So if you didn't hear, CBS fired a producer who plagiarized a video essay Katie Couric read. Anytime there is any sort of deception in this business -- even another medium -- it's bad for all of us. It makes people wonder if they can trust what we write online or in the paper or read or say on air.
I'm sorry for all of you and all of us. It's embarrassing, especially since most of the this was apparently lifted directly from the Wall Street Journal.
A mistake is a mistake, and we all make those. But these sort of things are deliberate, and that's more than a mistake. There is the question of how much research Couric should be doing for her own work, but I figure she has to read a lot that someone else pulls together. Thoughts on that?
But do a quick google search and you'll see there are a whole lot of articles about Couric's new (and younger) boyfriend. Priorities, priorities.