plagiarism at the telegraph

Stealing other people’s writing provokes an overwhelming feeling of disgust in me. Enough disgust to write about it 4am when I could be catching up on sleep.

At Black Looks, there’s a post linking to Koranteng’s Toli, a blog which featured a piece on the plaid plastic bag, the one that gets you stopped at customs, the immigrant bag. I was just talking about this bag over the weekend because the bags showed up in one of the short films in Paris Je T’Aime, which we rented on DVD last weekend.

Plagiarism in Plaid is the post at Korateng’s Toli which makes it pretty clear that the author at The Telegraph has stolen a passage from his original piece and used it without noting the source. Apparently they don’t have German spellcheck at The Telegraph (Is this really Britain’s No 1 quality newspaper website?). Liz Hunt even copied the misspelling of "Türkenkoffer" from the original piece into her article. Disgusting.

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