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Monday, August 16, 2010

08/16/10 An Update On The Jim Himes / Hearst Newspaper Plagiarism Scandal

Ex-Chairman Of The Fairfield Town Democratic Committee Caught Plagiarizing At Connecticut Post

CT Post Editor Tom Baden Said To Be Investigating Hearst Political Writer Jonathan Swartz Plagiarizing Of Congressman Jim Himes' Fundraising Emails

Hearst Newspaper president Steven Swartz Wants To Know Why The

Society of Professional Journalists:Code of Ethics Are Not Being Adhered At His Bridgeport Newspaper.


Jim Himes' Campaign Manager Mark Henson Refuses To Talk About The Himes / Hearst Plagiarism Scandal

Fairfield Roundup was able to talk to a young ady who said she was a Jim Himes campaign volunteer.

The content in question came from a from a Jim Himes fundraising email that was written by Mark Henson, just hours after his political email for Connecticut's fourth congressional district congressman it appeared word for word in a CT Post Blog written by Jonathan Kantrowiz..

It appears that Jonathan Kantorwiz thought is was a clever little scoop, even though the words and thoughts were not his own.

A Jim Himes' Campaign volunteer, who wishes to remain anonymous, said that campaign manager Mark Henson was flattered that Jonathan Kantrowiz trusted the accuracy of his thoughts and words so implicitly by cutting and pasting the entire body of the fundraising email (without linking to us or stating that those words came from any outside source).

The volunteer also stated there were a lot of high fives among Jim Himes' campaign staffers, because Ct Post Political Writer Jonathan Kantrowitz admired the email subject line headline enough to make it a Ct Blog Post Headline.

Although some joked that they were amazed that Jonathan Kantrowiz had not managed to misspell Dan Debicella's name.

But when Connecticut Post writers copied-and-pasted from the body of others work there is only a small chance that their will be misspelled words.

Yet the Himes volunteer said that while most of the campaign were flattered by the Hearst Newspaper's plagiarism, one of Himes's staffers was furious.

You see, that campaign staffer spent three collective hours chatting on the phone getting the background information for the fundraising Jim Himes fundraising email.

This Jim Himes campaign staffer flesh out all of this personally and then put the put pen to paper.

This Jim Himes campaign staffer was the the one who researched online for several more hours.

This Jim Himes campaign staffer was also the one who brainstormed that headline that Connecticut Post political writer Jonathan Kantrowiz liked so much.

This Jim Himes campaign staffer say it took me some time before just the right wording was put toghether.

Later finally, Jim Himes' campaign manager Mark Henson is the one who then edited and fine-tuned the fundraising email before it was sent to Connecticut Post Political Writer Jonathan Kantrowitz and others..

But Jonathan Kantrowiz didn’t credit Jim Himes' campaign staffer, and he didn’t credit campgain manager Henson.

And when Jonathan Kantrowitz's fraud was discovered, Connecticut Post Editor Tom Baden rushed to cover Hearst Newspaper's compositional counterfeiting by slapping a statement that said Jim Himes' campaign was the true author of Jonathan Kantrowitz's post..

Still, the damage was done. Most of the Connecticut posts readers had already visited that particular blog, and the window of opportunity for Jonathan Kantrowitz to tell the readers that the source of his writings was a one-side campaign email had came and went.

Connecticut Post readers have been shocker to learn that Jim Himes' campaign staffers are being used to act as Hearst newspaper's golden retrievers;

Why should the Connecticut Post's political writer's scurry to fetch information, when they just can pilfer from political campaign literature.

Connecticut Post political writer Jonathan Kantrowitz can just slap down thoughts from one side campaign emails just as if was his own.

Just as if Jonathan Kantrowiz had invested his precious time into doing all that footwork.

The internet exposes a wide variety of writers to literary theft: novelists, poets, screenwriters, song writers, academics, comedians, etc.

Many are trying to make a name for themselves.

At times, these acts of piracy are obvious, like in the Jim Himes / Hearst newspaper scandal

Editor Tom Baden sees sections of Hearst newspaper articles reprinted in personal blogs without quotes, for instance, or even worse the reprinting of whole passages the Connecticut Post news site without proper attribution.

But the Connecticut Post can't pretend that Jonathan Kantrowitz didn't know he was plagiarizing when he pass off Jim Himes' criticism as his own.

It is wrong for Hearst Newspapers to write a blog post using a congressman's fundraising email, but never referring or linking to its originator.

Connecticut Post political writer Jonathan Kantrowitz can argue that he and Hearst were just cutting corners.

But ethically, this was wrong and Hearst editor Tom Baden should put an end to it.

And if that isn’t persuasive enough, consider the legal implications.

Theoretically, a writer can sue a plagiarist for damages.

Practically, of course, it’s highly unlikely that congressman Jim Himes will ever sue over a stolen fundraising email, one only receives damages if one can prove measurable, economic harm. And how do you estimate the economic value of spam?

As we saw with Napster, the law may lag behind new technology like blogs,

But, it eventually catches up.

If the damage from the Connecticut Post's act of online plagiarism could be accurately assessed, lawsuits suddenly become a viable option.

Finally, Heast Newspaper President Steven Swartz And CT Post Editor are gambling with thier reputation every they allow writers to dabble in cerebral thievery.

No one trusts an impostor like Jonathan Kantrowiz, and all it takes is one act of deceit to undermine decades of brand-building at the Connecticut Post.

So beware.

Thanks to the Internet, it may be easy for a wanna be journalist like Jonathan Kantrowiz to find and copy content.

But also thanks to search engines, the true creator can—and will—find out what the Connecticut Post has done. A

And bloggers and other news organizations have no qualms about linking back to the plagiarism at the Connecticut Post.

After all, it is only fair to give credit where it’s due.


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08/16/10 Focus On Congressional Candidate Dan Debicella

News Reports About
Jim Himes' Congressional
Opponent Dan Debicella


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By GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com (Greenwich Roundup)
Congratulations,
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Conservatives4Congress: GOP Poised to Gain Seats in Northeast
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Republican Debicella Wins 4th Congressional District Nomination ...
In the 4th Congressional District primary Tuesday, Republican state Sen.
Dan Debicella won the right to face first-term Democrat Jim Himes in November.
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08/16/10 New Comment On 08/14/10 Hey, Jim Himes You Can't Just Say You're Pro Isreal. You Have To Be Pro Isreal."

ccdemuth has left a new comment on your post "08/14/10 Hey, Jim Himes You Can't Just Say You're Pro Isreal. You Have To Be Pro Isreal":

Did you support Obama's healthcare bill? Jim Himes voted yes. Dan Debicella would repeal it and replace it with a reform that focuses on cutting the cost of healthcare.

The $800 billion stimulus financed by borrowing? Jim Himes voted yes. Dan Debicella wants to repeal the remaining stimulus and replace it with a payroll tax cut.

Cap and trade? Jim Himes yes. Dan Debicella no.

End the secret ballot in union elections? Again, Jim Himes yes. Dan Debicella no.

On Election Day, vote for whoever agrees with you.

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08/16/10 Greenwich Congressman Jim Himes Is In The Blogosphere

Blog Posts About Greenwich Resident....
Congressman Jim Himes

Greenwich Roundup: 08/16/10 Himes on the Attack
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08/16/10 CT NEWS: Victim Of Power Plant Explosion To File $6m Suit

NJ Man To File Suit In Power Plant Explosion

A New Jersey man seriously injured in the deadly explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant in Middletown is expected to file a lawsuit seeking $6 million in damages.

Read more at Courant.com

08/16/10 Just Books Author Event for this Fall!

A Perrot Library & Just Books Event
90 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich
Author Talk & Book Signing; www.perrotlibrary.org

Just Books and the Perrot Library are pleased to welcome Jennifer Vanderbes as she introduces her second novel Strangers at the Feast(Scribner, August 3, 2010; $26.00). This book sets it sights on an America tradition - Thanksgiving dinner - and how a neurotic family tries its best to make it through. In her gripping new book, Jennifer Vanderbes masterfully lays bare the fraught lives of this complex cast of characters and the lengths to which they will go to protect their families. Strangers at the Feast is at once a heartbreaking portrait of a family struggling to find happiness and an exploration of the hidden costs of the American dream. Published to international acclaim, Jennifer Vanderbes's first book, Easter Island, was "best book of 2003" by the Washington Post and Christian Science Monitor and was hailed as "one of those rare novels that appeals equally to heart, mind, and soul," by the San Francisco Chronicle. In her second novel, this powerful writer reaches new heights of storytelling. This page-turner wrestles with the most important issues of our time-race, class, and above all else, family. Strangers at the Feast will leave readers haunted and deeply affected. Jennifer Vanderbes received her B.A. in English Literature from Yale and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Her numerous awards and fellowships include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library.

08/16/10 New comment on 08/10/10 Meet Dan Debicella.

ccdemuth has left a new comment on your post "08/10/10 Meet Dan Debicella":

Congratulations, Dan Debicella, on your decisive primary victory. Anyone who wants to support Dan can do so here: https://debicella.blue-swarm.com/donate/.

Building a new majority in the House of Representatives is the most direct route to bringing balance to a government that is spinning out-of-control on spending, taxes, and regulation. The incumbent Jim Himes clarified where he stands – with us when he visits Fairfield County but with Nancy Pelosi when she needs his vote in Washington.

Dan has a different set of values – he is running for Congress "to restore the values of free enterprise and individual liberty to Washington. Fairfield County families want practical solutions on the economy, healthcare, and transportation. I will use my background as a businessman and a State Senator to implement new ideas to get our economy growing again and create jobs for our families.

All the answers coming out of Washington are for "more government"—whether bailing out banks, taking over auto companies, building record deficits for pork-barrel stimulus, or having government take-over our healthcare system. Our current Congressman, Jim Himes, has been a rubber-stamp for this big government agenda. I believe there is a better way. Through solutions that support small businesses and empower middle class families, I believe that we can get our country back on the right track."

Our government is pushing measures that will make our country poorer, more vulnerable, and less free. It is time to push back.

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08/16/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Morning Edition

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