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Daily Mail And Huffington Post In Dick Van Dyke Plagiarism Row

by | 1st, February 2010

plagiarism1 PLAGIARISM is lazy. The hack can’t even be bothered to attribute the source nor paraphrase the original to make it look like new, and at least as good. Robert J. Elisberg puts forward the argument that a work a review of Dick Van Dyke’s LA theatre production of Mary Poppins was plagiarised by the Daily’s Mail’s Chris Johnson.

MacGuffin from the Tabloid Watch blog investigates:

AN article by Robert J. Elisberg at The Huffington Post has shown a journalist at the Daily Mail indulging in blatant plagiarism.(We would add, allegedly.)

The story is about a cameo appearance by Dick Van Dyke in a LA theatre production of Mary Poppins.

The problem is Mail hack Chris Johnson’s article is suspiciously similar to an LA Times one by Karen Wada , which appeared several hours earlier.

Indeed, as Elisberg points out, Johnson ends his piece with a lengthy direct quote from the LA Times . He just forgets to mention that the seven or so paragraphs before it are

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