Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Times of London correspondent shows he can re-write Politico article

In "Democrats pose threat to President Obama’s cap-and-trade climate Bill," Giles Whittell, a Washington correspondent for the Times of London, showed that he can all but copy a U.S. publication's article and pass it right on to his readers across the pond.

Whittell's story neatly mirrors Politico's "Senate Democrats to W.H.: Drop cap and trade" by Lisa Lerer. The Times story mentions Politico in the 5th paragraph, but doesn't explain that they were the source for the whole premise of the article.

The twist to this whole matter is that Politico's story was nonsense in the first place -- see Joe Romm's detailed response.


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