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Chris Arnold called out for plagiarism

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SnarkShark, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    It appears Scott Kacsmar has been plagiarized...

    http://captaincomeback.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/how-to-blatantly-plagiarize-a-nfl-article/

    This has happened to me a few times in the past as well, but I handled it a bit differently...
     
  2. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    That is exhaustively documented.
     
  3. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    And now we wait for a shoe to drop .....
     
  4. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    I think CBS got wind of this. Arnold's story is no longer on the website.
     
  5. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    To me, if it's the first time someone has done it, you reach out to them privately, give them the chance to apologize and remove the story. I can understand coming out guns blazing like this, too ...
     
  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    When plagiarism is that extensive, it absolutely calls for blazing guns.
     
  7. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Absolutely. The private communique-polite request is the route to go when there are a couple of phrases lifted. But this is so egregious that public humiliation is warranted.
     
  8. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    The next thing, by the way, is for somebody at the station/website/whatever that employs this thief to go back and check everything he has ever written to see if there are previous examples.
     
  9. H.L. Mencken

    H.L. Mencken Member

    No way this is the first time. Not with it being that egregious.
     
  10. Double J

    Double J Active Member

  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I'll believe he'll be punished when the show is renamed G-Bg Nation.
     
  12. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Chris Arnold should in no way be considered a journalist. He has never been one. He's a shill for teams and an "entertainer."
     
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