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Sure didn't take long, did it? The article was there when I posted the above blog at 10:15 this morning, an hour and 24 minutes before you couldn't find it! The original appeared in December 2009 so presumably it's in the paper's "morgue." Interestingly enough, two bloggers flagged it as plagiarism when it first appeared on-line.
One of the bloggers provided links to two websites that had carried the original (or versions thereof). Clearly, the Eagle does not check LTEs and Guest Commentaries for plagiarism, but I presume they do monitor bloggers to remove "improper" blogs. How then did they miss the accusations of plagiarism including links to the original writing? Not lookin' good for either Wayne or this Scripps newspaper! Methinks the Eagle will be mighty careful about printing anything that Marco's illustious councilman "writes."
The guy is a repeat plagiarist. Is he a repeat exploitationist? I don't know but it seems to me he has serious problems ... and so do the people of Marco Island as long as he sits on the Council!
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