I have never thought much of BuzzFeed, even before it decided, earlier this year, to go “Whole Hog Memeorandum” and stick its chicken neck into the “political reporting” clickthrough sweepstakes. The most recent swill is a case in point. Here, we have political slander rendered in mindless stenography [emphasis added]:
How The Romney Campaign Decided To Take The Gloves Off
Surrogates will bring up cocaine, Fast and Furious, and ties to Blagojevich, one aide says. What Romneyland is thinking.
Indeed, facing what the candidate and his aides believe to be a series of surprisingly ruthless, unfounded, and unfair attacks from the Obama campaign on Romney’s finances and business record, the Republican’s campaign is now prepared to go eye for an eye in an intense, no-holds-barred act of political reprisal, said two Romney advisers who spoke on condition of anonymity. In the next chapter of Boston’s pushback — which began last week when they began labeling Obama a “liar” — very little will be off-limits, from the president’s youthful drug habit, to his ties to disgraced Chicago politicians.
Romney’s bold new move? To run the McCain 2008 campaign, minus the prohibition against going after Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
“Building a bridge to the Nineteenth Century!” ought to be our robber baron’s slogan.
But Romney isn’t the issue here. The issue is the shameless stenography of McKay Coppins, former BYU student newspaper editor and LDS “reporter” on Romney for BuzzFeed. Continue reading