Fair and balanced plagiarism

Turns out that not only did Talon News spawn Gannon/Guckert (and 2003's little anti-semitism flap) but it appears to also be a house of plagiarism. According to a Raw Story article (courtesy of Media Matters), Talon's "reporter," "Steve Roeder" (look, just pretend everything pertaining to Talon, GOPUSA, Bobby Eberle its founder, Jeff Gannon and now this Roeder guy is in quotes and is therefore suspect) lifted entire passages from Fox, Reuters, the NY Times and others. Hey, Gannon plagiarized from WH press releases. At least this guy plagiarized from a more fair and balanced pool of sources. (Raw Story)

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