Tag: Ben Smith

Exclusive — Ex-BuzzFeed Reporter on BuzzFeed, CNN Fake News Dossier on Trump, Russia: ‘I Would Not Have Made That Decision to Run That’

Rosie Gray, an ex-BuzzFeed reporter who now works at The Atlantic magazine, told Breitbart News exclusively that she disagrees with the decision her old editor, BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith, made to run a fake news dossier against President Donald Trump accusing the then-president-elect of having untoward relations with Russia.

Buzzfeed Editor Smith Clashes With CNN’s Stelter on Trump Dossier

Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” host Brian Stelter debated BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith over BuzzFeed News’ decision to publish an unverified dossier about President-elect Donald Trump and Russia. Partial transcript as follows: STELTER: Were you trying to just get clicks?

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Chuck Todd to BuzzFeed EIC: ‘You Just Published Fake News’

During a discussion of BuzzFeed’s story on a dossier regarding Russia and President-Elect Donald Trump on Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” host Chuck Todd told BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith “you just published fake news.” Todd said BuzzFeed’s decision to

How Ben Smith Turned BuzzFeed Into a Hate Site

Just before Christmas Eve weekend in December of 2013, a young New York-based communications director fired off a tweet before stepping on a plane to Africa. The tweet was a joke about hoping she didn’t contact AIDS while visiting the

Ben Smith BenSmiths Buzzfeed’s Stake in Uber Hit Piece

Ben Smith BenSmiths Buzzfeed’s Stake in Uber Hit Piece

On Monday night, Ben Smith’s BuzzFeed ran a lengthy hit piece against car service Uber. Smith smacked around senior Uber executive Emil Michael for supposedly claiming seriously that Uber would monitor the private lives of journalists: A senior executive at

BuzzFeed Fires Editor Over 41 Instances of Plagiarism

BuzzFeed Fires Editor Over 41 Instances of Plagiarism

BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith announced the firing Benny Johnson Friday night after an internal review found 41 separate instances of plagiarism in the viral politics editor’s posts. “[W]e had no choice other than letting him go,” Smith wrote in a

Kings Rally Past Blackhawks 6-2 in Game 2

Kings Rally Past Blackhawks 6-2 in Game 2

CHICAGO (AP) — Jeff Carter scored three of Los Angeles’ six straight goals, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on Wednesday night to leave the Western Conference final tied at one game apiece. Drew Doughty and Tyler Toffoli

Buzzfeed's Ben Smith: Obama Has Earned His Nobel

Buzzfeed's Ben Smith: Obama Has Earned His Nobel

The persistent theme of much mainstream media coverage of President Barack Obama is the earnest effort to justify the leap of faith the American electorate made in 2008–a leap that the media themselves convinced the voters to make. Buzzfeed’s Ben

Bickell Keys Blackhawks' 3-1 Win Over Maple Leafs

Bickell Keys Blackhawks' 3-1 Win Over Maple Leafs

(AP) Bickell keys Blackhawks’ 3-1 win over Maple LeafsBy JAY COHENAP Sports WriterCHICAGOBryan Bickell sparked Chicago’s big second period with his first goal of the season, helping the Blackhawks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Saturday night. Brandon Pirri

Weiner: 'I Do' Know Huma's Role in Hillary's 2016 Run

Weiner: 'I Do' Know Huma's Role in Hillary's 2016 Run

On Monday, embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner said he knew what role Huma Abedin–his wife and Hillary Clinton confidante–would have in Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, but he would not reveal what exactly her role would be.  Clinton