CNN's Howard Kurtz Rebukes MSNBC's Mitchell

Posted: Aug 19, 2008 11:44 AM
Media expert Howard Kurtz said MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell acted unwisely in passing on the Obama conspiracy theory that McCain cheated at the Saddleback forum in his weekly WaPo chat.

"Mitchell's defense is that she was just repeating a charge made by Obama aides," Kurtz wrote. "I would not have raised it without evidence, or at least without someone from the Obama camp going on the record. Otherwise you're just giving them a free shot without his campaign having to back it up."