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CNN's Kurtz apologizes for errors in Collins story

May 5th, 2013 12:44 pm by Associated Press

CNN's Kurtz apologizes for errors in Collins story

This April 25, 2012 file photo shows journalist Howard Kurtz at the world premiere of "Knife Fight" during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Kurtz is apologizing for several errors in a column he wrote about gay basketball player Jason Collins t

NEW YORK (AP) — Media critic Howard Kurtz is apologizing for several errors in a column he wrote about gay basketball player Jason Collins this past week.

Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources." He brought two other media critics onto his show Sunday to question him about the story written on The Daily Beast suggesting Collins had hidden a previous engagement to a woman when he came out as gay in a Sports Illustrated story.

In fact, Collins had disclosed the engagement.

Kurtz says he was not only wrong on the facts, but he also shouldn't have written the story in the first place and was too slow to correct himself.

He promised to rebuild trust with viewers and asked them to consider his full career as a media critic.


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