Accuracy in Media

At least NBC News did their homework and verified the information they received from their source at the intelligence agencies, right?

Still, an unverified report is an unverified report and should not be published until details are confirmed. Buzzfeed claimed they want to be transparent in publishing their report, but at least get the details right.

A summary of the unverified reports was prepared as background material for the briefing, but not discussed during the meeting, the official said. During Trump’s press conference Wednesday morning, the president-elect said he was made aware of the information “outside that meeting.”

A 35-page dossier published by BuzzFeed on Tuesday includes claims that the Russian government has been cultivating, supporting and assisting Trump for five years — even obtaining compromising information in an effort to blackmail him. The document, which was not prepared by the U.S. government, contains obvious errors. It was originally generated as part of opposition research by anti-Trump Republicans and then shopped by Democrats.

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