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Media reporter Howard Kurtz leaving CNN for Fox News

Veteran media reporter Howard Kurtz is shifting from CNN to Fox News Channel.

Fox said Thursday that Kurtz would take over its weekend media criticism show, “Fox News Watch.” He’d been the host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

Fox says that Kurtz, who was a longtime reporter for The Washington Post, will write a column for the network’s website and be an on-air analyst on other Fox shows throughout the week.
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Howard Kurtz apologizes for errors, takes heat from critics on his own show -- VIDEO

Media critic Howard Kurtz used his CNN show on Sunday to point a finger at himself, apologizing for a story on gay basketball player Jason Collins that he said was riddled with errors and shouldn’t have been written in the first place.

The extraordinary edition of CNN’s Reliable Sources contained not only his apology but also a session with two other media critics who sharply questioned Kurtz’s credibility.

Kurtz wrote in The Daily Beast that Collins, the NBA center who made headlines last week by being the first active player in one of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues to come out as gay, had hidden a previous engagement to a woman in his announcement. In fact, Collins revealed the engagement in his first-person Sports Illustrated story and in a subsequent interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

Kurtz said Sunday that he had read the Sports Illustrated story too quickly and missed the reference to a fiancee there and elsewhere. He said he was wrong to rush the story without seeking comment from Collins, was too slow to correct himself when it became clear he was wrong and made an inappropriate comment (about playing “both sides of the court”) in a video report. READ FULL STORY

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