Her public editor, Sylvia Stead, quickly absolves her of any indiscretion.
I react with a typically hyperbolic blog post.
For a lark I ask Andrew Coyne on Twitter for his opinion on the issue.
In response, Mr. Coyne evades my inquiry, instead moving the cursor to my inadequacies as a writer, imitating my hyperbole. I agree with Andrew. I suck! If I were any good, I’d be making six figures plus, writing the occasional column, appearing on TV and dazzling amateur bloggers with my prodigious journalistic skillz. But that`s beside the point.
All I want from the kings and queens of non paritisanship is to please answer my question – what is your reaction both to Margaret Wente`s alleged plagiarism and to the Globe & Mail`s response?
Andrew Coyne and all the other so-called non partisan journalists, thank you for speaking out. It`s been rich knowing you. Hell, even Dan Gardner refused to answer, choosing instead to whistle in the wind.
Good point, Andrew! Perhaps you could share that bit of wisdom with Margaret Wente.
Will Canada`s press ever grow a pair and answer a simple question?
By the way, that`s me on banjo.
UPDATE II: An earlier but equally satisfying post on the silence of the media on the Wente situation.
UPDATE III: Chris Selley dips his toes into the Wente quicksand.
UDPATE IV: Vice joins the head scratchers, pondering the silence of the media. What say you, NationalNewsWatch?