Monday, September 06, 2004

Maybe that's when Howie was taking his pee break?

Stuck for information over Labor Day weekend (or perhaps pre-boiling a column so he and the Mrs. could make that one last jaunt to Rehoboth), Howard Kurtz really sticks it to the media elite today. Or, once again, seems-to-stick-it-but-doesn't-really-have-the-goods. (You mean, news networks put political operatives on the air? Really???) Apart from not seeming to understand the difference between a journalist and a pundit, he also must have missed the BEST moment of the Republican convention. Turning to that good ol' chestnut of the worn-out columnist, the "awards" list, he writes:

Most Confrontational Moment: When MSNBC's Chris Matthews kept pressing Sen. Zell Miller during a remote interview, drawing this response: "I wish I was over there, where I could get a little closer up into your face!"

Okay, so a 21st century U.S. Senator pretty much challenges someone to a duel on national television, and that's NOT the moment you choose to write about?

Enjoy the beach, Howie.