Friday, March 24, 2006

Stop, Thief!

So, thanks to mighty Atrios (who, sadly, probably doesn't remember that this site exists), we discover that the Washington Post's newest opinion journalist--and bastion of the right-wing blogosphere-- Ben Domench is apparently a bit of a plagiarist.

And when I say a bit, I mean "Atrios has something like a dozen examples after a single day of searching".

Oddly enough, considering this guy used to be a blogger, the old saw about "calling a blogger ethics conference" might actually be useful here. Me, I'm just a little sad, because I see blogging as an eventual popular substitute for academe more than reportage.

Even the faintest hint of plagiarism is anathema to any honest academic, though, so it's just going to make it that much harder for discourse on the Internet to be taken seriously.

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