Naomi Wolf explains how, but you’ll have to be patient enough to listen to an explanation of what’s going on, first.
Update: Lee Rosenberg found her last blog entry. Go read.
I hope some other bloggers will be writing about her as well.
Update 2: Date corrected.
NTodd is wicked smart.
Xeni Jardin posts comments on the situation with the media equivalent of RNC (“Faux”) News in Venezuela.
Might also watch, per recommendation:
Make up your own mind, and speak it.
She didn’t mean to do it.
Remember, she has immunity. Whatever acts she undertook they were not of her own devising, she was working for people who wanted it done.
Hat-tip Paul Kiel.
Comey explained yesterday:
COMEY: Mrs. Ashcroft reported that a call had come through, and that as a result of that call Mr. Card and Mr. Gonzales were on their way to the hospital to see Mr. Ashcroft.
SCHUMER: Do you have any idea who that call was from?
COMEY: I have some recollection that the call was from the president himself.
Hat-tip Space Cowboy.
Here is the testimony of (former) acting attorney general James Comey to the senate judiciary committee.
And Attorney General Ashcroft then stunned me. He lifted his head off the pillow and in very strong terms expressed his view of the matter, rich in both substance and fact, which stunned me — drawn from the hour-long meeting we’d had a week earlier — and in very strong terms expressed himself, and then laid his head back down on the pillow, seemed spent, and said to them, But that doesn’t matter, because I’m not the attorney general.
Hat-tip Think Progress.
“Congress owes it to the American people to take down the curtain of secrecy surrounding these shadow forces that often act in the name and on the payroll of the people of this country.”
Hat-tip Cookie Jill.
Thanks to Josh Marshall.
Hat-tip Ellroon for the quote.
Well, you know, I would find it kind of surprising if he showed up here in the comments, which would be fine, but still surprising and worth noting, especially if he had been using some pseudonym and I’d been conversing with him for awhile and then, all of a sudden he goes, hey I’m the president, I’d be like, yeah, I now Understand I was involved in a conversation with the president, or maybe it was just a troll.
Jon Swift: “I had another point to make but it slipped my mind.”
If we had known, if we had only known — how to speak to one another.
Passing someone’s words off as your own without attribution is plagiarism. Reading someone else’s words in first person, saying things like, “I still remember when I got my first library card, browsing through the stacks for my favorite books,” is dishonest if it was not your own recollection. But having ghost writers in news reporting is one thing, and having ghost writers who themselves plagiarize other writers is another. If you read a work-for-hire, you claim credit, so you must also accept responsibility.
Katie owes the American public an apology, a correction for the record, and very possibly her resignation unless she can demonstrate some reason we should trust her now.
And I owe more thanks to Melissa McEwan for this:
Update: It’s interesting to Google for “Katie Couric plagiarist” — you find gems like this.
Update 2: I should have included the direct link to Oliver Willis above. It’s a gem:
She clearly wasn’t involved at all. She had no idea what she was saying. They stuck something on a teleprompter and like she’s done for years now, Couric just read the darn thing.
Sad, but if true, it’s hardly an excuse.
Nicole Belle writes,
I heard this yesterday and it had me laughing. Jackie Mason, Borscht Belt comic and apparent Republican, has written a book entitled “Schmucks” which he went on The Young Turks to publicize. When asked to name a political schmuck in the book, Jackie hems a bit and then says “Al Gore” and questions why Al Gore thinks he’s such a expert on global warming. The conversation devolves from there.