn’t I see this earlier?

    Celestial Time on June 20, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      Fox News is conservative the republican tea partier conservative. Which isn’t conservative at all. Just dumb. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are more reliable by far. Love you Stewart and Colbert!

      Fernando on January 16, 2014 at 12:06 am

@realization …your right… As a straight guy I call dibs on dating her.

dibs on June 20, 2013 at 5:16 pm

I’m really annoyed by Libtardism and PC crap today so I’m just gonna comment on how funny (but really, not really funny) and moronic it is that The Daily Beast would sack him for something related to the gay JC stories but not sack him (and let the story stay up for months) on the Jihad Darrell fraud story. Priorities!

This planet has jumped the shark. I’m disgusted by what I’ve read today. Just one of those annoying days…

Skunky on June 20, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Howard Kurtz burned out years ago. He was utterly lazy and predictable on CNN.

Worry01 on June 20, 2013 at 6:22 pm

There’s a new conservative news network starting July 4th…at least there’s hope…


Brittany Smith on June 20, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Howie Kurtz is a flaming liberal Jackoff. Fox Snooze in it’s effort to be “fair and balanced” hires some of the most annoying blabbermouths in the news business. This wussy screwball should fit right in with Hannity, OReilly, Beckel, Smith, Geraldope and Smith. Debbie I know you don’t need me to tute your horn but you would do well with your own TV show. We need you to counter balance fools like Kurtz and company. It looks like a sucky channel just got suckier.

Ken b on June 20, 2013 at 7:17 pm

I too had no idea that Brit Hume was a Liberal before he became Conservative. I loved FNC when he did his Special Report on weekdays, and sometimes anchored Fox News Sunday

Infidel on June 20, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Me neither, Infidel. I guess Hume is quite a good actor.

    skzion on June 20, 2013 at 10:02 pm

The home media in Israel also prefer Islamic activists to the Jewish patriots.
They lie, they distort the facts, they push their ultra-left agenda at all times.
So what should we expect from someone else?

Mark on June 20, 2013 at 8:32 pm

With all due respect, Ms. Schlussel, I think James Gandofini is more news worth than this.

AR: You have a point. Here’s what my headline would have been, had I chosen to write about that: “G-d Gave Tony Soprano an Offer he Couldn’t Refuse.” DS

AR on June 20, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Didn’t know about Brit Hume either. But I did know about Juan Williams. So another addition to the string of opportunists.

Little Al on June 20, 2013 at 11:25 pm

“This planet has jumped the shark.” – Skunky

ROTFLMAO!!! Joke Of The Month lady, thanks for the laugh, been another rough day here in The Land Of The Privileged Elite.

Debbie, thanks for the tip on Red Eye Radio, really love listening to these guys, not much chance to check out the web site yet. Listening for about the past 3-4 weeks, whenever I can. Just heard about the Kurtz thing when Red Eye opened their show.

When I stopped watching FOX(y)-News a few years ago, after instinctively detecting their hard turn left and mealy mouthed softening on Islam, I did not let my imagination wander this far. Skunky, if it wasn’t too soon to use your material, as I am always stealing someone else’s, I’d make my own joke about jumping the shark.

It would not be enough to say that Roger What Ailes You and his big home run hitter, Bill O’Really should be ashamed of themselves, along with the whole cadre of others. So, I’ll just use my stock line when I’m so totally disgusted, . . .

FOX(y)-News can kiss the Puerto Rican half of my ass in Macy’s Window at High Noon on December 24th.

Hmmmmmmmm. Actually, make that the Jewish half. More appropriate in their case.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on June 21, 2013 at 2:39 am

Why criticize Little Howie for lying, being intellectually lazy, promoting the leftist point of view etc. when this is standard operating procedure in today’s state run media. He is only doing what all the other mediapimps call “Journalism.” The idea that Fox (Fake) News hired him tells me two things: 1. He was about to get fired from Clinton News Network, and 2. Fox hired him as a “Stick in the eye” to CNN. Does anyone with an IQ higher than that of Sen. Gillibrand of NY think that Howie-baby is a “Conservative” as of today? The only thing consistent about Howie is that he is an arrogant, insipid bore. BTW, I refer to Gillibrand as “Chatty Cathy.” She speaks like an automaton, but only when Chucky Schumer pulls the string in her back.

V: Gillibrand sounds like a Kardashian to me. Speaks in the same high-pitched, sing-song, airheaded Valley Girl pattern. Also, not sure how it’s a “stick in the eye” to CNN, b/c they wanted to dump the arrogant bore, and now they don’t have to pay the remainder of his contract. DS

Victoryman on June 21, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Well, it’s a stick in the eye to the extent that it shows he’s a mouthpiece for hire just like the rest of the failed actor mouthpieces on Jane Fonda’s chicken noodle news network.
    V 4 victory.

    migraine boy on June 21, 2013 at 9:28 am

Also if he’s boring on CNN he’ll probably be twice as boring on FOX so that’s more bang for the buck.

migraine boy on June 21, 2013 at 9:31 am

What’s so upsetting about Fox is that so many so called,but not too bright conservatives,really believe Fox is not only conservative but also “fair and balanced”. I would sum up Fox in one word..nauseating.

Jerry G on June 21, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Poor Jerry, so upsetting. You have the drop on all those poor silly misguided faux conservatives but the one thing you don’t have is a viable alternative.
    So sad. Too bad. Was nice knowing you but at least you coulda been a contender.

    On another random thread apparently Hollywood is going bust.
    Does it get any better than that?

    migraine boy on June 21, 2013 at 10:08 am

There is a third reason Fox may have hired him. The Obama Administration has really gone after Fox, not that Fox is so great, but they have still been attacked by Obama. The hiring of Kurtz and others may well have resulted, at least in part, from Administration pressure.

Little Al on June 21, 2013 at 10:07 am

There’s Geraldo, Shep Smith and a whole stable of lefties/jihadi symps at FoxNews.

lexi on June 21, 2013 at 11:17 am

So Fox to perhaps to lure liberals for CNN, MSMBC, and other places brings in Kurtz.

Even Geraldo thinks he is a liberal now because he is at Fox. .

We are being tricked into thinking Fox is conservative when it is not.

As for the present media in the US, Goebbels would approve of their propaganda.

Panhandle on June 21, 2013 at 11:37 am

Spit on the fellow Mam. He is a piece of trash nothing else.

Gamal R. SCHAROUBIM on June 21, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Keep up the good work, Debbie. Enjoyed your comments on F2.


steve on June 21, 2013 at 3:29 pm

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