Beast Writer Booted After More Plagiarism Surfaces

Gerald Posner suspended for borrowing
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2010 3:48 AM CST
Beast Writer Booted After More Plagiarism Surfaces
Author and Daily Beast columnist Gerald Posner poses for a photo in Miami Beach, Fla.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

The Daily Beast's chief investigative writer who "unintentionally" lifted lines from a Miami Herald article has apparently done the same thing on 4 previous occasions, cribbing from the Herald and Texas Lawyer. Gerald Posner is now on suspension from Tina Brown's online news operation, reports Gawker. "I now realize that a method of compiling information that I have used successfully since 1984 obviously does not work," Posner notes in his blog.
(Read more Gerald Posner stories.)

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