Tina Brown Says She Fired Howie Kurtz For ‘Serial Inaccuracy’

Tina Brown took a very pointed shot at Howie Kurtz over Twitter on Monday after the longtime media critic linked to a story that he said captured the “the chaos, waste and dysfunction” that typified her time overseeing the merger between Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

That tweet prompted Brown, still the editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, to fire back at Kurtz, claiming that she fired him for “serial inaccuracy.”

Kurtz stepped down in May as Washington bureau chief of The Daily Beast after the outlet was forced to retract writing an error-filled piece on Jason Collins, the professional basketball player who came out of the closet, but he insisted that his resignation had nothing to do with the article. In June, Kurtz joined Fox News Channel.

Newsweek was sold to International Business Times over the weekend. Brown also used Twitter on Monday to mark the end of her “Newsweek adventure,” comparing her effort to rescue the struggling news magazine to turning around the U.S. Postal Service:

 

 

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