This Week On #MediaBuzz

On the plane shootdown in Ukraine, Lauren Ashburn said the 24/7 coverage was crowding out other stories, Jim Pinkerton said pundits like Geraldo Rivera were right to immediately blame Putin, and Juan Williams said the media were unfairly blaming President Obama for taking time to relax during crises. The panel disagreed on a New Jersey station forcing out a reporter who spoke out about black crime, and Lauren said it was a selfish stunt for Jose Antonio Vargas to go to the border despite his illegal immigrant status. John McCain accused some commentators of being apologists for the Obama foreign policy, said he used to get angrier over negative stories and that the media started portraying him as a "grumpy old man" only after Obama succeeded George W. Bush. And Charlie Gasparino said CBS's Les Moonves would love to buy CNN if Rupert Murdoch is successful in buying Time Warner and spins off the news channel.

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Our new media program analyzes the coverage of a wide range of topics, including technology, social media, politics, culture and sports. Our panelists debate the week’s hottest press issues and top journalists join us for in-depth interviews.

About Howard Kurtz

Howard Kurtz currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's "#mediabuzz" (Sundays 11 AM-12 PM ET). Based in Washington, D.C., he joined the network in July 2013 and debuted on "Special Report with Bret Baier".

About Lauren Ashburn

Lauren Ashburn joined the network in 2013 and currently serves as a Washington-based contributor for FOX News Channel.