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Defamation Attack Against Trump Team Member

Monica Crowley, frequently seen on national TV, was selected as a member of the Trump transition team, to work for National Security head, General Flynn. She is very intelligent and very well informed.

Obviously, any asset to President Trump must be detrimental to the opposition. That’s when the defamation campaign started. As is normal, when the opposition can’t find any real dirt, they always settle for a “plagiarism” charge.

There is always something in any article a person writes about events that can only be described in one way. If a truck hits a train, the writer writes: “A truck hit a train…..” You wouldn’t write “a motorized large vehicle.”

Besides, everyone takes news from a wide variety of sources. Even 40 years ago, I remember being in the news rooms of major newspapers, with the journalists reading stories of other papers to give them material. Going to TV stations for interviews, I remember the journalists reading newspapers on stories.

Let’s be realistic: information doesn’t come from heaven, no matter how much you pray. To call that plagiarism is going too far. Here is an excerpt of the story from Frontpage magazine.

CNN’s Hit Job on Monica Crowley

An expert weighs in on the “plagiarism” allegations.

January 20, 2017

The plagiarism allegations CNN leveled against conservative commentator Monica Crowley were part of a “political hit job,” according to a publishing law attorney with expertise in plagiarism cases.

Crowley, a popular TV pundit and Washington Times editor who holds a Ph.D. in international relations, previously worked for former President Richard Nixon years after he resigned his office.

Trump’s transition team stood by Crowley when the controversy erupted, stating, “Any attempt to discredit Monica is nothing more than a politically motivated attack that seeks to distract from the real issues facing this country.”

Crowley has suffered mightily because of the allegations. President-elect Donald Trump had asked her to become a national security spokeswoman but she backed out of the job offer. Her publisher has withdrawn one of her books, and critics of Crowley have raised the possibility that Columbia University could revoke her doctoral degree. The university hasn’t weighed in on the matter publicly.

It is significant that CNN’s smear vehicle is written by Andrew Kaczynski, formerly of BuzzFeed, the cat video-loving so-called media outlet run by Ben Smith, a gossip-loving left-wing former Politico reporter. Kaczynski quit BuzzFeed to join CNN in October.

The attorney who has weighed in on this case is Lynn Chu, a member of the New York State Bar who earned her juris doctor degree from the University of Chicago in 1982.

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