(Article by Tyler Durden republished from ZeroHedge.com)
Less than 48 hours after our February Twitter ban, internet sleuths discovered that Broderick had previously blogged about pedophilic fantasies involving young boys. Why he wasn't fired on the spot is anyone's guess. Perhaps former BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith (now with the 'Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not A Crime'-promoting New York Times) has a soft spot for Ryan.
On Friday, Broderick was fired for plagiarism after BuzzFeed's new editor-in-chief, Mark Schoofs, published "A Note To Our Readers" detailing eleven instances where Broderick lifted content from other publications without attribution going back to 2013, including his hit-piece against Zero Hedge.
"BuzzFeed News has found that the following articles do not meet our editorial standards, as laid out in our standards and ethics guidelines," reads Schoofs' note. "As a result, the articles have been updated to more clearly attribute phrases and sentence construction to material previously published by other news organizations."
Which is a long-winded way to say: 'Our Senior Reporter got caught plagiarizing eleven times, so we're doing damage control.'
And now, Ryan can simply learn to code. Perhaps he should avoid blogging, photography and playgrounds.