Politico's Martin FLUNKS at Mocking Free Beacon Report on Harvard Boss's Plagiarism

January 2nd, 2024 11:02 AM

Bonchie at RedState took up the curious case of Politico senior political columnist Jonathan Martin attempting to mock anyone for caring about the Washington Free Beacon's latest story on the plagiarism allegations against Harvard president Claudine Gay. Aaron Sibarium reported:

Harvard University president Claudine Gay was hit with six additional allegations of plagiarism on Monday in a complaint filed with the university, breathing fresh life into a scandal that has embroiled her nascent presidency and pushing the total number of allegations near 50. 

Seven of Gay’s 17 published works have already been impacted by the scandal, but the new charges, which have not been previously reported, extend into an eighth: In a 2001 article, Gay lifts nearly half a page of material verbatim from another scholar, David Canon, a political science professor at the University of Wisconsin.

Journalism is apparently stupid when practiced against the Left. Martin's angry tweeting began began with this attempt to mock Bill Ackman, the billionaire hedge-fund manager who's "not letting up" on the case against Claudine: 

Bonchie quipped: "I didn't realize that they teach people in journalism school that the news ceases to become the news if a big football game is on. That's a standard Martin lives by, or more likely, he just came up with whatever excuse he could to dismiss what is a very serious scandal involving someone he sees as an ideological ally."

And then, we were reminded by Educated Hillbilly that Martin just served at Harvard, as a Resident Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government for the Fall 2023 term: 

So we learned once again that liberal Democrat journalists only care about plagiarism when it can be used to embarrass Republicans. When the plagiarist is a Harvard president, or CNN's Fareed Zakaria, well, who cares? Only geeks who aren't consumed by college football games on New Year's Day. Noting this investigative journalism makes you "thirsty" and creepy: 

As Bonchie pointed out, the worst time to release a report is to put it up against a major entertainment event because most people won't be paying attention to the news. So why get so feisty? He kept tweeting into the er, "Sugar Time halfbowl" in the evening. 

"J-Mart" ended the crusade by ripping conservative Christopher Rufo for supposedly going woke: 

Send this man straight to the showers. It was a dreadful night on the field.