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Juan Williamsí plagiarism problem
Salon ^ | Mar 7, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald

Posted on 03/08/2013 7:53:56 AM PST by george76

In a case of apparent plagiarism, Fox News pundit Juan Williams lifted — sometimes word for word — from a Center for American Progress report, without ever attributing the information, for a column he wrote last month for The Hill newspaper.

Almost two weeks after publication, the column was quietly revised online, with many of the sections rewritten or put in quotation marks, and this time citing the CAP report. It also included an editor’s note that read: “This column was revised on March 2, 2013, to include previously-omitted attribution to the Center for American Progress.”

But that editor’s note mentions only the attribution problem, and not the nearly identical wording that was also fixed.

In a phone interview Thursday evening, Williams pinned the blame on a researcher who he described as a “young man.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; enemedia; fox; foxnews; hill; journalism; juan; juanwilliams; media; msm; newspapers; npr; oldmedia; plagiarism; williams

1 posted on 03/08/2013 7:53:56 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Juan Williams is a far left hack who never had an original thought in his life. I realize Fox has him for balance and because PBS fired him but he’s an idiot. They should at least look for liberals with piece of a brain. I change the channel whenever his moronic visage pollutes my TV.


2 posted on 03/08/2013 7:59:12 AM PST by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: george76

What happened? Did the White Hut sue him for plagiarizing their talking points faxes?


3 posted on 03/08/2013 8:00:56 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: george76

He’s an idiot, as anyone who has ever seen him on Fox News knows all too well.


4 posted on 03/08/2013 8:03:05 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MtBaldy
They should at least look for liberals with piece of a brain...

They exist?

5 posted on 03/08/2013 8:04:39 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: george76

Hell, The Hill can’t fire him, since they made so much hay over their hiring him after he was fired by NPR.
Same with Fox.

Juan Williams is pretty untouchable, since he is their monument to diversity and fairness.


6 posted on 03/08/2013 8:07:25 AM PST by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: george76

This “Center for American Progress” report, is a well known part of one of many Political Action Commities designed for Washington influence peddling. In other words, a completly BIASED report. I’m sure this offended editor made a careless ommission of these facts and isn’t that ....naive, to put it nicely.

“The Center for American Progress — which has emerged as perhaps Washington’s most influential idea factory in the age of Obama — is launching a major new war room, to be staffed by nearly a dozen people, that will focus on driving the White House’s message and agenda, I’m told. ... The new war room - which is called Progressive Media - represents a serious ratcheting up of efforts to present a united liberal front in the coming policy wars. The goal of the war room will be to do hard-hitting research that boils down complex policy questions into usable talking points and narratives that play well in the media and build public support for the White House’s policy goals. ... The war room - a joint project of CAP Action Fund and Media Matters Action Network — will be headed by well-known liberal operative Tara McGuinness, who worked on John Kerry’s presidential campaign and was a major player in the anti-war movement during the Bush years.”


7 posted on 03/08/2013 8:08:02 AM PST by mgist
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To: george76
Think of all the liberal talking heads who would be gone if they had to come up with their own thoughts and not just read DNC/0Bama talking points....it would be...heaven and CNN/MSNBC/ABC/CBS etc would cease to exist.
8 posted on 03/08/2013 8:15:38 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: mgist

Meanwhile, we have GOPe “leaders” attacking everything any conservatives do, making sure that any right leaning message is shattered and splintered by the time it hits the airwaves, further complicated by the headlines of party infighting....


9 posted on 03/08/2013 8:17:26 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: george76

So Juan plagiarized the researcher who plagiarized CAP?


10 posted on 03/08/2013 8:20:03 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: george76
"Williams pinned the blame on a researcher who he described as a “young man.”

What a low-life, blaming it on the hired help. You put your by-line on it Juan, man up.

11 posted on 03/08/2013 8:22:39 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Timber Rattler

Pundits like Williams are not writers. They are presenters of “news” and talking points, with the help of assistants. All pundits function them same way. CAP just wants to discredit FOX news, and slandering Williams with the term Plagerism is a means to an end.


12 posted on 03/08/2013 8:26:27 AM PST by mgist
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To: Tupelo

I think you have described the “Juan” deal to a tee.
Once he figured out he was bullet-proof, he was free to go pure racist in favor of anything holder’s people and against anything common sense. Brit Hume was the last to call juan out and since his knighthood, Brit is rarely scheduled on same timeslot.

Rush’s old friend, the head of FNC, is a past-master at marketing FNC to whichever group can deliver the higher viewer rating. Obviously, we are no longer “that” group.


13 posted on 03/08/2013 8:53:51 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: X-spurt
This is the Obama political CAP "war room" in action. This is how they destroy people or entities that get in the way of their agenda. I think it is facsinating.

Maybe this is what they didn't like (it's prophetic Juan):

February 25, 2013

"Juan Williams: Liberal Media Will 'Shut You Down, Stab You, Kill You, Fire You' If You Disagree"

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/video/2013/02/juan_williams_liberal_media_will_shut_you_down_stab_you_kill_you_fire_you_if_you_disagree.html#ixzz2My72cTId

14 posted on 03/08/2013 9:04:37 AM PST by mgist
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To: george76

Sooooooo typical!


15 posted on 03/08/2013 9:13:26 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: NEMDF

Yes, maybe this is a nasty White House warning to reporters, even liberal ones, who are straying from the plantation. I would be getting heevy jeevies right now if I were them. haha


16 posted on 03/08/2013 9:19:30 AM PST by mgist
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To: george76

*** Affirmative action journalism Alert***


17 posted on 03/08/2013 9:20:20 AM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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Juan Williams strayed from the plantation. He was made an example of.

Remember FRiends, this accusation originates from the Obama political CAP “war room”. This is how they destroy people or entities that get in the way of their agenda. It is facsinating to see this modern day Goebbel’s like machinery in action. This is probably a warning to all journalists who stray from the plantation.

The fact that the media presents a report from CAP as legitimate, is as newsworthy and telling, as what amounts to a case study of 21st Century propaganda. http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Center_for_American_Progress


18 posted on 03/08/2013 9:39:23 AM PST by mgist
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To: george76
About three minutes into the first class of my eleventh grade English, the teacher announced anyone she caught engaging in plagiarism would receive an F for the full six-week marking period.

I made something of a fool of myself by belly-laughing: it seemed axiomatic to me no one could be that dumb.

After giving me the evil eye, she said she caught someone copying material from library books at least once a year, and she wasn't kidding about handing out Fs. As matters developed, she handed out Fs publicly, and read source and copy aloud so we'd all realize what had been done.

Two college-bound kids I knew actually were that dumb.

19 posted on 03/08/2013 10:03:02 AM PST by Standing Wolf
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For a short time after his being exiled, Juan actually seemed to not blindly side with the left. Sure didn’t take him long to revert back to all pro-lib and go far out on limbs to cover up and cook up any excuse for the “cause”.


20 posted on 03/08/2013 4:48:42 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: george76
Juan Williams’ plagiarism problem

It's a recurring problem for Juan, isn't t?

21 posted on 03/08/2013 11:50:16 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Gaffer

Fox should use Pat Caddell.....
at Least He is Honest.


22 posted on 03/09/2013 9:52:33 PM PST by LtKerst
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