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February 16, 2010

Scandal at The Times–again

Filed under: None — Bernard L. Stein @ 2:54 pm
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In a letter to Times executive editor Bill Keller, the editor of the Wall Street Journal, blew the whistle on a Times business reporter who lifted reporting from the Journal for the Times’ Website and the paper. The New York Observer was first to publish Journal editor Robert Thomson’s letter, which is now everywhere on the Web.

The Times responded with an editors note acknowledging that Kouwe “appears to have improperly appropriated wording and passages published by other news organizations.”

Two days later Kouwes resigned.

Take a look after the jump at the similarities and the differences between the passages Thomson cited. (more…)

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