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The Sunday Wheeling News-Register runs Senator Rucker's "incredible coincidence" of an op-ed

On Friday, I highlighted the Charleston Gazette-Mail's front-page story on WV senator Patricia Rucker's most recent op-ed piece that had appeared in another state newspaper. As reporter Ryan Quinn demonstrated, two of her paragraphs were almost exactly the same as articles found elsewhere. When confronted with the 130 words of . . .

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May 12, 2019

"It is an incredible coincidence"

WV Senate Education Chair Patricia Rucker (R-Jefferson) explains why her op-ed piece is so strikingly similar to a blog post at a pro-charter website

This morning’s Charleston Gazette-Mail has an interesting article by its education reporter, Ryan Quinn:

Chair may have plagiarized commentary

Quinn notes that WV Senate Education Chair Patricia Rucker’s op-ed, which was sent to the G-M and the Beckley Herald-Star (which published it yesterday), contains very . . .

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May 10, 2019

Hey, Ogden Newspapers: If you’re too cheap to pay for a plagiarism checker, there are free ones online

I know, I know. It doesn’t matter if the article is a “cut and paste” job – it takes up space

This morning, with a few minutes to kill, I looked at some sections of the paper that I usually don’t read. One article on page five (it’s also on page 5 of the evening paper) caught my attention:

Choose to Use Healthy Words

by Carrie White. (She apparently writes a "Healthy Ways" column.)

After . . .

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March 28, 2019

Another fox may not make it to the hen house

Kathleen Hartnett-White has denied climate change, misrepresented data, and plagiarized for starters

From Huffington Post earlier today:

Kathleen Hartnett-White, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Council on Environmental Quality, was just one Senate vote away from becoming the White House’s top environmental adviser.

But late Thursday night, the controversial former Texas regulator returned to square one.

The . . .

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December 22, 2017

Old columns, plagiarism, and Astroturf from a Koch group

Reading the Sunday opinion section

You’re still reading outdated opinions

Last Sunday I wrote a post about how badly outdated the columns and opinion pieces were in that day’s Wheeling News-Register opinion section: a date check of when the columns first appeared revealed that half of the columns were at least a week old. Out of curiosity, I examined today’s . . .

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November 26, 2017

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