Maureen Dowd's Next Step
Having confessed to lifting copy, the New York Times' columnist almost sets things right.
Strange how the wheel of justice turns. Maureen Dowd exposed Joe Biden as a plagiarist in 1987. His deferred sentence? The vice presidency. But after they parole Joe, they're still going to make him read my Twitter hourly and send e-mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org daily. (E-mail may be quoted by name in "The Fray," Slate's readers' forum; in a future article; or elsewhere unless the writer stipulates otherwise. Permanent disclosure: Slate is owned by the Washington Post Co.)
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Correction, May 18, 2009: This article originally attributed the discovery of the Dowd plagiarism to Talking Points Memo. The discovery was made by a reader/blogger posting at the site's community site, tpmcafe.com. (Return to the corrected sentence.)