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Journalist Howard Kurtz, pictured below at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, has left online news and commentary site The Daily Beast, a day after the website retracted one of his blog posts about the coming out of NBA player Jason Collins. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

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Journalist Howard Kurtz, pictured at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, has left online news and the commentary site The Daily Beast, a day after the website retracted one of his blog posts about the coming out of NBA player Jason Collins. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

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Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of the Daily Beast, announced Thursday that her publication had "parted company" with media critic Howard Kurtz after his false assertion about basketball player Jason Collins.

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Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of the Daily Beast, announced Thursday that her publication had "parted company" with media critic Howard Kurtz after his false assertion about basketball player Jason Collins.

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** FILE ** Journalist Howard Kurtz was fired from his position with The Daily Beast after an article he wrote on openly gay basketball player Jason Collins. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** CBS newsman Bob Schieffer (right) shakes hands with CNN's Howard Kurtz as they arrive for Walter Cronkite's funeral at St. Bartholomew's Church on Park Avenue in New York on Thursday, July 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)