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From the Ben Domenech resignation announcement on the WaPo blog online from Jim Brady:

Plagiarism is perhaps the most serious offense that a writer can commit or be accused of. Washingtonpost.com will do everything in its power to verify that its news and opinion content is sourced completely and accurately at all times.

We appreciate the speed and thoroughness with which our readers and media outlets surfaced these allegations. Despite the turn this has taken, we believe this event, among other things, testifies to the positive and powerful role that the Internet can play in the the practice of journalism.  (emphasis mine)

We like to think of ourselves as a group of citizens who respect the facts, the truth, and that bad actions ought to have consequences. Nice to see you recognize that as useful, Jim, although you’ll have to forgive me if I’m not quite ready to say "bygones" just yet, given our history.

PS — It was awfully big of you to thank all those internet Columbos for their thorough sleuthing.  Just thought you should know that I noticed.   (And you still owe Jane an apology for being a jerk.)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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