Sep 30, 2011

Daily Mail caught the lift … Age’s Cut/Copy paste …

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Daily Mail caught out stealing. When leftie hero/mascot Johann Hari was pinged for plagiarism, interview confection, sock puppetry and the rest, few were more gleeful than that voice of the vein-standing-out-on-the-neck Right, the UK Daily Mail. But Hari's unmasking has stimulated an appetite for checking out shady behaviour in the UK press, and the latest paper to be pinged is ... the Daily Mail, for a recent piece which was 90% plagiarised from a piece in Slate. Since it's about the half-dozenth time that the paper has been accused of lifting material from the toobs, a full-bore crowdsourced investigation is now beginning. Licensing the piece for reprint would have cost a coupla hundred quid. The final bill may prove to be much more ...  -- Guy Rundle Cut/Copy paste. Someone at The Age has mixed up Sydney electronic duo The Presets with Melbourne electronic collective Cut/Copy. Ah, whatever, they were so 2005 anyway ...

Front page of the day. Europe's rescue fund for debt-bound nations won a crucial vote of confidence from German lawmakers and German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel had its Chancellor, Angela Merkel, giving it the thumbs up:

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One thought on “Daily Mail caught the lift … Age’s Cut/Copy paste …

  1. klewso

    So Carl Bernstein reckons Nixon thought he himself (and thus those working for him) was above the law, too?

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