A Distressing Number of Journalists Seem to Think Biden Plagiarism Is No Biggie

Amusingly, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden found himself in yet another plagiarism scandal Tuesday as activists and reporters noticed several portions of his new climate plan were lifted wholesale from advocacy groups, think tanks, and a reporter. The campaign’s excuse was weak: they “inadvertently” left off citations, you see. (One wonders how one “inadvertently” takes language from a nonprofit about what “[their] goal” is and unabashedly make it read “Biden’s goal.”)

The NY Times Political Cartoon Debacle Is A Helpful Reminder Political Cartoons Are Generally Awful

It somehow took the New York Times two tries to apologize for their decision to publish an anti-Semitic cartoon in the international edition this weekend. The cartoon in question featured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dog with a Star of David, leading around President Donald Trump. Critics noted that the cartoon rather clearly played on age-old stereotypes of Jews as beasts controlling the U.S. government.