Thursday, December 21, 2006

He lies and he steals

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Many moons ago, DovBear expressed his outrage about Ann Coulter's plagiarism. Or has DovBear put it "word theivery." In fact when a fellow blogger tried to minimize Ann's transgressions, DovBear would have none of it:
So thanks for the ethics lesson, Ezzie: stealing other people’s words and ideas is okay, as long as you limit it to many short summations or lists.
So how shocked was DovWeasel to discover that DovBear is a serial plagiarizer. And not merely "short summations or lists" but word for word lifting of text from other sources with no attribution. Enjoy.

28 comments:

PsychoToddler said...

Someone has a lot of time on his/her hands..

Chaim said...

It's like every other month someone tries to do something like this ...

XGH said...

Feh, who cares about plagiarizing? I would much rather see a list of all DB's frequent spelling mistakes.

rediculous
sentance
calender

PsychoToddler said...

LOL.

I like the use of color, though.

Shifra said...

Frankly my dear weasel I don't give a damn.

Bare Dov said...

You stole this idea from the other DovBear-hater blogs.

ck said...

You have got to be kidding. Someone clearly needs to get a life. This is the blogosphere and while proper citations are always appreciated, none of us are writing for the Times. I think this reflects more poorly on the hatas then on the playas. Word.

Krum as a bagel said...

Frankly my dear weasel I don't give a damn.

Shifra! Quick! I better see some attribution fast or else there is a AskWeasel in your future!

PsychoToddler said...

AskWeasel! I think Hot Chanie may be behind this site!

momof4 said...

Wow. Way, waaaay too much time on his hands.

momof4 said...

Lol re AskWeasel. (Krum, if I don't cite you on AskWeasel, is there a WeaselMom in the future?)

Shifra said...

DovWeasel-the internet's own Geraldo Rivera - he opens the vault and no one cares. Looks like it took some serious time and energy too.

Anonymous said...

This isnt a case of "improper citation", dovbear very clearly lifted other peoples original thoughts and arguments and passed them off as his own insights. This is quite dishonest.

He isnt a student or an employee so he cant be fired or expelled, but it should definitely hurt his credibility and his authority.

All bloggers are competing for readers. This is no different than a comedian stealing jokes. I guess when you cant come with with enough original thoughts, you have to start stealing other peoples.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:01:

I agree. This is a very clear example of taking full thoughts, and word for word pasting them as if they are his own. This isn't like 'forgetting' to give a hattip. This is plagiarism, premeditated, pure and simple.

Incredible said...

It should hurt his credibilty and authority? What credibilty and authority? You've wasted your time. DB's just a midlevel blogger; no one cares about your sleuthing or his credibility.

ONANymous said...

Maybe Dov Bear grew up charedi where he was taught that stealing is OK

Bare Dove said...

That BareDove comment above was not from me. I shut down my site long ago. It was active for only about one month.

Chana said...

I don't know why people are attacking DovWeasel. I think his actions were very much-needed, and I thank him for them.

It is a crime to misrepresent the thoughts of others in this manner. It is brought down in the Gemara itself that one cannot mislead others in this manner, and must say things in the names of others (I will try to find that post.)

DovBear has misread his readers by doing this. He has committed an unconscionable crime. I, for one, will no longer continue to read him.

I am appalled by this breach of trust.

Chana said...

*mislead his readers

Alex said...

Onan-ymous,
That was quite a highbrow comment you wrote there. I, too, will take the high road by not pointing out the hilarious way you misspelled Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

As a Chareidi reader of DovBare, it would be wrong for me to kick sand in his face when he's down.

Even though he would gladly do that to me, and claim it was "hidden love, open rebuke"

Anonymous said...

dov bare kept asking for examples of his attacking chareidis but didn't accept the examples shown. this goes much farther and is unquestionable. no ignoring this proof.

Hot Chanie said...

PT: Perhaps the real name for this site is the "PyschoWeasel?

(And there ain't no such thing as a "Hot Weasel")

Psychoweasler said...

Dang! Hot Chanie beat me to the punch!

Tzemach Atlas said...

Thank you for your important work DovWeasel!

Charlie Hall said...

I agree that sources should always be cited. I have always tried to do so. But I've read opinions by some pretty prominent rabbis that there is no halachic concept of intellectual property. While I find that argument difficult (I'm an academic and we live and breath intellectual property on a daily basis), how do you know that DB's rabbi doesn't hold that way?

In any case, DB has apologized and commited to tshuvah:

http://dovbear.blogspot.com/2006/12/my-mea-culpa.html

I believe that we are now required to forget the sin.

kishke said...

DW, good job. You exposed DB for the liar he is.

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