Howard Fineman

Matthews on Matthews: “I’m the best.”

Matthews on Matthews: “I’m the best.”

Ronald Reagan used to urged his GOP faithful to “never speak ill” of other Republicans. The Gipper is probably pounding the inside of his casket these days. Now Chris Matthews of Hardball says he doesn’t believe journalists should talk about other journalists. He did so, of course, after speaking about a number of others in […]

Even Democrats think Conway attack on Paul went too far

Even Democrats think Conway attack on Paul went too far

Democrats cringe when asked about Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway‘s latest attack ad against Republican opponent and tea party favorite Rand Paul in their contentious race. Sen. Claire McCAskill is one Democrat willing to go on the record saying Conway went “way over the line” in the ad that attacks Paul for an alleged participation […]

New media? Everything new is old again

New media? Everything new is old again

Washington Post media writer Howard Kurtz shocked his colleagues and even his critics this week when he announced he was leaving the Post after 29 years to join The Daily Beast, a web-only news site run by Tina Brown. Kurtz is just the latest high-profile “mainstream” media journalist to abandon a “traditional” news outlet for […]