Feb 10, 2019 - Economy

Jill Abramson defends new book against plagiarism allegations

Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson defended her new book on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday amid accusations of rampant plagiarism, claiming that there were "some errors in the way I credited sources, but that there's no attempt to pass off someone's ideas, opinions and phrasings as my own."

The backdrop: Following the release of her book last week, Abramson initially denied the accusations by Vice News’ Michael Moynihan, who claimed that some passages have sloppy errors and were "plagiarized." But in a statement to CNN Business, she later admitted that certain passages may have been "too close" and "should have been cited as quotations in the text."

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