Tina Brown to Howard Kurtz: ‘Didn’t I fire you for serial inaccuracy?’

By Alex Weprin Comment

Over the weekend Newsweek was sold to IBT Media, thus ending a less-than-prestigious run under the leadership of Barry Diller and Tina Brown. Now, the analysis has started, with a number of reporters diving in to try and figure out what went wrong.

Former Newsweek/Daily Beast DC bureau chief Howard Kurtz, who is now Fox News Channel’s media correspondent, shared a NY Times article about Brown’s leadership of the magazine on Twitter, while adding that “this captures the chaos, waste and dysfunction.”

Tina Brown did not take the comment kindly:

When Kurtz parted ways with The Daily Beast (he left CNN in June), he said it “was in the works for some time.” Brown’s comment seems to put that in doubt.

Related: Check out our video tour of the Newsweek/Daily Beast offices (then under the leadership of Brown and Diller), here.