Ex-BuzzFeed Editor Fired for Plagiarism Gets Second Chance at Conservative National Review
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A little more than a month after he lost his job at BuzzFeed for widespread plagiarism, Benny Johnson has landed on his feet at National Review.
Politico’s Mike Allen reported Saturday that Johnson will begin his work as social media director at the conservative outlet next week.
The role and the venue both make sense for Johnson.
As the viral politics editor at BuzzFeed, Johnson was tasked with producing clicky posts on topics such as George H.W. Bush’s sock preferences and John McCain’s “adorable” first mention of Twitter on the Senate floor.