Tuesday, May 19, 2009


So a writer from the New York Times plagiarizes a blogger. Nice.

If this damages Dowd's career -- or somehow harms the Times -- it'll certainly give credence to the idea that blogging is bad for reporting. Heh, heh.

What I wanna know, of course, is did Dowd sneak into Marshall's mother's basement to steal his words, or did she access them some other way?



Blogger Smitty said...

I've read a bit about this, and it seems much ado about nothing, though Cole over at Balloon Juice ripped Malkin for using this as "more proof of liberal bias" in the news.

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Applesaucer said...

Makes me wonder what else she's lifted. There's probably an army of people out there searching furiously for other Dowd thefts.


8:33 AM  
Blogger Smitty said...

I was thinking about it, and sadly, it seems that somehow bloggers are able to do better research and break better stories than their traditional media counterparts. That's a bad bad thing when what amount to Op-Ed writers are outdoing reporters...

9:40 AM  
Blogger George said...

I think she lifted her face.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

The story does seem a tad inflated [insert balloon juice joke here]. Rickey has long disliked MoDo for her glib & smarmy attitude in her columns, but the fact is, this shit occurs to every writer at some point in their career. She neglected to credit a source. It happens.

If Dowd was plagiarizing on a regular basis, her writing would be helluva lot better than it is now.

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Applesaucer said...

"If Dowd was plagiarizing on a regular basis, her writing would be helluva lot better than it is now"


Well said.

I think I'm gonna use that one...


6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[Staff at Goldman Sachs staff can look forward to the biggest bonus payouts in the firm's 140-year history after a spectacular first half of the year...]

10:28 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Edgar, just sickening, disheartening news. Not only have we bailed out/propped up these corrupt institutions, but now we're paying their gaudy bonuses in a terrible economic downturn.

8:21 AM  

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