Maureen Dowd plagiarizes liberal blog

Here’s a quick rule: If you’re going to plagiarize a liberal blogger, make sure he isn’t among the most popular liberal bloggers. In the Sunday New York Times , prominent columnist Maureen Dowd included a paragraph on Bush’s torture policy that seemed awfully familiar to readers of the popular liberal blog, Talking Points Memo —because it was nearly identical to a Talking Points Memo post written by blogger Josh Marshall. Dowd had only changed two words. After the initial ou…

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