MEDIA BUZZmeter

MEDIA BUZZmeter

Howie Kurtz picks five stories from the most important, to the most entertaining, to the buzziest. And, he will sound off on what they tell us about the media culture: Are they fair, fascinating or a flop?

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July 30, 2021 30 min
Howie Kurtz on the CDC warning the Delta variant is as contagious as the chickenpox, President Biden announcing new rules for federal employees regarding vaccinations and the 'MyPillow' CEO pulling ads from FOX over election fraud disagreement. 
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Howie Kurtz on a smaller infrastructure deal with bipartisan support advancing in the Senate, the CDC reversing their indoor mask wearing policy and former President Trump calling the head of the DOJ everyday about voter fraud claims. 
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Howie Kurtz on Capitol Hill Police Officers sharing nightmare stories of the January 6th insurrection, the CDC urging to wear a mask in surging states and Simone Biles withdrawing from Olympic competition to concentrate on mental well-being.
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Howie Kurtz on the increasing frustration against the unvaccinated, the U-S Olympic team not having a good 24hrs and Trump urging the GOP stop negotiating an infrastructure deal.
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Howie Kurtz on 'anti-vaxxers' becoming the enemy, Republicans passing laws banning future mask mandates and Hershel Walker's past maybe hurting his possible Senate run.
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Howie Kurtz on whether or not its time to start mandating vaccinations, the Tokyo Olympics moving forward despite COVID-19 fears and if Trump runs, he will be running without Mike Pence in 2024. 
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Howie Kurtz on Kevin McCarthy pulling all five GOP members of a January 6th committee after Nancy Pelosi rejects two of them, Trump describing January 6th as a 'love fest' and President Biden urging Americans to get vaccinated in town hall.
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Howie Kurtz on more conservatives joining the push for getting vaccinated during latest surge, billionaires launching into space can provide some benefits and a longtime Trump ally being arrested for illegal foreign lobbying. 
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Howie Kurtz on Jeff Bezos successfully launching into space and returning, Donald Trump going after another FOX anchor over election results and could offering 'antivaxxers' cash persuade them to get vaccinated?
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Howie Kurtz on the LA County Sheriff saying he won't enforce a mask mandate, why isn't Donald Trump pushing more people to get vaccinated and a new report showing how wrong the 2020 pollsters were about the election.
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Howie Kurtz on the Surgeon General warning about misinformation about vaccinations on social media sites, conservatives saying mistrust in government stops them from getting vaccine and is the vaccination message completely failing now? ?
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Howie Kurtz on a new book from a top general saying they feared Trump would start a coup, 'The Guardian' saying leaked Kremlin documents show Putin wanted Trump in the White House and COVID-19 cases surging among the unvaccinated.  
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Howie Kurtz on President Biden giving speech on voting rights, Democrats only agreeing to a 3.5 trillion dollar infrastructure package and a Newsmax issuing statement on vaccines after anchor suggests 'thinning the herd'.
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Howie Kurtz on President Biden speeches starting to bore rather than inspire, ex-Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis leaving the Republican party in protest over election and U.S. politicians voicing various stances on protests in Cuba. 
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Howie Kurtz on billionaire Richard Branson completing a historical commercial flight into space, Pfizer seeking approval for COVID booster shot and Donald Trump using his CPAC speech to continue to make claims of election fraud.  
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Howie Kurtz on President Biden defending decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, Donald Trump denying he fought with Mike Pence over hiring Corey Lewandowski and FDA disagreeing with Pfizer over vaccine booster shot.
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Howie Kurtz on Donald Trump suing social media sites Twitter and Facebook for banning him, former NYPD Police Captain Eric Adams winning the Democratic Primary for NYC Mayor and a new book claiming Donald Trump praised Hitler.
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This 'Media Buzz Meter' episode originally aired on July 1st, 2021 ... Howie Kurtz on the Trump Organization being indicted on charges of alleged tax crimes and Pennsylvania's highest court overturning Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction.
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This 'Media Buzz Meter' first aired on June 21st, 2021 ... Howie Kurtz on the Supreme Court not looking as conservative as recently described, Bill Maher taking on the 'wokeness' of the left and Catholic Bishops wanting to change communion eligibility over abortion beliefs.
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This 'Media Buzz Meter' episode originally aired on June 23rd, 2021 ... Howie Kurtz on Donald Trump denying he wanted the Justice Department to go after 'Saturday Night Live', former police captain Eric Adams leading the NYC mayoral race and President Biden announcing his plan on combatting crime.
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