WATCH: Media Explain Away Claudine Gay Resignation

January 3, 2024

Media outlets were quick on the draw with explanations after Harvard president Claudine Gay on Tuesday announced her resignation amid allegations of plagiarism and mishandling the university's response to anti-Semitism. Pundits' defenses stretched from saying that Gay did not commit "true plagiarism" to arguing that criticism of Gay amounted to "racial bias" and claiming that conservative outlets launched a "well-orchestrated attack" on Gay because of a "thirst to dethrone her."

Gay announced her resignation shortly after the Washington Free Beacon on Monday reported six additional allegations of plagiarism.