CNN fires serial plagiarist

An unpublished story flagged last week during our editing process led to an internal investigation that uncovered other examples in about 50 published stories, and our investigation is ongoing.

I guess it happens everywhere, I just don’t expect it from CNN.

[Via Poynter]



  • Mother Hydra

    Honest question, what do you expect from them? This is about on par with any mainstream news source Jim.

    • JohnDoey

      Outside of the US, CNN is much more respected than inside the US. It’s like McDonalds and Florida. They are all respected brands outside the US, but a complete joke inside the US.

  • Terry Maraccini

    Gee Jim – Why would you be surprised at the idea that a certain type of publication would be immune to this behavior. editors do not have the time or inclination to do fact checking. And in the 21st century, fact checking as a daily routine has gone out the window. Also, fat checkers are expensive.

  • Moeskido

    “Let’s see what Twitter has to say about this.”

  • JohnDoey

    It goes to show how little journalists know about the Internet and computing that there are still such common examples of plagiarism in journalism. They don’t even understand that text search and compare was conquered long-ago and is in fact the basis of Google’s one trick. And Google is from 1998 (aka before the dawn of time.)