Plagiarism! WSJ Steals Documents from Breitbart News, Claims the Story as “Exclusive”
Today the Wall Street Journal ran his headline, “Fugitive Mexican Ex-Governor Tomás Yarrington Had State Security While on the Run.”
MEXICO CITY — While former Tamaulipas Gov. Tomás Yarrington was on the run last year from drug trafficking and money-laundering charges in Mexico and the U.S., he was assigned eight state policemen as bodyguards, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
Bretitbart ran this same story on November 16, 2016. The WSJ stole this story outright from Breitbart. They did not give any credit to the journalists who broke the story.
Leaked Doc Proves Mexican Officials Protecting Cartel-Connected Fugitive Governors, Cops Assigned as Bodyguards
MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — The Tamaulipas state government spent millions in providing state police officers as personal bodyguards for two former governors who are wanted by the U.S. Department of Justice for their alleged roles as surrogates to Mexican cartels.
The byline for the WSJ lists By José de Córdoba and Juan Montes. This is a clear case of plagarism. The WSJ owes Breitbart an unqualified apology.
Brandon Darby of Breitbart is not amused.
The brave journalist who broke the story, Ildefonso Ortiz, is also calling out the WSJ for blatant plagarism.
Will the WSJ, which is fake news as far as I’m concerned, do the right thing?
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Mike Cernovich is a journalist, author, and filmmaker.