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Washington Post apologizes for plagiarized articles
Yahoo News ^ | 3/16/2011 | Michael Calderone

Posted on 03/16/2011 5:21:02 PM PDT by Qbert

The Washington Post apologized Wednesday for publishing two articles in March that "contained substantial material that was borrowed and duplicated, without attribution, from The Arizona Republic newspaper."

"This is the most serious kind of matter for a news organization," executive editor Marcus Brauchli said in a statement to The Cutline. "Taking information without attribution is unethical and not in keeping with The Post's standards of journalism. There are no mitigating circumstances for plagiarism."

The Post, in the apology, doesn't name the reporter or link to the articles in question. But from the paper's own description of the articles, published shortly after the Tucson shooting, they appear to be written by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sari Horwitz.

[Snip]

How much was borrowed? "Ten of the article's 15 paragraphs were copied in whole or in part from an article that first appeared in the Republic," according to the Post editor's note.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dinosaurmedia; washingtonpost

1 posted on 03/16/2011 5:21:05 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

“The Post’s standards of journalism”

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!


2 posted on 03/16/2011 5:23:01 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: Qbert

She’s already guilty on wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sari_Horwitz


3 posted on 03/16/2011 5:25:39 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Qbert

“Our ability to quickly blame right-wing political rhetoric trumps journalistic ethics.”


4 posted on 03/16/2011 5:25:39 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: treetopsandroofs

One of the many reasons why they loathe the Internet.


5 posted on 03/16/2011 5:29:59 PM PDT by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Qbert

Sounds like a case of major plagiarism to me. Always a bit embarrassing when one of your senior Pulitzer Prize winning journolists turns out to be a plagiarist.

Still, I guess it’s better than having a Pulitzer Prize winner on your who helped Stalin cover up millions of murders in Ukraine. And the NY Times has never really made good on that one.


6 posted on 03/16/2011 5:31:10 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Qbert

Fake But Accurate.


7 posted on 03/16/2011 5:31:34 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Qbert

“contained substantial material that was borrowed...”

Borrowed my rear, it’s called THEFT. They are sorry they got caught and were forced to apologize... nothing more.


8 posted on 03/16/2011 5:33:45 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Cicero

She can still be vice-president!


9 posted on 03/16/2011 5:35:47 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Qbert

Off with her head!


10 posted on 03/16/2011 5:35:49 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Qbert

IS this plagarism, or is this copyright infringement? I imagine it’s hard to sue for the plagarism, but much easier to sue someone for violating a copyright, especially for money.


11 posted on 03/16/2011 5:38:58 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

ping to Righthaven...


12 posted on 03/16/2011 5:40:48 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

They really used to be a better paper technically; but declining revenues have forced them to let go of many experienced editors and writers. I never could stand their politics, but I can stand incompetence less.


13 posted on 03/16/2011 5:41:34 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Qbert

15 posted on 03/16/2011 5:44:18 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Now I need to be clear on this:

Did she violate current Post standards for plagiarizing others’ works, or did she violate their plagiarizing standards because she got caught?


16 posted on 03/16/2011 5:54:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I don’t think there are claims for plagiarism.

Here’s some info on copyright infringement:

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2005/10/06/copyright-infringement-plagiarism-and-fair-use/


17 posted on 03/16/2011 6:11:16 PM PDT by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Cicero
Always a bit embarrassing when one of your senior Pulitzer Prize
winning journalists turns out to be a plagiarist.

What about fabricated stories? (unless they are about non-liberals) I
recall one Janet Cooke [while at WP] making up stories about an
8-year-old heroin addict that won a Pulitzer Prize.

18 posted on 03/16/2011 6:14:02 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

The Pulitzer prize needs to be renamed the Booby prize. What an ethical boob! Does anyone read the yellow rag, the post?


19 posted on 03/16/2011 6:17:32 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Qbert

Ping to Joe Biden.


20 posted on 03/16/2011 6:33:27 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: Qbert

My question is: did she pull only the info that would support the Leftist’s position?


21 posted on 03/16/2011 6:57:06 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Qbert

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

22 posted on 03/16/2011 7:20:55 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Jim Robinson

I know you have some important issues on your plate, but I felt you could benefit from a big smile.


23 posted on 03/16/2011 7:35:53 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Qbert.
two articles in March that "contained substantial material that was borrowed and duplicated, without attribution, from The Arizona Republic newspaper." ...by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sari Horwitz.
The Pulitzer Prize should be printed on (used) toilet paper, and that is nothing new.


24 posted on 03/16/2011 7:38:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: KC Burke

The bastards! :)


25 posted on 03/16/2011 7:58:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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