Friday, January 20, 2017


At Front Page Magazine Matthew Vadum comes to the defense of the highly respected Monica Crowley, whom CNN charged with plagiarism.
The attorney who has weighed in on this case is Lynn Chu, a member of the New York State Bar who earned her juris doctor degree from the University of Chicago in 1982.

In a report this week about Crowley’s alleged plagiarism, Chu establishes her expertise by explaining that she has “over 30 years of experience in the field of publishing and publishing law.” She notes that she has “often reviewed literary materials with an eye to issues of quality and … [is] well familiar with sourcing and attribution standards in both university press and commercial publishing.”

Chu said she looked at Crowley's work and "found CNN's splashy 'plagiarism' accusation to be ill-supported—a heavily exaggerated, political hit job."

The "CNN list [or plagiarized passages] was misleadingly long, possibly a calculated attempt to condemn her with manufactured, but false, bulk."

Chu also revealed that CNN had deliberately misrepresented evidence. In two dozen of the supposed examples of plagiarism cited by the cable TV network, "CNN hid from readers that her footnotes gave proper credit to the source," she said.

"I came away impressed by the very high quality and care taken by Ms. Crowley in her writing, scholarship and research overall," Chu said. There were "relatively few examples of unsourced copying” that should simply “be corrected, and not allowed to besmirch Ms. Crowley's reputation."

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