Plagiarism

The Latest Political Plagiarism Scandal Defines Plagiarism Way, Way Down
September 19, 2014

Copying boilerplate without citation is plagiarism if you're a journalist. If you're a pol, it's part of the job.

The Troubling Case of Chris Hedges
June 12, 2014

Pulitzer winner. Lefty hero. Plagiarist.

Rand Paul Apologizes for Plagiarism, Not for Neo-Confederate Staffers
November 07, 2013

The worst thing you can do to Rand Paul is question his intellect or its honesty. Neo-confederates on the payroll? That's different.

The Real Trouble with Jonah Lehrer
February 14, 2013

Journalists love to bust one another for quantifiable crimes like plagiarism. But they have a much harder time dealing with intangible questions like whether a piece of work is any good. Jonah Lehrer's apology tour—long on analyses of his plagiarism, short on discussion of his mediocrity—is a pretty good case in point.