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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.

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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.

Michael Cohen, right, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, arrives at federal court with his daughter, Samantha Cohen, for his sentencing for dodging taxes, lying to Congress and violating campaign finance laws in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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?

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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

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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.

The Cable News Network (CNN) logo adorns the top of CNN's offices on the Sunset Strip, January 24, 2000 in Hollywood, CA. CNN was hit with job cuts earlier this week after CNN's parent company, Time-Warner, Inc., completed its merger with America Online, Inc. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)

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

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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

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