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CNNís Kurtz apologizes for errors in Collins story
Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2013 1:13 PM EDT | David Bauder

Posted on 05/06/2013 3:21:34 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Media critic Howard Kurtz used his CNN show on Sunday to point a finger at himself, apologizing for a story on gay basketball player Jason Collins that he said was riddled with errors and shouldn’t have been written in the first place.

The extraordinary edition of CNN’s “Reliable Sources” contained not only his apology but also a session with two other media critics who sharply questioned Kurtz’s credibility.

Kurtz wrote in The Daily Beast that Collins, the NBA center who made headlines last week by being the first active player in one of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues to come out as gay, had hidden a previous engagement to a woman in his announcement. In fact, Collins revealed the engagement in his first-person Sports Illustrated story and in a subsequent interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: apology; badjournalism; homosexualagenda; howardkurtz; jasoncollins

1 posted on 05/06/2013 3:21:34 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The thing is...Collins was a unremarkable player. He was lucky in terms of limited injuries throughout his NBA career, but other than this press talk....there’s nothing about the guy that you’d say for the next forty years.


2 posted on 05/06/2013 3:35:28 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Olog-hai

Somehow being “gay” (and a fraud, ask his GF) makes one a celebrity.

He is likely one of the worst players in the NFL, what did he get, like 6 points all season?


3 posted on 05/06/2013 3:39:41 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

NBA, lol


4 posted on 05/06/2013 3:39:53 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai

You cannot be knocking them queers Brother. They are the new untouchables.


5 posted on 05/06/2013 3:41:46 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

What if this guy is just manipulating the media and the left into a massive show of support in order to prolong his career? Who’s to say he is or isn’t?


6 posted on 05/06/2013 3:46:50 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Becoming a media darling and spokesgay for some organization is possible, but he is still a terrible player for a professional.


7 posted on 05/06/2013 3:49:34 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

After t he Knicks v. Pacer game, it’s hard to tell the difference.


8 posted on 05/06/2013 4:53:22 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

lol


9 posted on 05/06/2013 4:55:14 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Great.

Thanks to this, the Fact that he was indeed once engaged to a woman will become a Conspiracy Theory.


10 posted on 05/06/2013 5:42:49 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I don’t think he can prolong his career much longer due to age....

....but hello broadcasting offer.


11 posted on 05/06/2013 5:43:41 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lacrew

What a queer set of events!


12 posted on 05/06/2013 9:58:51 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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