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What The Longform Backlash Is All About

medium.com — BuzzFeed executive editor Doree Shafrir and I started talking about hiring a "longform" editor in the spring of 2012, at the urging of our most experienced writer, Michael Hastings.
Feb 07, 2016

This is spot on. What The Longform Backlash Is All About - by @buzzfeedben medium.com/@buzzfeedben/w…

How Donald Trump Owns The Old Media And The New Media

buzzfeed.com — The American political media notoriously packs this Iowa city every four years, driving mid-tier hotel room rates past $600 and making it impossible to get a reservation at Lucca on a Sunday night.
Feb 01, 2016

RT @katherinemiller: .@BuzzFeedBen on Trump & the media Trump is using new media to control old media, i.e. Trump controls us all https:…

Feb 01, 2016

RT @katherinemiller: .@BuzzFeedBen on Trump & the media Trump is using new media to control old media, i.e. Trump controls us all https:…

Feb 01, 2016

RT @MattZeitlin: .@BuzzFeedBen asks if Trump is "the thick-fingered 69-year-old avatar of something entirely new" buzzfeed.com/bensmith/how-d…

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Clinton Iowa Volunteers Train To Push Backers To O'Malley

buzzfeed.com — Hillary Clinton's campaign for president is instructing its Iowa caucus leaders to - in certain cases - throw support to former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, with the goal blocking her main opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, from securing additional delegates.
Jan 30, 2016

RT @BuzzFeedBen: Scoop: Clinton pushing supporters to O'Malley, to block Sanders buzzfeed.com/bensmith/hilla…

Jan 30, 2016

Scoop: Clinton pushing supporters to O'Malley, to block Sanders buzzfeed.com/bensmith/hilla…

Jan 30, 2016

Latest evidence of how idiotic Iowa's caucus system truly is -- buzzfeed.com/bensmith/hilla…

Jan 30, 2016

Sanders may hate this but the rules are the rules and this is smart if it works buzzfeed.com/bensmith/hilla…

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Why We Should Take Mike Bloomberg Seriously This Time

buzzfeed.com — Anonymous aides to Mike Bloomberg are floating the idea that he might run for president. Again. This is more of the same - more of the attention-grabbing, low-cost fake campaigning that we saw from Bloomberg's aides in 2008 and, a bit, in 2012. But that's no reason to dismiss it.
Jan 23, 2016

Why We Should Take Mike Bloomberg Seriously This Time buzzfeed.com/bensmith/mike?… via @buzzfeedpol @buzzfeednews

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Schwarzenegger Like Trump? Not So, Say The Governorator's Former Aides

buzzfeed.com — People have mentioned George Wallace or Sarah Palin, but Donald Trump - a celebrity populist frontrunner for a major party's nomination without any kind of true political experience - is without modern precedent. Except for one.
Jan 20, 2016

.@Schwarzenegger gave me his first comments on Trump, distancing self a bit; his former aides are more explicit buzzfeed.com/bensmith/schwa…

Jan 20, 2016

RT @BuzzFeedBen: .@Schwarzenegger gave me his first comments on Trump, distancing self a bit; his former aides are more explicit buzzfeed.com/bensmith/schwa…

Jan 20, 2016

RT @BuzzFeedBen: .@Schwarzenegger gave me his first comments on Trump, distancing self a bit; his former aides are more explicit buzzfeed.com/bensmith/schwa…

Jan 20, 2016

RT @BuzzFeedBen: .@Schwarzenegger gave me his first comments on Trump, distancing self a bit; his former aides are more explicit buzzfeed.com/bensmith/schwa…

Jan 20, 2016

RT @BuzzFeedBen: .@Schwarzenegger gave me his first comments on Trump, distancing self a bit; his former aides are more explicit buzzfeed.com/bensmith/schwa…

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Donald Trump's "Freedom Kids" May Or May Not Make America Great Again

buzzfeed.com — There's no event that can't be made better by little girls singing "deal from strength or get crushed every time" https://t.co/CKfslk6AXX - Allahpundit (@allahpundit) Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!
Jan 14, 2016

just discovered this and couldn't get back to work until I posted it buzzfeed.com/bensmith/donal…

Jan 14, 2016

The Donald Trump “Freedom Kids” Performance Is Horrifying bzfd.it/232kOHB via @BuzzFeedBen pic.twitter.com/vcWujKUSTD

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BuzzFeed Edit News

buzzfeed.com — BuzzFeed covered a lot of ground in 2015, from Ben Carson to Brother Orange and San Francisco to Somalia. Here's a chronological cross-section.
Dec 24, 2015

53 Of BuzzFeed’s Biggest, Best, Highest Impact, And Most Fun Stories Of 2015 buzzfeed.com/bensmith/2015#…

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How Donald Trump Made A Controversial Muslim Rights Group Mainstream

buzzfeed.com — On Dec. 10, 2015, the Council on American-Islamic Relations evacuated its Washington, D.C., office after being sent an envelope containing white powder and a threat. The group then faced something it had never experienced: broad public sympathy. "We were seeing personal messages coming from people we do not know," marveled Nihad Awad, the group's co-founder and executive director.
Dec 20, 2015

I wrote about how @CAIRNational — with Donald Trump's help — has finally made it mainstream buzzfeed.com/bensmith/cair

Dec 20, 2015

RT @BuzzFeedBen: I wrote about how @CAIRNational — with Donald Trump's help — has finally made it mainstream buzzfeed.com/bensmith/cair

Dec 20, 2015

How Donald Trump Made A Controversial Muslim Rights Group Mainstream buzzfeed.com/bensmith/cair?…

Dec 20, 2015

RT @BuzzFeedBen: How Donald Trump Made A Controversial Muslim Rights Group Mainstream buzzfeed.com/bensmith/cair?…

Dec 20, 2015

RT @BuzzFeedBen: How Donald Trump Made A Controversial Muslim Rights Group Mainstream buzzfeed.com/bensmith/cair?…

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What The Hell Happened To Mickey Kaus

buzzfeed.com — Mickey Kaus was sitting at Superba Snack Bar in Venice Beach, an expensive coffee place where an expensive-looking person was yelling at the counter staff about a housefly on a cookie. Kaus was sorry about the location, and that he'd had to walk east from the small apartment where he parks his battered white Nissan Z, to find a suitable location for us to talk.
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BuzzFeed Edit News

buzzfeed.com — Comenzamos la semana de la salud mental en BuzzFeed porque los medios pueden influenciar, para bien o para mal, la manera en que las personas se perciben a sí mismas y cómo comprenden sus enfermedades mentales. El mundo dejó de considerar a la depresión, la ansiedad y otros desórdenes como defectos de carácter y comenzó a comprenderlas como lo que son: enfermedades.
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Feb 07, 2016

RT @RosieGray: Kasich picked up an iPhone off of a woman's lap and is now waving it around pic.twitter.com/iy3rP1enxD

Feb 07, 2016

RT @noamscheiber: The great @FranklinFoer explains how Jeb could rise from the dead: slate.com/articles/news_… And yes, it's in Slate. Just go with it.

Feb 07, 2016

RT @RosieGray: Kasich suggests "why doesn't everyone just take down their negative ads" for last 24 hrs before primary

Feb 07, 2016

RT @jonward11: "makes me fear that we could do a lot worse than John Ellis Bush. And that we probably will.” t.co/xSOBxQH07C

Feb 07, 2016

RT @borzou: Another six Iranians reported killed fighting in Syria in recent hours as battle for Aleppo rages pic.twitter.com/9mqd0PlT3j

Feb 07, 2016

RT @mikememoli: . @billclinton refers to @berniesanders as "champion of all things small and enemy of all things big."

Feb 07, 2016

RT @MichaelRWarren: Cruz just gave a very good six minute answer about income inequality. But the question was about LGBT inequality.

Feb 07, 2016

RT @mckaycoppins: Someone put photocopies of today's @bostonherald cover on the windshields of every car parked outside Rubio's event. pic.twitter.com/tgLi8dGsAl

Feb 07, 2016

RT @RosieGray: couple voters at Kasich event tell me they didn't see debate but have heard all about Rubio repetition glitch anyway


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