• Publication date: September 24, 2014

Mbc.net apologizes for an article published offending some Hollywood celebrities

One of the junior editors of the website published an article offending some of the big Hollywood celebrity names, which by no means was reflective of the sites editorial policy nor point of view, without prior verification of the facts of the story plagiarized from another official site, ultimately offending a list of popular celebrities loved and followed in the Arab world, namely: Ricky Martin, Cameron Diaz, Jodie Foster, Lindsay Lohan, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, Neil Patrick Harris, and Daniel Radcliffe.

One of the junior editors of the website published an article offending some of the big Hollywood celebrity names, which by no means was reflective of the sites editorial policy nor point of view, without prior verification of the facts of the story plagiarized from another official site, ultimately offending a list of popular celebrities loved and followed in the Arab world, namely: Ricky Martin, Cameron Diaz, Jodie Foster, Lindsay Lohan, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, Neil Patrick Harris, and Daniel Radcliffe.

 Regretfully, the editor in question had plagiarized the news off another Arabic website without factual verification of the article, therefore going against two of the major pillars of journalism: cross checking the validity of the news; and discrediting and not attributing the actual site from which the news was retrieved, causing a ripple effect of disciplinary action and investigative measures from the website’s end towards the employee in question, who is now on probation, and continues to investigate any other source that reflects the same with such irresponsible behavior.

 Mbc.net apologizes from its readers and the named celebrities, for the article that was published earlier on the scoop section of the site www.mb.net/scoop, and that is clearly not related to neither the presenter of the show “Scoop with Raya”, Raya Abi Rached, nor the show itself.