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About Howard Kurtz's Bias Rating
Howard Kurtz is a author source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Center.
What a "Center" Rating Means
Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Center either do not show much predictable media bias, display a balance of articles with left and right biases, or equally balance left and right perspectives.
Center doesn't mean better! A Center media bias rating does not necessarily mean a source is totally unbiased, neutral, perfectly reasonable, or credible, just as Left and Right don't necessarily mean extreme, wrong, unreasonable, or not credible. AllSides encourages people to read outlets across the political spectrum.Learn more about Center ratings
AllSides gives Howard Kurtz a center bias rating, something with which a majority of over 200 community members disagreed. Kurtz’s AllSides Bias Rating™ is controversial given comments he has made and policies he supports on his Fox News program Media Buzz. Although he publicly declines to state his political affiliation, Kurtz’s opinions on various issues are featured in his five published books about the media industry. Both liberal and conservative viewpoints have been perceived in his writing and television appearances. In one of his books, Kurtz describes techniques he believed the Clinton White House used to put the best possible spin on numerous controversies and scandals. Progressive media watchdogs, such as Media Matters for America, as well as conservative ones like Accuracy in Media have accused him of biases and conflicts of interest. Meanwhile, Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly has criticized Kurtz for criticizing their network. Prior to working for the right-leaning Fox, Kurtz wrote for the left-leaning Washington Post, as well as the center biased Daily Beast and CNN.
More on Howard Kurtz
Howard Kurtz is an American journalist and author with a special focus on the media. He is the host of Fox News’s Media Buzz, and the former media writer for The Washington Post. The author of five books, Kurtz was the former host of the weekly CNN program Reliable Sources until he left for Fox News in 2013.
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