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Guido Fawkes/Paul Staines caught out in plagiarism row!

Guido Fawkes/Paul Staines caught out in plagiarism row!

My Tweet on 28 June 2011

Jailhouselawyer John Hirst
Dirty Hari…
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Guido Fawkes' theft of my idea on 29 June 2011

June 29th, 2011
Dirty Hari: Johann Story Rapidly Unravelling

Damian Thompson is Editor of Telegraph Blogs and a leader writer for the Daily Telegraph.

On 30 June 2011 he writes...

Johann Hari: the back story

The “Dirty Hari” scandal, as Guido calls it, may have caught Johann Hari’s readers by surprise; it shouldn’t have come as such a shock to media commentators.

And yesterday he writes...

This isn’t just a media squabble. The “Dirty Hari” scandal, as it’s being called, tells us two things.


Tim said...

In my opinion, Hari's mistakes are minor compared to the bare-faced lies put about by the right-wing press.

Plagiarism is stealing somebody else's ideas and passing them off your own, so it seems to me that Mr Staines is more guilty of the act he complains about than Hari.

I don't think these right-wingers are making such a fuss because of the actual mistakes Hari made, but because of his political leaning. Therefore their intentions are dishonest, in my view.

jailhouselawyer said...

Tim: I agree.

Paul Staines, as you say, is more guilty because of his fake moral outrage.

Pot calling kettle black.