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

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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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