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BuzzFeed Editor Tanks in Interview Defending Salacious, Unsubstantiated Trump Report (Pt.2)


<p><em>See more in the <a href="…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>Todd still had plenty of ammo as he accused Smith of using transparency to mask the laziness of BuzzFeed [emphasis mine]:&nbsp;</p>

<p>TODD: But at one point, I understand this and all this transparency, but <strong>transparency can turn into a crutch to turn into laziness. I mean, the job of the reporters is we&#39;re doing our best to find truth</strong>, okay? At the end of the day, it&#39;s the best truth we can have. And you are &mdash; you are &mdash;</p>

<p>SMITH: If we had an unlimited amount of &mdash;</p>

<p>TODD: &mdash; you made a knowingly &mdash; <strong>you made a knowing decision to put out an untruth</strong> &mdash;</p>

<p>SMITH: If we had &mdash;</p>

<p>TODD: &mdash; or at least something you hadn&#39;t proven true yet.</p>