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Trump’s Using Buzzfeed’s Crappy Reporting to Deflect From Our Good Reporting – CNN Statement

CNN is continuing to dumb on Buzzfeed, and rightly so, for not only riding on their coattails, but taking a big ol’ steamy dump on their coattails with their bad reporting.

Here’s their statement about the insults Trump is tossing their way:

CNN’s decision to publish carefully sourced reporting about the operations of our government is vastly different than Buzzfeed’s decision to publish unsubstantiated memos. The Trump team knows this. They are using Buzzfeed’s decision to deflect from CNN’s reporting, which has been matched by the other major news organizations. We are fully confident in our reporting. It represents the core of what the First Amendment protects, informing the people of the inner workings of their government; in this case, briefing materials prepared for President Obama and President-elect Trump last week. We made it clear that we were not publishing any of the details of the 35-page document because we have not corroborated the report’s allegations. Given that members of the Trump transition team have so vocally criticized our reporting, we encourage them to identify, specifically, what they believe to be inaccurate.

This gives Trump the chance to conflate the two reports in order to smear CNN and make them seem as unfair as Buzzfeed is being. That’s what Trump did at the press conference today:

Meanwhile, Buzzfeed is pretending to be gracious by not hitting back at CNN:

But really, that’s like a dog crapping all over your lawn and then saying they’re too gracious to respond when you curse them out. That is, if dogs can talk. Which they can’t. #FakeNews.