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Don’t Mess With Tina Brown

Et tu, Howard Kurtz?

1. On Monday morning, Howard Kurtz — who left Tina Brown’s Daily Beast in May after reporting a major error — tweeted a New York Times article exploring how the Daily Beast’s partnership with Newsweek went sour.


HowardKurtz

@HowardKurtz

Tina tried hard to save Newsweek, which was probably impossible, but this captures the chaos, waste and dysfunction http://t.co/26A0HUhqAR

2. Then his former boss replied.


Tina Brown

@TheTinaBeast

Hey @HowardKurtz am I forgetting something or didn’t I fire you for serial inaccuracy? Shurely shome mishtake as British hacks like to say..

6. Update: Monday, Aug. 5, 3:10 p.m.


In an email to BuzzFeed’s Kate Aurthur (and to Politico), Howard Kurtz declined to fight back.

“I’m going to take the high road and say I’m proud of my accomplishments at the Beast and wish Tina and my friends there all the best.”

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Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Jessica Testa at jessica.testa@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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