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Buzzfeed Beats Defamation Lawsuit over Trump Russia ‘Dossier’

A federal judge in Miami threw out a defamation lawsuit Wednesday by a Russian businessman against Buzzfeed over the publication of the infamous Russia “dossier” in January 2017, saying it was protected by the “fair report privilege.”

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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.

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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?


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

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CNN, Buzzfeed Damaged Media’s Ability to Hold Trump Accountable

By reporting on, and publishing, a salacious, unsubstantiated, and likely false dossier of lurid accusations against President-elect Donald Trump, CNN and Buzzfeed have hurt the media’s ability to hold the new administration accountable in future.


Lena Dunham, Megyn Kelly Make Variety’s ‘New Power of New York’ List

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, Girls star and showrunner Lena Dunham, Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones, Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, late-night host Jimmy Fallon and Grammy Award-winning musician Alicia Keys are among those featured in Hollywood trade publication Variety’s 2016 “New Power of New York” list.

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Bogus Cliven Bundy Lawsuit: BuzzFeed Busted Fabricating Trump Smear

Over the past few years BuzzFeed Politics has lost much of its political influence. A series of cheap, partisan, and outright sleazy scandals coupled with an overall exhaustion with the shallow gotchas that have been the left-wing site’s currency since

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Buzzfeed Effectively Bans Pro-Donald Trump Opinions from Site

Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith has proudly tweeted an internal memorandum he sent to staff in which he allows and defends their use of terms like “mendacious racist” to describe Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on social media.

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EIC Ben Smith: BuzzFeed Is Pro-Gay Marriage — Neutral On Shariah

The never-ending sleaze-fest that is Ben Smith’s successful but creepy “journalism” career hit another bump Monday in the form of conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt. Smith has spent the better part of a decade on the national stage


Ben Smith BenSmiths BuzzFeed Deletion of Rare Pro-Romney Reporting

Even before I started working for Andrew Breitbart in late-2008, I had been using every means at my disposal to expose Ben Smith, the current editor-in-chief at BuzzFeed, for the partisan sleaze he is. He was a leftwing partisan sleaze,


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

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Hugh Hewitt Questions Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith On Clickbait Journalism

Radio host Hugh Hewitt asked Buzzfeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith whether the website was engaged in “tabloid” reporting in an interview set to broadcast on Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” The discussion centered on a piece that Hewitt said was originally titled “Dead

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