[email protected] shows why no one trusts the media

I’m going to do this for a while so that maybe the lesson sinks in. Earlier in the week, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza was mewling about a Gallup poll that showed virtually no one in the public trusted the media. That same day it was revealed that CBS News had employed a Clinton operative had helped shape CBS News’s coverage of Benghazi to give cover to Hillary.

So in the aftermath of the today’s shooting at an Oregon community college, a “Senior National Reporter”, named Joel Anderson, for the click-bait cesspool that is BuzzFeed tweeted

Eh? Has this assclown ever tried to buy a firearm? (rhetorical question) If he had, he’d know that ‘unfettered’ and ‘access to guns’ really don’t go in the same sentence. Then he’s called on it by Free Beacon reporter Stephen Gutkowski:

Anderson snarks back:

Does anyone think this guy is capable of unbiased reporting? No. He isn’t. He doesn’t understand the issues beyond what the White House has told him. He doesn’t know anything about the situation at the crime scene. But already he is a) identifying the problem and b) boasting about turning the deaths of people in cheap clicks on BuzzFeed.

He is doing this in violation of BuzzFeed’s own ethics guide. But as The Blaze found out, that really doesn’t mean very much:

BuzzFeed’s ethics guide states that “reporters and editors should refrain from commenting in a partisan way about candidates or policy issues.”

A representative for BuzzFeed, however, told TheBlaze Anderson never violated the website’s policy.

“Joel’s tweets were not in violation of the ethics guide,” Weesie Vieira wrote in an email, noting that Anderson’s account was back online.

This is not the first time that a BuzzFeed reporter has attracted attention for tweets posted in the aftermath of a shooting.

BuzzFeed editor Rachel Zarrell made headlines earlier this year for a series of pro-gun control tweets she posted while news of the deadly Lafayette theater shooting unfolded.

“Let’s just give everyone guns, right? It’s in the goddamn constitution,” she tweeted at the time, adding, “Don’t pray. Push for gun control.”

I would say this is shameful but this is a “Senior National Reporter” from BuzzFeed we are talking about so it goes without saying.

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