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  • Jill Abramson acknowledges citation errors in new book after plagiarism allegations

    02/07/2019 1:00:14 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/07/19 | Brett Samuels
    Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson acknowledged Thursday that some parts of her new book were not properly cited after multiple individuals raised claims that she lifted material. In a statement to The Washington Post, Abramson said certain footnotes in her book, "Merchants of Truth," don't match up correctly with the material in the book, and that certain passages should have been cited as direct quotations. "I was up all night going through my book because I take these claims of plagiarism so seriously," Abramson said in the statement to The Post. "In writing 'Merchants of Truth,' I...
  • NYT big Jill Abramson accused of plagiarism in new book, and boy, is it bad

    02/07/2019 7:59:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Jill Abramson, the former New York Times editor who carries a little plastic Obama doll in her purse for comfort, has written quite a book, trying to describe the news industry the same way the great David Halberstam once did in "The Powers That Be" in the 1970s. She examines four news outfits, plus Facebook, in an attempt to replicate Halberstam's tome about how the news industry evolved in her new book, titled: "Merchants of Truth." Her conclusion? Legacy media rules. Upstart media has no value. After a big buildup from this, she's got a problem: She's being accused of plagiarism. Here's the New York Times's generally positive review from...
  • By Banishing the Work of Great Artists We Are Punishing Everyone

    01/20/2019 3:13:37 PM PST · by jocon307 · 12 replies
    I have a new fear. And this one’s a doozy. Having weathered more than one social-­media s- -t storm, I’m one column away from the round of mob opprobrium that sinks my career for good. A single unacceptable sentiment, a word usage misconstrued, a sentence taken out of context suffices these days to implode a reputation decades in the making and to trigger ­McCarthyite blacklisting. But that isn’t the fear in its entirety. Suppose a perceived violation of progressive orthodoxy translates into the kind of institutional cowardice on display in the forced resignation of Ian Buruma from The New York Review...
  • Former New York Times Editor: Youd Better Believe The NYT Is Unmistakably Anti-Trump

    01/02/2019 11:08:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/02/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    You’d better believe that most of us already know that about the New York Times, but it’s good to get confirmation from its previous executive editor. In her new tell-all book Merchants of Truth, Jill Abramson dishes on her past experience at the Gray Lady but also on what has happened since her abrupt departure in 2014. Abramson accuses her successor Dean Baquet — who won a power battle to take over her job — of following a financial incentive to allow opinion to leach into news coverage at the Paper of Record: “Though Baquet said publicly he didn’t...
  • Ex-New York Times editor Jill Abramson rips paper's 'unmistakably anti-Trump' bias

    01/02/2019 10:31:00 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 2, 3019 | By Jessica Chasmar
    Jill Abramson, the Harvard lecturer who served as the first and only female executive editor of The New York Times from 2011 to 2014, has some harsh words for her former employer in her upcoming book, saying its unmistakably anti-Trump agenda risks damaging its credibility. In Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts, reviewed by Fox News, Ms. Abramson complains about the unabashed liberal bent taken on by her successor, executive editor Dean Baquet. Though Baquet said publicly he didnt want the Times to be the opposition party, his news pages were unmistakably anti-Trump, she...
  • Media Obituaries Didnt Give Us The Full McCain

    09/03/2018 11:34:36 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/2/2018 | John Fund
    The sugary praise, often from former critics, does his memory no favors. The past week has featured so much extravagant praise of John McCain that Jill Abramson, the former editor of the New York Times, had to admit McCain would cringe over some of the glowing tributes pouring in. Take this example from The New Yorker: In death, McCain had finally become one with the country that was the object of his deepest faith, and any praise lavished on him, during the funeral proceedings or at any point afterward, would redound to the greater glory of America. Yes, of course,...
  • Jill Abramson 'Shudders' to Think of Republicans 'Destroying' Christine Ford

    09/18/2018 7:34:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 161 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jill Abramson: suffering from Anita Hill flashbacks? The author of the anti-Clarence Thomas book Strange Justice appeared on CNN this morning. Introducing her, Alisyn Camerota said, "you say that you shudder to think what will happen" when Christine Ford is questioned at Monday's scheduled Senate hearing. Replied Abramson: "I think that the Republicans, despite all the changes that have happened in the generations since those [Clarence Thomas] hearings, are still going to go in with a strategy to save this nomination at all costs. And if that means destroying, destroying Dr. Ford, I hate to even think about it, but...
  • Amulets, White Noise, and Trump Reality

    03/11/2018 10:58:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | March 11, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    The left (I refuse to call regressives "progressives") is finding it hard to deal with a reality in which the markets are up, unemployment is down, household income is rising, ISIS is being crushed, and Kim Jong-un is being lassoed. Former NYT editor Jill Abramson probably reflects the paper's Upper West Side of Manhattan when she reveals she carries as an amulet (against the reality of a Trump presidency) a little Obama doll in her purse to comfort herself. "It's easy to look at what's happening in Washington, DC, and despair. That's why I carry a little plastic...
  • Former NYT Editor: I Have A Little Obama Doll In My Purse To Help Me Cope Under The Trump Presidency

    03/11/2018 7:26:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/11/2018 | Matt Vespa
    ......Enter The New York Times former executive editor Jill Abramson, who wrote that she carries an Obama doll in her purse as a symbol of hope in the Trump era. Its easy to look at whats happening in Washington DC and despair. Thats why I carry a little plastic Obama doll in my purse. I pull him out every now and then to remind myself that the United States had a progressive, African American president until very recently. Some people find this strange, but you have to take comfort where you can find it in Donald Trumps America.
  • Former NYT Executive Editor (Jill Abramson) Keeps Barack Obama Therapy Doll In Her Purse

    03/10/2018 9:53:51 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6:56 PM 03/09/2018 | GABRIELLE OKUN
    A former New York Times executive editor keeps a Barack Obama therapy doll in her purse, she wrote of herself in an op-ed The Guardian published Wednesday. Jill Abramson, 63, the former executive editor for The New York Times from 2011 to 2014, claimed she keeps a therapy doll of the 44th president to get her through the Trump Administration, she wrote in The Guardian Mar. 7th. The Harvard educated journalist previously wrote an Obama Administration book, Obama: The Historic Journey, published in 2009. Abramson discussed a so-called Trump rebellion, alleging there is a solid chance Democrats will win the...
  • Desperately Hating Clarence Thomas

    02/21/2018 1:51:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    Of all the desperate and futile attempts at revisionist history, few are as careless as the attempt to destroy the reputation of one of the finest Supreme Court justices this country has ever produced. Now comes another volley. New York magazine has assembled "The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas." The author is longtime anti-Thomas journalist Jill Abramson. For more than 4,000 words, Abramson labors to relitigate Thomas accuser Anita Hill's dramatic loss in the court of public opinion. According to one poll at the time, 58 percent believed Thomas; only 24 percent believed Hill. Again the argument falls on its...
  • New York Magazine - Impeach Clarence Thomas

    02/19/2018 9:26:08 AM PST · by cowpoke · 55 replies
    new york magazine ^ | 2/18/2018 | jill abramson
    the cover story in the current issue of New York magazine is by former NY Times editor Jill Abramson and presents their case for impeaching Thomas. A search didn't find anything on this here. Appears he is the next target.
  • Former NYT Editor: Republican "Rage Machine" Responsible For Current Political Climate

    06/18/2017 9:31:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the wake of the Scalise shooting, Fareed Zakaria hosted a segment on his CNN show this morning devoted to addressing how Republicans and Democrats can stop their "internecine struggle" and "reconcile." Two of the guests bought into the premise, discussing the challenges involved and possible approaches to reconciliation. But the third guest, Jill Abramson, who was fired in 2014 as executive editor of the New York Times, was having none of the kumbaya. To the contrary, she decried a supposed "false equivalency" between Democrats and Republicans. Abramson put the blame on Republicans for the divisive political climate and accused...
  • 3 Major Problems With Confirmation, HBOs Anita Hill History Rewrite

    04/18/2016 1:43:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/18/2016 | Mollie Hemingway
    Some of us are old enough to remember the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation battle. We were shocked when reports first surfaced that Thomas, a well-regarded former chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, was being accused of sexual harassment. But then we heard his accuser’s ever-changing and uncorroborated testimony, and we compared it with the testimony of a dozen close female colleagues who effusively praised Thomas as a boss known for how well he treated the women around him. We learned that his accuser Anita Hill’s testimony was contradicted by data and evidence. Thomas won his confirmation battle....
  • Former NY Times Editor Jill Abramson hasnt been following the Hillary email story

    03/21/2016 11:35:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    Former NY Times editor Jill Abramson gave an interview to Politico’s Glenn Thrush in which she suggested the Hillary Clinton’s email story did not seem like a very big deal because all of the emails were “classified after the fact.” In fact, two Inspectors General said that was not the case 8 months ago. From Politico: “It depends on, you know, what your definition of ‘big deal’ is, but I’m not going to play Bill Clinton for you here,” she said, referring to the former president’s infamous what-the-meaning-of-is-is monologue during his Monica Lewinsky deposition. “The issue, to me, that’s at...
  • Times reporters testimony sought in leak trial (James Risen)

    12/16/2014 10:23:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 16, 2014 12:38 PM EST | Matthew Barakat
    A New York Times reporter will be subpoenaed to answer questions ahead of an upcoming trial of a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information, though a Tuesday hearing indicated there is much confusion about what the journalist may be asked to reveal. Prosecutors say they will not ask James Risen if ex-CIA man Jeffrey Sterling was his anonymous source for part of the 2006 book State Of War that detailed a botched CIA effort to cripple Irans nuclear program. However, they do want to know if the two had a prior, on-the-record source relationship. Risens lawyer, Joel Kurtzberg,...
  • Fired NYT Editor Blasts Obama Administration for Criminal Prosecution of Journalists, Whistleblowers

    07/19/2014 8:12:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 17, 2014 - 11:11 AM | Barbara Boland
    Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, whose firing brought out nasty attacks and allegations of sexism at the Times, was interviewed by Greta van Susteren On the Record last night. While she played close to the vest about the reasons for her firing, she didnt hold back on the Obama administration, defending her earlier branding of it as the most secretive she has ever deal with since President Carter, and elaborated: I have never dealt with an administration where more officialssome of whom are actually paid to be the spokesmen for various federal agenciesdemand that everything be off...
  • Sulzberger's last straw: Fires Jill Abramson for misleading him about a new hire

    05/18/2014 6:51:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/18/2014 | DYLAN BYERS
    New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger fired executive editor Jill Abramson after concluding that she had misled both him and chief executive Mark Thompson during her effort to hire a new co-managing editor, according to two sources with knowledge of the reason for her termination. While several factors contributed to Sulzbergers frustration with Abramsons management of the newsroom, the sources, who are sympathetic to the Times management, said it was this incident that sealed her fate. In conversations and emails, Abramson led both Sulzberger and Thompson to believe that she had consulted with other newsroom leaders about her decision to...
  • Times Publisher Gives Details on Top Editor's Dismissal

    05/17/2014 4:29:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 17, 2014 | Ravi Somaiya
    Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the publisher of The New York Times, released a statement Saturday afternoon detailing his decision to fire the newspapers executive editor, Jill Abramson. He was responding to a growing controversy over accusations by Ms. Abramsons supporters that gender played a role in her dismissal. The decision to remove her, which was announced on Wednesday, has been cast by many as an example of the unequal treatment of women in the workplace, Mr. Sulzberger wrote. Instead, the statement said, it was a situation involving a specific individual who, as we all do, has strengths and weaknesses.
  • How Should Jill Abramson Cover Up Her Times Tattoo?

    05/16/2014 3:13:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Katie van Syckle
    Not only does Jill Abramson have to endure speculation about her departure from the Times, she also has to live with the question of what will happen to her tattoo of the signature T logo. In the spirit of solutions, the Cut asked several tattoo artists across north Brooklyn how Abramson could conceal it. If I was her, Id [get] a really nice tattoo from some famous artist where I had a piece of his artwork that would also work as a cover-up, says Gavan Daly of Williamsburgs Magic Cobra Tattoo Society. Cover-ups suck. You are erasing a bad memoryyour...