MSM Calls Breitbart Contributors “Spawn” And “Bottom Feeders”… But Plagiarizes Them Anyway

Mary Carmichael, Boston Globe writer (Breitbart News)

This is just amazing…and utterly disgusting.  On Friday, Joan Walsh, the editor of Salon, called Andrew Breitbart’s contributors “spawn” and “bottom feeders”.  This was less than three months after his death.

The MSM will never give credibility to any of Breitbart’s investigative achievements.  Yet, where they lack miserably, they’re unethically happy to steal from the assembled talent Bretibart left behind.  Just one day after Andrew Breitbart, who just recently left behind a grieving wife and four young children, was virulently attacked and discredited, the Boston Globe blatantly plagiarized a story that Breitbart News broke two weeks ago, and claimed the investigative report on the lying phony Native American Elizabeth Warren as its own.

Breitbart News reported,

Today the Boston Globe has a front-page, below-the-fold story titled “Filings raise more questions on Warren’s ethnic claims.” It’s a well-written take on documents and information first brought to light here at Breitbart News two weeks ago. Unfortunately, it’s presented as a scoop with no link or reference to the fact that the information has appeared previously in another publication.

Indeed, today’s Globe story, authored by Mary Carmichael (pictured above), explicitly claims this is a brand new scoop: “The documents suggest for the first time that either Warren or a Harvard administrator classified her repeatedly as Native American in papers prepared for the government.”

As you’ll see, that’s simply not true. The key information in the Globe story was reported first by Breitbart News. The easiest way to see this would be to read the two stories back to back, but to simplify things I’ll highlight some passages that are strikingly similar. Here’s the key support the Globe offers for its headline, which appears on page three of their story:

In 1999, Harvard started publishing its full affirmative action plan on its website in the belief that it might be considered a public document.

The report from that year lists one Native American senior professor at the entire university. A section devoted specifically to the law school also lists a single Native American senior professor, presumably the same one. Both entries specify that the professor is female.

Two weeks ago I opened my story here at Breitbart News like this:

A newly revealed document taken from a 1999 Affirmative Action Plan Book published by Harvard University indicates that Elizabeth Warren was officially listed as a Native American by Harvard Law School. Though Warren is not mentioned by name, the report shows just one Native American member of the law school.

Later in the story I included a link to the same document on the Internet Archive which the Globe linked today. This is the key similarity, because without this document, there is no story.

Read more of the indictment on the Boston Globe’s complete theft of Breitbart News’ outstanding investigative work.  They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  But, unethical plagiarism is not.

Hat Tip Richard Kuykendall

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