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Plagiarizing Italian Journalist Appears to Have Tapped LAT Archives

Following up his initial report about some Ynet-published content lifting, Tablet staff writer Marc Tracy today itemizes additional examples of apparent plagiarism committed by Italian freelance journalist and author Giulio Meotti. Including this passage from a February 2011 contribution to Commentary magazine:

In the post, Meotti wrote: “A nostalgic, utopian, and well-ordered traditionalism is the future heralded by the Brotherhood.”

In 1995 (!), John Balzar wrote in the Los Angeles Times: “A nostalgic, utopian and well-ordered traditionalism is the future heralded by the brotherhood.”

Tracy got an email from Commentary editor John Podhoretz, who said though the publication had previously ended its relationship with Meotti, he was unaware of the cited co-opting. “I am saddened and outraged that Commentary hosted such theft and I apologize deeply to the writers who had their words appropriated,” he wrote.

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