Maureen Dowd: Plagiarist And Liar
It's making the rounds, today, that Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times scold Maureen Dowd blatantly plagiarized an online post by Joshua Marshall. Which is very bad. But it gets even worse. Because in attempting an explanation, Dowd claims simply to have discussed the issue with a friend, who had read Marshall's post, and used the same idea, which Dowd then included in her column. And Dowd thinks she's off the hook for admitting using the borrowed idea, and crediting Marshall. Which might be relatively forgivable, had Dowd's wording not been a near verbatim copy of Marshall's wording! As in plagiarism. As in her rationalization for her plagiarism is a bald-faced lie.