Disgraced Conservative Resigns

Friday, March 24, 2006

Just a few days ago I endorsed a new blog over at the Washington Post site called Red America. Turns out its author, Ben Domenech, is a serial plagiarist who repeatedly stole whole paragraphs from other writers' works and claimed authorship. This scandal might have gone unnoticed had it not been for the detective work of some liberal bloggers who did not like the idea of a conservative running the blog of a mainstream newspaper.

As someone who has been plagiarized in the past (most recently by a college newspaper columnist) I am glad Mr. Domenech resigned from his gig and wish him the best in his future endeavors, just as long as they're not in the field of journalism.