Are you sure you want to delete this post?
CNN: Trump national security pick Monica Crowley plagiarized multiple sources in 2012 book
Donald Trump has selected Monica Crowley to serve as his senior director of strategic communications for the National Security Council. She is a syndicated radio host, columnist, and a Fox News contributor, with no experience in communications security. And now research by CNN and Politico has reveled numerous instances of plagiarism during her career.
CNN's 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." Take a look at the long list of plagiarized paragraphs in the CNN link above.
Following the CNN report, Politico Magazine has revealed that she also plagiarized many sections of her PhD dissertation.
MSN News, The Hill: Trump pick Monica Crowley faces more plagiarism accusations: report
"The magazine said that after studying her sources and her dissertation, titled "Clearer Than Truth: Determining and Preserving Grand Strategy: The Evolution of American Policy Toward the People's Republic of China Under Truman and Nixon," it has identified more than a dozen sections that appear to have been plagiarized."
Trump's transition team is pushing back:
"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."
Well, I browsed the excerpts from the CNN article and it sure seems like blatant plagiarism to me. It's a very long list showing side by side examples. Wow. What is particularly disturbing is how the Trump team sees these revelations as nothing more than politically motivated attacks. But coming from Trump world where cheating is a state of mind it should perhaps not be surprising.
Is she someone we can trust on National Security?