April 10, 2008, - 6:48 pm

“Politico” Cites L.A. Times Plagiarism of Schlussel on Obama

By Debbie Schlussel
If you rip me off, you may get away with it. But word will also get out.
In response to my post, today, on L.A. Times “reporter,” er . . . regurgitator Peter Wallsten’s rip-off of my work in today’s L.A. Times, the Politico agrees with my take–that he stole. On Ben Smith’s Politico blog, Reporter Avi Zenilman writes:

Debbie Schlussel sort of burns Peter Wallsten, and demands credit for (very roughly) similar passages.

Word gets out when you steal. Stop shoplifting from this site. And give credit where it’s due.
FYI, for those unfamiliar with it, Politico is an extremely successful, influential site set up by and filled with former Washington Post reporters.

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One other thing Wallsten & his ilk would do well to remember:the LA Times, and other similar MSM are losing readers; your blog & others like it are gaining readers.

c f on April 10, 2008 at 8:46 pm

This is why I started to copyright my schoolwork. I had a professor pilfer some of my statements for his own research. I know professors use student works to increase their own slop, but now I’m getting my work as property.
I hope to get a few leftist professors fired or discredited; maybe both!
(Ain’t this gruesome?!)
Keep hammering those thieves Deb. They deserve exposure.

bhparkman on April 11, 2008 at 2:34 am

I’ve greatly reduced my listening to a few of the conservative radio talk shows once I realized they were doing little more than reading the same blogs I read and just repeating their stories and injecting their “outrage” to make the show seem lively. I can read the same blogs they do, on my cell phone, get the same info in a few short minutes, and decide for myself what sort of blood pressure I want. The better radio shows credit the blogs by name. A few big shows read the blog entries word for word and never mention where the info originates.
Thank you Miss/Ms/Mrs Schlussel for telling us about so many shocking stories.

tscottme on April 11, 2008 at 4:41 am

Today I posted about this story on my blog. I don’t have nearly your readership, but I think all bloggers really need to expose this sort of thing to the light of day. Stay strong.
http://thatsrightnate.wordpress.com/2008/04/11/who-says-girls-cant-be-reporters/

Nate Peele on April 11, 2008 at 8:09 am

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