Today’s assignment? Taking digs at BuzzFeed over #GoldenShowerGate (hey, urine luck I kept pee jokes to a minimum today). And that’s great because BuzzFeed is the internet’s version of an ingrown toenail (see REAL HATE: BuzzFeed Tries to Overthrow ‘Fixer Upper’ Stars and BuzzFeed Faces Major Backlash for Racist Video). But when even MSNBC is calling you fake news? Ouch.
Ben Smith and his little island of misfit androids of butch-cutted lesbians, might want to take a long hard look at some of their life choices. After an overdue shower. Golden or regular.
“You talk about context and you talk about putting responsibility on the readers,” the MTP Daily host stated. “But at the same time, don’t you have responsibility of not spreading false information? Are you knowingly spreading false information?”
Smith followed that up by invoking fake news, which led Todd to fire back.
“I’ve known you a long time, but you just published fake news.”
Literally, fake news. BuzzFeed even admitted in the post the Russian report was unverified, parts of it were false. But, like YOLO because Obama’s birth certificate or something. We report rumors, you decide if you want to believe them or not. Hillary loves women. Here’s a list of the top 17 ways Trump will make a terrible president. Take a quiz, find out if you would enjoy a slutty golden shower.
And guess what, Ben Smith? All you did was make reporting that much harder for actual news outlets who want to hold the President accountable. Because now Donald can point to both BuzzFeed and CNN and say “They just hate me, so they frankly publish fake news to try to take me out.” Which, by the way, is exactly what CNN and BuzzFeed did here. They figuratively handed 1,000 rounds of .308 ammo to Trump which he can use, with credibility now, when the media reports on him. Fire in the hole.
And the media wonders why we don’t like them. These are your best and brightest little journalist starlets, America.