Vice News Tonight’s Michael Moynihan Accuses Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson of Plagiarism

By A.J. Katz 

Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson is being accused by Vice News Tonight correspondent Michael Moynihan of plagrizing the passages in her new book that are about Vice.

Moynihan says that passages in Abramson’s book, Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and The Fight For Facts, about Vice resemble passages she has taken from other sources.

Here’s the Vice Newser’s tweet thread from yesterday:


Abramson was already scheduled to appear on Fox News’ 7 p.m. show The Story with Martha MacCallum to discuss the book, the final version of which was released this past Tuesday, and other media issues. Moynihan’s thread was posted during the 6 p.m. hour, leaving MacCallum time to address the situation.

“I certainly didn’t plagiarize in my book and there are 70 pages of footnotes showing where I got the information,” Abramson told MacCallum not long after tweets emerged. “Abramson said that a number of people from Vice have taken issue with what she has written about the company in her book.”

MacCallum read several examples to Abramson, who later said, “I’d have to take a look at it.”