Wednesday, July 12, 2006
A Tale of Five Plagiarists
11, so far, reported examples of Coulter lifting from 11 other sources without quotation marks or citations, in her book Godless, published by Crown Publishing Group and Random House.
Last year, sportswriter Ken Powers was fired from his paper, The Telegram & Gazette, for just six examples of similiar lifting (link):
In his Jan. 30 piece, Powers wrote: "Each team was 0-1, and each had fallen to 0-1 in rather humiliating fashion. The Patriots had been shut out in Buffalo, 31-0, just four days after releasing very popular defensive captain Lawyer Milloy because he refused to take a substantial pay cut."
King had written, "Each team was 0-1, and each had fallen to 0-1 in rather humiliating fashion. The Patriots got shut out in Buffalo 31-0, just four days after whacking very popular defensive captain Lawyer Milloy because he wouldn't take a major pay cut."
The Rude Pundit has posts that mention other casualties of plagiarism such as Baltimore Sun columnist Michael Olesker, Kaavya Viswanathan (who actually victimized another Crown Publishing Group author), and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.