Roger L. Simon

Plagiarize ... are you nuts?

Plagiarism is bad enough, but plagiarizing in this age of Google searches strikes me as more than slightly self- destructive. Today’s report that some sports writer for the Boston Globe plagiarized another writer in Tacoma WA was a particular heads scratcher. Even more bizarre is that the Globe only suspended the guy for two months. What disrespect for its readers (and for other writers). In other words, it’s okay with the Globe if we, their readers, think plagiarism is a tiny offense, meriting just a brief time out. No wonder their newspaper is in so much trouble. What absurdly low standards.