Skip to comments.Conservatives Turn on New 'Wash Post' Blogger, Urge Him to Step Down
Posted on 03/24/2006 10:01:52 AM PST by summer
NEW YORK A two-day effort by liberal bloggers to find, and publicize, numerous examples of plagiarism committed by new Washington Post blogger Ben Domenech culminated today in calls that he give up his new position--from some of his conservative supporters.
One of them, most dramatically, is columnist and blogger Michelle Malkin. As an editor at Regnery, Domenech handled her most recent book.
Conservatives had hailed Domenech's appointment to write the Red America blog. "I cheered for Ben, the editor of my last book at Regnery, when he announced his new position," Malkin wrote on her Web site today. "I criticized unhinged bloggers on the Left who leveled vicious ad hominem attacks against him. It's clear, as the good folks at Red State (which Ben co-founded) note, that his detractors were on a search-and-destroy mission from the get-go.
"But now the determined moonbat hordes have exposed multiple instances of what clearly appear to me to be blatant lifting of entire, unique passages by Ben from other writers. It is one thing to paraphrase basic facts from a wire story. But to filch the original thoughts and distinctly crafted phrases of a writer without crediting him/her--and doing so repeatedly--is unacceptable in our business. Some of the cases occurred while Ben was in college; he is blaming an editor for these transgressions. But at least one other incident involved a piece he wrote for NRO after he graduated. The side-by-side comparisons of these extensive passages is damning....
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The rest of the article mentions Rick Moran and Dan Riehl, conservative bloggers, calling for the Red State foudner to step aside for a different conservatiove blogger (someone without these problems mentioned by Michelle).
The rest of the article mentions Rick Moran and Dan Riehl, conservative bloggers, calling for the Red State founder to step aside for a different conservatiove blogger (someone without these problems mentioned by Michelle).
BTW, I have not yet heard the subject blogger explain things as he sees this matter.
If so, it's hard to understand why anyone does this. It's not hard to paraphrase ideas that are circulating elsewhere.
He's done. Too bad. RedState is my other favorite blog.
However, Non-liberals (and ALL conservatives) are held to the level established by custom, code and law. So Malkin knows Domenech goes.
Or just to credit the original writer.
I wonder how Goodwin's knees are faring in her old age, what with all the time she spent servicing LBJ in her youth.
Yeah, I never understood what happened with that. I read she admitted lifting entire passages; the next thing I recall she was a guest on a talk show for yet another new book. I guess there's no end to "Second Acts" in America.
Joe-the-Chia-Senator Biden, a noted plagiarist and probable 2008 Prez. candidate, had no comment on this story, right....?
"BTW, I have not yet heard the subject blogger explain things as he sees this matter."
Regardless, it creates a major credibility problem. WaPo and its ilk now have ammo to fire back at its MSM critics as irresponsible amateurs. Nope, if the charges are true (and I ask that honestly considering his accusers), he has to go...
2 wrongs dont make it a right, but it sure makes it even.
He probably just hasn't found a good comment to lift yet.
Yes, he would have to go -- but I would still like to hear his side of the story.
Conservatives have the political sense of a pickle. Here the left was hacking away at the guy for the problems expressed by conservatives and would have killed him off. Regardless of his problems, that left wing kill would have helped us in appearances and in demands for more conservatives at the Post.
Now the Lefties can claim "conservatives" killed the only conservative hired by the POst. Way to go idiots.
I wonder what he has on his blog right now -- anything about this?