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Juan Williams Caught in Plagiarism Scandal
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Posted on 03/08/2013 5:42:36 PM PST by chessplayer

Lefty Fox News analyst Juan Williams is in hot water after it was discovered that a column he’d written for a political insider publication contained plagiarized material.

According to a report by Salon.com, a Feb. 18 piece that Williams wrote for The Hill newspaper copied almost word-for-word from a study by the far-left Center for American Progress on the subject of immigration and Social Security.

Confronted by Salon, Williams blamed his research assistant, a “young man” who, according to Williams, had submitted the barely altered paragraphs to him for publication in the column:

For the full details of the particular wording, see the Salon link above.

Williams is the second prominent left-of-center journalist to get caught plagiarizing. NewsBusters exposed CNN host Fareed Zakaria for committing plagiarism last August. Like Williams, he also blamed his researcher.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: juanwilliams; plagiarism
Enjoying being 100% back on the plantation, Juan?
1 posted on 03/08/2013 5:42:36 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Just like his hero MLK.


2 posted on 03/08/2013 5:44:32 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: chessplayer

Another shining example of Affirmative Action personified. The libs were right, Juan. You are a slacker.


3 posted on 03/08/2013 5:46:27 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: chessplayer
Williams blamed his research assistant

Typical liberal. I'm surprised he didn't blame Bush.

4 posted on 03/08/2013 5:46:30 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

“The bitch set me up.”


5 posted on 03/08/2013 5:47:03 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: chessplayer

The buck never stops with any of these guys.


6 posted on 03/08/2013 5:47:06 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: chessplayer

“Look, there’s this young man on my staff — he writes stuff, I take it, put my name on it, and get it published. It’s not plagiarism, it’s just me putting my name on stuff that someone else wrote. Where this went wrong, you see, is that the young man didn’t actually write this particular piece — you see, he took something that someone else wrote and then passed it to me, making me think that he wrote it. So, obviously, when I took the piece, put my name on it, and had it published, there was no way I could have known that this was plagiarism.” [/not an actual quote from Juan Williams]


7 posted on 03/08/2013 5:47:37 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Cementjungle

in other words, he plagarized a plagarist.....


8 posted on 03/08/2013 5:48:02 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: ClearCase_guy
“Look, there’s this young man on my staff

Sounds like something Bawney Frank would say.

9 posted on 03/08/2013 5:48:21 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: chessplayer

Some of us warned Fox many many months ago....

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/10/foxs_rash_juan_williams_overre.html


10 posted on 03/08/2013 5:49:43 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: chessplayer

I know Juan Williams and I like him, personally. I also believe that his basic values are solid and conservative. But, he is firmly on the liberal side of the political divide and as I have told him, he doesn’t know why. He is trapped by his background and political affiliation into a role that is not suited to his character. He laughs when I tell him about screaming at him when he appears on TV, but I think he paints me as the strange one. He lives in a fantasy world.

On this issue, his story is likely correct, but that’s no excuse. In this age of Google, he doesn’t need to trust the assistant, he just needs to Google a few text strings and he has the responsibility to do so. It’s the price of fame and it’s what he has to do if he wants the big bucks. Welcome back to reality Juan.


11 posted on 03/08/2013 5:54:51 PM PST by centurion316
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To: chessplayer
almost word-for-word from a study by the far-left Center for American Progress on the subject of immigration and Social Security.

And then blame it on someone else.
12 posted on 03/08/2013 5:55:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chessplayer

To me, Juan will always be Juan the Moron, looking like a deer in the headlights.
He is one of the reasons that I have pretty much quit watching FOX NEWS.
Just as bad is fatso Beckel.


13 posted on 03/08/2013 5:55:36 PM PST by AlexW
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To: centurion316

Part of the problem is that this who amnesty issue has been dragging on for better than 20 years and the same arguments keep cycling through. There are only so many ways you can say the same thing.


14 posted on 03/08/2013 5:57:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chessplayer

This is old story from last month, but surprisingly it didn’t show up on a search.


15 posted on 03/08/2013 5:59:44 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: centurion316

It’s no big deal. MLK plagiarized his dissertation and probably all the papers he wrote in graduate school.

Stealing is no big deal anymore.


16 posted on 03/08/2013 6:01:36 PM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: dfwgator
“Look, there’s this young man on my staff"

"Who also happens to work for me"

17 posted on 03/08/2013 6:02:52 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: cripplecreek

almost word-for-word from a study by the far-left Center for American Progress on the subject of immigration and Social Security.

Note to Juan, next time please don’t use our talking
points verbatum, ok?


18 posted on 03/08/2013 6:03:34 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Well journ-0-lists get confused sometimes, LOL


19 posted on 03/08/2013 6:05:13 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: chessplayer

“Like Williams, he also blamed his researcher.”

These pseudo journalists really are nothing but talking heads, aren’t they? Too lazy or busy kissing butt to do their own work.


20 posted on 03/08/2013 6:10:47 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks chessplayer.
...copied almost word-for-word from a study by the far-left Center for American Progress on the subject of immigration and Social Security.
Like Clinton, he blamed an intern.


21 posted on 03/08/2013 6:12:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: dfwgator

Haha, what a double entendre that would be for Frank.


22 posted on 03/08/2013 6:14:37 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: chessplayer

“You know what?” (That’s me mocking Juan’s verbal tic: “You know what?”) I hope this is enough to get Juan booted off of FNC.


23 posted on 03/08/2013 6:14:37 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Good.


24 posted on 03/08/2013 6:14:38 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: dfwgator
“Look, there’s this young man on my staff
Sounds like something Bawney Frank would say.

Heh, heh, heh-heh-heh... liberals never allow the buck to stop at their desk, looks like Juan had the buck come up from behind...

25 posted on 03/08/2013 6:15:36 PM PST by roadcat
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To: chessplayer

So Juan’s “excuse” is that he doesn’t write his own stuff? I knew he was an idiot, but that’s a new one. Juan is so stupid I can’t stand to listen to him.


26 posted on 03/08/2013 6:29:19 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: chessplayer

Probably wouldn’t have happened to him if he were a real journalist!!!!!


27 posted on 03/08/2013 6:44:17 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Leveling the playing field for a Progressive is dragging everyone down to their level.)
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To: chessplayer

Joe Biden got in trouble for the same thing.

Now he is the VP.


28 posted on 03/08/2013 6:46:48 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: centurion316
“I also believe that his basic values are solid and conservative. But, he is firmly on the liberal side of the political divide” I do not get this he is conservative but plays like he is a liberal for political reasons is that what you are saying?
People should just say and do what they mean I am grwoing tired of this double speak.
29 posted on 03/08/2013 6:49:18 PM PST by funfan
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To: Jet Jaguar

“Joe Biden got in trouble for the same thing.”

You mean “Ash Tray Joe,” that Joe Biden?


30 posted on 03/08/2013 6:52:06 PM PST by vette6387
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To: chessplayer

All Juan does when he speaks is memorize the morning Democrat Talking Points, and then spew them endlessly in a loud voice. What’s the difference if he does it with his writing?


31 posted on 03/08/2013 6:57:49 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: funfan
I am grwoing tired of this double speak.

So you won't mind if I don't bother to give you a response.

32 posted on 03/08/2013 7:02:45 PM PST by centurion316
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To: chessplayer

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

33 posted on 03/08/2013 7:30:02 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: chessplayer

Ayers writes Obama’s screed, and some young punk writes Williams and Williams pockets the cash!!! Dorks. Total Dorks!


34 posted on 03/08/2013 7:48:10 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: chessplayer

WDIM!!?

(Hint: 2016 campaign slogan)


35 posted on 03/08/2013 8:09:41 PM PST by twister881
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To: chessplayer

Juan is no brighter than Plugs.


36 posted on 03/08/2013 8:18:54 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: centurion316

Sorry. He’s the enemy and he’d do nothing to keep you from going into a camp.


37 posted on 03/08/2013 8:34:10 PM PST by ebshumidors
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To: chessplayer

Williams is the second prominent left-of-center journalist to get caught plagiarizing. NewsBusters exposed CNN host Fareed Zakaria for committing plagiarism last August. Like Williams, he also blamed his researcher.


Katie Couric was implemented in a plagiarism scandal as well. She pushed her “Katies Notebook” fluff off onto a staffer who copied another’s work word for word. The funniest part is that “Katies Notebook” is supposed to be a “personal, insiteful look at today’s biggest stories.” Katie’s defense was that she farmed these things out to her underlings.


38 posted on 03/08/2013 8:44:42 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: chessplayer

These guys get paid millions of dollars for these columns which they don’t even write.

And not just the libs. George Will has “researchers” that do a lot of his work also.

These guys are the ones who control the public debate. They have columns, they are on TV, and yet they are as isolated and ignorant as a public school dropout.

Any wonder that Obama is president?


39 posted on 03/08/2013 9:16:00 PM PST by oldbill
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To: centurion316

Hahaha


40 posted on 03/08/2013 9:31:57 PM PST by funfan
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To: chessplayer

It’s a Black Liberal thing. It’s called “sampling.” Quite legal in the music industry.


41 posted on 03/08/2013 11:05:14 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: ladyjane
It’s no big deal. MLK plagiarized his dissertation and probably all the papers he wrote in graduate school.

Stealing is no big deal anymore.

Exactly. Juan's fellow lefty Doris Kearns-Goodwin got away with it...

42 posted on 03/08/2013 11:08:13 PM PST by nutmeg (Who and WHERE are the Benghazi survivors??)
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To: centurion316
Not knowing him, I've had the same thought. There was a period of time when Brit Hume was on Special Report and always correcting Juan that it seemed that Juan had "seen the light" and began espousing more conversative views after not being able to withstand Hume's punching holes in his liberal thought process. Alas, he's swung back the other way.

Forced racial political identification is one of the sadder, sicker things in our society. No excuse for such polarization.

43 posted on 03/09/2013 12:19:21 AM PST by GreatOne (You will bow down before me, Son of Jor-el!)
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To: chessplayer

Is Juan too STUPID to do his OWN RESEARCH and WRITING??? OMG!! IS this how ALL “writers” work....off someone else’s work??


44 posted on 03/09/2013 2:40:44 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: chessplayer

When this turd comes on I turn off fox


45 posted on 03/09/2013 5:07:49 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: chessplayer

He’ll weather this storm whereas a conservative would get run out on a rail....
Doris Kearns Goodwin, big lib “historian” who the lefty lib press trots out for “historical context” every now and then got caught in a big plagiarism scandal...
Speilberg used her for “Lincoln”....


46 posted on 03/09/2013 6:41:39 AM PST by matginzac
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To: dfwgator

lol, I’m glad I wasn’t the only one thinking that!


47 posted on 03/09/2013 7:50:28 AM PST by bigbob
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