Thread title is a quote from The Guardian, 2nd to last paragraph. This is more than just a little troubling, this is downright outrageous. To be fair, BuzzFeed was never a source that deserved to be taken too seriously. But for their editor to straight out admit that they were lying and that it is their policy to lie in order to sell their publication? Amazing. For those of us on the right, this epitomizes why the media is to be taken with a grain of salt. Is it fair to lump the entire media in with a trash publication like BuzzFeed? Probably not. But that is what is happening, has happened & will continue to happen with roughly half the country. How do you walk back something like this? I don't think they can, if they ever had a chance to be taken seriously as a news organization, that chance is gone now. CNN also got involved with this "fake news" story (although not in quite an as egregious way). The traditional media needs to condemn this and work towards regaining trust. After the election results came in, we did see publications like The New York Times & Washington Post offer a "mea culpa" of sorts; they acknowledged that they engaged in practices never seen before in an election cycle. Joe Scarborough commented on it on his show on MSNBC. There are PLENTY of things to criticize Trump on, so why make stuff up or report on things that are unsubstantiated? Dan Rather got fired from CBS for a false report about George Bush - seems that our "traditional/mainstream media" has gone downhill from there.