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Plagiarism Unacceptable, Thank Goodness

Salon: Washington Post on Domenech: “We did plenty of background checks”. Jim Brady, executive editor of, told Salon Friday that Post editors had thoroughly vetted young right-wing blogger Ben Domenech before they hired him to write for the site. He said editors saw no “red flags” that Domenech was a plagiarist. Domenech resigned from the Post site Friday after bloggers discovered that he’d copied entire passages from publications, including Salon and Rolling Stone, while he was working for his college newspaper. After he graduated, he wrote articles for the National Review Online and New York Press that also contained plagiarized passages.

Ouch all around…

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