BuzzFeed’s currently nose-deep in a hot pile of their own steaming crap after publishing what can most charitably be described as a hit piece on “Fixer Upper” hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines. Editor in chief Ben Smith offered up a half-assed defense of writer Kate Aurthur’s smear job, but nobody’s really buying it. And why should they? It’s complete garbage.

Smith claims Aurthur and BuzzFeed tried to get answers from HGTV, but they never heard back. Apparently that was all the research they needed to run with their story.

Never let research get in the way of a good, old-fashioned witch hunt, right? If that philosophy is good enough for BuzzFeed, then, doggone-it, it should be good enough for all of us!

Twitchy pal and national treasure Jon Gabriel decided to give BuzzFeed a taste of what they’ve been dishing out:

Guess not. What a shame.

You know what they say: What’s good for the goose …

What other possible conclusion can you draw? Except maybe for this one:

Well, shoot.

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