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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August 12, 2022 40 min
Howie Kurtz on the evolving details of the F.B.I.'s raid on former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence, mounting pressure on GOP candidates in key battleground states to divert attention back to the political inadequacies of the Democratic party and the CDC's fluctuating COVID-19 guidelines. Later, Howie speaks on Bari Weiss' exposing of an editorial decision at the NY Times to seek Sen. Chuck Schumer's (D-NY...
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Howie Kurtz on Trump pleading the Fifth in deposition for the N.Y. civil suit, President signing bill that expands health care for veterans and when will Trump fatigue start setting in?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on Republicans denouncing the FBI search of Trump's home, others on the right threatening war over it and a new report showing a slowing in inflation.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on the FBI raiding Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, Trump asking his military leaders to be more like Nazi generals and Olivia Newton-John passing at the age of seventy three.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on the Senate passing a climate and taxes bill after hours of debate, Alex Jones being ordered to pay forty five million in punitive damages to Sandy Hook families and the continuing fallout from Speaker Pelosi's trip to Taiwan.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on Kyrsten Sinema saying she is ready to 'move forward' with the Democrat's climate and tax bill, Republicans adjusting stance on abortion laws after Kansas result and Elon Musk and Twitter suing each other. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on pro-choice supporters being overconfident after Kansas abortion vote, Democrats distancing themselves from President Biden and Alex Jones lying under oath in his defamation suit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on Kansas voting to protect abortion rights, the Senate finally passing a 'burn pit' bill to help veterans and the Pentagon deleting Jan. 6th text messages of defense officials.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on a U.S. drone strike killing the leader of Al-Qaeda, Speaker Nancy Pelosi landing in Taiwan and NFL player Deshaun Watson getting a seemingly short suspension despite dozens of sexual accusations against him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on Senator Joe Manchin supporting a new spending package, Pope Francis considering stepping down and President Biden again testing positive for COVID. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on the White House and some in the media denying there is a recession, Jon Stewart blasting Senate Republicans over veteran's health bill and Russia saying they are open to discuss prisoner swap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on Donald Trump threatening to sue CNN, the White House trying to redefine what a recession is and the U.S. military urging Nancy Pelosi not to go to Taiwan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on Merrick Garland refusing to rule out prosecuting Donald Trump, the Biden administration insisting there is no recession and Nancy Pelosi's possible trip to Taiwan causing tension. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on Elon Musk denying he had affair with Sergey Brin's wife, President Biden commenting on Trump's actions on January 6th and Joe Rogan pushing back on claims he is Republican. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on the New York Post calling Trump 'unworthy to be chief executive again', suspect in Rep. Zeldin attacker being arrested on federal charges and the W.H.O. declaring 'monkeypox' a global health emergency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on the January 6th Committee focusing on Trump's lack of action during the riot in latest hearing, same-sex marriage bill not being dead on arrival and the canceling of Dave Chapelle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on President Biden testing positive for COVID-19, the House passing a same-sex marriage bill and a bipartisan group of Senators reaching a deal to change election laws.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on President Biden looking to protect access to abortion pills, the House passing same-sex marriage bill and a judge grants Twitter an expedited trial against Elon Musk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on Dr. Anthony Fauci saying he will be retiring by the end of President Biden's term, Trump hosting the Saudi golf league on his NJ course and President Biden considering declaring a national climate emergency.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Howie Kurtz on the White House disputing Saudi version of talk over Khashoggi's death, Senator Joe Manchin rejecting Democrat plans on the climate and taxes and why Trump announcing a presidential run too soon makes a difference.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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