Sunday, May 17, 2009

Maureen Dowd, Plagiariazing Someone? UPDATED!!!

Maureen Dowd Plagiarized TPM's Joshua Marshall??

It sure looks like

Talking Points Memo

One paragraph was the same except for just a couple of words. Josh right now is laughing, but he may not be laughing for long. This may be a signal for others to look at their work.

Back in 1987, Dowd herself is the one who exposed then-presidential candidate Joe Biden's plagiarism of British politician Neil Kinnock's speech. Isn't that just the height of hypocrisy?


Dowd has issued a statement and an apology of sorts.

She sent an email to Huffington Post with this statement. Read the full story at the link.

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.

As you can see, she is still not saying she did wrong, and in the editorial she wrote she still never gave anyone else credit for the statement. But, how can she not say, yes I screwed up and not say, I am as bad as everyone else I have painted with the same brush.

Is this not what she did to Joe Biden? She flamed him for weeks over that, because he didn't site his source, will someone do her the same way?


Patricia said...

Say it ain't so, Mo! Oh, too late. LOL.

Mauigirl said...

It's possible she really didn't know she was plagiarizing I guess. But it sure is embarrassing to her given her past complaints about Biden!