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BuzzFeed Praised but What’s With That Weird Name?

The conclusion of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” comes with a segment called “Shameless Plugs.” But today, theGrio.com‘s Perry Bacon wasn’t shameless at all.

“BuzzFeed doing great coverage,” Bacon said. “You should check them out if you’re not already.”

Host Chuck Todd mostly agreed. “I’m not crazy about the name,” said Todd. “I agree, I agree, the work is good, but the name sort of bothers me. BuzzFeed. BuzzFeed? Sounds like electroshock [unintelligible word] therapy.”

Noteworthy: BuzzFeed wasn’t always BuzzFeed. Previous it was “Contagious Media LLC” and then switched to BuzzFeed because a feed of buzz was apparently an easy catch all.

We reached out to BuzzFeed to inquire about Todd’s slight…

BuzzFeed Spokeswoman Ashley McCollum replied to our request for comment, saying, “We love Perry’s shameless plug but Chuck, we gotta ask…” She included this link.

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