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More Posner Plagiarism Uncovered and Suspected Wikipedia Scrubbing

posner-plagiarizes-again.4818105.40.jpgExcuse 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?!

Photo credit Bill Cooke

Previously on FBLA:

  • And There’s Still More Gerald Posner Plagiarism Turning Up
  • Gerald Posner Out at Daily Beast for Plagiarism
  • Chief Investigative Reporter for Daily Beast Suspended for Plagiarism

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