The NZ Herald has attacked Jamie Whyte for the apparent crime of being self-plagiarising. How does that even become a problem?
You can’t plagiarise yourself.
You really do have to wonder at the sanctimony of a newspaper who has been running repeat articles all holidays moaning like a whore that hasn’t been paid about someone who it seems holds the same views he held ten years ago.
What’s worse? Jamie Whyte holding the same views he did 10 years ago, or the Herald going all in on a misleading story from a drunk slapper who claimed she’d been hit because she spoke Te Reo?
Think about the outrage here for a moment. If a politician changes his views 10 years later he’s a screaming hypocrite, but if he espouses the same views ten years later he’s a self-plagiarist?
Our readers are onto it.
What rubbish by the herald. They often pull out articles that have already been published and republish them again a year later. What is the difference?
Or when they take an article from a british newspaper and it looks like it was written locally because its not clear where it came from other than the author that you would have to look up to know?
How many political articles by John Armstrong over the years are the same thing, self plagiarism? Plenty. Amazed to hear them say they would not take it on if they had known.
It appears if you want to make comment about a situation in different countries you will have to choose which country you want to write about first as the second will just be plain plagiarism of the first!
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