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Second half of article plagiarizes first half

"The content of the article was taken almost verbatim, changing only punctuation and adding attributions."

SCRAPERTON – The first half of a blog post written by one author was copied and reprinted in whole as the second half by the same author, according to the blog editor.

The author even made up a pull quote and copied that.

Details are scarce as the story unfolds, but it is known that the content of the article was taken almost verbatim, changing only punctuation and adding attributions.

“Details are scarce as the story unfolds, but it is known that the content of the article was taken almost verbatim.”

“Blogosphere officials are looking into the incident to gather information and decide if a ruling is warranted,” said an Internet spokesperson.

“The first half of a blog post written by one author was copied and reprinted in whole as the second half by the same author,” began the second half of the article, attributed to an unnamed blog editor.

“Details are scarce as the story unfolds, but it is known that the content of the article was taken almost verbatim, changing only punctuation and adding attributions.”

The author borrowed a pull quote from earlier in the story, with only slight modifications.

Blogosphere officials are looking into the incident to gather information and decide if a ruling is warranted.

Muligan Stewart

Muligan Stewart

Mulligan types neatly and is punctual. He graduated summa cum dolus from William Gaines School of Journalism. Do not ever touch his stereo.

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