NZ Herald columnist resorts to plagiarism

Kerre McIvor (nee Woodham) appears to have been inspired by this article


When she filed her NZ Herald column here



Now, you may think that looks legit.  But if you compare both articles using a plagiarism tool, you get just a few too  many matches to feel comfortable:








Although Kerre appears to have a done a decent job of rewriting the article, it doesn’t get attributed as the source, and it clearly has portions that Kerre couldn’t quite make her own.

But even the original article wasn’t the original article.  At the bottom, it, at least, credits the BBC.  The BBC’s article also has a very familiar photo.



The BBC headline seems to match Kerre’s.  Mostly.

Run the comparison tool once more, and you get



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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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