A website called BigLeaguePolitics.com is alleging that the employees at Buzzfeed.com expressed in writing death wishes for President Trump.
The website released screenshots that allegedly are grabbed from BuzzFeed employee chat sessions. “Maybe someone will assassinate him,” writes BuzzFeed’s Director of Social Media Maycie Thornton during a private chat with other employees. When writing “him,” she was referring to the President of The United States, Donald Trump.
BuzzFeed is the news site responsible for the unsubstantiated claims contained in the absurd Russia dossier, which accused President Trump of various wrong-doings while visiting the country. After BuzzFeed published the stories, other outlets used it as a springboard to openly report the ludicrous allegations.
BigLeaguePolitics claims the screenshots they obtained exclusively were provided to them by former BuzzFeed employee Tim “Treadstone” Gionet.
According to the website, Treadstone said, “This was not the first time BuzzFeed employees talked openly about wishing President Trump would get assassinated, they hated conservatives so much they even held an office party when Justice Scalia died. It was a toxic environment and you were declared a heretic if you were a Trump supporter, bottom line.”
Allegedly, Treadstone says he was treated differently at BuzzFeed because he is a conservative.
On Wednesday evening, BuzzFeed’s Editor-in-Chief of News Ben Smith appeared on Tucker Carlson and said that conservatives don’t face discrimination there, claiming Treadstone’s story is a lie.
President Trump was once critical of Smith in a tweet, calling him a “total mess.”
Ben Smith (is that really his last name?) of @BuzzFeed is a total mess who probably got his minion Coppins to do what he didn’t want to do?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2014
Big League Politics posted the following updates to this story:
UPDATE: Shortly after this report was published, all three BuzzFeed employees implicated in the leak set their Twitter accounts to private.UPDATE: Buzzfeed spokesman Matt Mittenhal eventually replied to Big League Politics, stating, “While the remark in question is regrettable, it was made in private by someone who is not a reporter nor even an employee of BuzzFeed News. Attempting to turn a throwaway comment from an entertainment employee into evidence of bias at an affiliated news division is ludicrous.”
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