S.M (@redsteeze) February 12, 2013
Buzzfeed takes a lot of flak for trying to strike a balance between cute cat photos and “serious” political coverage, but Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall took issue with Buzzfeed’s GIF-heavy take on liberal hypocrisy, “7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them.” Because when Buzzfeed asks why Democrats aren’t outraged about Guantanamo, or the Afghanistan surge or drone strikes, it looks all like this:
Marshall was all like:
We have met the bastard child of the cat listicle and the concern troll—
Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 12, 2013
But then Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith was all like this.
This is unexpected.
It is late, and North Korea very likely just set off a nuclear bomb. We’re going to check out some cute kittens while we wait for the White House to reassure us everything’s under control.