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  1. ink-stained wretches
    Rand Paul Now a Columnist for Breitbart.comThat was fast.
  2. early and awkward
    Rand Paul No Longer a Washington Times Columnist After PlagiarismBut he can still contribute.
  3. early and awkward
    Fine, Rand Paul Will Stop Plagiarizing, Ugh“If it will make people leave me the hell alone.”
  4. early and awkward
    Rand Paul Faces Another Plagiarism AccusationPistols at dawn, then?
  5. paulitics
    Rand Paul Bends to ‘Hacks and Haters,’ Cites Wikipedia’s Gattaca EntryAs more plagiarism charges emerge.
  6. paulitics
    Rand Paul Wishes He Could Duel Accusers With a duel.
  7. early and awkward
    Rand Paul Stops Plagiarizing, Remains ConfusedComplaints about using other’s words are just more “liberal media angst.”
  8. lawsuits
    Someone Actually Wants to Take Credit for In TimeOdysseus Lappas is suing for plagiarism.
  9. early and awkward
    So Rand Paul Cribbed a Speech From Wikipedia’s Entry on Gattaca?What a weird choice.
  10. fancy book learnin'
    Jane Goodall: So Like Us (People Who Steal From Wikipedia)She seems to have borrowed some passages for her new book.
  11. scandal-stained wretches
    Juan Williams Blames Assistant for Plagiarism “I just feel betrayed,” he said.
  12. blog-stained wretches
    Did Nate Thayer Plagiarize in the Article The Atlantic Wanted for Free?It’s certainly a bit sloppy.
  13. 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.”
  14. Neil Patrick Harris Announces New Memoir, Jokes about Plagiarism“I’m excited to be writing a book of the observations and stories of my life. I read with great fondness Tina Fey’s Bossypants, so my plan is […]
  15. ink-stained wretches
    Jonah Lehrer Already Stretching the Truth AgainHe’s ready to talk, but already spreading inaccuracies.
  16. early and awkward
    Romney Campaign Plagiarized Obama’s Donation WebsiteBetter than misspelling?
  17. 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.
  18. school daze
    More Than 100 Harvard Kids Thought They Could Cheat on the Same TestThat’s about two percent of the undergraduate student body.
  19. 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.
  20. ink-stained wretches
    Fareed Zakaria’s Time Column Will Be Back in September Last week’s mini-plagiarism scandal reaches its conclusion. 
  21. scandal-stained wretches
    Jonah Lehrer Still Plugged in at WiredScandal be damned.
  22. ink-stained wretches
    Fareed Zakaria Sure Looks Like He Stole From The New Yorker [Updated]An apology is reportedly imminent.
  23. scandal-stained wretches
    Examples of Jonah Lehrer’s Deception Keep ComingThere’s a lot of his work left to go through.
  24. 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.
  25. the internet
    Fox News Magazine Stole Children’s Pranks for Weirdest Sex Column EverYes, there is a Fox News Magazine.
  26. the intern files
    NPR Intern Plagiarized Story About Witnessing Taliban ExecutionThe summer of journalistic embarrassments rages on.
  27. 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.
  28. ink-stained wretches
    New Yorker Writer Jonah Lehrer Plagiarizes Himself Repeatedly [Updated]He’s borrowed from his own work quite a bit.
  29. Rob Delaney Has What Should Be the Final Word on Joke PlagiarismFrom Rob Delaney’s Vice column comes this gem, which anyone who ever plans to publicly accuse someone of joke theft should read five times […]
  30. Let’s All Agree to Never Make Videos In Which People Say the Same Thing […] Oh good, here’s another case of comedians accusing someone of stealing their simple, uncomplicated idea that has probably been done dozens of […]
  31. norwegian nightmare
    Anders Breivik Plagiarized Ted KaczynskiIs he just lazy?
  32. Cleveland Comedy Troupe Accuses Conan of Ripping Off a Bit He Didn’t Write Comedy plagiarism accusations! They’re always so much fun and never make the accuser look like a petty, self-aggrandizing jackass. The latest […]
  33. chess scandal
    Scandal in the World of Computer ChessA champion is accused of stealing his mojo.
  34. Bill Maher Accuses The Onion of Stealing a Joke They Did Six Months Before […] .bbpBox63689711780237312 {background:url(http://a3.twimg.com/profile_background_images/181047096/Twitter_3.jpg) #1A1B1F;padding:20px;} […]
  35. internet-stained wretches
    In Which Cooks Source’s Editor Is So Appalling, We Mistook Her For a Fake [Updated]“I got lazy and went to the www.”
  36. internet-stained wretches
    After Plagiarizing Blogger’s Story, Cooks Source Magazine Has a (Possibly Fake) New Facebook Page [Updated]“Any posts considered libelous will be removed.”
  37. ink-stained wretches
    Magazine Editor Explains to Blogger How It Was Okay to Reprint Her Story Because Entire Web Is ‘Public Domain’Just a friendly note between two professionals, no big deal.
  38. Is There Ever a Justification for Joke Stealing?No other comedian is currently more despised by the comedy community than Carlos Mencia. The performer has faced a number of criticisms over […]
  39. creative non-fiction
    Tony Blair Borrows a Scene From a Fictional Movie For His Non-Fictional MemoirWhoopsy daisy!
  40. tv
    See Columbia Valedictorian Brian Corman Plagiarize Patton Oswalt in Graduation SpeechKeep it up, class of 2010!
  41. school daze
    What We Can Learn From the Lying Harvard LarcenistRealizing you are about to graduate with a useless English degree can make you do pretty desperate things.
  42. flute crime
    Men at Work Flautist Finally Brought to JusticeA judge has ruled that the flute riff in Met at Work’s 1987 hit “Down Under” is lifted directly from “Kookaburra,” an Australian kids’ song written in 1932.
  43. ink-stained wretches
    How to Respond to the Maureen Dowd Plagiarism IssueIn the last 24 hours, we’ve had lessons from both extremes.
  44. plagiarism
    Cat Stevens Now the Third Person to Write ‘Viva La Vida’ Before ColdplayFollowing similar claims by guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani and Brooklyn band the Creaky Boards, Cat Stevens says Coldplay’s 2008 single also sounds like one of his songs.
  45. kanye
    Kanye Plagiarizes Our Website!This simply will not stand.
  46. the take
    Former Bush Aide Proves in Lawsuit That Almost None of ‘Swing Vote’ Was His IdeaDisney seems guilty of nothing other than producing an election comedy featuring Kelsey Grammer.
  47. company town
    McCain Campaign Rewarding Commenting SpammersPlus, the latest on Wall Street, Gold Street, and your street, in our daily industry roundup.
  48. NewsFeed
    Is Cindy McCain the New Jessica Seinfeld?The Huffington Post discovers that certain “McCain family recipes” may have been lifted from the Food Network.
  49. the morning line
    New York Is Full of Hot Air • According to a new study, New York City is responsible for a full one percent of the nation’s greenhouse-gas emissions. A remarkable thing about the study: It was commissioned and publicized by our own mayor, who’s basing an emission-cutting program on it. [MetroNY] • Citigroup is laying off 17,000 employees in a major slimming-down operation, and its New York headquarters is expected to be hit hard, alongside the megabank’s London and Hong Kong hubs. [NYT] • A female teacher at the Newark Boys Chorus School is the latest inductee into the tabloid pantheon after an alleged dalliance with a student; she is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of child endangerment. [WNBC] • Notoriously cash-poor Columbia University is in the money, as 92-year-old billionaire John Kluge is giving his alma mater $400 million for scholarships to the needy. Somewhat weirdly, the money will be distributed among already accepted students. [NYP] • And in a cross-platform twist on an old story, a CBS News producer was fired for plagiarizing, “almost verbatim,” a Wall Street Journal article — which Katie Couric proceeded to read in her video blog. Those bloggers: No scruples, we’re telling you. [amNY]