The left wing blog BuzzFeed is really getting raked over the coals for a garbage report they published about Trump this week. It’s great to see them get called out for pushing “fake news” but whoever thought it would be MSNBC’s Chuck Todd who said it?
The Hill reports:
Chuck Todd to BuzzFeed editor: You published ‘fake news’
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on Wednesday scolded BuzzFeed’s editor-in-chief for publishing uncorroborated allegations about President-elect Donald Trump.
“I know this was not your intent,” Todd told BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith during a segment on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” adding, “I’ve known you a long time, but you just published fake news. You made a knowing decision to put out an untruth.”
Smith countered that BuzzFeed has a responsibility to report on Trump and his alleged ties to Russia.
Smith’s response was so weak:
“I think people love to throw the phrase ‘fake news’ around to diminish anything they don’t like,” he said. “I think this is a real story about a real document. You see these things spread and you have to engage them.”
“When top officials are making decisions on it, not just seeing it, I think it’s appropriate to let your audience see it and say whether they think it’s nonsense,” he added.
Watch the video:
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 11, 2017