Derptastic: ‘Real journalist’ Juan Williams busted for plagiarism

Would anyone mind if we just copied and pasted our post on Fareed Zakaria getting busted for plagiarism and changed the name to Juan Williams? It’s pretty much the same scenario: “real journalist” Juan Williams was busted for plagiarizing entire paragraphs for a column published by The Hill last month. Williams blames his researcher and says he feels “betrayed,” so we’re supposed to feel bad for him or something.

Is there anything lamer than blaming a researcher for plagiarism?…

— Alex Burns (@aburnspolitico) March 8, 2013

Here’s a solution: Don’t have a “research assistant.” Do your own research and write your own columns.…

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) March 8, 2013

I wonder how many of these nimrods actually write their columns…

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) March 8, 2013

#JustAReporter Wait…. what? RT @aceofspadeshqI wonder how many of these nimrods actually write their columns…

— LilMissErinGoBragh (@LilMissRightie) March 8, 2013

For what it’s worth, the paragraphs which made it into Williams’ column on the immigration debate were lifted from a report by the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank. At least Williams had the sense not to read from the report while in front of a TV camera, but he didn’t have the sense to check his researcher’s work before running with it.

Sooper Mexican has rounded up some media coverage of Williams’ no-no, and much like the treatment liberal Democrat Bob Beckel received when he made his outrageous comments on campus rape, Williams is now a generic “Fox News pundit.”

***Salon, Huffpo Misleading Liberals That Accused Plagiarist Juan Williams is Conservative: #tcot #p2 #uniteBlue

— El SOOPer!! (@SooperMexican) March 8, 2013

Fox News pundit caught in big scandal

— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) March 8, 2013

Salon exclusive: Word-for-word similarities between Fox News pundit Juan Williams’s Hill column, think tank report.

— (@Salon) March 8, 2013

AGAIN washed up @elaynebooslertricked by newsmedia to think liberal in a scandal is right-wing!!! lol!… #p2 #tcot

— El SOOPer!! (@SooperMexican) March 8, 2013

Hey @elayneboosler are you gonna explain how Juan Williams is a conservative like you did with Bob Beckel?! lol… #p2

— El SOOPer!! (@SooperMexican) March 8, 2013

We hope funny bones are covered under Obamacare, ’cause comedian Elayne Boosler is in the house!

“Fox News Pundit Caught In Big Scandal.” It was discovered that for 5 minutes last week, he was reporting actual news.

— Elayne Boosler (@ElayneBoosler) March 8, 2013

It’s funny because it’s true! Except that it’s not true.

@elayneboosler You do know that Juan Williams is a liberal, right?

— Matt Dawson (@SaintRPh) March 8, 2013

Juan Williams IS a democrat, pendejo MT @tiel52093 pundit got in more trouble with superiors when he let a Democrat get a word in edgewise.

— El SOOPer!! (@SooperMexican) March 8, 2013

Wait, Juan Williams is a liberal Democrat lifting material from a lefty think tank? Is that possible?

.@brianross just heard on the Internet that Juan Williams’ assistant might be a Tea Partier

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) March 8, 2013

Go back to sleep, Brian Ross. Tireless media watchdog Howard Kurtz has got this.

Juan Williams Gets Caught Plagiarizing: Was it a major sin?

— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) March 8, 2013

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