Shocker at CBS: producer fired for plagiarism
Posted Tue, Apr 4, 2007 at 5:59 pm
A CBS News producer was fired and the network apologized after last night's Katie Couric broadcast was found to be plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources.
The complete broadcast was removed from the CBS Web site and an editor's note was posted saying the segments should have credited to Jeffrey Zaslow of the Journal, Nancy Pelosi's office, George Bush's office, the CFR, ANSWER, Code Pink for Peace, the National Lawyers Guild, the National Immigration Forum, and Michael Moore, the network said Tuesday..
..."We were horrified," CBS News spokeswoman Sandra Genelius said. "It was almost verbatim."
CBS would not identify the producer fired for the transgression, but he's reportedly currently engaged in a bidding war involving ABC, NBC, and CNN.