As the Senate was voting on the failed effort at a “skinny” repeal of Obamacare, Buzzfeed’s “breaking news reporter” was on it, while sounding like a DNC talking points memo:
Riding the subway home, madly checking twitter, desperately hoping millions of Americans still have healthcare
— Amber Jamieson (@ambiej) July 28, 2017
You're a journalist???
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) July 29, 2017
BuzzFeed reporter straight up advocating against proposed legislated she didn't like https://t.co/BZb8WZeBiZ
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) July 29, 2017
Gotta love that brand of objectivity! And yet many journos wonder why people don’t trust the media?
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) July 29, 2017
Weird. Their ethics code online says not to do that
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 29, 2017
Probably should have added 10 reasons for the ethics code in gif form to increase staff readership/comprehension.
— Casey Mattox (@CaseyMattox_) July 29, 2017
This is why Buzzfeed is a joke. They have advocates pretending to be journalists. I shouldn't know your views on healthcare. https://t.co/iUVqLzT2mW
— Jeremy (@JeremyR86) July 28, 2017
Sounds a lot more like opinion than breaking news.
— Guy Montag (@ViktorVaughn23) July 29, 2017
Wonder if she was doing the same when the premium hikes were announced last year?
— Adam Shaw (@AdamShawNY) July 29, 2017
There’s also the issue of the media, either deliberately or unwittingly, not understanding the subject matter:
What % of journalists do you think know the difference between insurance and healthcare? Somewhere between 0 and 1%? https://t.co/mVEuqcl8aI
— L (@PartymanRandy) July 29, 2017
Blinding ignorance from a "journalist"… as if we needed more examples of how writers don't know anything. https://t.co/zRFZtD4zX2
— App ARJ (@App_ARJ) July 29, 2017