Robert Mueller’s office released a statement yesterday afternoon that basically called BS on the Buzzfeed report that had the Resistance media basically saying impeachment proceedings could be imminent. This morning, President Trump was among those dropping a hammer on Buzzfeed and any other media types who helped spread the story:
Fake News is truly the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2019
NBC News’ Chuck Todd used the occasion of Buzzfeed’s backfired “bombshell” to try and turn the tables on critics of the media who helped the story spread like wildfire:
Those trying to tar all media today aren’t interested in improving journalism but protecting themselves. There’s a lot more accountability in media these days than in our politics. We know we live in a glass house, we hope the folks we cover are as self aware.
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) January 19, 2019
Hmm, maybe this isn’t the approach that might help restore faith in the objectivity of the media:
"This is all your fault," explained the newsman https://t.co/0W39SzKeWn
— … (@jtLOL) January 19, 2019
Once again, the concern is how this will be used against the media — not how a major outlet could screw up this badly and how to prevent it again.
Because again, they’re upset BuzzFeed got caught — not that they were misled by shoddy reporters doing crap work. https://t.co/zh1CNOIjC4
— Orange Muppet Energy (@sunnyright) January 19, 2019
It never fails.
You could have just apologized for being wrong…
— Rick Ferguson (@RFergus3) January 19, 2019
It's not our fault you screwed up. On your network right now they're still talking about the latest "oopsie" as if it were true. "We don't know which part Mueller is disputing" is not cover for continued spreading of the story, yet that's what's happening. https://t.co/5Tdoq68Kbu
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) January 19, 2019
Who is being held accountable for spreading a bogus story all day? When I was in journalism we wouldn't amplify other stories unless we could verify. https://t.co/kp3grolsQC
— Dan Curry (@dancurry) January 19, 2019
— Milo™ (@chasbottom) January 19, 2019
I'll keep saying it…
When journalists make all their mistakes in only one direction, they're not really mistakes and they're not really journalists.
— Dr. Milton Wolf (@MiltonWolfMD) January 19, 2019
Oh, they will continue!
Well since nbc owns buzzfeed can at least blame nbc https://t.co/LzoSebfrlo
— why (@tumrel) January 19, 2019
Who can in turn blame those who do nothing more than point out obvious media bias.