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May 2, 2013
The Daily Beast and Howard Kurtz have parted company. Under the direction of our newly named political director John Avlon we have added new momentum and authority to our Washington bureau with columnists such as Jon Favreau, Joshua Dubois and Stuart Stevens joining our outstanding DC team of Eleanor Clift, Daniel Klaidman, Michael Tomasky, Eli Lake, David Frum and Michelle Cottle—giving us one of the best politics teams in the business which was instrumental in this week’s Webby win for Best News site.
A statement from The Daily Beast, revealing they had dropped Howard Kurtz, days after Kurtz wrote a column for the site suggesting that openly-gay NBA star Jason Collins had lied about a prior engagement—despite the fact that Collins had been up front about the situation in interviews and had specifically mentioned the fact in his Sports Illustrated cover story. The publication retracted the column, though Politico notes that the firing may have had just as much to do with Kurtz’s extremely busy schedule. On top of the Beast, Kurtz also hosts CNN’s “Reliable Sources” and writes for “The Daily Download,” a media criticism site.
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January 2, 2013
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June 17, 2012
I obviously still think about that night. I still have some pretty bad headaches from that beating. But I don’t let anger take over when the pain comes. It doesn’t help anything.
Rodney King • Speaking in an April interview with the Daily Beast near the 20th anniversary of the riots his case generated. King underwent years of physical therapy after the beating by police, which left brain injuries. “I can remember one of the officers kicking me in the head and saying ‘n——r’ again and again,” he said. “That’s something you can’t forget, particularly today when so many similar things seem to be happening.” King died Sunday at the age of 47, according to TMZ — and also confirmed by Reuters.
11:21 // 2 years ago
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March 27, 2012
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November 30, 2011
You have nothing to feel ashamed of. I want you to know you didn’t do anything wrong. Please know that you were chosen by a monster. It’s not your fault. You didn’t ask for it and, most of all, you didn’t deserve it.
Writer-director Tyler Perry • In an open letter, published by The Daily Beast, to an 11-year-old alleged victim in the Jerry Sandusky case. “Do you know that at the young age of 11 you had more courage than all the adults who let you down?” he writes. “All of the ones who didn’t go to the proper authorities, all of the ones who were worried about their careers, reputations, or livelihoods. All of the ones who didn’t want to get involved. Or even the ones who tried to convince your mother not to fight. You are stronger than them all! I wonder what they would have done if it were their own child.” You rock, Tyler.
11:00 // 2 years ago
May 22, 2011
thepoliticalpartygirl:

The Daily Beast dissects the iconic photograph of the White House Situation Room as Navy SEALs raided Osama bin Laden’s Abbotobad compound, offering insight into the mysterious room. (For example: it’s not as mysterious as we might think. When not in use for top secret national security operations, any White House employee can hold meetings in the Situation Room). From coffee cups to a blurred photograph to secured laptops, no detail is overlooked.

Kudos to The Daily Beast for finding a new angle on this fairly-played-out story.

thepoliticalpartygirl:

The Daily Beast dissects the iconic photograph of the White House Situation Room as Navy SEALs raided Osama bin Laden’s Abbotobad compound, offering insight into the mysterious room. (For example: it’s not as mysterious as we might think. When not in use for top secret national security operations, any White House employee can hold meetings in the Situation Room). From coffee cups to a blurred photograph to secured laptops, no detail is overlooked.

Kudos to The Daily Beast for finding a new angle on this fairly-played-out story.

16:16 // 3 years ago
April 13, 2011
Sidney Harman, he of late-blooming media empire: Last August, audio mogul Sidney Harman bought Newsweek from The Washington Post Company, setting the stage for the blockbuster merger of the magazine with The Daily Beast (that’s Tina Brown tweeting above). He was 91 at the time. Before this, he was largely known for being one of the men behind the modern speaker. His Harman Kardon corporation, founded in the 1950s, was responsible for selling some of the first high-fidelity stereo speakers to large audiences. He also put in some time as a top Commerce official under Jimmy Carter, and his wife is former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman. He lived a pretty full life. He died last night at 92. source

Sidney Harman, he of late-blooming media empire: Last August, audio mogul Sidney Harman bought Newsweek from The Washington Post Company, setting the stage for the blockbuster merger of the magazine with The Daily Beast (that’s Tina Brown tweeting above). He was 91 at the time. Before this, he was largely known for being one of the men behind the modern speaker. His Harman Kardon corporation, founded in the 1950s, was responsible for selling some of the first high-fidelity stereo speakers to large audiences. He also put in some time as a top Commerce official under Jimmy Carter, and his wife is former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman. He lived a pretty full life. He died last night at 92. source

10:23 // 3 years ago