Media BuzzMeter Episodes (25)
Nashville School Shooting Fuels Debate Over Guns and Transgender Activists
Howie Kurtz weighs in on the Nashville shooting sparking arguments on gender identity and gun reform, Pence being ordered to testify on Jan. 6th, and Sam Bankman-Fried getting charged with trying to bribe Chinese officials.
DeSantis' Best Shot: Media Momentum from Beating Trump in a Couple of Early Primaries
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Trump walking back 'death and destruction' comments in Hannity interview, the IRS giving Matt Taibbi an odd house call, and Trump possibly losing swing votes if he dwells on the past.
N.Y. Post Turns on Trump and His Baseball Bat Photo
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Trump lawyer admitting baseball bat photo was 'ill-advised', Trump arrest 'deepfakes' being spread for different reasons, and Elon Musk saying Twitter is worth half of what he paid for it.
Trump Warns of ‘Death and Destruction’ If He’s Indicted
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Trump saying there will be 'death and destruction' if he is indicted, TikTok CEO testifying before Congress over national security concerns, and conservatives building an A.I. chatbot of their own.
Viral Deepfakes Show Trump Being Arrested (Which Hasn't Happened Yet)
Howie Kurtz weighs in on 'deepfakes' being spread claiming to show Trump's arrest, a possible Trump indictment boosting his MAGA base, and Rep. James Comer becoming Biden's main antagonist.
Trump Said to Want Perp Walk as His Pending Indictment Dominates News
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Trump welcoming a possible perp walk to energize supporters, judge saying Trump misled his attorneys over classified documents, and remembering the reasons behind the Iraq War.
Trump, DeSantis Duel Over Porn Star Payments as Indictment Looms
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Trump and Governor DeSantis trading jabs, Trump's lawyer asking judge to throw out Georgia grand jury report, and CNN struggling with ratings.
A Media Frenzy Over Trump's Prediction Of Arrest, Call For Protests
Howard Kurtz weighs in on former President Donald Trump's possible indictment on Tuesday, and the notion that both the Republican and Democratic parties are beginning to lean back towards the center.
Trump Plans Political War If He’s Indicted, Running Against Unfair Prosecutors
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Trump planning an attack for looming indictment, banks pledging billions to save First Republic Bank, and protests erupting in France over rise in pension age.
Conservative Editor Says Republicans are Delusional If They Think Biden Will Be Easy to Beat
Howie Kurtz highlights how Republicans shouldn't be underestimating Biden's reelection chances, investigators having another Trump call pressuring Georgia official, and a Texas judge considering banning abortion pill.
If Stormy Case Vs. Trump is So Important, Why Hasn’t It Been Brought Till Now
Howie Kurtz weighs in on how Stormy Daniels vs. Trump case could be leading to an indictment, the media helping Governor DeSantis while also trying to hurt him, and Biden taking a long road to support same-sex marriage.
Silicon Valley Bank Collapse Why Everyone Looks Bad
Howie Kurtz weighs in on the fallout from a pair of failing banks, political backlash after Biden approves drilling project in Alaska, and Trump now blaming Pence for January 6th.
Has Trump Discredited Reaganism in Today’s Republican Campaign?
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Trump trying to transform Reagan Republicans, the media taking shots at Gov. DeSantis, and FOX defending their coverage of the 2020 Election results.
Trump Likely to Be Indicted Soon in Stormy Daniels Case, NYT says
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Trump possibly facing criminal charges in Stormy Daniels case, George Santos' ex-roommate saying he ran an ATM fraud scheme, and John Fetterman's office saying he will be back soon.
Elon Musk Rips FTC for Demanding Info on Him and Journalists
Howie Kurtz weighs in on the FTC demanding internal Twitter documents from Elon Musk, the Senate overturning D.C. crime laws, and Trump possibly considering Kari Lake for his VP pick.
Republicans Denounce, Praise FOX’s Airing of Jan. 6th Footage
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Republicans reacting to Tucker Carlson's footage of Jan. 6th, Trump maintaining a large lead over other GOP candidates, and Chris Rock joking about the 'Oscar slap'.
A 2024 Campaign in Which All Contenders Are Afraid to Attack the Front-Runners
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Republican candidates shying away from attacking Trump, Tucker Carlson releasing exclusive Jan. 6th video footage, and Scott Adams refusing to apologize for racial comments.
Biden's Dilemma: Support for Ukraine Aid Slipping at Home
Howie Kurtz weighs in on support for supplying Ukraine aid falling in the U-S, DeSantis appointing Disney oversight board member with history of derogatory remarks against gays, and a second Norfolk Southern train derailing in Ohio.
House Ethics Panel Will Probe the Many Lies of George Santos
Howie Kurtz covers President Biden saying he won't veto if the GOP blocks new DC city council crime laws, House Ethics Committee launching an investigation into George Santos, and the DOJ saying Trump can be sued for Jan. 6th insurrection.
Trump vs. the GOP: The War Over Cutting Medicare and Social Security
Howie Kurtz weighs in on the GOP being split over cutting entitlement programs, big Republican names skipping CPAC, and Lori Lightfoot playing the race card after loss.
Supremes Likely to Toss Biden's Student Debt Relief
Howie Kurtz discusses the Supreme Court being skeptical of Biden's student loan relief program, the FBI and DOJ arguing over Trump document raid, and FBI Chief Wray saying lab leak most likely cause of pandemic.
'Fringe' Lab-Leak Theory, Once Barred from Public Debate, Now Backed by Energy Department
Howie Kurtz weighs in on the Energy Department backing the COVID-19 lab leak theory, Chicago mayoral election possibly heading to a run-off, and Commanders owner Dan Snyder making demands of other NFL owners.
Hundreds of Papers Drop Dilbert After Creator Scott Adam’s Racist Rant
Howie Kurtz weighs in on newspapers dropping 'Dilbert' comic strip after creator's racist remarks, Republican support of Trump slipping over electability, and Jill Biden giving a strong indication her husband will run again.
Toxic Train Blame Game: Buttigieg Hits Past Deregulation, Trump Talks Ratings
Howie Kurtz weighs in on Trump's and others' visits to the Ohio derailment being all about politics, the judge ruling that Trump and Christopher Wray can be ordered to testify in the FBI firing case, and a Georgia forewoman going on a strange media tour.
Buttigieg Finally Visiting Ohio Train Wreck Site, a Day After Trump
Howie Kurtz highlights Secretary Buttigieg visiting the Ohio train derailment, Tim Scott fueling presidential run speculation, and Ivanka and Jared getting a subpoena in Jan. 6th investigation.