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TMZ's Harvey Levin defended his right to pay for a Ray Rice video, saying all networks pay for some kinds of video, and said the sports media were often too cozy with professional leagues. David Zurawik said such links were too strong in the case of the Baltimore Ravens, and Christine Brennan called for a greater focus on athletes who beat up women. Lauren Ashburn said the media shouldn't keep showing the latest ISIS beheading video, while Jim Geraghty and Dana Milbank said there should be a viewer warning. And there was disagreement on whether the media were pushing the White House into war and adequately warning of the risks, and why the same questions aren't being put aggressively to Congress.

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How can these "celebrities" be offended and shocked that nude pictures of them are now all over the Internet? As non-tech as I am, even I know you don't put anything on your phone or internet you don't want to be made public. The potential is always there, and these "stars" deserve what they get, for being so arrogant and ignorant, if nothing else. Sorry for them, but the best way to prevent this kind of exposure is not to expose yourself. It's not rocket science.

Cecil in Arkansas

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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 (FNC).