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Pupils DiL8t
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For what it's worth, BuzzFeed News is standing by its reporting. It's also worth noting that the Special Counsel's statement disputed the reporting's "description of specific statements" and "characterization of documents and testimony," leaving in question the extent to which the overall reporting may have been accurate or inaccurate.

1/21/2019 12:45:38 PM

Pupils DiL8t
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I would also note that, although I didn't see every news report covering the BuzzFeed story, the media outlets that I observed emphasized the fact that they had not been able to verify BuzzFeed's reporting.

1/21/2019 3:53:52 PM

HCH
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Lol. Even Buzzfeed wasn't able to verify the Buzzfeed story.

1/22/2019 12:50:38 PM

Pupils DiL8t
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/20/media/buzzfeed-ben-smith-anthony-cormier/index.html

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"'We're being told to stand our ground. Our reporting is going to be borne out to be accurate, and we're 100% behind it,' investigative reporter Anthony Cormier told CNN's Brian Stelter on 'Reliable Sources' Sunday...

Cormier, who wouldn't reveal his sources when asked, said the story had been in the works for months and went through a 'rigorous' vetting process. The story was reviewed by at least three editors, [BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben] Smith said."

1/22/2019 2:37:47 PM

HCH
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I mean, the special counsel has already described it as inaccurate. But I guess we will see.

1/22/2019 3:44:49 PM

dtownral
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he did not say the conclusions and broader point were inaccurate

1/22/2019 3:47:38 PM

0EPII1
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The Media Botched the Covington Catholic Story
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/media-must-learn-covington-catholic-story/581035

I Failed the Covington Catholic Test
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/julie-irwin-zimmerman-i-failed-covington-catholic-test/580897

Stop Trusting Viral Videos
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/01/viral-clash-students-and-native-americans-explained/580906

The Trump-Era Overcorrection
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/covington-overcorrection/580987

1/23/2019 10:09:27 PM

Arab13
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"OMG LIBERAL MEDIA THREAD !!!! WOO WOO WOO, LOOK AT ME!!!!!!!!!!!"


Most underrated response.

Also, I think it's hilarious that the thread author has essentially fled for the last 8+ years. I guess trumptruck was a bridge too far.

1/30/2019 11:37:28 PM

rwoody
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Buddy, almost everyone from tww has "fled"

1/31/2019 7:11:13 AM

rjrumfel
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I find it hard to believe that the VA Republican gubernatorial election campaign did not dig that blackface/kkk picture up. How was that missed? I mean wouldn't be oppo research 101 to dig up all yearbooks of the opposition candidate?

I also find it hard to believe that the media itself didn't did that up.

2/4/2019 10:51:48 AM

dtownral
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a few people have said they did see it but couldn't verify it so they didn't use it

2/4/2019 10:59:36 AM

rjrumfel
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Yea but just like we saw last week, it wouldn't have needed verification. Someone from Gillespie's camp would have just needed to toss it out there, associate the page with Northam, and let the people do what they do. It would've ended him before he got started. Interesting that didn't happen. Guess they were trying to keep it above-board.

2/4/2019 11:05:09 AM

Cabbage
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"Verify" it?? That's so 20th century.

2/4/2019 11:25:36 AM

dtownral
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CNN is trying to fabricate a controversy by lying and saying that Rep. Omar yelled at and angrily replied to CNN correspondent Manu Raju despite the video clearly showing nothing of the sort

the new left has the establishment so shook

2/15/2019 9:49:02 AM

HCH
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"Lara Logan Slams Media For Becoming Left-Wing "Propagandists" With "Horseshit" Low Standards"


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/02/19/lara_logan_hits_media_for_becoming_left-wing_propagandists_horseshit_low_standards.html

Worth it for the video alone. But this quote is pretty striking.

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" "The media everywhere is mostly liberal. Not just in the U.S. But in this country, 85 percent of journalists are registered Democrats. So that’s just a fact, right?... So the facts are on the side of what you just stated. Most journalists are left or liberal or Democrat or whatever word you want to give it. I always joke about the other 14 percent were too lazy to register. And there’s maybe one percent that’s on the right.""

2/19/2019 1:29:48 PM

dtownral
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ahahahhahaahahaahhhahaa

2/19/2019 1:36:45 PM

thegoodlife3
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https://www.cnn.com/2013/11/26/us/cbs-lara-logan-benghazi-leave/index.html

2/19/2019 1:40:34 PM

NyM410
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Man, good hire by CNN! That’ll show we have no political bias! Maybe Jeff Sessions can host the 9pm hour!

https://twitter.com/whignewtons

[Edited on February 20, 2019 at 10:24 AM. Reason : Lol of course she is a Seth Rich truther too]

2/20/2019 10:16:54 AM

dtownral
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hire some socialists please

2/20/2019 11:48:06 AM

NyM410
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I’m asking this question in earnest but was the run-up to 2016 election investigations in to Benghazi and EMMAIIILLLSS by the GOP-controlled Congress covered as “will the overreach hurt them” or was it just about the investigations.

Anecdotally it almost always seems that the MSM falls directly into the GOP narrative.

3/5/2019 7:40:54 AM

A Tanzarian
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It's a bigotry of low expectations. It's political brilliance if Republicans manage to wipe their ass and put on pants. If Democrats don't roll a 300, it's a total disaster and the end of American liberalism.

3/5/2019 1:09:17 PM

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