- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

BuzzFeed pounced on President-elect Donald Trump’s characterization of the outlet as a “failing pile of garbage” during his press conference Wednesday, releasing a line of merchandise featuring the phrase just hours after he said it.

The BuzzFeed shop is now selling a “limited edition” BuzzFeed garbage can for $49 and a T-shirt that says, “Failing Pile of Garbage,” for $30.

The site is also offering three different bumper stickers — two of which target a very specific audience: “My bae works at a failing pile of garbage,” and “My cat’s famous because of a failing pile of garbage.”

Mr. Trump opened his first press conference as president elect Wednesday by denying an unverified intelligence report published by BuzzFeed that contained unsubstantiated claims accusing him of improper contact with Russian officials. BuzzFeed’s controversial decision to publish the report in its entirety has sparked a national debate about media ethics.

“I think it’s a disgrace that information that was false and fake and never happened got released to the public,” Mr. Trump said. “As far as BuzzFeed, which is a failing pile of garbage, writing it, I think they’re going to suffer the consequences. They already are.”

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