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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
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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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