Media watchers, security experts, and auto mechanics were all critical of a Huffington Post report suggesting recently deceased BuzzFeed reporter Michael Hastings may have had his car “hacked” into by nefarious “intelligence agencies” possibly associated with the U.S. government.
Andrew Sullivan has been waging the sort of jihad only Andrew Sullivan can wage (which is to say, narrowly focused and manically obsessive) against “native advertising.” (Here’s an example of native advertising gone spectacularly wrong; check out Buzzfeed’s home page for more examples. HINT: If you have trouble finding the ads, look for the posts clearly marked “PRESENTED BY [Brand X] FEATURE PARTNER.”) Here is Sully’s latest post, in which he suggests that Ralph Waldo Emerson would be depressed by the level of prose found in native ads.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has detailed the terrorist activities and affiliations of Palestinians the New York Times claimed were simply “cameramen” in a report that accused Israel of targeting journalists in the Gaza Strip.
A journalist who has made a career attacking the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) also has an extensive criminal history, including drunk driving charges, possession of exotic hallucinogens, and the attempted invasion of a senior center while screaming homophobic slurs.