Saturday, August 24, 2013

BuzzFeed under fire for Anti-Abortion Listicle

BuzzFeed, the listicle site of record,  has come under fire from left-wingers due to a recent list post 8 Outrageous Things Planned Parenthood Was Caught Doing‘ that was posted on its community area.

BuzzFeed staff members did not author the post, instead it was by an anti-abortion group called PersonhoodUSA. Even so, the left is outraged that BuzzFeed would allow equal assess and differing viewpoints to appear on one of their favorite list sites.

Twitchy said:
Insane, right? There’s an actual, honest-to-goodness, no apologies pro-life post on BuzzFeed. How can this sort of thing happen in America in 2013?

The New York Observer’s Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke decided to check with BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, who assured her that BuzzFeed is ”in the process of figuring out where and whether we should draw lines about what’s appropriate on what we conceived as an open platform.” The post slamming Planned Parenthood appears in BuzzFeed’s reader-submitted “Community” section and was the work of community contributor Personhood USA — not BuzzFeed staff, who instead publish strictly objective, fact-checked posts like, “The Internet Celebrates Texas State Senator Wendy Davis’ Filibuster,” “Parody of ‘Blurred Lines’ Stands Up for Women’s Rights in Texas” and “6 Times Wendy Davis Was a ‘Cool Mom’ In Her Vogue Profile.”
Smith noted further, “there isn’t a single link on BuzzFeed to this story.” But still, it exists. It’s on the web right now. What if someone, like, stumbles upon it while checking out the latest cat GIFs and, you know, reads it?
Seems that leftest are fine when BuzzFeed staff celebrates abortion advocate Wendy Davis but complain that they somehow have crossed the line by allowing a pro-life group from publishing a list on their community site:

So whats all the Buzz about? (sorry we couldn’t help it)

Here is a portion of the List Post ’8 Outrageous Things Planned Parenthood Was Caught Doing’ on BuzzFeed.

5. Lying About Abortion-Related Deaths

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