Media BuzzMeter Episodes (25)
Trump Lawyers Make Case to DOJ, Suggesting Indictment May Be Near
Howie Kurtz weighs in on the investigation into Trump's classified documents nearing an end, Ron DeSantis seemingly avoiding media appearances, and Cornel West announcing his presidential run.
CNN's Chris Licht Under Fire as He Tries to Transform the Network
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Chuck Todd being replaced by Kristen Welker as 'Meet the Press' host, Chris Licht facing criticism over changes to CNN and Biden's putting his age in the spotlight again after falling.
Debt Bill Passes Senate: Did Biden Cede the Stage to McCarthy?
Howie Kurtz weighs in on the Senate passing the debt limit bill, President Biden falling on stage after a speech, and Ron DeSantis snapping at a reporter's question.
Media Explode Over Tape Showing Trump Took War Plan to Attack Iran
Howie Kurtz highlights Trump admitting to keeping military plans to attack Iran, the House passing a debt limit bill compromise, and Trump attacking DeSantis over his handling of COVID.
House to Vote on Debt Deal as Right, Left Slam Biden-McCarthy Compromise
Howie Kurtz discusses both sides disliking the debt limit compromise, Trump attacking his former press secretary, and British morning show falling apart over sex scandal.
As Ron DeSantis Ramps Up, He’s Battling Both Trump and the Media
Howie Kurtz weighs in on the media dissecting Ron DeSantis' personality and politics, the debt ceiling debt stilling facing hurdles, and 'Succession' delivering its finale.
Best of the Media Buzz Meter: Twitter Meltdown Mars DeSantis Launch as He Hits Media and Wokeness
This episode first aired on May 25th, 2023. Howie Kurtz weighs in on Ron DeSantis' disastrous campaign launch on Twitter, DeSantis also failing to show any personality during the announcement, and Trump praising his supporters' actions on January 6th.
DeSantis Finally Taking on Trump After Embarrassing Twitter Rollout
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Ron DeSantis going after Trump following campaign announcement, Trump staff moving boxes of classified documents a day before the FBI came, and the Oath Keepers founder being sentenced to eighteen years.
Twitter Meltdown Mars DeSantis Launch as He Hits Media and Wokeness
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Ron DeSantis having a disastrous campaign launch on Twitter, DeSantis also failing to show any personality during announcement, and Trump continuing to praise his supporters' actions on January 6th.
Why DeSantis is Launching on Twitter As Many Pundits Write Him Off
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Ron DeSantis announcing his bid for president, both Trump and DeSantis once backing a raise in the retirement age, and a judge ordering Trump to obey protective order in Stormy Daniels case.
Tim Scott Declares for President: Does He Have a Shot?
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Senator Tim Scott announcing his presidential run, Biden and McCarthy meeting again on the debt ceiling, and the EU fining Meta over a billion dollars for data transfers.
Russia Sanctions Opponents of Trump, Including Many Journalists and Pundits
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Moscow sanctioning many U.S. journalists and enemies of Trump, some GOP-controlled states changing abortion tactics, and a political hit piece attacking Ron DeSantis' wife.
Dianne Feinstein Much Sicker Than She Acknowledged, Paper Reveals
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Senator Feinstein not revealing just how sick she has been, pro-life groups blasting Trump over national ban comments, and Disney canceling plans for a 1-billion dollar development in Florida.
Joe Scarborough Declares Biden Cogent Based on Private Nighttime Calls
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Joe Scarborough sharing what President Biden tells him in private calls, Barack Obama saying he worries most about a divided media, and no new charges being filed in final the Durham report.
Durham Report Hailed by Trump Allies, Dismissed by Left as a Dud
Howie Kurtz weighs in on the Durham report finding fault with FBI over Trump-Russia probe, a man with a bat attacking congressman's staff, and Rudy Giuliani being sued for sexual harassment.
Will a Trump CNN-Like Performance Overwhelm Biden?
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Trump celebrating the praise and backlash from his CNN town hall, Ron DeSantis' approach to a possible presidential run not working, and car makers removing AM radios from vehicles.
CNN Denounced for Trump Interview 'Disaster,' Even By Many Staffers
Howie Kurtz weighs in on CNN getting blasted inside and out over Trump town hall, Marine veteran being charged with manslaughter in choke hold death, and Elon Musk announcing a new CEO of Twitter.
CNN Town Hall Goes Off The Rails as Kaitlan Collins Tries Fact-Checking Trump
Howie Kurtz weighs in on CNN trying to fact-check Trump in real time during town hall, the White House bracing for border surge after 'Title 42' ends, and Elizabeth Holmes returning to the media spotlight.
The Fallout: Trump Liable for Sexual Assault and Defamation, Denounces $5-Million Verdict
Howie Kurtz weighs in on a jury finding Trump liable for sexual assault and defamation, a 13-count indictment against George Santos being unsealed, and Senator Dianne Feinstein returning to D.C.
E. Jean Carroll's Lawyer in Rape Case Says Trump Didn't Show Up Because He's Guilty
Howie Kurtz covers the lawyer for E. Jean Carroll suggesting Trump didn't testify because he is guilty, Trump attacking Gov. DeSantis' conservative record, and Tiger Woods' ex-girlfriend suing over a non-disclosure agreement.
Trump Won’t Testify in Rape Trial as Plaintiff’s Friends Analyze Case on MSNBC
Howie Kurtz weighs in on how Trump won't be testifying in E. Jean Carroll rape trial, President Biden's approval rating sinking to a career low, and new details on intelligence leaker showing he was fixated on shadowy conspiracy theories.
Conservative Activist Secretly Funneled Money to Clarence Thomas’ Wife Ginni
Howie Kurtz weighs in on a right-wing judicial activist secretly directing funds to Ginni Thomas, four 'Proud Boys' members being charged with seditious conspiracy and Trump justifying 'Access Hollywood' comments during rape case.
False Flag? Ukraine Denies Firing Drones at the Kremlin
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Ukraine denying they fired drones at the Kremlin, judge dismissing Trump's lawsuit against the NY times and his niece, and a Florida bill that limits media protections failing to pass.
Biden Gets Flak from Both Sides As He Sends 1,500 Troops to the Border
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Democrats opposing President Biden sending troops to the border, a second woman testifying she was sexually attacked by Trump, and Trump skipping the first GOP debates.
Hunter Biden, Trying To Cut Child Support For 4-Year-Old Daughter, Says He's Broke
Howard Kurtz discusses Hunter Biden seeking to reduce his child support payments, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warning that the government could run out of money by June 1st, and journalist Maureen Dowd's predicting the death of the American newsroom.