Ferrets, a Native American prince, and a few plagiarized paragraphs

  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jan 22, 2008 10:16 AM GMT
    I heard about this via NPR.org and it's fun, fun!

    Move Over, ‘Meerkat Manor’
    "A nature writer suddenly finds himself at the heart of a hot plagiarism scandal.
    By Paul Tolme

    When I traveled to South Dakota in 2005 to write a story about black-footed ferrets, I never imagined my words about the little weasels would one day appear in a trashy romance novel. I just wanted to write an informative and entertaining piece about these endangered prairie carnivores.

    Three years later my story ("Toughing It Out in the Badlands") is at the center of 2008's sexiest plagiarism scandal.

    Read more at Newsweek

    Edit: formatted text so as to eliminate the misreading that this is *my* article (a misreading I received via personal mail). I initially thought the "by Paul Tolme" was sufficient.
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    Jan 22, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    I say put a prairie dog in her mouth and a hungry badger up her ass and let it dig it's way through.