After the resignation of Harvard president Claudine Gay amid plagiarism accusations, billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman appears to have expanded his attacks against perceived liberal institutions, with the media now in his sights, as reported by Adam Gabbatt for The Guardian.
American-Israeli designer and artist, Neri Oxman, reportedly copied paragraphs from Wikipedia in her PhD dissertation and quoted authors without attribution. I Photo: kris krüg Flickr
Following reports by Business Insider that his wife, American-Israeli designer and artist, Neri Oxman, copied paragraphs from Wikipedia in her PhD dissertation and quoted authors without attribution, Ackman expressed his intention to address "problems with how our media operate."
Instead of admitting his wife's dishonesty, Ackman, who is tagged as a Zionist bully, complained to Axel Springer, the parent company of Business Insider.
He has also faced criticism for allegedly blackmailing Harvard by threatening to withdraw a $50-million donation and showing interest in the university's multi-billion endowment fund.
Harvard professors argue that Ackman misunderstands the distinction between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, emphasizing the diverse Semitic background of Jews, Arabs, and Palestinians.