Saturday, March 25, 2006

Hey, Ben. Just Admit It and Say You're Sorry

Dude. You f$*&ed up. You did it, you got caught, you're still pompous - hey, dude, grow up. You want to play in the big leagues, here it is. Hardball is not just the name of a TV show. It is a journalistic sport. You've dished it out yourself, so you already know.

We at Post An Apology would be happy to take your apology to the world on your behalf. But, ya gotta say you're sorry. And you're not there yet...Like we said yesterday - you are what you post online (that's not original...that's a title of an article from (here) that focuses on myspace...but the tale's the same. Read it and weep, Ben. Oh, hey, and good luck with your career. You may want to take some time off and think about your personal and professional values - get those in order, y'know? Whatever dude. Plagarism is plagarism; lying about it is lying about it. Those don't seem like good REDSTATE VALUES.

"Domenech said yesterday he resigned because "if the firestorm gets past a certain level, there's nothing you can ever say that will be taken seriously. . . . It's reached the point where there's nothing I can really do to defend myself." (WaPo here)

Even Michelle Malkin agrees, and that's saying something. "Michelle Malkin, a prominent conservative blogger, wrote before the resignation that Domenech had edited one of her books and she had been cheering for him. "But now the determined moonbat hordes have exposed multiple instances of what clearly appear to me to be blatant lifting of entire, unique passages by Ben from other writers." That, Malkin said, is "unacceptable. . . . And, painfully, Domenech's detractors are right. He should own up to it and step down. Then, the Left should cease its sick gloating and leave him and his family alone." (WaPo) (The Corner NRO:
"As the previous links on the matter mention, at least one of the pieces Ben Domenech is accused of having plagiarized was a movie review for National Review Online. A side-by-side comparison to another review of the same film speaks for itself. There is no excuse for plagiarism and we apologize to our readers and to Steve Murray of the Cox News Service from whose piece the language was lifted. With some evidence of possible problems with other pieces, we're also looking into other articles he wrote for NRO. " (PAA added the bold)