Juan Williams, the Fox News pundit and former NPR news analyst, has admitted that a column he wrote for The Hill lifted passages from a Center for American Progress report, without attribution. But when asked about the column by Salon´s Alex Seitz-Wald, who first reported the omission, Williams placed the blame on his research assistant. "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 Seitz-Wald.
You have to attribute anything you use that belongs to someone else, even if is just summarized data. Obviously you do not learn that is liberal arts colleges. But you darn well learn that in engineering schools. This is just my opinion. I know nothing about Mr Williams except I do not like to watch him on TV.
Journalists who lift original work from others are lazy. If that makes me a racist because Juan happens to be a black journalist, then so be it. The first thing any responsible journalist tells his assistants is not to plagiarize anything. Look at all the trouble this has caused to so-called responsible journalists over the years. Do you own research Juan or ask Brit Hume if you can borrow one of his assistants.
Roger Ailes will not do anything to Juan Williams...he allows the dumbest liberal in DC to remain on TV every evening at 5. At least Juan uses facts and figures...Beckel just regurgitates the party line, night after night after night after night after night. I doubt Beckel can even turn on a computer much less do any research.
He illustrates yet again his lack of depth of character. Seeing everything through racially tinted glasses makes one somewhat myopic, and apparently, ethically lazy. getting juan was not exactly a coup for fox. It´s time for him to go.
Juan is a weak little man who has been affirmative actioned along. Velcroed to the Obie-Dem talking points, he pretends to see the other side from time to time. But we know where his heart and his limited mind are.
He has outlived his usefulness at Fox.
In this instance, any "research assistant" (do you really believe Juan has one?) worth their salt would have included the source with any "data" they provided to him.
Juan Williams has added to the proof that is present anytime he shows his face and speaks. He´s a not-very-bright thief and liar who´s in the tank for Obama to the point he´s in danger of drowning. He attempts to make points that are so off the mark he´s laughable—not likely to make MENSA any time soon. Hhis commentary is so stupid and far left no matter the issue that he´s insulting—the only thing he doesn´t do is climb on the desk and stamp his feet. Then again, he´s doing his job as one of Fox´s boys being rammed down our throats to prove their "fair and balanced" baloney.
Plagiarism identifies Juan as a thief who steals others thoughts and ideas and claims them as his own. The reason people get excited is because ideas are of intrinsic value and those who steal them are in a particular class of low life. Caught red-handed, we now know for certain that Juan Williams is nothing more than a thief behaving like any other thief and blaming someone else.
There isn´t a denial that will work. Juan´s theft was published, he was paid, and it has his name on it and he´s running for cover. He´s a poster boy for an Obama toady and there´s a perfect song he can adopt as his theme song that was popular early in the 20th century: Run for the Roundhouse Nellie, They Can´t Corner You There.
Sean Hannity appeared on Fox & Friends Friday morning to discuss his pledge to help former Obamacare hotline operator Earline Davis because she was fired as a result of taking the radio host’s call on Monday afternoon. Recounting the story of how Davis was fired one day after that fateful phone call, Hannity lamented that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is still gainfully employed. “She claims she doesn’t work for all of us. She does!” he said. “Kathleen Sebelius who spends all this money for this debacle, and then here’s this woman who makes $9.30 an hour and gets fired?” “She
A veteran Washington D.C. investigative journalist says the Department of Homeland Security confiscated a stack of her confidential files during a raid of her home in August — leading her to fear that a number of her sources inside the federal government have now been exposed. In an interview with The Daily Caller, journalist Audrey Hudson revealed that the Department of Homeland Security and Maryland State Police were involved in a predawn raid of her Shady Side, Md. home on Aug. 6. Hudson is a former Washington Times reporter and current freelance reporter. A search warrant obtained by TheDC indicates that the
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WASHINGTON -- CBS News has been digging into the cause of the delays in preparing the website for the government´s health insurance market and has learned was a major interruption in the months before President Obama´s re-election. At the height of the 2012 presidential election campaign, it was crunch time for the Obama administration to release key instructions so contractors could work toward the October 2013 deadline. But a Health and Human Services official who was closely involved tells CBS News that in late summer, the administration stopped issuing proposed rules for the Affordable Health Care Act until after the election. The
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Update: We´ve now got more details of Matzzie´s encounter with Hayden. Read more here. At this very moment, we know a lot of interesting things about Michael Hayden, the former head of the NSA. He´s on an Acela train somewhere. He´s talking to a journalist. On background, which means the reporter he´s talking to isn´t allowed to cite him by name. And we know exactly what he´s talking about. How? A nearby passenger appears to be eavesdropping on Hayden´s conversation — and live-tweeting the call. Touché, Tom Matzzie. Touché.
Last night the Center for American Progress celebrated its tenth anniversary with a “Progressive Party” at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on the National Mall. Don’t feel left out: I wasn’t invited either. The partygoers had reason to celebrate. Over the last decade the Center for American Progress, also known as CAP, and its political arm, the CAP Action Fund, have established themselves among the most influential policy and activist organizations in America. CAP has revenues of $34 million. Its alumni occupy positions inside the Obama administration, in media, in business, and in the academy. Speakers at its policy conference this
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