Skip to comments.New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd admits inadvertently using blogger's words as her own
Posted on 05/17/2009 8:17:14 PM PDT by james500
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has admitted to using a paragraph virtually word-for-word from a prominent liberal blogger without attribution.
Dowd acknowledged the error in an e-mail to the Huffington Post on Sunday, the Web site reported. The Times corrected her column online to give proper credit for the material to Talking Points Memo editor Josh Marshall.
The newspaper is expected to issue a formal correction Monday. A request for comment from The Associated Press was not immediately returned by the Times late Sunday.
The error appeared in Dowd's Sunday column, in which she criticized the Bush administration's use of interrogation methods in the run-up to the Iraq war.
In the original column, Dowd wrote: "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."
Marshall last week wrote virtually the same sentence. But where Dowd's column used the phrase "the Bush crowd was," Marshall used "we were."
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
19 posts and nobody follows the Rules!
“How does one inadvertently plagerize?”
Oh, you know, same way Hillary Clinton’s plane come “under sniper fire” in March 1996.
Somehow, I doubt the same standards will apply to the liberal columnist, even if the NYT didn't own the Boston Globe at the time.
Boris Pasternak did the same thing to me.
She read his blog before she didn’t read his blog.
Mo’s the pity.
MoDo has been “running on fumes”...
Someone else wrote that, but I found who right away by googling
October 17, 2002, 9:00 a.m.
The Dowd Rule
Words to read the New York Times by.
By Mark Goldblatt
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who once upon a time was a clever little girl, but who’s been running on fumes since roughly the last presidential election, nowadays can hardly write 600 words without a gratuitous swipe at George Bush’s supposed lack of intelligence. In her honor, therefore, I would like to name the Dowd Rule. To wit: No one who thinks George W. Bush is stupid is as smart as George W. Bush.
is plagarism a critical skill at the NYT?
Is that what they are calling blatant plagiarism now??
“Joe Biden, pick up the white phone in the lobby, Joe Biden, you’re needed on line 1 for a consult!”
Too funny! The crAP calling plagerism by a NYT columnist an "error".
Calling Helen Thomas a journalist is an error. Plagerism by a well-seasoned, elderly writer is not an error, it is the gravest crime a writer can be accused of.
The Exquisite Plagiarism School by Joe Biden.
Dowd does a Biden?
“All she’s got now is bourbon for mouthwash, and it’s showing on her columns.” — Rush Limbaugh
Thank you. Of course, my question was rhetorical. However, in this unknowing day and age, answering such things is probably required.
So she’s saying it was a Steel Magnolia moment??...
Yes, that has to be it!
And here we thought competition for a Putz-licker Jive was tough.
Try *winning* a "Blair Affair" and you'll learn the meaning of compete.
Dowd-y to date has a hands-down lock for 2009's "Blair Affair".
Of course, there's still plenty of time for another NYSlimes' plagiarist to have a shot. :o)
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