Director of Communications for BuzzFeed News, Matt Mittenthal, took to Twitter on Tuesday to seemingly accuse CNN of plagiarizing an article discussing President Donald Trump's 42 US attorney nominations, only one of which is a woman.
Jessie Liu, nominated for the US attorney’s office in Washington, DC, is the only woman nominated by President Donald Trump. A decision that Joyce Vance, a former US attorney in Alabama, told Buzzfeed was a "slap in the face."
In a tweet, Mittenthal told CNN: "If you're going to rewrite one of our stories a day later at least change the headline."
The original Buzzfeed article it titled: "Trump Has Nominated 42 US Attorneys So Far. Only One Is A Woman." Whereas the CNN article is titled: "Trump has nominated 42 people for US attorney. Only one is a woman." The main text of the CNN and Buzzfeed articles appear to differ significantly.
Twitter had mixed opinions...
Well actually the CNN headline suggests the trump administration has attempted to fill one job with 42 people...one of whom is a woman.— Jeremy Pelofsky (@wdcscribe) September 12, 2017
Their's is different...it's sponsored by CA Technologies.— Ben Fox Rubin (@benfoxrubin) September 12, 2017
This is like Shaq saying someone else sucks at shooting free throws.— Νικόλαος (@NikBonopartis) September 13, 2017
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