“In her two books, ‘For the future I see black’ (Rowohlt, 2017) and ‘The New Loneliness’ (Hoffmann and Campe, 2021), the CDU up-and-coming politician, publicist and entrepreneur Diana Kinnert has more than 200 passages, sometimes extensively plagiarized,” Weber announced.
According to Weber, both books were also copied from Wikipedia without citing the relevant passages. The sources of plagiarism are also not mentioned in the bibliographies of the books. While the first book is characterized by large-format, almost verbatim takeovers, the takeovers in the second book are smaller, but all the more numerous, the plagiarism hunter notes.
The young publicist Diana Kinnert is considered to be a young hope in the CDU. The politician (31), who always wears a distinctive hat on talk shows or otherwise likes to appear with “Kapperl” (picture), apologized for the plagiarism on Friday. However, she emphasized that this was due to “inaccuracies” and that the plagiarism was “not intentional”.
With his revelations, Stefan Weber has repeatedly stalled or even brought down political careers. The most recent example in Austria is the plagiarism scandal surrounding the Green Justice Minister Alma Zadic – the eXXpress revealed. Although there are 73 conspicuous passages in Zadic’s dissertation, the minister stubbornly refuses to resign from her post. In March, the University of Vienna initiated regular investigations against the minister. However, the result is still pending.
Curious: While the mainstream media repeatedly “slaps off” the independent plagiarism checker Weber when he uncovers plagiarism from “acceptable” politicians, things look very different in the case of the CDU politician Kinnert: In this context, both the Berliners (BZ ) as well as the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) on the results of the Austrian.