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Sunday, May 20, 2012
AIM (!) Complains About Disgraced Bloggers Finding Work
Topic: Accuracy in Media

In a May 18 blog post, Accuracy in Media chairman Don Irvine complains that U.S. News & World Report hired blogger Elizabeth Flock, who resigned from the Washington Post "after it was revealed that she made extensive use of material from Discovery News without attribution in a post in April." Citing another case of apparent plagiarsm by Flock, Irvine added, "These problems apparently weren’t serious enough to prevent U.S. News from hiring Flock and giving her a high profile assignment."

That's an odd criticism from Irvine, who allowed a disgraced blogger to keep blogging at AIM.

In December 2009, AIM blogger Allie Duzett libelously claimed that then-Obama official Kevin Jennings is a "pedophile," a claim had AIM had to quickly retract and apologize for. Despite exposing her employer to legal action, Duzett was allowed to continue to write more posts for AIM. She even wrote for the Heritage Foundation for a while.

It seems AIM not only tolerated its disgraced blogger, it helped her get another job. So why is Irvine complaining about Elizabeth Flock?

Posted by Terry K. at 9:41 AM EDT

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