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Buzzfeed Editor In Hot Water Over Plagiarism Allegations

talkingpointsmemo.com — The work of Buzzfeed viral politics editor Benny Johnson unraveled further after the Twitter users @blippoblappo and @crushingbort published another blog post on Friday detailing a "half-dozen more articles where Johnson stole others' work without credit." The latest examples of lifted text reportedly came from a New York Times article, several Wikipedia entries and a report from the Heritage Foundation.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @joshtpm: Buzzfeed Editor In Hot Water Over Plagiarism Allegations ... AND YOU WONT BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!! talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/benny…

Jul 25, 2014

RT @TomKludt: Are there now more than "three serious instances of plagiarism" in Benny Johnson's work? talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/benny… pic.twitter.com/ZpTpoUvpkk

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The Alleged Culture Of Sexual Harassment That Got Ohio State's Band Director Fired

talkingpointsmemo.com — Band director Jonathan Waters was dismissed after the two-month long investigation, carried out by the university's Office of Compliance and Integrity, found that he knew or should have known about a whole slew of issues that created "a hostile environment for students."

Wikipedia Blocks U.S. House Computers Over 'Disruptive Editing'

talkingpointsmemo.com — The 10-day block came after the Twitter feed @congressedits began automatically tweeting the edits to Wikipedia pages made from IP addresses in Congress, according to BBC News. The edits included changes to pages about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and moon landing conspiracy theories.

HBO's 'True Blood' Really Did Try To Cast Sarah Palin In A Cameo Role

talkingpointsmemo.com — "Sarah Palin was one of several Republican figures brought up in discussions regarding episode 5 of 'True Blood,'" HBO spokeswoman Kelley Carville said Thursday in a statement to TPM. "Casting directors for the show reached out to Ms. Palin's representative but did not receive a response."
Jul 25, 2014

RT @KT_thomps: No lie: HBO's "True Blood" really did try to cast Sarah Palin in a cameo role bit.ly/1AfWm7f

Jul 25, 2014

Palin VINDICATED!!!! >>>HBO's 'True Blood' Really Did Try To Cast Sarah Palin In A Cameo Role talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/true-…

Jul 25, 2014

RT @KT_thomps: No lie: HBO's "True Blood" really did try to cast Sarah Palin in a cameo role bit.ly/1AfWm7f

Jul 25, 2014

RT @KT_thomps: No lie: HBO's "True Blood" really did try to cast Sarah Palin in a cameo role bit.ly/1AfWm7f #trueblood #hbo

ESPN Panelist: Women Should Try Not To 'Provoke' Domestic Violence (VIDEO)

talkingpointsmemo.com — Provocative "First Take" panelist Stephen A. Smith was discussing the National Football League's decision to suspend Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for two games, after he was indicted for allegedly physically assaulting his then-fiancee. The suspension was widely panned as lenient.
Jul 25, 2014

Oh ok. RT @TPM: ESPN panelist: Women should try not to "provoke" domestic violence (VIDEO) bit.ly/1o0ypHj

Jul 25, 2014

Searing hot take RT @TPM: ESPN panelist: Women should try not to "provoke" domestic violence bit.ly/1o0ypHj pic.twitter.com/Xa8hM8xlu2

Obamacare Architect On Revealed Video: 'It Was Just A Mistake'

talkingpointsmemo.com — MIT professor Jonathan Gruber said Friday that his comments that appeared to endorse the view that Obamacare's tax credits would not be available through HealthCare.gov were "just a mistake." "I honestly don't remember why I said that," he told The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn. "I was speaking off-the-cuff.
Jul 25, 2014

Moral: Don't talk out of yr ass at a conference > Obamacare Architect On Revealed Video: 'It Was Just A Mistake' talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jonat…

Jul 25, 2014

Gruber: Was "never contemplated by anybody who modeled or worked on this law" tax credits limited to state exchanges: talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jonat…

Editor Fired Over 'Gaystapo' Screed Claims To Be Victim Of Discrimination

talkingpointsmemo.com — In a complaint filed this week with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Bob Eschliman said that he was fired by the Newton Daily News for "holding and talking about my sincerely held religious beliefs on my personal blog during my off-duty time from the comfort of my own home."
Jul 25, 2014

RT @TPM: Editor fired over "Gaystapo" screed claims he's the victim of discrimination bit.ly/WPYhAd pic.twitter.com/guk2Kn9uZG

Jul 25, 2014

RT @TomKludt: Fired Iowa newspaper editor fights for his right to rail against the "Gaystapo" talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bob-e…

Israel Defense Minister Says Army Will Expand Gaza Invasion

talkingpointsmemo.com — The statement by Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon was published shortly after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced in Cairo late Friday that he has been unable to win agreement for a temporary weeklong cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

Does Scalia’s Opinion In EPA Ruling Help Protect Obamacare?

talkingpointsmemo.com — The tax subsidies provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to pay for health insurance are, of course, the subject of significant press coverage since dueling federal appeals courts came to different conclusions about who receives them this week. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held, in a 2-1 decision called Harbig v.