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RadarOnline Rips Off Reliable Source

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Reliable Source has fans at RadarOnline – that’s for sure.

The celebrity gossip site has been reading the WaPo column so much that it’s beginning to sound just like Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts. In a recent story about Bravo’s “Real Housewives of DC,” Radar Online parrots Reliable Source closely enough that we’d swear it was plagiarized.

Below is just one example. You be the judge:

Reliable Source:

A D.C. newcomer, the British interior designer moved to the United States in summer 2008 when she married Charles Ommanney, a prizewinning photojournalist with Newsweek, after a brief courtship.

The mother of two girls, Jade and Ruby, from a previous marriage, she was little known here before she emerged as part of the “Housewives” set.

Turns out she’s perfect for reality TV: In 2006, she blabbed to a British tabloid about her makeout session with much younger Prince Harry.

RadarOnline:

Davies, a blonde British interior designer, moved to the U.S. in the summer of 2008 when she married Charles Ommanney, a prize-winning photojournalist with Newsweek, after a brief romance.

The mother of two girls, Ruby and Jade, from a previous marriage, she was little known in D.C. social circles before emerging as part of the Housewives set.

In 2006, the mother-of-two blabbed about a romantic rendezvous with Britain’s Prince Harry — third in line to the throne.

It’s bad enough that Radar swiped original reporting without attribution…BUT REALLY? Lifting entire sentences and paragraphs then adding an adjective or swapping a synonym. Shameful, Radar. Just shameful.

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