Benny Johnson, the former BuzzFeed editor who was fired for plagiarism, is getting a second chance at a journalism career.
The National Review told Politico Playbook that Johnson will be joining their staff as the site's head of social media.
"Benny made a terrible mistake," said NRO chief Rich Lowry. "But he has owned up to it and learned from it. He's a talented journalist, with obviously a lot to contribute."
In a tweet, Johnson said that he is "honored to be joining the incredible team at @NRO."
BuzzFeed said they were "deeply embarrassed" about the incidents and apologized to readers. According to editor-in-chief Ben Smith, BuzzFeed found 41 examples of plagiarism in Johnson's work.
Before joining BuzzFeed, Johnson wrote for conservative websites 'The Blaze' and 'Breitbart News.' Johnson, a former College Republican and Mitt Romney 2008 campaign worker, has been outspoken about his right-leaning political views.
Here's a picture of him and Paul Ryan, via his Twitter account:
Who has better tunes? pic.twitter.com/qRBrxkWaav
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 23, 2014