DC Trawler

BuzzFeed staffer defends the site’s reporting on Santorum’s sweater vests

First, a bit of background. Last December 18, I wrote the following:

Where’s Hillary Clinton’s medical report?

We’re told she collapsed and hit her head and got a concussion, and that’s why she can’t testify about Benghazi this week…

If she has a concussion, let’s see the medical report. Let’s see some proof that she’s not just stonewalling. If it’s true, then we can all wish her a speedy recovery. But it’s ridiculous to expect us to take her word for it.

Note that I didn’t accuse her of anything. I showed skepticism. I asked for evidence. Once upon a time, questioning our leaders was considered a good thing, even when a Democrat is president.

Somehow, when this question was filtered through the “mind” of BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski, it earned me a place on this list:

It could be that Kaczynski didn’t actually read what I wrote. Or perhaps he’s simply not very intelligent. Or, more likely, both. I pointed out the error to him and asked for a correction. He never replied.

And now he’s back! From outer space! In reaction to my post earlier today mocking BuzzFeed’s news judgment on the Bob Menendez story, Kaczynski made his displeasure clear:

And so on. The same man who falsely said I accused Hillary Clinton of faking her injury, and then refused to make a correction, now wants to nitpick over the exact number of BuzzFeed stories about Rick Santorum’s sweater vests vs. stories about Bob Menendez’s possible solicitation of child prostitutes.

Okay, I’ll be the bigger man: BuzzFeed has only done nine stories about Santorum’s sweater vests vs. one story on Menendez’s child-prostitution allegations, not sixteen stories about Santorum’s sweater vests vs. one story on Menendez’s child-prostitution allegations. The DC Trawler regrets the error.

In the meantime, I’ve yet to hear back about this:

To Kaczynski and his colleagues at BuzzFeed, noting Hillary Clinton’s brazen lies about Benghazi is less important than trying to shame conservatives for requesting government transparency. And nailing down the exact number of BuzzFeed stories about Santorum’s sweater vests is more important than explaining BuzzFeed’s lack of interest in a United States senator allegedly soliciting underage prostitutes.

At least we know where BuzzFeed stands: directly in front of any Democrat who gets into trouble.