— Chris Tsotsoros (@ctsotsoros) July 5, 2017
— El Harro (@elharroo) July 5, 2017
— Paul D. (@pdon115) July 5, 2017
As Twitchy told you, CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski is doing his damnedest to defend his decision to threaten to expose the Reddit user who created the Trump wrestling gif that so hurt CNN’s feelings. Kaczynski’s reputation wasn’t all that great to begin with, and this Reddit thing has only made it worse.
So, how to go about fixing it? Kaczynski’s former BuzzFeed boss, editor in chief Ben Smith, probably thought this might help:
.@kfile is among the most careful,transparent reporters on the internet. He's never operated with the bad faith of ppl attacking him today.
— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) July 5, 2017
He was very, very wrong.
Justine Sacco disagrees.
— Pete_In_Jersey (@Me_In_Jersey) July 5, 2017
— Keith Burton (@bbeekk321) July 5, 2017
Isn't this the same guy who spread a bunch of garbage around that he found on Reddit related to the Boston Marathon Bombing?
— M.S. (@ProbablyMS) July 5, 2017
Lol, says the peepeegate brigade.
— Jimni27 (@jimni27) July 5, 2017
This means literally nothing coming from Buzzfeed "Dossier" Ben
— bob (@artxmaverick) July 5, 2017
Well, it doesn’t mean nothing … a defense from Smith, whose own journalistic standards are questionable at best, actually makes Kaczynski look even worse.
You know you're in trouble when BuzzFeed comes to your defense.
— 🐨 (@PixyMisa) July 5, 2017
Stop trying to justify this, you hack.
— Syntax Error 🌹 🇺🇸 (@SyntaxError1871) July 5, 2017
Give me a break. If he is really your standard for ethical journalism, no wonder Buzzfeed is in the state that it is.
— Ayden Férdeline (@ferdeline) July 5, 2017
No, Ben, stop – don't…… pic.twitter.com/MCLJjAulKA
— Discarded Virtues (@DiscardedVirtue) July 5, 2017