Welp.

BuzzFeed’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day just got worse as the New York Times is reporting that the prosecutors in the special counsel’s office are saying that Michale Cohen “never implied that the president had pressured him to lie to Congress”:

“Toast”:

And Ronan Farrow piled on as well, saying his source repeatedly disputed “the idea that Trump directly issued orders of that kind”:

L. O. L.

As Glenn Greenwald pointed out, ABC News’ John Santucci also disputed the BuzzFeed scoop earlier in the day:

From Santucci:

And here’s some very good criticism of cable news from the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple who asks why cable news channels spent so much time today on a story they couldn’t confirm:

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