On the Sunday, May 19 edition of CNN's Reliable Sources, host Howard Kurtz read a statement from Jonathan Karl, chief White House Correspondent for ABC News in response to his reporting on altered emails related to the Sunday talk show talking points following the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya in September 2012. Karl now expresses regret about his original reporting on May 10th on the Benghazi emails. The statement reads:
“Clearly, I regret the email was quoted incorrectly and I regret that it’s become a distraction from the story, which still entirely stands. I should have been clearer about the attribution. We updated our story immediately.”
-Jonathan Karl, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent
Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz airs Sundays on CNN at 11:00am Eastern.
Sunday on CNN's Reliable Sources, Politico’s Dylan Byers and NPR's David Folkenflik asked Howard Kurtz about his mistakes in reporting on the story of NBA player Jason Collins.
Kurtz: “The mistake that I made was sloppy and inexcusable… Because I have been a media critic for two decades, I should be held to a higher standard, because I am the host of this program, I should be held to a higher standard. I deserve the criticism. I accept it and determined to learn from this episode."
A full transcript of the program may be found here.
Video from the segment is posted in two parts on CNN.com:
On Sunday's Reliable Sources, anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper sat down with host Howard Kurtz to discuss his new show, The Lead with Jake Tapper, debuting on CNN on Monday, March 18 at 4 pm ET. A transcript of their conversation is after the jump.
CNN’s Reliable Sources host Howard Kurtz spoke with NBC News sportscaster Bob Costas in his first interview since the week of Costas' controversial comments on gun control. In the wide-ranging interview, Costas discussed the guns controversy and challenged the newsworthiness of the Manti Te'o story.
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Transcript excerpts are after the jump and a full transcript may be found here.
With the studio's new technical tools and data visualization capabilities, the network is better positioned to tell the story for viewers on data-heavy nights like election night or during breaking news. The studio is a dual purpose facility; it has a dividing glass wall that enables the network to have simultaneous broadcasts in two separate studios or it can be one open space for big production programming, such as Election Night 2012.
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On today's Reliable Sources, host Howie Kurtz discussed media coverage of the RNC, including how Gov. Romney's speech played out in the media, reactions to Clint Eastwood's speech, and the firing of David Chalian by Yahoo! News with Lauren Ashburn, Christina Bellatoni, David Drucker, and John Aravosis, and Jennifer Rubin. He also spoke to Twitter's Adam Sharp about how social media is changing how political conventions are covered by the media.
The full transcript for this program is available here. Reliable Sources with Howie Kurtz airs Sundays at 11:00am ET on CNN/U.S..
The Sunday, April 22 edition of CNN's Reliable Sources featured a media panel discussion on the coverage of presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romey's campaign for president. A highlighted excerpt from this interview is below.
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KURTZ: Mitt Romney has done six cable news interviews in the last four weeks, five of them with FOX News. Now that he's emerged as the unofficial Republican nominee, Romney is still keeping the national media at arm's length, still granting little access to the reporters who cover him - and now, in an interview with Breitbart TV, accusing journalists of being in the tank for the other guy.
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LARRY O'CONNOR, BREITBART NEWS: These organizations who are attacking you were nonprofit and they're working with the campaign. Hopefully, we can call on you to - or have you call on an investigation for them? FULL POST
On CNN's 'Reliable Sources' Sunday, CNN's Arwa Damon discussed the dangers of reporting from Syria. Joined by CBS News Foreign Correspondent Clarissa Ward, Damon told host Howard Kurtz that reporting from Syria is "absolutely" a risk worth taking.
"I don't think any of us really believes that we're invincible. We are very hyper-sensitive to the risks we're exposing ourselves to, but at the end of the day – to truly be able to tell these stories – you have to put yourself in the same situation as those civilians whose plight you are covering," said Damon. "There is no way to do justice to what people are going through unless you yourself are there as well."
When asked if the deaths of journalists like Marie Colvin would stop news organizations from sending reporters into Syria, Damon said: "I think a lot of people will pause and think about it again before actually going in, but I do not think that is going to stop us from continuing to try to figure out different ways of getting into the country. Bashar al-Assad's tactics are not going to stop us from reporting that story."
Full transcript of Sunday's 'Reliable Sources' found here.
Highlighted excerpts of CNN’s Reliable Sources, hosted by Howard Kurtz, are below. A full transcript of the program is posted at CNN.com. Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).
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"He pushed just hard enough without hectoring Sandusky." – The Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik on Bob Costas interviewing former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky.
"You're reporting on people on the worst day of their life... their house just burned down, their parent just died, their son just died, their life is forever changed." – Harrisburg Patriot-News' Sara Ganim on the kind of crime reporting that led her to break the Penn State scandal.
"At the Nepotism Broadcasting Company?" – St. Petersburg Times' Eric Deggans on whether there's a problem with NBC hiring Chelsea Clinton as a correspondent.
"I think reporters are right. This GOP field, every week there's a new gaffe." – The National Review's Robert Costa on pundits labeling the candidates the Know Nothing Field.
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