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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sunset at the Tricolumbia ChesapeakeMan Cambridge 12 hours and counting

Virginia Tech looking good with only 8 more miles to go #TriColumbia triathlon

Jeff Meeks the announcer for #TriColumbia CheapeakeMan triathlon keeps it real

Of soybeans blackwater and grace #TriColumbia triathlon ChesapeakeMan

Of soybeans

Too funny 3-mi post Egypt Rd says 'Soup Ahead' #TriColumbia triathlon Cambridge

Lonely the long distance runner on Egypt Rd Cambridge MD #TriColumbia Chesapeake

Virginia Tech is well represented at the #TriColumbia Cambridge triathlon

Finish line at the Cabridge MD TriColumbia ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival

Activity at the finish line of events at #TriColumbia Cambridge MD

#TriColumbia Triathlon 1st female biker zipped by Gootee's Marina Church Creek

20 miles in... Bike #TriColumbia Triathlon

20 miles in

The Cambridge South Dorchester High School is hub of activity for #TriColumbia

ChesapeakeMan Triathlon swim to bike transition area at ready 1st swimmers out..

So fun!!!

ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival

ChesapeakeMan Cambridge TriColumbia Triathlon pre-event discussions

6:30 am ChesapeakeMan TriColumbia triathlon 61 degrees Choptank water 71

Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Senator Joe Getty’s Tampa convention report – part two

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Senator Joe Getty’s Tampa convention report – part two

By Kevin E. Dayhoff

“Mitt Romney's speech was spectacular in energizing the convention,” reported Senator Joe Getty, R-Carroll, and Baltimore Counties, last Thursday. This is the second half of’s coverage of the senator’s insights, pictures, and anecdotes from attending the recent Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida.

The foreign policy theme was one of many highlights of the convention, according to Senator Getty … “With a riveting speech by former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice. The convention gave rapt attention as she worked from her own notes instead of using a teleprompter and provided a detailed view of future policy challenges: ‘Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan understand this reality: Our well-being at home and our leadership abroad are inextricably linked.’”

Senator Getty reported last Thursday that Republican candidate for vice-president of the United States, Wisconsin 1st congressional district Representative Paul Ryan said at the beginning of his keynote address, “After four years of getting the run-around, America needs a turnaround, and the man for the job is Governor Mitt Romney…”

“Those who follow Congress know Ryan as the policy guy,” observed Senator Getty, but at the convention, “he proved that he is ready for the national stage. He tactfully offered a stinging rebuke of the Obama Administration with a focus on the Romney plan for economic recovery and achieving a balanced budget...

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin was another highlight of the week for the Maryland delegation, said Senator Getty. “Walker appeared at the delegation breakfast on the morning after his friend and Wisconsin colleague Paul Ryan delivered his floor speech to accept the vice presidential nomination.

“Walker teased the Maryland delegation that there is a ‘Cheese head Revolution’ going on in America with three young ‘Reagan Republicans’ who grew up within 30 miles of each other rising to prominent roles in the national, state and party positions… Paul Ryan as candidate for vice president, Walker as governor and Reince Priebus as chairman of the Republican National Committee...

“In a presentation similar to his speech before the full convention on Tuesday, Walker described how Wisconsin has added jobs and lowered unemployment over the past two years under his leadership. When 44 of 50 states saw an increase in unemployment last month, Wisconsin was instead a leader in job growth. Their success has been part of his administration's pro-business agenda of lower taxes and less governmental restrictions. He emphasized that these are the same pro-business policies that will be the mainstay of a Romney-Ryan administration that will lead America to economic recovery and restore our greatness.”

Another highlight of the 2012 convention according to Senator Getty “was the many featured speakers that represent the younger generation of Republican leaders. The best example was Florida Senator Marco Rubio who (was) elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010.

“His nominating speech could have been a keynote address for any other evening of the convention. He offered one of the best summaries of the Obama administration when, after listing the failed economic programs of the last 4 years, Rubio said, ‘These are tired and old big government ideas. Ideas that people come to America to get away from. Ideas that threaten to make America more like the rest of the world, instead of helping the world become more like America.

“Romney is not known as a great orator and the national media had set a very high bar for this speech to be considered successful,” said Senator Getty. “I felt he leaped over that bar with much room to spare. He was humble but emphatic that being an excellent business leader is an honorable career in America. He was emotional in talking about his family that displayed his human side.

“Romney was critical of the present administration but did so by expressing his own policy goals. Citing a plan to make American energy efficient by 2020, Romney said of Obama, ‘His plan to raise taxes on small business won't add jobs, it will eliminate them; His assault on coal and gas and oil will send energy and manufacturing jobs to China.’

“Romney assessed the hype surrounding Obama's candidacy of hope and change in 2008 to as the leading factor for political disappointment today, ‘You know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. My promise is to help you and your family.’”

In reference to the negative attacks on his business accomplishments, Romney retorted, “In America, we celebrate success. We don't apologize for success.”

In a carefully crafted closing, Romney provided the vision that I believe will resonate with voters this November, remarked Senator Getty, “If I am elected President of these United States, I will work with all my energy and soul to restore that America, to lift our eyes to a better future. That future is our destiny. That future is out there. It is waiting for us. Our children deserve it, our nation depends upon it, the peace and freedom of the world require it. And with your help we will deliver it. Let us begin that future together tonight.”

Many agree with Senator Getty’s analysis of the campaign between Governor Romney and President Obama. That it will ultimately be decided according to who, a majority of the voters believe “has the ability to guide the nation through the next coming worldwide economic downturn.

“If Americans think that class warfare is the right approach, then Barack Obama will be re-elected.”

If, on the other hand, according to Senator Getty, “Americans believe that expanding opportunities to succeed is the best way forward, then Mitt Romney will be sworn in on January 20, 2013…”

I’m just saying


Senator Joe Getty’s Tampa convention report – part one

Senator Joe Getty’s Tampa convention report – part one

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Last Thursday, September 20, 2012, Senator Joe Getty, R-Carroll and Baltimore Counties, shared insights, pictures, and anecdotes that he had gathered from attending the recent Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida.

At the pre-election breakfast, September 20, in Westminster, Senator Getty also made some observations about the upcoming general election in Carroll County,

Several hundred attended the early morning presentation, including four of the five Republican Carroll County commissioners, Haven Shoemaker, David Roush, Doug Howard, and Robin Frazier.

Maryland Delegate Justin Ready, a Republican from Carroll County, and a rising star in the Maryland General Assembly, attended, as did Senators E. J. Pipkin, R-Maryland Eastern Shore and Allan Kittleman, R-Howard County.

Many in the audience appreciated the comments of District 8 congressional candidate Ken Timmerman.

It was especially delightful to see former Maryland State Senator and retired Circuit Court Judge Ray Beck in attendance.

Senator Getty’s thoughtful and well-prepared program included a narrated slide show of his experiences attending the convention.

He began, in part, with a series of pictures documenting a media bias incident which involved an unpleasant interaction between members of the Maryland Delegation to the convention and CBS News of the contemporary ‘Gotcha Media.’

“About 30-seconds,” into former Massachusetts’ Governor Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech, a reporter for CBS News, stationed in the aisle by the Maryland delegation pronounced prophetically into microphone that Governor Romney had failed to rally his base support… had failed to rally the convention behind him…

As Senator Getty explained, she said this just seconds after he had begun his speech. Louis M. Pope, a national committeeman of the Maryland Republican Party, who was seated essentially right beside the reporter, objected loudly.

“You can’t say that,” Mr. Pope announced…

Unhappy over the unplanned challenge to her carefully prepared script, written well in advance of Governor Romney’s speech, the reporter loudly responded and bit of an unpleasant exchange followed.

I experienced, first hand, several examples of blatant, in your face, media bias at the Republican National Convention in September 2008 at the “Xcel Energy Center” in St. Paul Minnesota.

Find my Tentacle coverage of the 2008 Republican National Convention in here: Friday, September 12, 2008, “A Little Convention History,” and Thursday, September 11, 2008, “Eloquent Prose – Excellent Friends,” and here, Wednesday, September 10, 2008, “The Four “E’s” of the GOP Convention.”

I’m here to tell you, that to explore the concept of media bias intellectually – or emotionally is one thing. But until you have actually witnessed media bias, you cannot fathom how upsetting it is to see and hear it with your own eyes and ears. There is something so fundamentally unfair – so un-American about it that it shakes you to your very core.

As for the current presidential election campaign coverage by the major elite media; no matter what the situation or the scenario, just like the CBS reporter in Senator Getty’s example – the story has already been written with all the Democrat Party talking points included – all the reporter needs to do is cut and paste and press print…

Moreover, the elite media will cover for each other and the president. So, for those out there wondering how can the CBS reporter get away with that behavior? The answer is, because she can. No organization or individual in the elite progressive media will challenge a colleague or hold each other accountable for their dereliction of professional duties and responsibilities…

For some additional perspective of Senator Getty’s presentation last Thursday please understand that Senator Getty remains, along with Maryland Senator David Brinkley, R-Frederick County, and Senator Kittleman, among the most-respected elected officials in Annapolis.

Perhaps Senator Kittleman best explained the significance of Senator Getty’s keen observations, “Joe Getty does not get up to speak in Annapolis unless he has something to say… He always does his homework and he knows the issues…”

Last Thursday, Senator Getty’s informative presentation was positive. Nevertheless, there is a “sense of urgency in this election,” explained Senator Getty. That is the … “most prominent theme there and in discussions with people at home - people are” worried…

“On a more positive note, “Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming also spoke to Maryland Republicans about the leadership that America needs NOW - This country has a lot of problems. We need leadership, not in 4 a years, or 8 years… We need it now…”

“The toughest job of the convention,” said Senator Getty, belonged to “Ann Romney, the wife of Mitt Romney. She had to offer a personal view of her husband's career with being overly sentimental or superficial. She did an excellent job and energized the entire convention floor.”

As for Ms. Romney’s speech, Senator Getty remarked, Gov. Mead shared with us his wife’s opinion about Ann Romney's speech the prior evening: “It was a message to the women of American and I needed my wife's perspective - as the first lady of a state, she has never heard anything better than Ann Romney's speech.”

“Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey who implored the audience to elect Mitt Romney as the candidate with the experience to create jobs, ignite the private sector economy and restore America's greatness. He was very blunt: US needs an adult conversation… That Obama should quit the pandering… America needs strong leadership…”

At this point in the morning, I was already quite sad that I sat-out this convention due to a series of scheduling conflicts. And I felt this way long before Senator Getty shared his observations of Paul Ryan’s, the Republican candidate for vice-president and currently Wisconsin 1st congressional district Representative - and Governor Romney’s acceptance speeches - which we will cover in another column soon.

Until then, please understand that now more than ever, the old adage; do not believe everything you read in the newspaper has never been truer…

I’m just saying.

National Review Online: How Republics Fall By Michael Knox Beran

The Fourth Estate’s degrading hero worship trivializes an election.

The weird ecstasy of the media-political complex at the convention in Charlotte last month was the first sign that its attachment to President Obama, always fawning, had become morbid.

In spite of the anemic economy and a real unemployment rate above 11 percent, the high priests of pontificating liberalism were giddy with euphoria. The Democrats “put on a nearly flawless convention,” Paul Begala opined, and it was soon all but incontrovertibly established that, come November, the president — beautiful, magical, and lovable as he was — would vanquish his boring opponent.

Like the decadents of France’s ancien régime, the liberal literati of mainstream journalism are convinced that the party will go on forever. Islamic zealots can be talked out of making nuclear bombs; stagnant growth and high unemployment can be counteracted with a Caesarian policy of bread and shows, free food and even free cell phones; a moribund economy can be propped up with the saline drip of Ben Bernanke’s liquidity transfusions.

As detached from reality as Marie Antoinette milking cows with Sèvres buckets, liberal journalists fail to grapple in any serious way with the “crisis of liberalism” at home and abroad, preferring instead to compose billets-doux to Barack praising his basketball prowess and panegyrics on Michelle’s dexterity as a horticulturalist…

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Is the media piling on Romney? September 26, 2012 by Kevin E. Dayhoff

Howard Kurtz, the host of the weekly CNN program Reliable Sources, tweeted last Sunday: “I'm at CNN and about to ask whether the media are piling on Romney.”

Well, duh. Is a school bus yellow? Of course, the media is piling on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor.

We are currently a witness to history. We are spectators to a presidential election this November that still has all the hallmarks of potentially being stolen by the media. We are witnessing a coup d’état by the elite-progressive press, if you will.

“The weird ecstasy of the media-political complex at the Democratic Party convention in Charlotte last month was the first sign that its attachment to President Barack Obama, always fawning, had become morbid,” wrote Michael Knox Beran in National Review Online on September 17.

How Republics Fall” – The Fourth Estate’s degrading hero worship trivializes an election” – was called to my attention by political writer Steve Berryman. It is an erudite, but scathing, review of the media’s active participation in the presidential campaign.

“In spite of the anemic economy and a real unemployment rate above 11 percent, the high priests of pontificating liberalism were giddy with euphoria. The Democrats ‘put on a nearly flawless convention,’ Paul Begala opined, and it was soon all but incontrovertibly established that, come November, the president — beautiful, magical, and lovable as he was — would vanquish his boring opponent.”

And then there is a story about overt media bias witnessed by Maryland State Sen. Joe Getty (R., Carroll/Baltimore) at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Senator Getty communicated his first-person witness to blatant media bias at a pre-election breakfast September 20, in Westminster…

Mediaite search on recent Howard Kurtz stories

CNN Panel Gets Into Shout Fest Over Whether MSNBC’s Matthews ‘Unhinged’ During RNC

During this morning’s edition of Reliable Sources panelists Jennifer Rubin and John Aravosis got into a heated debate over whether MSNBC host Chris Matthews was “unhinged” last week in his coverage of the Republican National Convention.

CNN’s Howard Kurtz Mocks Tweeters Complaining About Olympic Coverage: ‘Too Much Time On Their Hands’

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On Tuesday afternoon, CNN took a look at the fallout from NBC’s tape-delayed coverage of the London Olympics, including the network’s [spoilering] up of the women’s [spoiler] race and it’s 6+ hour delay in showing American viewers swimmer Michael Phelp‘s surprising loss.

McCain Calls Howard Kurtz’s Newsweek Article ‘Liberal, Left-Wing Trash’

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On Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) slammed a Newsweekarticle published by Howard Kurtz in the Daily Beast for factual errors and liberal bias. He said that Kurtz’s piece, and the allegations contained within, are “foolishness” and “left-wing trash.”

Howard Kurtz On ‘Face Facts’ Initiative: ‘Are Republicans Involved In This, As Well?’

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On Reliable Sources Sunday morning, host Howard Kurtz gave media critics a good laugh when, after introducing a segment on George Washington University’s “Face The Facts” initiative, he asked Frank Sesno, the director of the university’s School of Media and Public Affairs, if Republicans were on board for all of this “fact” business. At least, that’s what it sounded like, and good for him.

Howard Kurtz Compares Coverage Of Candidate Obama’s World Tour With Romney’s

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On CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday morning, host Howard Kurtzengaged a panel of The New Yorker‘s Ryan LizzaNational Review‘s Jim Geraghty, and‘s Keli Goff in a discussion of the media frenzy surrounding Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s 3-nation tour, as compared with then-Sen. Barack Obama‘s more expansive 2008 visit to European and Middle Eastern nations. The premise was quickly discarded, but illustrates the fatal flaw in much of modern media criticism.

‘Politicize’ This!

In the aftermath of Friday’s horrific mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the inevitable criticism that some are “politicizing” this tragedy has been leveled frequently. While some of this criticism is legitimate, there have been suggestions that MSNBC’s NOW with Alex Wagner and CNN’s  crossed the line when they dared to even discuss gun policy on the same day the shootings took place. If that’s the definition of “politicizing” this event, then I’ve got news for you: that’s our job.

CNN’s Howard Kurtz Attacks Reddit Showing That Either He Doesn’t Get It, Or Just Likes Being The Stodgy ‘Old Media’ Guy

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On CNN’s Reliable Sources today, Howard Kurtz brought up how thoroughly the news following the Aurora shooting Friday has been documented and outlined on the popular website Reddit. What’s most interesting about this segment is how many times Kurtz and his guest Paul Farhi downplayed the accuracy of the information posted, whilst appearing on the very network that publicly and embarrassingly reported that the health care mandate had been struck down.

NBC And Microsoft Reportedly To Announce Split, Rebranding

On Wednesday afternoon, Howard Kurtz reported that NBC and Microsoft will announce a deal to part ways, with the NBC purchasing back the remainder of from the software corporation.

CNN’s Howard Kurtz Take On CNN’s SCOTUS Flub: ‘It Wasn’t Pretty’

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On CNN’s Reliable Sources today, Howard Kurtz didn’t shy away from the journalistic equivalent of a brainfart that unfolded for a glorious seven minutes on the network last week. Kurtz said “it wasn’t pretty” and spent a whole segment piling on the network (and Fox News, which also got the scoop wrong) for being so quick to break the story instead of just waiting two minutes to verify the information.

Howard Kurtz Scolds Media For ‘Prognostications’ On SCOTUS Amid Sea Of His Own Prognostications

Media critic and CNN contributor, Howard Kurtz, took the media to task on Thursday for offering erroneous predictions as to how the Supreme Court would rule on the constitutionality of health care reform. Kurtz slammed members of the media for their prognosticating in the harshest of terms, seemingly unaware that he has quite recently engaged in the very same practice he condemns.

CNN Guests Howard Kurtz And Lauren Ashburn: Sexism At Play In Today Decision To Replace Ann Curry

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On Friday’s edition of The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer spoke with Howard Kurtz about whether anchor Ann Curry is “taking the fall” forToday‘s “messy breakup.”

CNN’s Howard Kurtz Takes On Daily Caller Writer Over Neil Munro’s Heckling Obama

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On Friday, The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro made headlines when heinterrupted President Obama during his remarks about his new immigration policy. While Tucker Carlson praised and defended Munro, others weren’t so kind, including Reliable Sources‘ Howard Kurtz. On Sunday, he spoke to Current TV’s Cenk Uygur as well as The Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis, who wasn’t keen on criticizing his colleague.

David Shuster And Jennifer Rubin Square Off On CNN Over Mitt Romney’s Wealth

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On today’s Reliable Sources, the number of news stories about Mitt Romney‘s wealth posed the topic of conversation for Howard Kurtz and guests David Shuster and Jennifer Rubin, the latter who argued the stories of Romney’s wealth were irrelevant and used unfairly against him, to which Shuster responded the media did the same thing to John Kerry in 2004.

Howard Kurtz: Fox News And MSNBC Were ‘Parallel Universes’ During Wisconsin Recall

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Howard Kurtz opened Reliable Sources with something of a look in the mirror today– a panel on cable news ratings, and how a network like CNN (and even Fox News and MSNBC, who are also in a current ratings decline) can compete in a bad news cycle. In discussing whether the ratings problem was a programming one or a greater decline in the use of television, Kurtz pointed out that CNN is also competing by offering an image of objectivity, one that appears in stark contrast with MSNBC and Fox News, as was made obvious on the night of the Wisconsin recall.

New Walter Cronkite Biography Reveals Less Ethical Side Of America’s Most Trusted Man

“Nobody wanted to go after Walter Cronkite,” writes David Brinkley in Cronkite his new biography of the beloved CBS newsman. The book “dents his halo,” Howard Kurtz writes in The Daily Beast. Today, Cronkite’s stunts would have the likes of Kurtz himself calling for him to step down.

Former Daily Show Producer: I Felt Uncomfortable Mocking People Just Because I Disagreed With Them

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Howard Kurtz gave viewers an insight into the creative process ofThe Daily Show‘s comedy with former show producer Mike Rubens. Rubens was on to talk about a recent column he wrote for Salon about how over the years, he’s grown to be more accepting of people with political views opposite his because of the people he’s met and subsequently made fun of.

CNN’s Howard Kurtz: MSNBC’s Tamron Hall Was ‘Being Insulting’ To Tim Carney By Cutting Him Off

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On MSNBC on Friday, anchor Tamron Hall and Washington Examiner columnist Tim Carney engaged in a heated debate which resulted in Hall cutting Carney off and saying he was insulting her and her program when he accused her of playing a “media trick.” CNN host of Reliable SourcesHoward Kurtz said it was Hall how was “being insulting” to Carney.

Media Covered Romney Twice As Favorably As Obama During GOP Primary, Study Says

According to a new study from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, — in an analysis of 52 newspaper, television, radio, and Web outlets from January 2nd through April 15th — Mitt Romney has received significantly more positive news coverage than President Obama.

Bill O’Reilly And Bernie Goldberg Explore Media Bias At Home: Is Bill O’Reilly A Partisan?

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Over the weekend, Bill O’Reilly found his name being thrown around on CNN, where a panelist on Reliable Sources argued he was “in the tank” for Mitt Romney. O’Reilly objected but brought in a second opinion on his alleged bias: Bernie Goldberg, who seconded that: “the only tank I figure you are in is the Bill O’Reilly tank.”

Fox News Mole Tells Howard Kurtz He Wanted To Leave But Got ‘Blackballed’ At Other Networks

Joe Muto, the “Fox News Mole,” sat down for an appearance withHoward Kurtz that aired on CNN’s Reliable Sources today to recount his tales of working at Fox and explain why he went rogue. Kurtz confronted Muto on why he stayed with the network for so long if he could not stand to work there, and what kind of financial arrangements he had worked out with Gawker, the site that Muto was posting as the mole on.

‘Fox News Mole’ Accuses Network Of ‘Trying To Intimidate Me Into Silence’

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Had it not been for Hilary Rosen, Gawker’s exposed “Fox News Mole” Joe Muto may have been the top story of the week, with his exposes on the News Corp bathrooms and 24-hour period of anonymity before being “indefinitely suspended,” then fired, then slapped with a legal threat. Muto sat down with CNN’s Howard Kurtz for an interview that will air tomorrow morning, but Reliable Sources has released a preview in which Muto argues the legal threats are baseless, and admits to being a “weasel.”

CNN Guest: Today Show Hurt Its Journalistic Brand By Letting Palin Co-Host

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One of the biggest media stories of the past week was NBC’s decision to have Sarah Palin co-host The Today Show alongside Matt Lauer to try and compete with Katie Couric‘s star power on GMA or something. So naturally, it came up today as one of the big topics on CNN’sReliable Sources. But TV critic David Zurawik absolutely tore into the whole thing, saying that NBC had a brand of journalism to protect, but abandoned it the second it decided to let Palin co-host the network institution.

CNN’s Howard Kurtz Tries Too Hard In Calling Out Fox News & MSNBC For Trayvon Martin Coverage

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In the past week of the media covering Trayvon MartinHoward Kurtz observed that MSNBC and Fox News seemed to be acting in lieu of the prosecution and the defense, completely leaving the justice system by the wayside. Hosts on the liberal network are taking a much more aggressive line, especially in Lawrence O’Donnell‘s now-infamous interview with George Zimmerman acquaintance Joe Oliver, while the more conservative network has been more open to the idea that Martin may have done something to initiate an attack of self-defense.

Keith Olbermann Complained To Current That Car Service Drivers ‘Smelled, Talked To Him’

On the heels of Countdown host Keith Olbermann‘s firing from Current TV, the network and sources close to it have been quick to buttress their case for the dismissal with details of the temperamental star’s antics. One such source tells Mediaite, among other things, that Olbermann went through 8 different car services (he doesn’t drive), and complained to the network that some of the drivers “smelled,” and “talked to him,” the latter detail echoing a leak that once dogged then-Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.

Cenk Uygur Defends Al Sharpton Against Howard Kurtz: ‘God Bless Rev. Sharpton’

Over the weekend, Reliable Sources host Howard Kurtz slammed MSNBC for allowing Rev. Al Sharpton to cover the Trayvon Martin story, while leading rallies and protests at the same time. Rev. Sharpton picked up an unlikely ally Tuesday night, as The Young Turks‘ Cenk Uygur, who has been sharply critical of The Rev in the past, came to his defense, saying “God bless Rev. Sharpton. He’s bringing to light an issue that needed that light, that needed that attention.”