Friday, January 13, 2006
Michelle Malkin Writes Like Jeff Gannon
Atrios linked to a blog post by John Lombard which shows that Michelle Malkin lifted parts of a recent column from an ABC News original report. Malkin basically just used the exact same language in the same order to describe various individuals mentioned in her column.
Malkin also ripped off the Associated Press for her article.
Lenz: "The debate between protection versus mobility has dominated military doctrine since the Middle Ages, when knights wrapped themselves in metal suits for battle, said Capt. Jamey Turner, 35, of Baton Rouge, La., a commander in the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment."
Malkin: "Capt. Jamey Turner, 35, of Baton Rouge, La., a commander in the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment bluntly reminded The Associated Press: “You’ve got to sacrifice some protection for mobility. If you cover your entire body in ceramic plates, you’re just not going to be able to move.”"Lenz: ""It's the Army's responsibility to get soldiers the armor they need. But that doesn't mean those deaths could have been prevented," said Spc. Robert Reid, 21, of Atlanta."
Malkin: "But challenging the leaked study’s premises, Spc. Robert Reid, 21, of Atlanta, commented: “It’s the Army’s responsibility to get soldiers the armor they need. But that doesn’t mean those deaths could have been prevented.”"
Unfortunately, Malkin accidently changed the homestate for one of our troops:
Lenz: "Second Lt. Josh Suthoff, 23, of Jefferson City, Miss., said he already sacrifices enough movement when he wears the equipment."
Malkin: "Second Lt. Josh Suthoff, 23, of Jefferson City, Mo., said: “I’d go out with less body armor if I could.”"