Post Suspends Reporter For Plagiarism

The New York Post has suspended reporter Andy Geller for a month after learning he allegedly copied portions of a New York Times article about Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Via the Daily News:

Geller’s piece and The Times article ran the same day, June 9. But The Times article appeared on its Web site the night before. In recounting Zarqawi’s youth, the two articles shared the same structure, many phrasings and even some of the same quotes. “He was not so big, but he was bold,” both newspapers quoted a cousin as saying. Both newspapers noted that Zarqawi “strutted around in Afghan dress and a woolly” hat; and seemed “adrift” in his mid-20s until he became a journalist, writing about the “battles he had missed.”

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