Uh-oh. Yet another liberal pundit has been accused of lifting somebody else’s work and is blaming it on an assistant.
A column by Fox News talking head Juan Williams published last month by the Hill was quietly updated last week to fix some pesky instances of plagiarism. The article, it turned out, featured entire paragraphs from a Center for American Progress report on immigration, with a few words changed here and there, as detailed by Salon. “I was writing a column about the immigration debate and had my researcher look around to see what data existed to pump up this argument and he sent back what I thought were his words and summaries of the data,” Williams told Alex Seitz-Wald without apologizing.
Sounds like he needs to compare notes with Fareed Zakaria. And then publish them as his own.
But that’s just a day in the life of a “real reporter.”