Friday, March 24, 2006

Red America Resigns


Ben Domenech Resigns

In the past 24 hours, we learned of allegations that Ben Domenech plagiarized material that appeared under his byline in various publications prior to washingtonpost.com contracting with him to write a blog that launched Tuesday.

An investigation into these allegations was ongoing, and in the interim, Domenech has resigned, effective immediately.

When we hired Domenech, we were not aware of any allegations that he had plagiarized any of his past writings. In any cases where allegations such as these are made, we will continue to investigate those charges thoroughly in order to maintain our journalistic integrity.

Plagiarism is perhaps the most serious offense that a writer can commit or be accused of. Washingtonpost.com will do everything in its power to verify that its news and opinion content is sourced completely and accurately at all times.

We appreciate the speed and thoroughness with which our readers and media outlets surfaced these allegations. Despite the turn this has taken, we believe this event, among other things, testifies to the positive and powerful role that the Internet can play in the the practice of journalism.

We also remain committed to representing a broad spectrum of ideas and ideologies in our Opinions area.

Jim Brady
Executive Editor, washingtonpost.com
In the time it took to put the Red America blog up, progressives across the spectrum had the facts online for all to see. The question remains, why didn't Jim Brady know who he was hiring? Why didn't Jim Brady know what Jane Hamsher and other progressive bloggers knew from the start? Why did it take the progressives to uncover the past misdeeds of Ben? Where was Jim Brady in all this? Why didn't the "executive editor" of the washingtonpost.com do his job? It makes you wonder if he even knows what his job actually is.

- Taylor Marsh

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3:48 PM  
Anonymous Philip said...

I thought I had run out of things to say about all of this. Then again, not:

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/washpostblog/2006/03/ben_domenech_resigns.html

What can I possibly add to this discussion over the latest brouhaha that hasn't already been said? A song comes to mind:

"Things are seldom what they seem,
Skim milk masquerades as cream;
Highlows pass as patent leathers;
Jackdaws strut in peacock's feathers.

Black sheep dwell in every fold;
All that glitters is not gold;
Storks turn out to be but logs;
Bulls are but inflated frogs.

Drops the wind and stops the mill;
Turbot is ambitious brill;
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Yet it is a farthing still.

Wink is often good as nod;
Spoils the child who spares the rod;
Thirsty lambs run foxy dangers;
Dogs are found in many mangers.

Paw of cat the chestnut snatches;
Worn-out garments show new patches;
Only count the chick that hatches;
Men are grown-up catchy-catches."

Far be it for me to imply those words are my own. Alas, they are not. They are selected verses from "Things Are Seldom What They Seem" by Gilbert and Sullivan from "HMS Pinafore" (1878).

Posted by: Philip | March 26, 2006 01:35 PM

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Anonymous Cujo359 said...

I think there's a line from another song that Jim Brady ought to pay attention to:

"There is none so blind, as he who will not see."

(from "Everything is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens)

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