The Canadian PressMay 2, 2013 17:15
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Columnist Howard Kurtz has left online news and commentary site The Daily Beast, a day after the website retracted one of his blog posts about the coming out of NBA player Jason Collins.
Both Kurtz and Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown confirmed his departure over Twitter.
Kurtz did not acknowledge any link between the retraction and his departure.
He tweeted that "we began to move in different directions, both sides agreed it was best to part company."
He added that "this was in the works for some time."