No publisher should put their reporters in this position. https://t.co/oQFjuBfYHs
— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) June 7, 2016
As Twitchy told you yesterday, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti informed BuzzFeed employees that the site was terminating its ad deal with the RNC.
While BuzzFeed's CEO is terminating an ad deal with the RNC, its chairman is hosting a fundraiser for the DNC: https://t.co/v5ACKaKxp8
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 7, 2016
More from CNN Money:
[BuzzFeed chairman Kenneth] Lerer’s political leanings are no secret: The digital media pioneer has been a prominent Democratic donor for years.
“My political activities are personal and have nothing to do with any of my business responsibilities at Buzzfeed,” Lerer said in an email to CNNMoney on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, when asked whether there was a connection between that decision and Lerer’s DNC fundraiser, a BuzzFeed spokeswoman said: “The business decision to cancel Trump for President ads was made by Jonah Peretti, our CEO. He is not participating in any fundraisers for political organizations or candidates.”
But the chairman … is. Huh.
Oh really. https://t.co/8l5rcduzAK
— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) June 7, 2016
— Toomey (@michaelptoomey) June 7, 2016
The latest in the #SHOCK file. Yeah, not surprised at all. https://t.co/iKvcpUfW9f
— Falla (@Fallakin) June 7, 2016
Shock. Er. https://t.co/E6fnQKAmuI
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) June 7, 2016
@gabrielmalor @allahpundit @brianstelter pic.twitter.com/iBleDVwAIr
— Dan Grondy (@realdiamonddan) June 7, 2016
Imagine that. https://t.co/oUXnvjZjJJ
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) June 7, 2016
Imagine that. https://t.co/XbWMIxzTMG
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 7, 2016
We’re getting mixed messages here …
@brianstelter @davidfrum exactly what is the definition if a conflict of interest today . Maybe my def is old ?
— Jason Ray (@jray129) June 7, 2016
The optics on this are so so so bad. https://t.co/5yaH7nCaoG
— Forrest B-H (@ForrestBH) June 7, 2016
And yet everyone tells me media bias is only for tinfoil conspiracy nutjobs. https://t.co/Bd9V8MxgHB
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) June 7, 2016
Virtue signalling is a fun game. https://t.co/aNVB6eeCJV
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) June 7, 2016
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with an additional tweet.
Double standard alert! BuzzFeed’s decision to deny RNC’s ads over Trump takes the (wedding) cake
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