Pretty damning evidence of her true nature. Looks like she has no remorse and only is 'remorseful' because she got caught. So ironic that she at one point commented about plagiarism.
She's likely just going to get a slap on the wrist.
I think the writing's on the wall that she was going to get called out by someone else after the apparent things she's been writing about her rival editors. She's made too many enemies. The real enemy is actually herself.
I got a kick out of this article from this article from The Star:http://www.thestar.c...ism-accusations
...However, Wente acknowledged that, given changing standards in journalism, that if she was “writing that column again today, I would quote and attribute more carefully.”
“Over the past several days, serious allegations have been raised about the work of one of our columnists, Margaret Wente. Many of the concerns centre on a July 2009 column, and similarities in quotes in that work to those in a column already published in another newspaper,” said an internal note from Globe editor John Stackhouse.
LOL, what she's doing is absolutely not a careless mistake. It wasn't just one sentence and it wasn't something that an award-winning editor could not know about. Post-secondary education (college and/or university) stresses on the idea of plagiarism and its consequences and there have been many people that made that mistake, which is fairly obvious in nature.
It's also kind of shocking that the online link isn't really credited for pulling it out (if he/she was in fact the whistleblower).
I would definitely say her 'apology' is very insincere. Fire her and strip away her accolades. OH wait, that's the Olympics.
Edited by Dazzle, 25 September 2012 - 10:03 PM.