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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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NBA veteran Jason Collins, left, marches in Boston's gay pride parade alongside U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a college roommate, second right, and Kennedy's wife Lauren Anne Birchfield, center, Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Boston. (Associated Press)

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NBA veteran Jason Collins, left, marches in Boston's gay pride parade alongside U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a college roommate, second right, and Kennedy's wife Lauren Anne Birchfield, center, Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Boston. (Associated Press)

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Oprah Winfrey with NBA basketball player Jason Collins during an interview for "Oprah's Next Chapter," in Beverly Hills, Calif. Officials at three publishing houses said Monday that they had been contacted about a planned memoir by Collins, the first active player in any of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay. (AP Photo/OWN, Chuck Hodes)

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In a Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 file photo, Boston Celtics' Jason Collins poses during Celtics NBA basketball media day at the team's training facility in Waltham, Mass. NBA veteran center Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay. Collins wrote a first-person account posted Monday, April 29, 2013 on Sports Illustrated's website. He finished this past season with the Washington Wizards and is now a free agent. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, 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** Washington Wizards center Jason Collins (right) battles for a rebound against Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich during the first half of the Bulls' 95-92 win in Chicago on April 17, 2013. (Associated Press)

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In this photo provided by ABC, NBA basketball veteran Jason Collins (left) poses for a photo with television journalist George Stephanopoulos on April 29, 2013, in Los Angeles. In a first-person article posted earlier that day on Sports Illustrated's website, Collins became the first active player in one of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay. (Associated Press/ABC)

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In this photo provided by ABC, NBA basketball veteran Jason Collins (left) poses for a photo with television journalist George Stephanopoulos on April 29, 2013, in Los Angeles. In a first-person article posted earlier that day on Sports Illustrated's website, Collins became the first active player in one of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay. (Associated Press/ABC)

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Washington Wizards center Jason Collins (right) battles for a rebound against Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the four major sports leagues to come out as gay. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Washington Wizards center Jason Collins (right) battles for a rebound against Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the four major sports leagues to come out as gay. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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In a Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 file photo, Boston Celtics' Jason Collins poses during Celtics NBA basketball media day at the team's training facility in Waltham, Mass. NBA veteran center Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay. Collins wrote a first-person account posted Monday, April 29, 2013 on Sports Illustrated's website. He finished this past season with the Washington Wizards and is now a free agent. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

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In a Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 file photo, Boston Celtics' Jason Collins poses during Celtics NBA basketball media day at the team's training facility in Waltham, Mass. NBA veteran center Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay. Collins wrote a first-person account posted Monday, April 29, 2013 on Sports Illustrated's website. He finished this past season with the Washington Wizards and is now a free agent. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

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**FILE** Washington Wizards center Jason Collins (right) battles for a rebound against Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich during the first half of the Bulls' 95-92 win in Chicago on April 17, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Washington Wizards center Jason Collins (right) battles for a rebound against Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich during the first half of the Bulls' 95-92 win in Chicago on April 17, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** NBA center Jason Collins poses during the Boston Celtics' media day at the team's training facility in Waltham, Mass., on Sept. 28, 2012. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** NBA center Jason Collins poses during the Boston Celtics' media day at the team's training facility in Waltham, Mass., on Sept. 28, 2012. (Associated Press)