Karl Rove makes Howard Kurtz wonder if cable news networks are too partisan
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— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) November 11, 2012
So, it took Karl Rove’s on-air performance on Election Day to inspire Newsweek’s Howard Kurtz to ask if television news networks should “drop partisans” from their lineups? Not only does Kurtz write for Newsweek — the magazine this week featuring President Obama dressed as Napoleon on its cover — he also hosts CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” so we assume he owns a TV and gets CNN and some of those other networks.
Twitter tries to clue him in to what’s been going on in network newsrooms for the past, oh, 50 years.
— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) November 11, 2012
@howardkurtz You mean like James Carville on CNN?
— Randy Johnson (@RandyJohnsonLA) November 11, 2012
@howardkurtz how about George Stephaneous and Joe Trippi?
— lindapetrou (@lindapetrou) November 11, 2012
@howardkurtz Yes, party operatives need to go. CNN should ditch Begala, Castellanos et.al. They’re savvy, but they’re shills.
— Edward St. Clair (@EdwardAloysius) November 11, 2012
@howardkurtz WTF? Has Matthews or O’Donnell or Bashir or others at most biased network ever gone 2 far? You just hate that Fox rules.
— Depoguy (@depoguy) November 11, 2012
@howardkurtz If all networks dropped partisans, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC would all go out of business.
— Wes Stephens (@RockyTop_VA) November 11, 2012
@howardkurtz STILL on that Howie?You really do get hung up on goofy things Rs do.Matthews and Bashir comments so much worse than Rove
— JUDY STAHL-REYNOLDS (@judyastahl) November 12, 2012
Will Kurtz approach CNN management and demand to be let go?
@howardkurtz Then they should drop you…correct?
— john giglio (@lilium479) November 11, 2012
@howardkurtz The Question is Should YOU be on Television or CNN!
— Chitown2424 (@chitown2424) November 11, 2012