The lure of the Russian smoking gun - News Summed Up

The lure of the Russian smoking gun


On Tuesday afternoon, a new story at BuzzFeed seemed like it might find a place in the picture of Russian meddling. It was Aug. 3, and the embassy was being sent $30,000 earmarked for the “election campaign of 2016.”BuzzFeed’s investigations editor pitched the story on Twitter. After the Russian election, that is. “Every tool used to promote this story quoted either directly from the Russian wire transfers, or came from well-sourced reporting,” it read. That can make the lure of pitching a story as being part of that smoking gun very hard to resist.


Source: Washington Post November 14, 2017 21:48 UTC


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