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N.Y. Times Reporter Accused of Plagiarism Quits
fox news ^ | 2/17/10 | ap

Posted on 02/17/2010 12:43:20 PM PST by Nachum

NEW YORK — The New York Times is looking into the work of one its reporters following accusations that he plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources.

The newspaper published an editor's note online Sunday and in papers Monday that said reporter Zachery Kouwe "appears to have improperly appropriated wording and passages published by other news organizations."

The Times said Journal editors pointed out similarities between a Journal story from Feb. 5 and Times pieces later that day and on Feb. 6. The Times said that a search found similar examples taken from media outlets such as Reuters and that an investigation was ongoing.

Kouwe declined to comment on Tuesday.

The Journal's letter listed six examples from a story about Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff's relatives.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: plagiarism; quits; reporter; times

1 posted on 02/17/2010 12:43:20 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Looks as though their vetting process for hiring is inadequate. And where are the editors?
2 posted on 02/17/2010 12:46:54 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: Nachum

The New York Slimes.


3 posted on 02/17/2010 12:47:12 PM PST by Ueriah
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To: Nachum

All the news that’s cut and paste?............


4 posted on 02/17/2010 12:47:43 PM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Nachum

Thieving other writers’ work is standard fare at the times.


5 posted on 02/17/2010 12:47:54 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Nachum

This from a paper that does nothing but parrot DNC press releases, verbatim.


6 posted on 02/17/2010 12:47:55 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: Nachum

Another one bites the dust.


7 posted on 02/17/2010 12:48:10 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Nachum
If you're going to plagiarize, it's smart to pick a source that no one will know of, like the WSJ. That's what Joe Biden told me.
8 posted on 02/17/2010 12:48:32 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Nachum

Another in a line of “seeing-is-believing” NYT-nitwit plagiarists.


9 posted on 02/17/2010 12:49:27 PM PST by twister881
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To: Nachum

I thought plagiarism was a job requirement at the NYTimes.


10 posted on 02/17/2010 12:49:38 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Nachum

Ain’t the first time for the old moldy lady —— no need to do your own investigating when you can steal another’s work product


11 posted on 02/17/2010 12:53:03 PM PST by the long march
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To: Red Badger
Here's ole Cut-n-Paste Kouwe

Six different occasions is not a mistake dude!

12 posted on 02/17/2010 12:53:14 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Nachum

How many does this make now?


13 posted on 02/17/2010 12:54:01 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Nachum

s.o.p. at the times. who’s next??


14 posted on 02/17/2010 12:55:03 PM PST by lonster
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To: TexasCajun

Poor little Zak....he’s been so concerned about getting in his NYC teabag time, he’s had to phone in his columns....give him a ‘teabag’ break why don’t you?


15 posted on 02/17/2010 12:55:39 PM PST by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Nachum

Probably plagerized off of Kos, DUmp and HuffPo too.


16 posted on 02/17/2010 12:55:52 PM PST by bigbob
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To: w1andsodidwe

Honestly.....are you joking or what...you know we’re talking about NYT for God’s sake...what do you expect from rabid liberals? Original thinking? Fair play? Professionalism? Give me a break!


17 posted on 02/17/2010 12:57:15 PM PST by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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Will celebrate the day the NYT closes its doors.

Will be a great day for American journalism!!!


18 posted on 02/17/2010 12:58:54 PM PST by TigerBait
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To: Owl_Eagle

Joe Biden will hire him as a speechwriter.


19 posted on 02/17/2010 1:00:29 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: Nachum

They will not hire a replacement. Therefore a new approach to thinning the herd.

Attrition, from the bottom.


20 posted on 02/17/2010 1:02:04 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah, where the Creator made some great Fine Art)
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To: Nachum

2010 Jayson Blair Prize winner.


21 posted on 02/17/2010 1:09:41 PM PST by steelyourfaith (FReepers were opposed to Obama even before it was cool to be against Obama.)
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To: Nachum

It seems the lame-stream media has a lot of trouble with their “writers”. Plagiarism, lying, bias and personal attacks. Ben Franklin must be spinning...


22 posted on 02/17/2010 1:14:37 PM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: TexasCajun

Liberals are lazy...............physically and intellectually..............


23 posted on 02/17/2010 1:16:48 PM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Nachum

“one its reporters”?
How about half the slimes that work there?

If you believe ANYTHING coming out of the N.Y.Times, I have some property about 30 miles east of here I’d like to talk to you about selling ya.
And I live 20 miles west of the Atlantic


24 posted on 02/17/2010 1:24:52 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy.)
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To: TexasCajun

At least he’s not an affirmative action hire....or does he look GBTL?


25 posted on 02/17/2010 1:27:08 PM PST by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Nachum

another 1 bite the dust...


26 posted on 02/17/2010 1:30:29 PM PST by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: Nachum

He’s just like all the other urinalists:
“What’s the problem? I reprint the DNC press releases verbatim like they were news, and I copy and paste any old story I see, and take credit for it. All my colleagues do it, why ya picking on me?”


27 posted on 02/17/2010 1:31:50 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Liberals are nothing more than drooling buffoons. Spread the word.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

You have to wonder if he had done this before, and they “somehow” overlooked it. He didn’t go straight from J-school to the Times. Did none of his other employers notice this? Or did he not start plagiarizing until he got to the Times news room, which must have toxic, plagiarism-inducing gas pumped into it?


28 posted on 02/17/2010 1:33:42 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

LOL, must be hard now days to write articles blaming Bush...


29 posted on 02/17/2010 1:35:56 PM PST by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: Nachum

Gee, he could have just provided WSJ links and avoided all this ... ;o)


30 posted on 02/17/2010 1:39:16 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum

The irony of the whole thing is he was using the WSJ for his sources and probably the only stories with an element of truth in them.


31 posted on 02/17/2010 1:41:54 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Question Liberal Authority; nutmeg

This from a paper that does nothing but parrot DNC press releases, verbatim.

^^^
You are right.

Ping to you, nutmeg.


32 posted on 02/17/2010 2:04:48 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Nachum

No doubt applying for a new position at the Obama White House...


33 posted on 02/17/2010 3:21:24 PM PST by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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