Monday, May 16, 2005

MSM Roundup

This weeks case of journalistic plagiarism brought to you by Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom.

The report cites one case, where Albom ironically steals a quote for a story about Jayson Blair.

In one example cited by the Free Press, Albom used a quote from a New York Observer interview with Jayson Blair, a New York Times reporter found to have plagiarized or fabricated elements of dozens of stories. In the May 2003 interview, Blair said: "So Jayson Blair the human being could live, Jayson Blair the journalist had to die."

Albom is the author of the best-selling books "Tuesdays With Morrie" and "The Five People You Meet in Heaven".

(Source - Yahoo)