Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn were on “The Factor” tonight to discuss media coverage of the Michael Brown shooting and the Ferguson protests.

Kurtz said the media is inflaming the situation, referring to the coverage in Ferguson as nightly reality TV. According to Kurtz, some are doing a good job, while others are grandstanding.


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The host of "Media Buzz" said he was also surprised to hear CNN’s Jake Tapper say that there is no threat in Ferguson.

He also slammed MSNBC as the “Michael Brown defense network, led by Al Sharpton.”

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