Fail: New York Times, Politico Reporters Dismiss BuzzFeed's Joni Ernst Hit

Fail: New York Times, Politico Reporters Dismiss BuzzFeed's Joni Ernst Hit

Before the digital ink could begin to dry on BuzzFeed’s attempt to redefine plagiarism with a hit against Iowa Republican candidate Joni Ernst, reporters from left-wing outlets such as the New York Times and Politico were shrugging the BuzzFeed article off as all hype and zero substance:  

After HuffPo’s Sam Stein expressed his frustration with Republicans who immediately pushed back on the BuzzFeed story, Politico’s Dylan Byers chimed in to explain why the story might not be a story:

Byers then suggested BuzzFeed got its nothingburger from American Bridge, the left-wing super PAC run by Media Matters’ David Brock; the very same super PAC that just five days ago resulted in a public humiliation for BuzzFeed when another failed hit on another Senate Republican candidate in a tight race blew up in the left-wing outlet’s face:

Using Twitter, the author of the Ernst hit, BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski, told Byers that his article, unlike last week’s botch-job (written by a different BuzzFeed staffer), was from his and a colleague’s own digging, not American Bridge:

John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC             


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