Friday, July 25, 2014

BuzzFeed Caught Plagiarizing From Heritage Foundation

First it was revealed this week that a US senator had plagiarized from various think tanks, and now a reporter at BuzzFeed reportedly plagiarized from a think tank.  Here is more from Politico:
BuzzFeed is conducting an internal review of editor Benny Johnson's work after identifying multiple instances of what editor-in-chief Ben Smith described as "plagiarism."
The instances were brought to BuzzFeed's attention by Twitter users @blippoblappo and @crushingbort, who cited six instances in which Johnson lifted passages from sites like The New York Times, Wikipedia, The Heritage Foundation and National Review Online without attribution.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) allegedly plagiarized his master's thesis from various think tank reports, including from Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP).