Gawker: David Zinczenko Plagiarizes His Own Writers

By Chris O'Shea Comment

Is David Zinczenko a thief? Maureen O’Connor at Gawker thinks so. She’s reporting that the Men’s Health Editor-in-Chief has been taking articles written by writers for the magazine, then republishing them as his own for his Yahoo! column.

O’Connor says there are multiple cases of blatant plagiarism:

For instance, check out Zinczenko’s recent “15 Worst Health and Diet Myths.” Myths 1 – 5 are ripped verbatim from Men’s Health writer Alan Aragon‘s “The Truth Behind 5 Food Myths.” Zinczenko didn’t even bother changing the order of the myths.

For a more concise look at O’Connor’s case – check this link. It provides some side-by-side examples.

If it’s true, the next Men’s Health cover should have a picture of Zinczenko along with copy reading, “15 Ways To Get Writers To Write About Rock Hard Abs Then Rip Them Off.”