Here’s a burning question: This weekend CNN’s Howard Kurtz has invited The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox onto his media program “Reliable Sources.” In an ideal world you’d think this would mean he’d ask her about the Penguin Books lawsuit to the tune of upwards of $131,000 they filed against her for not writing a book she was allegedly contracted to write.
Cox wouldn’t respond to us about it, but surely Howie can get something out of her, right?
But maybe not. Kurtz has something of a pattern of not asking the hard, timely questions — such as in the case of former Politico reporter Joe Williams, who pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-wife back in May and is on probation until November. Just after the news of the assault broke, Kurtz had him on his program and not surprisingly skipped all questions about it entirely.
We’ll be watching Howie! Can’t wait!