Friday, March 24, 2006

Wanker of the Day

Jim Brady, for thinking a man who would write the following line:

To my enemies: I take enormous solace in the fact that you spent this week bashing me, instead of America.

belonged in the Washington Post.

As for Box Turtle Boy, it sounds like he didn't plagiarize the Crosswalk music bit, he just copied from himself. Not such a sin.

Other than that, it appears he's rewritten the Led Zeppelin song:

Tryining to save my soul tonight
It's everybody's fault but mine

A former editor of Box Turtle Boy wrote in:

Hi --

This all seems to have happened really fast. I hadn't really checked the news til midday today when I saw all of this happened. It might be kind of moot now, but I was Domenech's editor at The Flat Hat when he was writing the reviews. Four people, including me, would have handled his copy, the others being my assistant section editor, the managing editor and the editor.

This should seem obvious, but no one on the editorial staff was going into Salon (or wherever) and pasting whole sections into his reviews. We were more concerned about getting the paper done so we could get home at 2 in the morning instead of 5. We may have put additional words in the story, but it would never have been completely foreign content. It was just editing.

And Kurtz chimes in.