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    I just found one where a Ben Domenech plagiarizes an article from Page A1 of the Washington Post.

    WaPo:

    In his shirtsleeves, Frist gets out of the car and sprints onto the Capitol grounds, past police and camera crews, tourists and reporters, and into a ground-floor door.

    A security guard puts his hand up to stop Frist, then realizes who he is.

    A man is being wheeled out on a stretcher.

    "This was Chestnut," Frist recalls. The officer has massive head trauma. His heart has stopped. He can't breathe. The Capitol physicians have put in a breathing tube.

    "You've got to get air into the lungs, you have to compress on the chest," Frist remembers. "I had a medic compressing on the chest, as I was ventilating through the breathing tube, squeezing the bag."

    By now, Frist is in the ambulance with his patient, stabilizing him, getting his heart beating again. Three medics are there by now, so Frist sends the ambulance off. He already knows it is a losing battle. "This severe a head trauma, I have seen nobody survive," Frist recalls.

    Domenech:

    In his shirtsleeves, Frist got out of the car and sprinted onto the Capitol grounds, past police and camera crews, tourists and reporters, and into a ground-floor door. A security guard put his hand up to stop him, then realized who he was.

    "Where is it?" asked Frist.

    The Senator looked down the hallway into unadulterated carnage. Desperate staffers were tending to an officer with a gaping gunshot wound in his chest, blood pooled on the floor. Frist noticed another man being wheeled out of the Document Entrance on a stretcher. It was Chestnut. Frist, helping the medics carry the stretcher out the door, became a doctor, not a politician, and saw: massive head trauma, a stopped heart, the man unable breathe.

    "You've got to get air into the lungs, you have to compress on the chest," he yelled over the sirens. The Capitol physicians put in a breathing tube. A medic started compressing Chestnut's bloodstained chest as Frist ventilated air through the breathing tube, squeezing the bag. He helped them load the stretcher into the ambulance, then stayed until Chestnut was stabilized. Frist sent the ambulance off knowing that Chestnut was fighting a losing  battle.

    "This severe a head trauma, I have seen nobody survive," Frist would tell The Washington Post afterward.

    Does that count as a cite? I don't think so... :)

    •  Beautiful (2+ / 0-)
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      pb, mrblifil

      I've updated my frontpage post to link to your comment.

      The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

      by Dana Houle on Thu Mar 23, 2006 at 10:29:09 PM PST

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    •  once again (3+ / 0-)
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      Hunter, pb, exNYinTX

      It is the improvements on the original that fascinate me.

      Original:

      "You've got to get air into the lungs," Frist remembers.  "I had a medic compressing the chest..."

      Souped up version:

      "You've got to get air into the lungs, you've got to compress the chest," [Frist] yelled over the sirens...

      Original:

      A man is being wheeled out on a stretcher.  "This was Chestnut," Frist recalls.  The officer has massive head trauma.  He can't breath.

      Dime novel classic:

      Frist noticed another man being wheeled out of the Document Entrance on a stretcher. It was Chestnut. Frist, helping the medics carry the stretcher out the door, became a doctor, not a politician, and saw: massive head trauma, a stopped heart, the man unable breathe.

      The boy sure loves him some purple prose.

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