TPM’s Josh Marshall not impressed with Buzzfeed’s cute take on liberal hypocrisy

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:

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Marshall was all like:

But then Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith was all like this.

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This is unexpected.

https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedBen/status/301144596069617664

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https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedBen/status/301149951541530624

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.

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