As Twitchy told you Friday night, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller’s office released a statement disputing details in Buzzfeed’s “bombshell” report that had Democrats salivating all day:
GAME OVER: Special Counsel's office disputes BuzzFeed News report on Michael Cohen https://t.co/yLOY3TY1JH
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 19, 2019
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) January 19, 2019
Among reporters and analysts responding and spinning was CNN’s legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, who expressed concern that this kind of thing could put a stain on America’s trust of the media:
CNN's Jeffrey Toobin on BuzzFeed: "People are going to take from this story is that the news media are a bunch of leftist liars who are dying to get the president, and they're willing to lie to do it…I just think this is a bad day for us" pic.twitter.com/HSseZ1I9Xz
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 19, 2019
CNN’s Toobin on Buzzfeed. ‘The takeaway the public will get is the news media is a bunch of leftist liars out to get the President’ pic.twitter.com/2SmQfrx8ft
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) January 19, 2019
Toobin said he’s worried the Buzzfeed backfire “reinforces every bad stereotype about the news media,” but if it happens regularly, is it really a stereotype?
— Pam D (@lifebythecreek) January 19, 2019
Bad day? When was the last good one?
— Carson Spaulding (@MMAHusker) January 19, 2019
first thing that jumped into my head when I heard Toobin pic.twitter.com/9dIhQpR7is
— John Garswood (@GarsyIII) January 19, 2019
For once, Toobin seems to sum this up about perfectly. https://t.co/4YGqmLZhgA
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) January 19, 2019
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) January 19, 2019
— Aliquickk (@Aliquickk) January 19, 2019
And it will happen again — very soon. The media’s track record guarantees it.