Benny Johnson was fired from Buzzfeed last night for plagiarizing content from other web sites. In an apology posted earlier today, Johnson acknowledged improper attribution. For some, the apology did not go far enough:

A few defended Johnson:

https://twitter.com/coolhandschlute/status/493078183223119872

https://twitter.com/evan_van_ness/status/493057026247766017

This tweeter offered a partial defense:

In a post explaining the decision to fire Johnson, Buzzfeed editor Ben Smith stated, “This plagiarism is a breach of our fundamental responsibility to be honest with you — in this case, about who wrote the words on our site.”

Buzzfeed’s responsibility to be honest with its readers has not stopped it from publishing dishonest stories about “hecklers” in Newtown, Connecticut, “rioters” at the University of Mississippi, and dumb “conservatives” who said they would move to Canada because of Obamacare.