Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has been hit with plagiarism accusations in the wake of her just-released book. Michael Moynihan of Vice on Wednesday tweeted several passages from Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts, finding passages that were very similar to previously published articles.
Former executive editor for the New York Times Jill Abramson created headlines last month when she admitted that her former paper has become “unmistakably anti-Trump.” She appeared on The View Wednesday to talk about this very topic, detailed in her new book, “Merchants of Truth.” But co-host Joy Behar was visibly peeved that Abramson was out speaking about the Times in an unfavorable way and grilled her about her motives for doing so.
On the front of the New York Times Sunday Review, Frank Bruni warned his media colleagues not to fall for the old fairness ploy when it came to helping the Democrats defeat Donald Trump in 2020: “Will the Media Be Trump’s Accomplice Again” -- We have a second chance in 2020. Let’s not blow it.” Bruni more or less argued (as his colleague Jim Rutenberg had done in August 2016 on the front page) that it was the mainstream media’s solemn duty to defeat Trump:
Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz reported Wednesday that former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson offers an "extraordinary rebuke" of her former newspaper in a new book. Abramson, who led the Times from 2011 to 2014, called out current executive editor Dean Baquet: "His news pages were unmistakably anti-Trump...the more anti-Trump the Times was perceived to be, the more it was mistrusted for being biased."
The New York Times editorial page on Friday joined the paper's news pages in criticizing Brett Kavanaugh’s “angry” tone in defending himself against uncorroborated assault allegations during his Senate Judiciary Committee testimony on Thursday. And former executive editor Jill Abramson doesn't seem to know what “corroborating evidence" means.
Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi wrote a September 25 article on liberal media bias headlined “Kavanaugh supporters see a conspiracy afoot.” The Post painted this as a little crazy, like a UFO was involved. Can anyone imagine the idea of the Democrats and liberal reporters working hand in glove to torpedo a Republican nomination? Yes, we've seen it over and over again.
Introducing Jill Abramson on CNN this morning, 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 I think it's going to be the same kind of political circus that we saw back in 1991. That's what worries me."
The Washington Post published a long advertisement for Bob Woodward's new book Fear on Sunday. Well, to be more precise, the Post printed a book review by former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson that sounded like an advertisement. It won't be surprising to see Abramson making the book's cover in later printings with her praise: "Woodward is truth's gold standard."
After an extensive internal review, The New York Times announced on Tuesday that Ali Watkins would receive a “fresh start” and move from Washington, D.C., to “a new beat” in New York City even though the 26-year-old reporter had been romantically involved with at least two potential sources over a three-year period. Executive Editor Dean Baquet explained the decision by stating the Times “must be a humane place that can allow for second chances when there are mitigating circumstances.”
Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson issued a "public spanking" of her own newspaper over its recent coverage -- or lack of coverage, starting with socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a House Democrat primary. She later complained the Times was "crucifying" a young female reporter who slept with sources to get stories.
Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson is really letting her Democratic pom poms fly. Her latest column for the Guardian newspaper is headlined "Are we seeing signs of a Democratic wave in the primaries? It’s thrilling to see signs of a Trump rebellion – it could lead to winning control of the House, and maybe the 2020 election." She wrote "It’s easy to look at what’s happening in Washington DC and despair. That’s 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."
New York magazine has assembled “The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas.” The author is the longtime anti-Thomas journalist Jill Abramson. For more than 4,000 words, Abramson labors to re-litigate Anita Hill’s dramatic loss in the court of public opinion. In the polls, 58 percent believed Thomas; only 24 percent believed Hill. Again the argument falls on its face.