Buzzfeed dropped a bomb of a fake news story Tuesday night alleging a dossier showing Trump connections to Russia.
Other media rightfully set upon them, noting that the alleged dossier had not reported by other media because there was no support for any of the allegations.
Even the very liberal NY Times criticized Buzzfeed saying they, the Times, would not have published the information.
Buzzfeed did not take the criticism well, with CEO Jonah Peretti (who bears a stunning resemblance to the infamous Pajama Boy) saying “We are not going to respond to these divisive comments.”
No, Buzzfeed, it isn’t “newsworthy” if there are no facts to support it.
No, you are not in good company.
Even the NY Times has castigated your lack of journalistic ethics.
You wouldn’t know impactful journalism if you fell over your cutest cat pictures.
You compare yourself to Meryl Streep or the cast of Hamilton?
Perhaps that’s appropriate.
If you are admitting you are also pontificating actors who make up drama for money and attention…