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WRITER LOSES PLAGIARISM SUIT AGAINST JAMES CAMERON

September 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A children’s book writer is presumably out the cost of his legal fees after becoming the latest person to sue James Cameron for plagiarism. On Monday federal Judge Manuel Real threw out Elijah Schkeiban’s claim that Cameron had used elements of his screenplay Bats and Butterflies, based on his series of children’s books, in Avatar. […]

MORE TROUBLE FOR FAREED ZAKARIA

August 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Clouds re-formed over CNN reporter Fareed Zakaria on Wednesday after a former Newsweek magazine senior editor disclosed that he wrote an introduction for a 2010 special standalone issue on the environment that was published under Zakaria’s byline. The former editor, Jerry Adler, told the New York Observer that he had been informed “through channels” before […]

CNN REINSTATES FAREED ZAKARIA

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN and corporate sibling Time magazine on Thursday reinstated Fareed Zakaria following the revelation that a paragraph of a recent commentary on gun control that he wrote had virtually been plagiarized word-for-word from an essay by journalist Jill Lepore in the New Yorker last April. CNN said that it had conducted a rigorous review of […]

FOX NEWS APOLOGIZES FOR LIFTING ARTICLE

January 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News’s website has been caught lifting an article verbatim from The Atlantic Wire and running it virtually verbatim without attribution. The article by John Hudson, about how the U.S. Navy is reportedly training dolphins to be used as minesweepers in the Strait of Hormuz, was originally posted on The Atlantic Wire’s site on January […]

LENO REGARDING STERN ATTACK: “I JUST IGNORE HIM”

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Jay Leno has finally gotten around to responding to Howard Stern’s attack on him last January. Appearing during the first week of Piers Morgan’s CNN show, the intrepid shock jock, who had mildly criticized Leno in the past (like calling his performance “horrible”), accused Leno of plagiarism. “Jay is insane. And Jay is a crook. […]