Tag Archives: Buzzfeed

Cohen Drops Libel Suits Against Buzzfeed, Fusion GPS

Politico reports: Embattled attorney Michael Cohen has dropped a pair of much-touted libel suits against BuzzFeed and the private investigation firm Fusion GPS over publication of the so-called dossier detailing alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia. Cohen abandoned the suits late Wednesday as he continues to fight to recover documents and electronic files seized from his home, office ...

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Trump Lawyer Sues Buzzfeed Over Russian Dossier

Bloomberg reports: Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen sued Buzzfeed Inc. on Tuesday for defamation over allegations about him in a dossier the news organization published that was commissioned in 2016 by the president’s political opponents. Cohen said he also filed a second defamation suit against political intelligence firm Fusion GPS, which compiled the dossier, in federal court. Buzzfeed published ...

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Buzzfeed Editor Defends #PissGate Leak [VIDEO]

CNN reports: BuzzFeed’s editor in chief says his organization is “proud” of its decision to publish unverified memos alleging that Russian operatives have compromising personal and financial information about President-elect Donald Trump. “We thought that it was important, when you have a blanket claim like he was compromised by Russian intelligence, to share the details,” Ben Smith told CNN’s Brian ...

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Buzzfeed Cancels $1.3M GOP Ad Deal Over Trump: We Don’t Take Ads For Unhealthy Cigarettes Either

Politico reports: BuzzFeed has pulled out of advertising agreement with the Republican National Committee over objections to Donald Trump’s rhetoric. The buy was for $1.3 million, a source close to BuzzFeed told POLITICO. The source said that the main consideration was the site’s employees – that BuzzFeed could not countenance “having employees make ads, or working at the company and ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Buzzfeed Reporter Interviews Obama On Status Of Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

Via Buzzfeed: President Obama is discussing his nominee for the Supreme Court with BuzzFeed News Legal Editor Chris Geidner in a live interview from the White House. Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the nation’s highest court after Justice Antonin Scalia died in February. Garland currently is the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. ...

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Today On Breitbart

A few days ago Buzzfeed reported that Donald Trump is paying for positive coverage at Breitbart, causing the far-right site to fire back with multiple posts claiming that Buzzfeed is “in the bag” for Hillary Clinton. Here’s the latest from raving anti-gay Breitbart columnist John Nolte: On one hand NBCUniversal is telling us it is serious about news objectivity, while ...

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This Is An Ad For Something

Recently Buzzfeed has been criticized for deleting articles that were critical of its advertisers. And you may recall that Andrew Sullivan was critical of Buzzfeed advertorials that are hardly distinguishable from regular articles. Today Buzzfeed posted the below extended Puppy Chow commercial into its YouTube channel. (The splash screen shows the Puppy Chow logo, but the product placement doesn’t occur ...

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Buzzfeed: Why Hasn’t Hillary Clinton Said Anything About SCOTUS And Marriage?

Chris Geidner writes at Buzzfeed: In two weeks, the Supreme Court is due to consider whether bans on same-sex couples marrying violates the U.S. Constitution — an issue Hillary Clinton has not spoken about in almost a year, when she said a “state-by-state” approach was working. The Obama Justice Department has argued that such bans “cannot be reconciled with the ...

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TRAILER: Brother Orange

Buzzfeed reporter Matt Stopera, whom I’ve met a couple times, had his cell phone stolen in an East Village bar in January 2014. What followed is probably the craziest and most amazing story about social media that you’ll read this year. You might want to hit the link before watching the trailer as the many photos there set up the ...

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Why Pronouns Matter For Trans People

600K views in four days.

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Obama Gets Goofy For Buzzfeed

Via the Washington Post: The #Millennial-friendly Web site BuzzFeed has taken over for Zach Galifianakis as the White House’s preferred video venue for encouraging young people to sign up for health insurance. You remember the Galifianakis video, of course; Obama’s self-deprecating appearance on the fake interview show last year was credited with a big boost in traffic (however short-lived) to ...

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Obama Welcomes Coming SCOTUS Ruling To End “Patchwork” Marriage Laws

Via Buzzfeed: President Obama Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s signals that marriage equality is on the verge of becoming the law of the land, adding that he expected local Alabama officials resisting the shift to be swept aside by federal courts. The Supreme Court Monday morning refused to put on hold a federal court ruling striking down Alabama’s ban on ...

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Buzzfeed: Nancy Reagan Rejected Rock Hudson’s Desperate Request For Help With Experimental AIDS Treatment

Buzzfeed reporter Chris Geidner tonight revealed that official White House and Reagan documents show that Nancy Reagan rebuffed Rock Hudson’s plea for help in getting access to experimental treatment as he lay dying of AIDS in Paris. The request was made through publicists Yanou Collart and Dale Olson. Three days after Hudson’s collapse, he still lacked permission to go to ...

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Chris Geidner On Fifth Circuit Court

Buzzfeed reporter Chris Geidner recaps today’s action: After three hours of arguments, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals appeared poised to strike down bans on same-sex couples’ marriages in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas — joining all but one of the other appellate courts to consider that matter. More than halfway through the morning’s arguments, an exasperated Justin Matheny, the assistant ...

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Top 10 Names Of Worst Behaved Boys

Today’s silliness via Buzzfeed: An annual survey from the company School Stickers has collected data on which children’s names are the most common for kids who are well-behaved, and ones who could use a time-out. School Stickers, which tracks children’s behavior and digitally rewards ones for behaving well, collected and analyzed data based on one million entries and released a ...

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Pew Ranks “Trusted” News Outlets

From the Pew Research report: Those with consistently conservative political values are oriented around a single outlet—Fox News—to a much greater degree than those in any other ideological group: Nearly half (47%) of those who are consistently conservative name Fox News as their main source for government and political news. Far fewer choose any other single source: Local radio ranks ...

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Sarah Palin Calls For Buzzfeed Boycott Over “Hit Piece” On Donald Trump

Via Donald Trump’s publicity team at Breitbart: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has a message for Donald Trump about BuzzFeed blogger McKay Coppins, and it’s one that other Republican officials might heed when liberal journalists come looking to “humanize” them. “This nervous geek isn’t fit to tie the Donald’s wingtips,” Palin told Breitbart News after Trump ripped Coppins for lampooning ...

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Trump Vs Buzzfeed

Zero credibility because they wrote something he doesn’t like, of course.

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Buzzfeed Writer: I’m In Bieber Hell

Buzzfeed writer Ryan Broderick took a screenshot of his TweetDeck feed, which today is almost entirely Justin Bieber mugshots. (Via Business Insider)

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Boehner Rescues The Hate Groups

A follow-up from Buzzfeed’s J. Lester Feder: The office of House Speaker John Boehner secured meeting space for the World Congress of Families after their original sponsor, Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, canceled their space in a Senate office building following an outcry from LGBT activists, the group’s leader said. World Congress of Families President Allan Carlson praised Boehner’s intervention at ...

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