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Whoops! In rush to slam Fox News over 'irresponsible' Biden rumors, Daily Beast trips headfirst over themselves

The Daily Beast is very concerned about rumors regarding Joe Biden’s health:

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The Daily Beast’s Justin Baragona writes:

In the news business, it is considered irresponsible to spread baseless, potentially damaging rumors about public figures. Even Fox News briefly suspended Judge Andrew Napolitano in early 2017 after he made the unfounded claim on-air that British officials helped President Obama spy on the Trump campaign. Beyond news personalities, the American Medical Association considers it wholly unethical for physicians to speculate on public officials’ health without having personally examined them.

In a statement to The Daily Beast, the Biden campaign’s national press secretary, TJ Ducklo, said “These are baseless lies meant to stoke fear in their viewers. It has no place in our public discourse, and anyone amplifying it bears some responsibility for giving it legitimacy it most certainly does not deserve.”

But this not the first time cable-news stars have made similar unverified insinuations about a candidate.

What’s wrong, Justin? Don’t like it when Fox News hosts try to horn in on the Daily Beast’s territory? As conservative freelance journalist Jeryl Bier points out, the Daily Beast has a pretty extensive history of their own when it comes to fueling and running with baseless, potentially damaging rumors about public figures:

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And the Daily Beast’s work at the rumor mill isn’t even limited to American public figures:

So, by Justin Baragona’s own definition of “irresponsible,” the Daily Beast is irresponsible. Which sounds about right:

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