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Gawker Nails MSNBC on plagiarism

Written By mista sense on Monday, August 9, 2010 | 4:06 PM

Gawker's Hamilton Nolan catches MSNBC in the act of massively plagiarizing The New York Times.

For example:


There's plenty more--see it in the Gawker item. 

The joke, of course, is that MSNBC has traditionally been The New York Times of The Cable Game.  That is, whatever the Times thought was news, so did MSNBC, in pretty close lockstep.  Only in the past few years has MSNBC veered way to the left, to the point where it's more often The Nation, or Mother Jones, or Daily Kos, of the cablewaves.  But I guess old habits die hard.

And an amusing comment on the Gawker site, screengrabbed below:

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