New York Times’s ex-Executive Editor accused of plagiarism in new book

Jill Abramson Former New York Times Executive Editor
Jill Abramson Former New York Times Executive Editor - Photo with courtesy from Twitter

Washington,
Feb 07. Former New York Times
Executive Editor Jill Abramson has been accused of plagiarizing
portions of her new book, “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the
Fight for Facts”.

She denied
the allegations, outlined in a Twitter thread by Vice News Tonight
correspondent Michael Moynihan, during an appearance on Fox News
on Wednesday.

On being
asked if she had any comment on the numerous similarities detailed by Moynihan,
Abramson said: “I really don’t… All I can tell you is I certainly didn’t
plagiarize in my book and there’s 70 pages of
footnotes showing where I got the information.”

Moynihan’s
tweets went viral and brought a lot of attention to Abramson’s book, which was
mired in controversy even before it was published this month. He said that
there were “plenty more” examples of “enormous factual errors,
other cribbed passages, single or unsourced claims”, the Washington Post
reported.

The thread,
which focussed on three chapters Abramson wrote on the media company Vice,
highlighted paragraphs containing language that appeared to be lifted from
material published in Time Out, the New Yorker and the Columbia Journalism
Review.

Another
journalist Ian Frisch also wrote on Twitter that Abramson lifted his reporting,
without attribution, on six occasions throughout the book.

When asked
if there could’ve been an attribution or footnote issue in the book, the former
Times editor replied: “No, I don’t think this is an issue at all.”

“Many people from Vice have been
taking issue with the book,” she said. “I think they don’t like the
portrayal of Vice although I think it’s a very balanced portrait and I have a
lot of praise for some of their journalists and some of their stories. I like
their fresh approach to news.”

Cary Goldstein, Executive Vice President of publicity at Simon & Schuster, which published Merchants of Truth, said in a statement it was “an exhaustively researched and meticulously sourced book”. Abramson responded to the allegations again late Wednesday night, writing: “I take seriously the issues raised and will review the passages in question.”

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