After BuzzFeed OK’d staffers calling Trump racist on social media, how will it apply that policy to other politicians?

BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith told staff it was acceptable to call Trump a “mendacious racist” on Twitter because facts support it, but Erik Wemple asks how BuzzFeed will apply this policy to other candidates. Wemple writes: “The challenge for BuzzFeed, though, isn’t so much whether ‘mendacious racist’ is appropriate for Donald Trump; it’s whether this news organization will apply the same level of scrutiny and labeling to every other politician it covers. Though few other politicians can match Trump on racism these days, surely politicians on both sides of the ideological divide have racked up records of mendacity. Will BuzzFeed call them all mendacious? And just how much evidence must be marshaled?”