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Former Buzzfeed News head Ben Smith reflects on the outlet's rise and fall, and the current media maelstrom
The past few weeks have seen news headlines dominated by the people who usually deliver them, with the unexpected exits of big-name TV hosts, Twitter clashing with media outlets, Fox News settling a $787-million dollar lawsuit and Buzzfeed News bidding adieu. Ben Smith, the former Buzzfeed News editor-in-chief and former media columnist for the New York Times joins host Chattopadhyay to make sense of the latest events and the potential political fallout. In his new book Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral, Smith looks back at the forces that shaped the media moment we're now all living through.