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New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd admits inadvertently using blogger's words as her own
AP ^ | 7:44 PM PDT, May 17, 2009

Posted on 05/17/2009 8:17:14 PM PDT by james500

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1 posted on 05/17/2009 8:17:14 PM PDT by james500
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To: james500

didn’t catch this before posted:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2252898/posts


2 posted on 05/17/2009 8:18:07 PM PDT by james500
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To: james500
when the Bush crowd was looking for what was essentially political information

She has no grasp on what it takes to keep America

3 posted on 05/17/2009 8:20:22 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: james500

How does one inadvertently plagerize?


4 posted on 05/17/2009 8:22:13 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

Maybe it was just a moment of sloppiness


5 posted on 05/17/2009 8:30:05 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: anniegetyourgun

The same way Timmy! inadvertently “honestly misused” Turbo Tax.


6 posted on 05/17/2009 8:30:55 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Short answer: by getting so used to doing it that you don’t notice anymore.


7 posted on 05/17/2009 8:35:48 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: james500
The Joseph Biden School of Plagiarism.
8 posted on 05/17/2009 8:39:32 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Librerals are more dangerous to liberty than terrorists.)
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To: james500
She claims she never read Marshall's post last week and had heard the line from a friend who did not mention reading it in Marshall's blog.

HEARD the phrase? Her friend just happened to quote it verbatim and she wrote down EXACTLY what the friend said? And through that process, Dowd managed to get a word-for-word transcript less one small tweak? Holy billion monkeys, Batman, will she "write" Shakespeare next week? Even Pelosi could come up with a better excuse than this.

9 posted on 05/17/2009 8:43:06 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government; this is no time for Obamateurs. Emmanuel = Haldeman?)
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"The error appeared in Dowd's Sunday column"

Error? Error?

error : an act involving an unintentional deviation from truth or accuracy.

This was no "unintentional deviation" by MoDo. In fact, it couldn't have been more intentional.

10 posted on 05/17/2009 8:48:28 PM PDT by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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http://www.nytpick.com/2009/05/dowd-admits-plagiarism-to-nytpicker.html

Maureen Dowd has sent the NYTPicker this comment on today’s accusations that she may have plagiarized a portion of her Sunday column from Joshua Micah Marshall of Talking Points Memo:

josh is right. I didn’t read his blog last week, and didn’t have any idea he had made that point until you informed me just now.
i was talking to a friend of mine Friday about what I was writing who suggested I make this point, expressing it in a cogent — and I assumed spontaneous — way and I wanted to weave the idea into my column.
but, clearly, my friend must have read josh marshall without mentioning that to me.
we’re fixing it on the web, to give josh credit, and will include a note, as well as a formal correction tomorrow.


11 posted on 05/17/2009 8:54:22 PM PDT by james500
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To: Landru; ForGod'sSake; BraveMan

bwaaaahaaahaa! this is great!

-the blogger, he doesn’t sound very happy...(or straight either) ;^)

http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/blogs/thejoshuablog/2009/05/ny-times-maureen-dowd-plagiari.php


12 posted on 05/17/2009 8:55:52 PM PDT by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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To: james500

Just another day in the paper of Jayson Blair.


13 posted on 05/17/2009 8:59:32 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Buckley, Brooks, Parker - You supported Obama, so shut up and take your screwing)
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To: NonValueAdded

“Even Pelosi could come up with a better excuse than this.”

She’s also saying that she didn’t rip-off Marshall, she ripped-off a friend, so it’s ok.

How much has Dowd submitted as her own work that had been created by ‘friends’?


14 posted on 05/17/2009 9:00:04 PM PDT by james500
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yep, Dowd was involved in exposing Biden for his plagarism!

http://www.slate.com/id/2198543/

http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/blogs/thejoshuablog/2009/05/ny-times-maureen-dowd-plagiari.php


15 posted on 05/17/2009 9:01:06 PM PDT by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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To: anniegetyourgun

It is impossible to inadvertently plagiarize. I am a professional writer. You write what you write. If you are stealing the words of another, you know it.


16 posted on 05/17/2009 9:01:11 PM PDT by karnage
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To: anniegetyourgun

How does one inadvertently plagerize?

Perhaps she intended to plagiarize something else and inadvertently plagerized this.

17 posted on 05/17/2009 9:13:25 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: james500

And look at the single change she made in the plagiarized copy - she virtually penned in “Bush did it.” You just can’t make this stuff up, it’s too low to imagine if you’re sane. You just have to wait and observe the Leftists crawling around enacting it - and the liberals crawling right after them in the trails they leave behind.


18 posted on 05/17/2009 9:21:31 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: luvbach1
Q: How does one inadvertently plagerize? A :Perhaps she intended to plagiarize something else and inadvertently plagerized this.

LOL! That's the only logical explanation.

19 posted on 05/17/2009 9:29:27 PM PDT by paudio (Conservatism is a word with various meanings. To win, we need unified issue and message.)
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To: james500
I had a columnist copy one of my posts also. When I contacted him he couldn't care less. I was more happy that my ideas got out then I was sad for being plagiarized
20 posted on 05/17/2009 9:32:48 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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