When BuzzFeed’s Kate Arthur published a story taking aim at pro-traditional marriage supporters, gay writer Brandon Ambrosino fired back with an eloquent Washington Post op ed defending ideological diversity.
Ambrosino, a writer whose work has been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic and Politico, called the article “an elaborate exploration” of a “hypothetical question.” In other words, it was a “non-story” that never should have been approved; yet, when the Daily Caller reached out to BuzzFeed’s Editor-in-chief Ben Smith, he stood by his reporter. But that was the least of the issues, Ambrosino believed.
Furthermore, Arthur’s article only reinforced the concerns that many Trump supporters expressed about the media during this election season. One of those concerns, according to Ambrosino, is that “some journalists — specifically younger ones at popular digital publications — will tell stories in certain deceitful, manipulative ways to take down conservatives.” “And really,” he added, “I can’t for the life of me imagine any other intention of the Gaines story.”
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