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Publisher cancels sales of Monica Crowley’s book after plagiarism revelations

This Tuesday, publisher HarperCollins announced that it will cancel sales of Fox News commentator, columnist, and recent Trump National Security Council pick Monica Crowley‘s book after a CNN investigation found upwards of 50 instances of plagiarism.

CNN’s report found that Crowley plagiarized content from numerous sources for her book “What The (Bleep) Just Happened,” which was published in 2012.

“The book, which has reached the end of its natural sales cycle, will no longer be offered for purchase until such time as the author has the opportunity to source and revise the material,” HarperCollins said in a statement to CNN’s KFile.

Further compounding Crowley’s problems, POLITICO reported that she also plagiarized portions of her Ph.D dissertation while she was at Columbia University.

An examination of the dissertation and the sources it cites identified more than a dozen sections of text that have been lifted, with little to no changes, from other scholarly works without proper attribution. In some instances, Crowley footnoted her source but did not identify with quotation marks the text she was copying directly. In other instances, she copied text or heavily paraphrased with no attribution at all.

Crowley or the Trump administration still have not responded to the revelations.

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