It;s payback time
Howie, remember her, and how
you dragged our shit in the
Washington Post Blogger Quits After Plagiarism Accusations
By JULIE BOSMAN
Published: March 25, 2006
A 24-year-old blogger for The Washington Post, Ben Domenech, resigned yesterday after being confronted with evidence that he had plagiarized articles in other publications.
He explained the passage that appeared to be copied from Mr. O'Rourke's book by saying that Mr. O'Rourke gave him permission.
Contacted at his home in New Hampshire, Mr. O'Rourke said that he had never heard of Mr. Domenech and did not recall meeting him.
"I wouldn't want to swear in a court of law that I never met the guy, Mr. O'Rourke said of Mr. Domenech, "but I didn't give him permission to use my words under his byline, no."
Mr. Domenech works full time at Regnery Publishing, a publisher of conservative authors like Michelle Malkin and Tony Blankley. Ms. Malkin, whose latest book was edited by Mr. Domenech, posted a column on her blog yesterday that described the evidence of plagiarism as "damning" and called for Mr. Domenech to resign from The Post.
A spokeswoman for Regnery, Angela Phelps, said that while Mr. Domenech remained an employee, the company would look into the accusations.
Mr. Domenech said he received an e-mail message from Kathryn Lopez of National Review, putting him on notice that the magazine planned to review his previous work.
Glenn Reynolds, who writes the blog Instapundit, said the bloggers were "motivated by a desire to get" Mr. Domenech.
"They didn't like him because he was a conservative and he was given real estate at The Washington Post," he said. "Their goal was to find something they could use to get rid of him, and they succeeded."
Mr. Domenech addressed his detractors yesterday in a blog post on RedState.com, where he will remain a contributor. "To my enemies: I take enormous solace in the fact that you spent this week bashing me, instead of America," he wrote.
So Glenn, if I hand in all of my partner Jen's papers from law school, can I get a JD from the University of Tennessee?
Actually, after being turned on by his friends on the right, he's now taking a leave of absence.
The Times, after a year of eating Judy Miller related shit, after a year of eating Jayson Blair related shit, is going to have a wee spot of fun about this.
And Glenn was never motivated to "get" anyone? Please. Cowardly little shit hides behind other people all the time.
It's funny to see them run from this guy like an IED. He was once one of them, and he isn't black. So why the retreat?
Anyone associated with Red State will be in a state soon enough.
posted by Steve @ 1:28:00 AM