Monday, July 10, 2006

Syndicator denies Coulter plagiarism

I'm linking now with no comments...except to say that it's the case against Ann Coulter's book publisher for Godless which is much stronger and which shouldn't be so easily dismissed.

From Syndicator Denies Coulter Lifted Material by Hillel Italie, Associated Press National writer:

The syndicator of Ann Coulter's newspaper columns rejected allegations that she had lifted material from other sources, saying a review of the work in question turned up nothing that merited concern.

"There are only so many ways you can rewrite a fact and minimal matching text is not plagiarism," Lee Salem, editor and president of Universal Press Syndicate, said Monday in a statement.

"Universal Press Syndicate is confident in the ability of Ms. Coulter, an attorney and frequent media target, to know when to make attribution and when not to."

The New York Post and the Web sites Raw Story and the Rude Pundit have cited numerous passages in Coulter's syndicated columns and in her current book, "Godless," that appeared to resemble text from other sources. The Post relied upon a software program, iThenticate, designed to catch plagiarism.


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