Tag: Ben Smith

Nolte: Winners and Losers in the Debunked Russia Collusion Hoax

It all began when, using the firm of Perkins Coie to hide the transaction, Hillary Clinton and the Democrat National Committee hired a foreign national, Christopher Steele, who colluded with the Russians to manufacture a phony dossier that smeared then-candidate Donald Trump as a compromised tool of Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the 2016 presidential […]

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Nolte: 6 Biggest Losers of Last Week’s Fake News Frenzy

This is an analysis of “reputational damage,” meaning organizations and individuals who have damaged (or further damaged) their public standing. For that reason, you won’t find CNN, the Washington Post, the New York Times, NBC News, or Bill Kristol on this list. As reprehensible as their behavior has been over the past week, their reputations […]

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Trump Allies Celebrate Disintegration of BuzzFeed’s Fake News Hit

Allies of President Donald Trump are out in full force Friday night, rubbing in the revelation from Special Counsel Robert Mueller that BuzzFeed’s once-thought-to-be-explosive story alleging ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen provided Mueller with evidence that the president instructed him to lie to Congress is false. President Trump himself came out swinging, again calling fake news […]

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Ben Smith: We Stand by Our Story – We Want to Know What Special Counsel Means in ‘Very Vague Statement’

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith stood by BuzzFeed’s story about President Trump ordering Michael Cohen to lie to Congress and stated that the special counsel’s statement about the story is a “very vague” one that they want to see clarified. Smith said, “[T]he special counsel issued this very vague […]

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Nolte: Nine Reasons to Be Skeptical of BuzzFeed’s Cohen Report

The media’s latest anti-Trump “bombshell” … … … …  oh, sorry, I nodded off for a moment there — was dropped Thursday night, so let me be the first to welcome you to this weekend’s round of breathless “the walls are closing in on Drumpf” coverage because, you know, they really got him this time. […]

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BuzzFeed Ben Slams DOJ for Exposing His Reporter Dated Her Source

BuzzFeed News editor in chief Ben Smith criticized the Justice Department on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday for revealing his former reporter Ali Watkins was engaged in a romantic relationship with Senate Intelligence Committee security veteran James Wolfe. Partial transcript between Smith and Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter are as follows: STELTER: About last year, did you know at that […]

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