BuzzFeed refused money from the RNC because of Trump. Is it biased? | The Tylt
BuzzFeed broke its advertising contract with the Republican National Convention over the prospect of running advertisements for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
According to Politico, BuzzFeed’s CEO and founder said in an email:
“We certainly don't like to turn away revenue that funds all the important work we do across the company. However, in some cases we must make business exceptions: we don't run cigarette ads because they are hazardous to our health, and we won't accept Trump ads for the exact same reason.”
While it’s completely within its rights as a private company to make and break contracts as they want, conservatives are saying that BuzzFeed is showing their true colors. BuzzFeed’s move is perpetuating a growing intolerance in the media for non-progressive ideas. Instead of treating conservative ideas as something that may have legitimacy, BuzzFeed has written off an entire political party as evil and and wrong. It’s another case of liberal intolerance.
Then again, Buzzfeed was willing to initially partner with the RNC. Buzzfeed CEO Peretti says they are reacting only to how far Trump has taken things with his rhetoric. Maybe it's fair for Buzzfeed to practice its right to conscientiously object.Is BuzzFeed showing its bias in breaking the contract?
BuzzFeed refused money from the RNC because of Trump. Is it biased?
This BuzzFeed Trump thing is another indication that the paradigm of Right vs Left is dead and is replaced with that of Right vs Wrong.— (((neontaster))) (@neontaster) June 6, 2016