Friday, March 24, 2006

Right play, wrong quarterback

In a previous post, Staying alive, I lauded the Washington Post for signing up a conservative blogger to add to their cast of bloggers. I still think it is a smart and knowing move for The Post. They just need to do a better job of vetting their candidates for the position; ‘cause if they don’t, the blogosphere will.
'Red America' Blogger Resigns

A 24-year-old conservative blogger hired by The Washington Post Co.'s Web site resigned today, three days after his debut, amid a flurry of allegations of plagiarism.

Ben Domenech, an editor with Regnery Publishing, relinquished the part-time position hours after a liberal Web site posted evidence that he had plagiarized part of a movie review he wrote for National Review Online. Previous allegations of plagiarism about Domenech's writing for the College of William & Mary student newspaper surfaced Wednesday, but the 2001 review was the first instance found since he attended college...

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