Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, has been accused of plagiarizing portions of her new book about her time in the news industry, Merchants of Truth: Inside the News Revolution. Vice News correspondent Michael Moynihan leveled the allegations against her in a Twitter thread Monday that featured numerous highlighted passages from Abramson’s book alongside passages from various publications that he says she lifted or improperly “borrowed” from. Moynihan accused her of lifting passages from The New Yorker and the Columbia Journalism Review, among other publications. Abramson later responded to the allegations on Fox News. “I certainly didn’t plagiarize in my book. There are 70 pages of footnotes showing where I got the information,” she said, denying that it was a “footnote issue” on her end and saying that she doesn’t “think it’s an issue at all.” Abramson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Daily Beast.
*All three* chapters on Vice were clotted with mistakes. Lots of them. The truth promised in Merchants of Truth was often not true. While trying to corroborate certain claims, I noticed that it also contained…plagiarized passages.
— Michael C Moynihan (@mcmoynihan) February 6, 2019
Here is @JillAbramson's response to @mcmoynihan's tweets regarding plagiarized passages in her book from FNC's "The Story with Martha McCallum" (cc @mattwelch @anthonyLfisher @kmele @brianstelter @greggutfeld) pic.twitter.com/dpGNGrW0sy
— Andrew Wimsatt (@ajwimsatt) February 7, 2019
SOURCE: The Daily Beast