Conservatives turn on Washington Post ex-blogger

From E&P; (note, the first quote is from Michelle Malkin, who is in favor of the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII, so when she finds you unethical, you know you’re in trouble):

“The bottom line is: I know it when I see it. And, painfully, Domenech’s detractors, are right. He should own up to it and step down. Then, the Left should cease its sick gloating and leave him and his family alone.”

At the National Review’s popular site, NRO Online, one of the regulars, Stephen Spruiell, commented, “This is bad. Perhaps it is not fatal, but we need explanations not just from Domenech, but also from the Washington Post on how it plans to handle this.” One of the allegedly plagiarized articles appeared on NRO.

Conservative writer Rick Moran wrote today at The American Thinker site that “what simply cannot be tolerated in any venue where the written word is revered and opinions respected is plagiarism. And according to material dug up by several lefty bloggers, the shocking fact seems to be that Domenech is a word stealer of epic proportions, someone who has lifted entire articles from other sources and claimed the words and ideas as his own….

“With so many eloquent and able conservative writers, I’m sure the Post will have no problem finding someone else to take over a blog that should be espousing honesty and decency as the principles by which we on the right live by.

“Anything short of that just won’t do.”

As an aside I have to say that Ben was hardly an anomaly. He’s the founder of one of the top conservative blogs, was an editor at the top conservative publishing house (Regnery), was a White House employee, and a top speechwriter family-values US Senator Cornyn. He isn’t the worst of the Republican crop, he IS the Republican crop. He is typical of Republican bloggers, and is typical of Republicans. That’s why they defended him so heartily last night on the blogs – they know Ben and they love Ben for who he is: a typical family values conservative who tells others how to live their lives while refusing to live under the same rules.

Washington Post, good luck finding another Republican blogger who isn’t a racist, who isn’t a plagiarist, and who doesn’t just make shit up.

And, if you insist on hiring another Republican activist while at the same time not hiring a corresponding Democratic activist to run a Democratic blog, we will continue to demand that you do your job, and will continue to hold you responsible until you do.


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