This Week On #MediaBuzz

KT McFarland said Hamas is getting away with winning the propaganda war by putting its civilians at risk and playing up civilian casualties. Fred Francis said there is asymmetrical journalism in coverage of the war because the Palestinians block journalists from the sites where they hide weapons. Lauren Ashburn said MSNBC was wrong to tell a Palestinian-American former contributor that she should expect a backlash for criticizing the network's coverage. Leland Vittert spoke of how hard it is to see dead civilians in the Middle East and how it's hard to pack the nuances into a 90-second report. On the favorable coverage of Elizabeth Warren, Joe Concha and Jackie Kucinich agreed that it is mainly about Hillary Clinton being without a challenger. And Howie responded to Jon Stewart over his "MediaBuzz" interview with John McCain.

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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.