Doris Kearns Goodiwn, Fake Historian and plagiarist: Frequent “Meet the Press” guest.
Tim Russert, the moderator of “Meet the Press,” died on June 13, 2008. He frequently invited fraudulent “historian” Doris Kearns Goodwin to be his guest on the venerable Sunday morning programme. A broadcast journalist such as the late Mr Russert had an obligation to inform his audience, not to deceive and present an impostor as a source of information. Ms Goodwin is a plagiarist and fraud who stole another author’s work, Lynne McTaggart, and passed it off as her own. She attempted at one point to silence Ms McTaggart from whom she lifted a mansucript with hush money. When caught, Ms Goodwin, ever the liar, said it was “unintentional.” No it was intentional. One knows before graduation from high school that it is wrong to use another’s work and claim authorship. There is no innocence-is-bliss defence for plagiarism as she tried to cover it up by writing checks!!
This quotation is from History News Network that explored the matter in depth:
PBS’ “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” recognised this “historian” was a fake and dropped her as a regular “presidential historian.” She was also removed as a referee for the Pulitzer Prizes and eliminated as an overseer [Board of Overseers] at Harvard. Yet Mr Russert continued to give this immoral cheat, a prominent voice as an authority on “Meet the Press.”
I was enraged every time her appearance was announced and simply turned off my television. Yesterday, as MSNBC began its first of what is now daily round-the-clock hagiographic coverage of his untimely death of a coronary thrombosis at the age fifty-eight, I even heard a brief audio interview with Ms Goodwin about a “book” when I switched channels immediately.
I have dropped her from my syllabi; I do not use her works in any area of research; I inform students if they mention her as a source not to consider ANY of her works as valid; I consider her an immoral and disgraceful individual who arrogantly continues to pass herself off as a “historian.” I am a historian and I assure you she is not. She has no academic credentials, sold at least one book that was plagiarised and yet Tim Russert fawningly had her as a frequent guest on “Meet the Press.”