View Full Version : Monica Crowley, another Trump pick... and stunning plagiarizer

Norman Bernstein
01-08-2017, 11:33 AM
In an idea world, people picked by a President-elect to work for, and/or represent, the executive branch, are people of high personal integrity, unimpeachably honest.

It doesn't always work out that way... but some picks are worse than others.

This pick, a former TV commentator, wind the prize for the Ultimate plagiarist!

Conservative author and television personality Monica Crowley, whom Donald Trump has tapped for a top national security communications role, plagiarized large sections of her 2012 book, a CNN KFile review has found.

The review of Crowley’s June 2012 book, "What The (Bleep) Just Happened," found upwards of 50 examples of plagiarism from numerous sources, including the copying with minor changes of news articles, other columnists, think tanks, and Wikipedia. The New York Times bestseller, published by the HarperCollins imprint Broadside Books, contains no notes or bibliography.

Crowley did not return a request for comment. Multiple requests for comment by phone and email over the past two days to HarperCollins went unreturned.

Crowley, a syndicated radio host, columnist, and, until recently, a Fox News contributor, will serve as Trump’s senior director of strategic communications for the National Security Council.

Trump’s transition team is standing by Crowley.

"Monica’s exceptional insight and thoughtful work on how to turn this country around is exactly why she will be serving in the Administration," a statement from a transition spokesperson said. "HarperCollins—one of the largest and most respected publishers in the world—published her book which has become a national best-seller. Any attempt to discredit Monica is nothing more than a politically motivated attack that seeks to distract from the real issues facing this country."

We are NOT talking about a passage or two, lifted from an article or two.... we're talking about WHOLESALE plagiarism. Read the article, and scroll down to see just how much plagiarism Crowley committed:


Paul Pless
01-08-2017, 11:34 AM
we did this one up yesterday - twice

Norman Bernstein
01-08-2017, 11:35 AM
we did this one up yesterday - twice

My apologies.... I was essentially offline yesterday, preparing for the storm.