CNN's Jeffrey Toobin: Mueller Pushback On BuzzFeed Report Is 'Bad Day' For News Media

It "reinforces every bad stereotype about the news media," said the legal analyst.

CNN’s chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Friday was a “bad day” for the news media.

Toobin said the calling into question by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office of a BuzzFeed article that alleged President Donald Trump told his former fixer and personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie before Congress “reinforces every bad stereotype about the news media.”

BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith said it stood by its reporting.

Toobin also claimed “the larger message” that many people may take away was that the news media is “a bunch of leftist liars who are dying to get the president and they’re willing to lie to do it.”

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