Book sales suspended for Trump aide accused of plagiarism Monica Crowley


Book sales suspended for Trump aide accused of plagiarism Monica Crowley
  1. Book sales suspended for Trump aide accused of plagiarism Monica Crowley
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    NEW YORK — The publisher of Monica Crowley's "What the (Bleep) Just Happened?" said Tuesday it is halting sales of the book, pending the "opportunity" for the aide to President-elect Donald Trump to revise her text.Crowley is a syndicated talk show host and Trump's pick to serve as director of communications at the White House's National Security Council. She is accused of plagiarizing numerous passages in the 2012 book, an anti-Obama work that was praised by future Trump supporters Sarah …
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NEW YORK — The publisher of Monica Crowley's "What the (Bleep) Just Happened?" said Tuesday it is halting sales of the book, pending the "opportunity" for the aide to President-elect Donald Trump to revise her text.

Crowley is a syndicated talk show host and Trump's pick to serve as director of communications at the White House's National Security Council. She is accused of plagiarizing numerous passages in the 2012 book, an anti-Obama work that was praised by future Trump supporters Sarah Palin and Rudolph Giuliani, among others.

On Tuesday, HarperCollins announced the book and its 2013 edition, "What the (Bleep) Just Happened . . . Again?" will "no longer be offered for purchase until such time as the author has the opportunity to source and revise the material."

Both editions have the same basic material, but the 2013 book includes a new foreword, in which Crowley responds to Obama's re-election.

The hardcover of "What the (Bleep) Just Happened?" is out of print, but the 2012 edition has been available as an e-book. As of Tuesday morning, "What the (Bleep) Just Happened . . . Again?" was available as a paperback.

By midday, links to both books had been removed from Amazon.com, but remained on Barnes & Noble.com.

CNN first reported over the weekend that Crowley appeared to have plagiarized large sections of her book. Their review found more than 50 examples of apparent plagiarism from sources that include news articles and Wikipedia.

Trump's transition team came to Crowley's defense, dismissing the allegation as "nothing more than a politically motivated attack that seeks to distract from the real issues facing this country."

Politico Magazine published evidence this week suggesting Crowley had also plagiarizing several sections of her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University. The publication found more than a dozen instances in which Crowley appeared to lift from other works without providing proper attribution.

Transition officials have not responded to questions about the allegations regarding Crowley's academic work or HarperCollins' decision to suspend sales of her book.

Crowley also faced plagiarism allegations i…

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