How blue is the moon? Here is a good point from Media Matters on the eternally conflicted Howard Kurtz, who attributed the latest uptick in birther coverage on cable to Chris Matthews:
First, here is Howard Kurtz of the WaPo and CNN on the birther coverage:
And Jamison Foser of Media Matters:
No mention of CNN. No mention of Lou Dobbs. No mention of Jonathan Klein's defense of Dobbs. Instead, Kurtz singles out Chris Matthews, who has been debunking the birther nonsense, as the person primarily responsible for it, rather than Lou Dobbs, who has been promoting it.
And, as I'm sure you know by now, CNN pays Howard Kurtz a nice chunk of change. Might that have anything to do with his refusal to hold CNN -- whose president, Jonathan Klein, defends Dobbs' promotion of birther conspiracy theories -- responsible for their conduct?
Over to Mickey!