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BuzzFeed: Trump Has Revived Flailing Media

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By    |   Thursday, 06 Apr 2017 11:38 AM

The editor of news and entertainment website BuzzFeed said President Donald Trump's war with media organizations has "breathed new life" into a "somewhat desperate" business.

"He has singlehandedly ... postponed the collapse of a fair share of legacy media in an interesting way," BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith told David Axelrod on "The Axe Files," a podcast from the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN.

Smith added that Trump's presidential campaign fired up a "somewhat desperate, declining legacy media" with his outrageous, in-your-face statements.

National nightly news shows, he said, were once "on a long, slow, kind of genteel decline."

Not any longer.

"The President of the United States is freaking out about them every day. And that's pretty energizing," Smith said.

BuzzFeed was once trashed by Trump as a "failing pile of garbage" after the website published a 35-page dossier alleging he was involved in lurid sexual indiscretions in Russia.

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The editor of news and entertainment website BuzzFeed said President Donald Trump's war with media organizations has "breathed new life" into a "somewhat desperate" business. "He has singlehandedly ... postponed the collapse of a fair share of legacy media in an interesting...
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