BuzzFeed Editor Fired After 41 Instances Of Plagiarism Found

By: Monday July 28, 2014 7:20 am

The results of BuzzFeed’s internal review are back and they aren’t pretty. In a post entitled “An Apology to Our Readers”, BuzzFeed’s Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith disclosed that after reviewing 500 posts from one of BuzzFeed’s leading reporters, Benny Johnson, Smith and others discovered “41 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other [...]

BuzzFeed And The ‘Tongues Of Fire’

By: Wednesday March 19, 2014 12:00 pm

When BuzzFeed posted an article attacking Max Blumenthal by using his father many were left in shock and awe. The author, Rosie Gray, and Blumenthal had a combative history, but using someone’s dad to attack them? That takes the politics of personal destruction to whole new level, surely this was the worst kind of personal [...]

Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith Says He ‘Hates Advocacy Journalism’ While Defending Smear On Max Blumenthal

By: Friday November 8, 2013 12:26 pm

Buzzfeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith, speaking at the Columbia School of Journalism, disclosed that he “hated” advocacy journalism instead preferring the theoretical (arguably mythical) objective journalism. A posture where reporters are to present themselves as detached and free from personal bias. Start at 57:30: ERIC HIPPEAU: What about the fine line between either investigative journalism, or [...]

Buzzfeed’s Snowden and Greenwald Smears Under Fire

By: Monday July 1, 2013 10:59 am

Kinda like @sulliview's definition of a "real journalist" as adversarial but she sure is DQing a lot of people http://t.co/xoys4fvydT — Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) June 29, 2013 In a response to statements by some TV personalities that Glenn Greenwald should be imprisoned for doing journalism Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor of the New York Times, wrote [...]

Buzzfeed’s Partnership With Koch Brothers Under Fire

By: Friday May 17, 2013 10:47 am

The Koch Brothers seem to be in the middle of a strategy shift. Previously the billionaire oil barons who made their money the old fashioned way (they inherited it) used various think tanks like the Cato Institute and the Reason Foundation to launder their deregulation and tax cut agenda. Now the Kochs, after advancing astroturfing [...]

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