Monday, May 18, 2009
Plagiarism at the New York Times...GASP!
Plagiarism at the New York Times
There is no big shock today that print media is losing readership and most of its credibility. The New York Times has been on life support the past few years with scandal after scandal (although if you are NBC Universal they still take their polls as gospel).
The latest offering from the New York Crimes....errr Times is an article by Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, Maureen Dowd. Thinking that she would not get caught, she took the written words of a blogger....yes a blogger...**knock, knock** A BLOGGER!!!! to take virtually word for word and at it to an article that was posted in the New York Crimes this past Sunday.
In the original article "written" by Dowd she was "quoted": "More and more the timeline is raising the question of why, if the torture was to prevent terrorist attacks, it seemed to happen mainly during the period when the Bush crowd was looking for what was essentially political information to justify the invasion of Iraq."
In Blogger Josh Marshall's blog article that Dowd lifted...she just arranged a few words! Nahhh....that's not plagiarism! Dowd said she heard a friend "quote" the article and she "took" the friends words and added it to her article. Hmmmmm....my crap meter is raised on this one just like my crap meter was raised last week when Nancy Pelosi said she was never briefed on the advanced interrogation techniques against the terrorists who killed innocent Americans.
It is Time to boycott the Times! Also, the next time you hear of a New York Times-NBC News Poll, how much credibility can you really put in the accuracy of that poll? Another year or so there may be no more New York Times as we know it anyway so it may not even matter.