Buzzfeed’s Kaczynski denies committing sin of omission, gets caught red-handed

http://twitter.com/#!/BuzzFeedAndrew/status/304304319249924096

As Twitchy reported, Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski not-so-subtly used Bob Beckel’s cretinous date rape comments to smear Fox News and conservatives. Called out on his slimy shenanigans, Kaczynski responded like so:

@rbstalin @orikeinan Or, conspiracies aside, perhaps it’s because a lot of my followers have no fucking idea who Bob Beckel is.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 20, 2013

Which, of course, makes it totally OK to omit the fact that Beckel is a liberal Democrat. Except, according to Kaczynski, that omission was never made:

@mikebeas Failed to mention? It’s in the deck. I said Fox Host, because no nobody knows who Bob Beckel is.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 20, 2013

@jifferb @hollybmartin Ugh, that is in the post.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 20, 2013

@habitual_grump You are nuts

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 20, 2013

@yankingeorgia How so?

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 20, 2013

@craigrhew @rbstalin @orikeinan It is literally in the deck of my post, nuts. Some people see bias in everything.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 20, 2013

Literally!!11! Or is it? See, here’s what Kaczynski’s post originally looked like:

Buzzfeed Beckel story — original

And here’s how it appears now:

Buzzfeed Beckel post — changed

Notice a little something extra in the subheadline? We do. What a difference a word makes, huh?

Once upon a time, Kaczynski understood that it’s good journalistic practice to note that a headline (or subheadline, as it were) has been changed after initial publication:

Buzzfeed headline updated

Evidently, that time has passed. Now, he’s reduced to futilely clawing his way out of an ever-embiggening hole of his own creation.

Via Twitchy: BuzzFeed hid that Bob Beckel was a liberal by putting in their post that he was a liberal. #bensmithingtwitpic.com/c5f4d0

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 20, 2013

Keep digging, Andrew.

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Update:

Kaczynski now acknowledges that the “liberal” was added later. He claims he added it “literally seconds” after the post was published, before he tweeted out the link:

@mikebeas I added it seconds after I posted before I even tweeted it.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 20, 2013

@mikebeas @rxcs Literally seconds after posting.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 20, 2013

The thing is, we reached the post via this tweet:

Fox News Host doesn’t think rapes happen on college campuses. buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk…

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 20, 2013

We grabbed that screenshot after clicking on the link that he tweeted. Kaczynski’s story doesn’t pass the smell test. Naturally, he’s digging that hole of his even deeper — by blaming Twitchy for his problems.

Sigh. RT @dwayneparker: @buzzfeedandrew Arguing with Twitchy & followers is futile. Everyone is a liberal but them. No middle ground exists!

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 20, 2013

Today is the Twitchy trolling charge of the light brigade.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 20, 2013

We’re OK with that. Forward, the Twitchy Brigade!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/20/buzzfeeds-andrew-kaczynski-denies-committing-sin-of-omission-gets-caught-red-handed/