Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Great moments in journalism

Via Instapundit, Howard Kurtz:

Katie Couric did a one-minute commentary last week on the joys of getting her first library card, but the thoughts were less than original. The piece was substantially lifted from a Wall Street Journal column.

CBS News apologized for the plagiarized passages yesterday and said the commentary had been written by a network producer who has since been fired.

How embarrassing.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Mike (in S.A.) LaRoche said...

Looks like hiring Katie Couric was a good choice after all. Dan Rather's legacy lives on.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Gary M said...

Stories like this CBS one call for the mocking "wah-wah" musical sound effect> I believe it's done by using a trumpet mute and in cartoons usually accompanies a whattya-know ironic "surprise". The actual sound is closer to "wock-wahhh...."

4:45 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

This is beyond stupid! This person really believed there was no chance that there would be even one person on the face of the earth who watches Katie Couric AND reads the WSJ??? ...in the immortal words of the magnificent...and deliciously devious, Sicilian Vizini, 'Simply inconceivable'!!!

7:22 PM  

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