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Let's see how these disgusting bastards spin their way out of this.  Kurtz is already formulating the response. Mentions Atrios and Kos though.  Really shouldn't Kurtz be fired too?  He's got to be the single worst media critic i'v ever seen on either side of the Atlantic.  Hopefully there is a purge at the WaPo over this absurd young hire.

The Washington Post Co.'s Web operation has touched off an online furor by hiring as a blogger a 24-year-old former Bush administration aide who co-founded a conservative site and recently referred to Coretta Scott King as a "communist." Ben Domenech, an editor at the conservative Regnery Publishing, said he regrets the King reference, which he insists was tongue-in-cheek, and that the reaction to his new "Red America" blog is "a little meaner" than he expected.

Will it stand?

Domenech, who was home-schooled by his mother in South Carolina and Virginia, says he began writing for the conservative publication Human Events when he was 15 and continued until he left to attend the College of William & Mary. He was an intern and researcher for the Bush White House, served as a speechwriter for Tommy Thompson, then the health and human services secretary, and then spent two years working for Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.).

Let's google those speeches!

Late yesterday, the liberal Web sites Daily Kos and Atrios posted examples of what appeared to be instances of plagiarism from Domenech's writing at the William & Mary student paper. Three sentences of a 1999 Domenech review of a Martin Scorsese film were identical to a review in Salon magazine, and several sentences in Domenech's piece on a James Bond movie closely resembled one in the Internet Movie Database. Domenech said he needed to research the examples but that he never used material without attribution and had complained about a college editor improperly adding language to some of his articles.

What a fucking idiot Ben must be, this is only going to get worse. He complained about editors inserting words! Oh sweet jesus the chutzpah!

Originally posted to Salo on Thu Mar 23, 2006 at 09:30 PM PST.

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