Tag Archives: The Independent

Are Johann Hari’s “Intellectual Portraits” Plagiarism or Lip-Synch Journalism?

Johann Hari’s accused of plagiarism, which has British bloggers poring over his interviews with a fine-tooth comb. The results so far ain’t good. Brian Whelan, for example,  randomly chose an interview with Gideon Levy. And Whelan found a pattern of thoughts attributed to Levy (but not in quote marks) matching word for word with thoughts Levy expressed

The Indie: Recognition of a Jewish State – A “Relatively Minor Issue”

Despite arguably more existential problems to be dealt with in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, such as preventing repeats of recent Palestinian terrorist attacks on Israelis, the press is still preoccupied with presenting settlements and the impending end of the Israeli settlement freeze as the major obstacle to peace. Writing on this very issue, Catrina Stewart of

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