AP: Plagiarism is a New “Conservative Weapon”

Article originally appeared on www.frontpagemag.com.

Remember when the AP had a modicum of credibility? Over the past few years it’s been working hard to shed that modicum to the point that the formerly respected wire service is indistinguishable from the Washington Post which is the same as The Nation or the old Gawker. That is to say most media now looks like the same stew of leftist snark, explainers and narrative warfare.

That’s also how we end up with this spectacular AP response to Harvard President Gay resigning over plagiarism charges.

Harvard president’s resignation highlights new conservative weapon against colleges: plagiarism – AP

There used to be four Ws of journalism to which we can now add, “what the hell”.

Even within the entire “Republicans pounce” meme where the focus on every leftist scandal is how it’s a cynical ploy by Republicans, that’s really something.

Harvard’s president is caught with instances of plagiarism in the majority of her work and the …

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