In the wake of BuzzFeed’s “bombshell” report about instructions Trump supposedly gave to his former lawyer Michel Cohen, Buck Sexton shares his thoughts about the “if-true journalism” that seems to be becoming the norm these days.
“If true” journalism in the hyper-partisan mainstream media
has become an excuse for running propaganda pieces under the guise of objective early stage reporting
What we are seeing is the weaponization of speculation
It should be called out, and stopped
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) January 20, 2019
The weaponizing of speculation is a very good way to phrase it, and it is such a disservice to publish things about without corroboration and force people to spend time and energy reacting to rampant, baseless speculation.
— Marlene Keener 🌟🌟🌟 (@MarleneKeener) January 20, 2019
Absolutely. It ranks right up there with "sources say." https://t.co/tL18KBUyYt
— Dave Brassonez (@DaveBrassonez) January 20, 2019
“What we are seeing is a weaponization of speculation.” Agree on diagnosis and prescription that it must be stopped. https://t.co/SgitBxuAu1
— Steve Yates (葉望輝) (@YatesDCIA) January 20, 2019
While Chuck Todd tells us that there is accountability in journalism today, the BuzzFeed incident shows that there are major problems with how “reporting” is being conducted.
NO MERCY! Mollie Hemingway DRAGGING the ever-loving snot out of Chuck Todd whining about ‘accountability’ is EVERYTHING https://t.co/v2rLi90Dga
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 20, 2019
Keep in mind, the BuzzFeed story was shot down by special counsel Robert Mueller.