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Maureen Dowd Wins New York Times Memory Challanege

by | 18th, May 2009

maureen-dowdMAUREEN Dowd has won the New York Times’s memory challenge. Maureen is modest and says she did not plagiarise Talking Points Memo editor Josh Marshall’s blog, but just committed the piece to memory – having been told it!

Maureen Dowd has a fine mind – a mind like a sponge:

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, in an email to Huffington Post, admits that a paragraph in her Sunday column was lifted from Talking Points Memo editor Josh Marshall’s blog last Thursday.

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

She hears it ONCE – and she knows it off by heart!

i was talking to a friend of mine Friday about what I was writing who suggested I make this point, expressing it in a cogent—and I assumed spontaneous—way and I wanted to weave the idea into my column.

Job woven. A tangled web woven. Spun.

Dowd wrote:

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 the Bush crowd was looking for what was essentially political information to justify the invasion of Iraq.

As Josh Marshall wrote:

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.

Dowd wins!



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