The balloons barely popped in that self congratulatory party all Obama media fluffers had on Inauguration Day.

Now, there’s already blood in the water, Joshua Marshall catches fellow B0bot Maureen “Darcy” Dowd lifting entire paragraphs from his entry.

After comparing the two excerpts side by sde he concludesAll Dowd did was change “we were” to “the Bush crowd was”.

Now, I’m all for cutting & pasting. As a blogger I do it all the time, but I always give credit.

So, if this isn’t outright plagiarism by a top NY Times Editorialist, than I’m a happily married, straight man with 4 kids, 2 dogs, a lovely 2nd wife of 15 years with a girl half my age on the side.

Which I assure you all, I am not.


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What’s MoDo to do now? According to Huffpo, issue a lame half-admission

Dowd claims that she never read his blog last week but was told the line by a friend of hers.

Ah, the “friend” excuse! So, now MoDo corrected her on line column, the plagiarism stil shinning in the print edition

Josh Marshall said in his blog: “More and more the timeline is raising the question of why, if the torture was to prevent terrorist attacks, it seemed to happen mainly during the period when we were looking for what was essentially political information to justify the invasion of Iraq.”

The funny fallout? The right is snickering at the idea that NY Times has “journalists” cribbing from “lefty” blogs called “Talking Points Memo”

In fact, the beauty of MoDo’s snafu is that not only does it show a major player in the media being led around by nutroots talking points, it involves her lifting stuff from a blog that’s actually called “Talking Points.” Glorious.

And who can blame them? The astroturfing and plagiarizing were pandemic in B0botland all through the campaign time. It’s just that the need for attention and is greater now and the nerves more frayed in Bobotland. Poor babies!

One of these days, they may have to even write about Obama’s conscience rule.(King Solomon decreed the embryo is to be cut in two)

Bobots might have to actually write in their own words…If you want to imagine how hard this can be for Modo, recall her past columns

Obama also allowed Hillary supporters to insert an absurd statement into the platform suggesting that media sexism spurred her loss and that “demeaning portrayals of women … dampen the dreams of our daughters.”

Poor MoDo! I think I’ll add this to my Schadenfreude list