Former executive editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson Wednesday night denied plagiarizing other writers in her new book Merchants of Truth after convincing evidence emerged on Twitter showing that she just might have.
Moynihan said that he stumbled upon the allegedly plagiarized material while trying to verify claims that Abramson had made about Vice News in her book.
"There's plenty more-enormous factual errors, other cribbed passages, single or unsourced claims-but this should give a sense", Moynihan wrote after providing six examples of alleged plagiarism.
Abramson, 64, who served for nearly three years as the paper's first female editor until being fired in 2014, was regarded by many as one of America's leading journalists and her book was billed as a "definitive report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade".More news: House Democrats Divided On Strategy To Force Release Of Trump's Tax Returns
"I think there's definitely a lot of issues in the industry in terms of funding and the digitization of publications and how they're able to monetize - but I don't think that this particular example proves anything that Donald Trump says". Numerous passages show Abramson's book lifting identical sentences from sources, while others show slightly rearranged phrasing or substituted words. He combed through what Abramson had written in her book about Vice's Thomas Morton, whom Frisch profiled in 2014 for a magazine he founded, called Relapse.
In its statement Wednesday, Simon & Schuster added, "Jill Abramson's Merchants of Truth is an important, exhaustively researched and meticulously sourced book about the media business in a critical moment of transition".
"If upon further examination changes or attributions are deemed necessary we stand ready to work with the author in making those revisions", Goldstein said in a statement.
"I take seriously the issues raised", she continued in a follow-up tweet, "and will review the passages in question".
Abramson has defended herself by saying that her book includes extensive end notes, including web links to sources. There is no indication in the main text of the book showing which passages require attribution.More news: Prince Philip Surrenders Driver's License 3 Weeks After Car Crash
"I have articles to write and a book coming out in three weeks, so I have bigger shit to worry about", Frisch tweeted. Abramson maintained that she stayed behind her work "100 percent".
Earlier Thursday, Ingram posted an article in response titled "I was plagiarized by Jill Abramson", referencing what Moynihan first uncovered.
"The attacks on my book from some @vicenews reflect their unhappiness with what I consider a balanced portrayal", she argued.
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