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 [...]

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