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?
Media, Biden, Top Democrats All Pushing Cuomo to Resign
Howie Kurtz on Governor Cuomo remaining defiant even after AG report findings, many calling on the Governor to resign and President Biden asking Governors to push for vaccinations or 'get out of the way'.
Cuomo Sexually Harassed Women, Violated Laws, State AG Says
Howie Kurtz on President Biden taking a hit from fellow Democrats for failing to extend 'Eviction Moratorium', the Delta variant surge continuing but we have reached vaccination goal and the New York's AG report saying Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women.
Forget Social Media: Vax Rates Inch Up Because of Fear
Howie Kurtz on the White House enlisting popular TikTok personality to urge getting vaccinated, Democrats demanding Kevin McCarthy resign after Pelosi insult and Donald Trump pressuring the DOJ to call the election corrupt.
CDC Says Virus Ultra-Contagious As Biden Wants Feds Vaxxed
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.
Hell Freezes Over: Does Biden Finally Have a Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal?
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.
Gripping Police Testimony Breaks Through Partisan Divide Over Jan. 6
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.
Take an Econ class
When describing Uber Eats plans to use autonomous vehicles to deliver meals, you rightly comment that many drivers would lose their jobs. You should have quit when you were ahead but went on to say that they would get other jobs, probably at higher pay.
WHAT!? If they could get other jobs at higher pay, they’d do that right now.
Imagine one Howie Kurz, a journalist for his entire career, called into the boss’s office and laid off because AI will be delivering the news from now on. Not to worry Howie - you are told that you will probably find another job with higher pay.
Good luck with that.
Howie, you were flat out wrong today, 7/15/21. You said over 99% of COVID cases were among non vaccinated individuals. There is no data to support this claim. You are simply mocking Dr Fauci, who cited a bogus AP article that said 99% of deaths are among non vaccinated people, which is also unsubstantiated. I expected you to do homework before repeating inaccurate data.