New York Times Staff Blast Jill Abramson for Plagiarism: ‘One More Piece of Ammo’ for ‘Fake News’ Haters squib

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Current staffers at The New York Times expressed deep frustration Thursday after former executive editor Jill Abramson was accused of plagiarism in her new book Merchants of Truth.

In conversations with The Daily Beast, multiple current Times editorial employees fretted that the paper‘s critics would gleefully use the revelations to unfairly malign the company, which had nothing to do with the book.

“This is just one more piece of ammo for fake news trolls and Trump that per se damages media credibility,” said one staffer, who requested anonymity to speak freely about the company.

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