BuzzFeed Editor Fired After 41 Instances Of Plagiarism Found

By: Monday July 28, 2014 2:20 pm

The results of BuzzFeed’s internal review are back and they aren’t pretty. In a post entitled “An Apology to Our Readers”, BuzzFeed’s Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith disclosed that after reviewing 500 posts from one of BuzzFeed’s leading reporters, Benny Johnson, Smith and others discovered “41 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other sites.”


BuzzFeed Reviewing Stories of Editor After Plagiarism Charges Made

By: Friday July 25, 2014 3:20 pm

BuzzFeed has now confirmed that one of its editors, Benny Johnson, is having his work reviewed after being accused of plagiarizing work from other outlets including The New York Times, Wikipedia, Heritage Foundation, National Review Online, U.S. News & World Report and Yahoo! Answers.

The New Republic Publishes Hit Piece on Chris Hedges After the American Prospect and Salon Pass

By: Thursday June 12, 2014 8:13 am

The New Republic has published a hit piece on Chris Hedges that accuses him of plagiarism — without ever really documenting any direct plagiarism as far as I can tell. I’ll admit that my eyes started to glaze over as I read the 5700 word piece, so it may have crept in there and I had simply gone catatonic.

Sunday Late Night: Ben Domenech, MSNBC Un-Person

By: Sunday March 3, 2013 8:01 pm

We all know there isn’t much you can do to get exiled from the Village Media circuit. If being wrong about war, weapons of mass destruction, the Clinton impeachment, the Catholic church’s child rape scandals, and Team Obama’s drone-assassination policy were bannable offenses, all we’d have for cable channels would be test-patterns (remember them?)

But it used to be, back in the days of standards that mattered.

Romney’s Bad Luck with Evangelicals Continues

By: Saturday June 2, 2012 9:00 am

Poor Mitt Romney. After having had to deal with the evangelical search for the best anyone-but-Mitt to back against him, after making his pilgrimage to Liberty University, and after offering up his gay foreign policy spokesman to appease their anger, Mitt looked like he was starting to get a little traction with the evangelical community. When Richard Land called on Rick Santorum to get out of the race, it had to be received as a good sign by Romney that he had at least one major evangelical leader who was willing to get behind him as the presumptive nominee.

But now Land is in some hot water of his own, and was rebuked by the board of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission — a commission he leads. Land lost his radio show but not his job with ERLC. Still, Poor Mitt has to be crying about this. “I finally get a big evangelical supporter, and this happens to him? Why me?”

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