Howard Kurtz Lied About Business Ties To Fox News Contributor

J.K. Trotter · 01/14/14 12:00PM

Fox News anchor Howard Kurtz has repeatedly claimed, most famously during a live interrogation on CNN, that his relationship with Fox News contributor Lauren Ashburn amounted to a “limited venture” for which the MediaBuzz host was compensated on a piecemeal “freelance basis.” Confidential documents obtained by Gawker, however, tell a dramatically different story.

Howie Kurtz's Strange Video Show Has Government Ties [UPDATED]

Sam Biddle · 05/03/13 03:06PM

Don't feel too bad for the recently canned Daily Beast pundit: Howard Kurtz still has the Daily Download, the bizarre internet talk show that kept him curiously busy even when he had a day job. And it's more than just some hokey hobby—Kurtz's pet production is under federal contract.