CNN Editor Ousted After Plagiarizing At Least 50 Stories

In an editor's note quietly posted Friday morning, CNN announced that Marie-Louise Gumuchian, a former CNN News editor, who mostly covered international affairs, plagiarized at least 50 published stories.

Apparently she was caught after an internal editing process caught an instance of plagiarism before the story was published. This led to an internal investigation that uncovered at least 50 other instances and to Gumuchian's termination:

CNN has discovered multiple instances of plagiarism by Marie-Louise Gumuchian, a former CNN news editor. She wrote frequently about international news, writing and reporting about Africa, Europe, and the Middle East from our London bureau.

An unpublished story flagged last week during our editing process led to an internal investigation that uncovered other examples in about 50 published stories, and our investigation is ongoing.

We've terminated Gumuchian's employment with CNN, and have removed the instances of plagiarism found in her pieces. In some cases, we've chosen to delete an entire article.

This is the second instance of a CNN staffer plagiarizing in as many years. In August of 2012, CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria was suspended by the left-wing cable news network after he was caught copying from a New Yorker article.

 

Follow John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC

 


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