Excuse us while we cringe over our coffee. Ugh. This story is like eating a rotten peanut while watching a lemon and paper cut contest. Gerald Posner, journalist, “writer” of 11 books including one that was a Pulitzer finalist was busted for plagiarism earlier this year by Slate.com’s Jack Shafer. He was fired from the Daily Beast because of the offense.
Now he’s hired a lawyer and is claiming the Miami New Times “interfered” with Posner’s relationship with his publishers.
Anyway, more and more episodes of outright plagiarism are coming to light.
New Times reports:
Now a new review of Posner’s work shows much more. A 48-year-old Wisconsin doctoral student named Greg Gelembiuk has discovered Posner lifted 35 passages in two books: his 2003 take on the 9-11 attacks, Why America Slept, and Secrets of the Kingdom, a 2005 tome about Saudi Arabia.
To make this all worse there is an indication Posner has been trying to delete the scandal from his Wikipedia page. Geez – is there nothing sacred?!
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