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  1. So You Want to Accuse Someone of Stealing Your JokeIn a business where you’re only as good as your material, joke theft is one of comedy’s high crimes. Just make sure the joke’s not on you.
  2. Was Michael Jackson a Plagiarist?“Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs,” says Quincy Jones.
  3. advice
    What Your Therapist Really Thinks: ‘My Friend Says I Stole Her Ideas’This week’s column from Your Therapist.
  4. Bob Dylan Might Have Used SparkNotes to Write His Nobel Prize LectureHis descriptions of Moby Dick seem awfully familiar.
  5. Sheriff David Clarke Plagiarized Parts of His Master’s Thesis: ReportThe controversial Milwaukee sheriff, who says he was tapped to join the Department of Homeland Security, denies the CNN report.
  6. Neil Gorsuch Accused of Plagiarizing Parts of His Book and an Academic ArticleThe White House called it a “last-second smear,” but some experts said that at the very least, his book contains sloppy attributions.
  7. Following Plagiarism Reports, Monica Crowley Won’t Join Trump AdministrationThe former Fox News talking head will not join Michael Flynn at the National Security Council.
  8. trump transition
    Report: Trump Adviser Monica Crowley Plagiarized Parts of Her 2012 Best SellerCNN has found more than 50 instances in which she lifted passages or phrases from other sources.
  9. BuzzFeed Denies Stealing Video Ideas by Admitting to Recycling Its Own StuffOne vlogger has had enough of BuzzFeed’s shenanigans.
  10. courts
    Led Zeppelin Wins ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Plagiarism TrialThe band was accused of lifting the song’s intro from “Taurus” by Spirit.
  11. French YouTube Star Plagiarized Videos by Translating ThemMon dieu!
  12. Russell Wilson Copy-Pasted His Love Note for CiaraIf you can find it via Google, so can everyone else.
  13. memory
    The Science of ‘Accidental’ Joke-Stealing and PlagiarismExperiments show why it isn’t always the joke stealer’s fault.
  14. social psychology
    Sam Smith and the Science of ‘Accidental Plagiarism’Stealing stuff without knowing you’re stealing it is more common than you might realize. 
  15. scandal-stained wretches
    Jonah Lehrer’s First Post-Scandal Book Is Not the One We’ve Been ExpectingNo, this one’s on the “Digital Mind.”
  16. ink-stained wretches
    Fareed Zakaria’s Newsweek Articles Now Feature a Plagiarism WarningHis current employers have not followed suit.
  17. scandal-stained wretches
    Benny Johnson Hired by National ReviewThe National Review.
  18. media
    The New York Times Has ‘Dealt With’ Wikipedia PlagiarismIt was an isolated incident, the paper said.
  19. media
    N.Y. Times Investigating Wikipedia PlagiarismThe Paper of Record is investigating its own case of low-level copying.
  20. blog-stained wretches
    BuzzFeed Fires Serial Plagiarist Benny Johnson lifted material from other websites at least 40 times.
  21. blog-stained wretches
    BuzzFeed Has Itself a Serial Plagiarist Viral politics editor Benny Johnson, from sources like Yahoo! Answers, Wikipedia, and About.com.
  22. early and awkward
    Army War College Opens Official Inquiry Into John Walsh Plagiarism CaseThings just keep looking worse for the senator.
  23. media
    CNN Fires Serial PlagiaristA news editor was caught copying in at least 50 stories.
  24. early and awkward
    So Now Rand Paul Is a Victim of Plagiarism Too?This is getting to be too much.
  25. ink-stained wretches
    Rand Paul Now a Columnist for Breitbart.comThat was fast.
  26. early and awkward
    Rand Paul No Longer a Washington Times Columnist After PlagiarismBut he can still contribute.
  27. early and awkward
    Fine, Rand Paul Will Stop Plagiarizing, UghIf it will make people leave me the hell alone.”
  28. early and awkward
    Rand Paul Faces Another Plagiarism AccusationPistols at dawn, then?
  29. paulitics
    Rand Paul Bends to ‘Hacks and Haters,’ Cites Wikipedia’s Gattaca EntryAs more plagiarism charges emerge.
  30. paulitics
    Rand Paul Wishes He Could Duel Accusers With a duel.
  31. early and awkward
    Rand Paul Stops Plagiarizing, Remains ConfusedComplaints about using other’s words are just more “liberal media angst.”
  32. early and awkward
    So Rand Paul Cribbed a Speech From Wikipedia’s Entry on Gattaca?What a weird choice.
  33. fancy book learnin'
    Jane Goodall: So Like Us (People Who Steal From Wikipedia)She seems to have borrowed some passages for her new book.
  34. scandal-stained wretches
    Juan Williams Blames Assistant for Plagiarism I just feel betrayed,” he said.
  35. blog-stained wretches
    Did Nate Thayer Plagiarize in the Article The Atlantic Wanted for Free?It’s certainly a bit sloppy.
  36. the most important people in the world
    Shia LaBeouf Stole Esquire’s ‘How to Be a Man’A man who’s been plagiarized must be graceful and grateful.”
  37. ink-stained wretches
    Jonah Lehrer Already Stretching the Truth AgainHe’s ready to talk, but already spreading inaccuracies.
  38. early and awkward
    Romney Campaign Plagiarized Obama’s Donation WebsiteBetter than misspelling?
  39. scandal-stained wretches
    Jonah Lehrer’s Plagiarism Scandal: But Wait, There’s More!A review of his blog posts for ‘Wired’ turned up enough misdeeds to lose him another job.
  40. school daze
    More Than 100 Harvard Kids Thought They Could Cheat on the Same TestThat’s about two percent of the undergraduate student body.
  41. ink-stained wretches
    Fareed Zakaria Plagiarized Because He Is Old-Fashioned and a New BreedThe brand-name journalist completes his repentance cycle with an apology and explanation.
  42. ink-stained wretches
    Fareed Zakaria’s Time Column Will Be Back in September Last week’s mini-plagiarism scandal reaches its conclusion. 
  43. scandal-stained wretches
    Jonah Lehrer Still Plugged in at WiredScandal be damned.
  44. ink-stained wretches
    Fareed Zakaria Sure Looks Like He Stole From The New Yorker [Updated]An apology is reportedly imminent.
  45. scandal-stained wretches
    Examples of Jonah Lehrer’s Deception Keep ComingThere’s a lot of his work left to go through.
  46. ink-stained wretches
    Jonah Lehrer Has Been Very, Very QuietThe ‘New Yorker’ staffer hasn’t written for more than a month since his self-plagiarism scandal.
  47. the internet
    Fox News Magazine Stole Children’s Pranks for Weirdest Sex Column EverYes, there is a Fox News Magazine.
  48. the intern files
    NPR Intern Plagiarized Story About Witnessing Taliban ExecutionThe summer of journalistic embarrassments rages on.
  49. ink-stained wretches
    Jonah Lehrer’s Self-Plagiarism Issues Are Snowballing [Updated]The ‘New Yorker’ staffer’s recycling has also called attention to attribution errors.
  50. ink-stained wretches
    New Yorker Writer Jonah Lehrer Plagiarizes Himself Repeatedly [Updated]He’s borrowed from his own work quite a bit.
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