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BuzzFeed Cans Viral Politics Editor For Plagiarism

Amid reports that BuzzFeed editor Benny Johnson plagiarized numerous pieces of his work, the publication has fired him. After reviewing his work, top editors found 40 instances of plagiarism.

A Post To Warm Cable News Publicists’ Hearts

8:21 PM 07/25/2014

Looks like Valentine's Day came twice this year.

Thank You For Sharing: ‘I Want To Poop On You Dude’

5:27 PM 07/25/2014

In the last 24 hours, since allegations of plagiarism have surfaced against BuzzFeed editor Benny Johnson, the reaction has been astounding – and quite dirty. One remark that isn't making our listicle but deserves an mention comes from conservative writer Robert Stacy McCain, who writes, "This is bad, Benny. Not fatal, but not good either."

5 Dumbest Tweets Of The Week

11:19 AM 07/25/2014

Unnecessary regurgitation of information with an error 

Watch Out Senators, There’s A Boyle That Needs Lancing

11:10 PM 07/24/2014

Today Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle took the ME-ification of journalism to new depths. He wrote a story about himself that spoke to his so-called power, reporting that GOP senators were warned that he was waiting outside the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). He also self-inflates his level of importance among GOP staffers as someone they truly fear as opposed to say, a pest.

Quartz Hires Global News Editor

6:44 PM 07/24/2014

Some staff news over at Atlantic Media's Quartz from editor-in-chief and president Kevin Delaney.

Senate Undergoes Emergency Cleaning After Woman Drags In Bedbugs

7:32 PM 07/23/2014

The Architect of the Capitol took emergency measures Wednesday to handle a bed bug problem in a Senate Office Building, including closing off a restroom for a couple of days with yellow police tape.

Separated at Birth: Rep. Blake Farenthold

12:12 PM 07/23/2014

If Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) is looking for another career (just in case this lawmaker thing doesn't work out), he could show up to a Seinfeld reunion show and probably fit in just fine. Check out how similar he looks to the sitcom's "Newman" played by Wayne Knight.

The Clock’s Ticking For NBC MTP’s David Gregory

11:41 AM 07/23/2014

Even amid the revelation by The Washington Post that the show had sought counseling to determine what's wrong with NBC "MTP" host David Gregory, execs still backed him. NBC News Prez Deborah Turness has publicly and staunchly supported Gregory, saying he was their guy.

Morning Mirror

9:55 AM 07/23/2014

On Stephen King's tweeting skills

HILARIOUS HACK JOB: USA Today’s Dep. Managing Editor Gets Flirty

8:46 AM 07/23/2014

Last night USA Today's Deputy Managing Editor Rodney Brooks got a taste of the age of modern media. His Twitter account got hacked. But not just that. He became something of a matchmaker. The messages Brooks sent against his will were highly flirtatious, including one to military activist and ex-talk show host Montel Williams (who still thinks the "damn White House" should get back to him about the treatment of military vets).

Sources: Head Of Consumer Product Safety Commission Attends WSJ Gala, Receives Gift Bag With Dangerous Products

2:58 PM 07/22/2014

Media writer Jim Romenesko has been on the Wall Street Journal's gift bag beat as of late. He recently wrote about how they recently recalled a phone charger because of its weird tendency to explode. The gift bag was to commemorate the paper's 125th anniversary.

Anthony Weiner Sext-Ex Sorry For Ruining His Image

2:48 PM 07/22/2014

Whether she's soliciting opinions about how many tattoos she should get, attending weekend porn conventions or discussing the unseemly things that somehow squirt into her eye, Sydney Elaine Leathers is always a barrel of laughs on Twitter. Whatever you want to say about her, the more inappropriate she is, the better her feed.

BuzzFeed Or BuzzFake?

1:29 PM 07/22/2014

In continuing with our series, today we bring you another prospect of a BuzzFeed story. But is it BuzzFeed or something else? Perhaps something trying to dress up in BuzzFeed clothing?

Washington Journos Tepidly Enter Into Relationship: But Can It Last?

10:00 AM 07/22/2014

Update: The couple has since parted ways.

Mirror Mailbox: ‘Donald Trump Is A Man-Boy’

9:54 AM 07/22/2014

This morning we hear from a reader who is sick and tired of real estate mogul Donald Trump's puffed up political aspirations. The letter comes in response to this Mirror item from Monday.

What Did This Man Do To Make People So Mad?

9:40 AM 07/22/2014

Politico's chief political columnist Roger Simon doesn't necessarily write safe, vanilla-infused columns. But he's also not one to scream fire in a theater.

Morning Mirror

6:35 AM 07/22/2014

INSTRUCTIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY:"You think Michelle Obama does these in the Lincoln bedroom?" -- a yoga instructor in Washington Monday night, while making the class repeatedly do chaturanga pushups. She said if we want "Michelle Obama arms" we have to do them.

Financial Times Replaces Washington Bureau Chief

6:06 AM 07/22/2014

The Financial Times is bringing in a female journalist to lead its Washington bureau. The outgoing editor is Richard McGregor. Incoming from London is Megan Murphy, who has been heading up fastFT, a digital service delivering market news 24 hours a day.