UPDATED. At least, that’s what Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple says about Baltimore Sun TV critic David Zurawik. Ouch.
The two boys are evidently feuding about Zurawik’s comments about former first daughter Chelsea Clinton’s appearance as a correspondent on NBC, according to Media Bistro’s FishbowlDC.
When Zurawik appeared recently on CNN’s Reliable Source, he said, “Steve Capus, the president of NBC News, in his shameless hype for this journalistically bankrupt decision, said it’s as if Chelsea has been preparing all her life for this thing. Based on the first show we saw, if that’s true, it’s been a largely wasted life.”
He added, "And as mean as that might sound, I don’t take it back, really.”
Wemple, meanwhile, called him “childish and misanthropic” and said his take on Chelsea was “rehearsed.”
There’s more snide back and forth with Zurawik calling Wemple a “water carrier” for the Clintons on his blog Z on TV.
FishbowlDC is continuing to follow the story. They’re waiting for comments from Zurawik. As they say, stay tuned.
Correction: In an earlier version, we had an incomplete quote for David Zurawik.