Accuracy in Media

In an extensive photo roundup look back at the 2010s, BuzzFeed favored leftist narratives and ignored major conservative events.

“Here Are The Most Powerful Photos Of The Decade,” read the headline of the collection.

“BuzzFeed News combed through thousands of pictures from this past decade, paring down to a handful for each year that best represent the ethos and events that shaped the world as we know it today. While this list could not include every major world event of the last decade, we attempted to collect images that were singularly powerful and spoke to larger social shifts. Here are the most powerful photos from the 2010s.”

BuzzFeed included two photographs about the killing of Osama bin Laden (including a photo spotlighting Democratic leaders in the Situation Room of the White House) but zero photos about the killing of the Islamic State’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The al-Baghdadi raid took place under the Trump administration’s watch.

“The Confederate battle flag is permanently removed from the South Carolina State House grounds in Columbia, July 10, 2015,” BuzzFeed wrote about a photo showing two South Carolina Highway Patrolmen removing the flag. Yet BuzzFeed didn’t mention that the removal was done at the order of a Republican governor, Nikki Haley and a Republican legislature. Liberal media members like those at BuzzFeed would rather portray Republicans as racist and pro-slavery.

BuzzFeed included multiple photos of Mexican immigrants either being detained or making the journey northward—but all the photos were taken during the Trump administration, despite the fact that the Obama administration had deported record numbers of illegal immigrants during his administration (including family separations and detaining children).

Gabriel H. Sanchez, BuzzFeed’s photo essay editor, also chose a photo of “A large gathering of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement attend a rally in Union Square,” yet ignored any coverage of the powerful Tea Party movement that propelled conservative populists like President Donald Trump to office.




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