Howard Kurtz Dropped by the Daily Beast
In media news, The Daily Beast’s Tina Brown announced today in a terse statement that they are dropping Howard Kurtz.
This move came after Kurtz posted an embarrassingly slipshod and defamatory piece on NBA player Jason Collins:
“The Daily Beast and Howard Kurtz have parted company,” Tina Brown, the site’s editor in chief, said in a statement sent to POLITICO.
The decision comes after Kurtz published a blog post that falsely claimed Collins, who famously announced that he was gay this week in an article for Sports Illustrated, had neglected to mention his previous engagement to a woman. In fact, Collins mentioned that engagement in the article and in a subsequent interview with ABC News. The Daily Beast retracted that post on Thursday morning.