National Review gets caught in an unforced error by Salon
Friday, May 18, 2012 07:07 PM EDT
The National Review’s fake plagiarism scoop
Updated: After falsely accusing Elizabeth Warren of plagiarism, the conservative magazine apologizes
By Alex Pareene
The National Review says Elizabeth Warren is guilty of the gravest crime a writer can commit: Plagiarism. Katrina Trinko compares passages from “All Your Worth: The Ultimate Money Lifetime Plan,” Warren’s book with her daughter, Amelia Warren Tyagi, with passages from “Getting on the Money Track,” a book by Rob Black. The passages line up perfectly. The wording and even the punctuation are identical. It’s plagiarism all right. Except it looks very much like Warren is actually the victim.[more]
Briefly, while passages in Warren's book were identical to those in someone else's book, her book was first, and so she's not the plagiarist. (NRO has apologized and withdrawn.)
My reaction was "You mean instead of her scalping his book, he scalped hers? I knew she wasn't an Indian!"