Buzzfeed’s been heavily criticized for their hit piece on HGTV “Fixer Upper” hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines. Ben Smith, the editor of Buzzfeed, offered up a weak defense for the article about the gay marriage views of the Gaines’ pastor.

In light of Buzzfeed’s interest in reporting on the gay marriage views of the church leaders of “public figures,” they’ve been given a big lead:

Hot tip about the U.S. congressman and possible next head of the DNC!

The article’s written by Jim Geraghty, who also provided running commentary on Twitter:

OK, Buzzfeed, do your stuff! #Crickets

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