Monday, January 03, 2005

It's All About The Putz

Howie gets snippy because CNN thought a massive human tragedy was more important that his weekly circle jerk with National Review's girlyboys and New York Post hacks:

Columbia, Md.: I can't stand it when CNN pre-empts your show. Your show is the only thing worth watching ont he network [sic]. Seriously, was 23 hours and 30 minutes of Tsunami coverage not enough that they needed those extra thrity minutes to tell us the same thing over and over again? Your show probably would have covered the Tsunami coverage anyway, but at least we would have had a different angle to the story for thirty minutes.

Howard Kurtz: Well, thanks for noticing. CNN has gone all out on this disaster, it has the global work force to do it and its ratings have benefitted. But as I said on the air later in the day, it's awfully hard to take wall-to-wall coverage of this story, in part because relentless death and destruction is depressing. I think the network should make some time for other news stories if only to give the audience some moments of relief.

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