BuzzFeed Editor Fired After 41 Instances Of Plagiarism Found

By: Monday July 28, 2014 7:20 am

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 [...]

David Gregory Caught Using Unverified Israeli Propaganda Video To Smear UN

By: Monday July 28, 2014 5:33 am

Tim Russert spins one more time in his grave. In yet another embarrassing moment for Meet The Press, David Gregory was caught using Israeli government video claiming to show rockets being fired from a UN school with no verification, only to have to to walk back the claim later in the show. Gregory accusingly introduced [...]

The Weekend Roundup for July 26-27th, 2014

By: Sunday July 27, 2014 3:37 pm

Hey folks, how are you doing this day? International Politics Overall – Michael Ratner discusses with The Real News on how the UN should charge Israel with crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide and apartheid. – The U.S. offered satellite photos of rockets fired from Russia – Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei [...]

The Roundup for July 25th, 2014

By: Friday July 25, 2014 4:42 pm

Hey everyone! Enjoy your Friday and the weekend ahead. International Politics Overall – Pew: 56 percent of civilians polled globally have confidence in President Barack Obama compared to 23 percent who have confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin – Omar Barghouti, founder of the BDS movement, discusses on The Real News growing opposition to Israel’s actions and [...]

BuzzFeed Reviewing Stories Of Editor After Plagiarism Charges Made

By: Friday July 25, 2014 10:21 am

Repeat after me: Copying and pasting someone's work is called "plagiarism" http://t.co/0Ik1dPXq1O — BuzzFeed Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 23, 2014 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, [...]

FDL Exclusive: DOJ Says Smarter Sentencing Act Would Save Taxpayers $24 Billion

By: Friday July 25, 2014 8:48 am

The Department of Justice has responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from FDL News for documents estimating the costs that the federal government will not have to incur if the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2014 is passed. The 12 page draft memo provided to FDL indicates that the DOJ estimates the cost avoidance [...]

Wikipedia Bans Congress For A Week After ‘Disruptive’ Edits

By: Friday July 25, 2014 7:49 am

Skull and Bones Wikipedia article edited anonymously from US House of Representatives http://t.co/KTH88lZlUd — congress-edits (@congressedits) July 23, 2014 Wikipedia, the online open source encyclopedia that allows users to edit, has banned an IP Address connected to members and staffers from the US House of Representatives for 10 days following a series of edits that [...]

Israel Kills 15 At UN School As Protests Rock West Bank

By: Friday July 25, 2014 5:33 am

While Israel continually congratulates itself for sometimes texting Palestinian families to evacuate their homes before blowing them up, the IDF is also striking the places those families are evacuating to. Yesterday 15 people were killed and dozens wounded at a UN school in Gaza after Israel struck the facility. UN personnel were among the casualties [...]

The Roundup for July 24th, 2014

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 4:11 pm

Hey folks, enjoy your Thursday with an important topic from the Presidents of the United States. International Politics Overall – Henry Giroux: “Killing Machines and the Madness of Militarism: From Gaza to Afghanistan” – A UN school, where Palestinians were sheltered to escape from Israeli bombings, was bombed by Israel and at least 15 people [...]

Cuomo Administration Interfered With Ethics Investigation

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 9:50 am

How is that Working Families Party endorsement looking now? Members of the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly interfered with investigators trying to get to the bottom of political corruption in New York State. Corruption that has bubbled up from under the surface and spilled over into scandals leading to arrests and indictments [...]

Yale Professor Tells Parents Not To Send Children To Ivy League Schools

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 8:02 am

A former Yale professor, writing in The New Republic no less, has some interesting advice for parents dreaming of sending their children to Ivy League schools – don’t do it. William Deresiewicz taught at Yale from 1998 to 2008 and gleaned a few lessons from the experience which included learning that prospective students would be [...]

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