The night of June 20 was a rough one at Buzzfeed, the nasty hard-left clickbait site. How do we know? Partly because of their depressed coverage of the Georgia special election results, and partly because a new book tells us what it was like around the Buzzfeed offices election night 2016.
The irony. After taking Miss USA to task over her statement on health care as a “privilege,” rather than a “right,” BuzzFeed has detailed the horrific failings of a significant public health care system.
On May 30, Karla Zabludovsky of BuzzFeed News wrote a piece exposing the Venezuela’s dysfunctional health care system. The piece, entitled ‘These People Had A Chance At Life. Venezuela Is Taking It Away,’ exposed the breakdown of socialist Venezuela’s public health care system. “The health care system is on the brink of total collapse and patients who thought they were in the clear are back to fighting a harsh reality,” wrote Zabludovsky. “Doctors . . . perform surgery with antiquated equipment in operating rooms cleaned with dirty water.”
Should a teenager dressed in an outfit fashioned out of condoms be considered fashion? Buzzfeed thought so.
In a recent article, Jina Moore told the story of two teenage girls who “stole the show” at their local high school’s fashion show in New York City. Karolina Montes and Zoe Balestri walked on the catwalk dressed in Planned Parenthood stickers and bright pink condoms, fashioned in the style of ball gowns. The girls told the reporter that they wanted their dresses to “have some sort of meaning.”
At the Washington Post's "The Fix" blog, which purports to provide readers with meaningful "analysis," general assignment reporter Avi Selk has one of the more bogus "scoops" one will ever see — and yes, it's even dumber than the "scoop" about President Donald Trump's ice cream-heating habits Time.com "broke" earlier this month. Selk is all fired up because he thinks that Donald Trump, after ridiculing President Barack Obama for bowing before foreign rulers for several years, has been caught "bowing" before Saudi King Salman.
This might be difficult to believe, but it happened. On Monday, BuzzFeed News published a story entitled “People Say The Republican Congressman Who Was Allegedly Run Off The Road Is Ignoring Them” included some implied approval with a Republican Congressman David Kustoff (Tenn.) allegedly being run off the road by an angry liberal constituent.
In a segment on media bias on his Wednesday evening Fox News show, there was an interesting juxtaposition between host Tucker Carlson's short opening flashback to a conversation with Reuters reporter and White House Correspondents Association President Jeff Mason at Reuters and the live conversation he had with Buzzfeed Editor Ben Smith. Smith incredibly insisted that "people don't get into the business of reporting ... because we are political activists."
Appearing on BuzzFeed News editor-in-chief Ben Smith’s podcast released Wednesday, CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter covered a number of topics, including the touting of his gooey Washington Post profile, knocking Trump rallies as “poison,” denying that he’s been “freaked out” over this Trump era, and the admirable joy he has for becoming a father.
Thirstier than an ultra-marathoner lost in Death Valley in mid-July. Hyping the entertainment magazine's latest cover, Co-Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller gushed this week, "How cool does Chelsea Clinton look on our Power of Women, NY, cover?" Welcome to the liberal media's manufacturing of "cool." Leather jacket? Check. Overzealous airbrushing? Check. Humanizing grin? Check. Democratic establishment pedigree? Checkity-check-check.
Posts over the next several days will show that certain left-leaning websites and existing left-leaning news organizations have figured out that they can employ the technique of "fact-checking," perhaps once nobly intended, as a handy device to advance a left-supporting, right-bashing agenda.
Now that Facebook and more recently Google have designated it as one of several approved "fake news" identifiers, the profile of Snopes.com, a website which has been using “fact-checking” as a shield to advance a left-supporting, right-bashing agenda for over two decades, has risen. Its quality certainly hasn't. Recently, the website shamelessly used the same sensible argument others have used for decades about the gender-based "pay gap" myth to defend Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who rejects that very same argument.
Buzzfeed senior culture writer Anne Helen Petersen wrote on Thursday what could only be described as a hit piece on President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter Ivanka by throwing shade at her faith, family, and feminism. Peterson claimed that her piece, “Ivanka Trump And The Aesthetics Of Denial,” was to “analyze Ivanka's celebrity and how she's crafted that image on social media,” which was interesting since Peterson actually had to issue that statement to clarify the meaning of her story.