Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Only Hookers Use Planned Parenthood

by Howard Kurtz Info
Howard Kurtz

Howard Kurtz is The Daily Beast's Washington bureau chief. He also hosts CNN's weekly media program Reliable Sources on Sundays at 11 a.m. ET. The longtime media reporter and columnist for The Washington Post, Kurtz is the author of five books.

The radio host, who appeared to suggest on his show Monday that only “hookers” depend on Planned Parenthood, may be departing Fox News. But the polarized media culture he’s thrived in—one that rewards politicians and TV types for inflammatory talk that draws an audience—lives on. Howard Kurtz on the lucrative lure of going too far.

By the time Fox News decided to bid farewell to Glenn Beck, he had descended deep into the fetid swamp of conspiracy theories.

And yet he was doing exactly what the network wanted—not with the content of his chalkboard rants, but with the incendiary nature of his commentary.

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