A writer named Lizzie Crocker from the liberal website the Daily Beast is out of a job. It was discovered she had copied a portion of an article from the conservative Weekly Standard and used it without attribution.
The Wrap reported:
Daily Beast Reporter Resigns After Plagiarism of Weekly Standard: ‘We Take Plagiarism Seriously’
Daily Beast reporter Lizzie Crocker resigned from the company this weekend after allegations of plagiarism against her were confirmed by the publication, TheWrap has learned.
“Plagiarism is unacceptable,” Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief John Avlon told TheWrap in a statement. “Lizzie Crocker has offered to resign and her resignation was accepted.”
“Though this was a difficult decision, we take plagiarism seriously, and will not allow the hard-earned trust we’ve built with our millions of loyal readers to be compromised,” he added.
Crocker worked with the company since 2011, according to her LinkedIn profile. She did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Crocker’s last and most recent piece for the Daily Beast, “How Katie Roiphe Became Feminism’s Nemesis-In-Chief,” borrowed heavily from a Weekly Standard piece by Alice B. Lloyd. Roiphe aroused ire on social media last week because of speculation that she was planning to reveal the author of the “S—ty Media Men” list in an upcoming story for Harper’s Magazine.
They were right to let her go but what will she do now?