Posner made a response, to which a commenter made an observation of "Posner as lawyer":
Posner's training as a lawyer is visible in his responses. Notice how he writes: "Today's article also includes instances of alleged 'new problems.' As always, I stand by the accuracy of each and every interview I conducted, more than 200, for Miami Babylon" The 'new problems' presumably refers to the altered quotes – each of which was altered relative to the written source it was taken from. There’s no viable defense here – these are clearly deliberate falsifications of the quotes. He’s on losing ground. So he switches the topic to his interviews – which we don’t have access to – and claims that the interviews are accurate
A different commenter brought up Posner's authorship of "Case Closed":
There's a delicious irony here. Posner has built his career by bashing conspiracy theories (e.g. regarding the JFK and MLK assassinations), and yet now he's invoking a conspiracy theory - that the recent stories about his malfeasance are just due to a conspiracy of people out to get him because of Miami Babylon.
IPBiz has earlier discussed the Lanham Act cases brought by people criticized by Posner/publishers in the advertising for "Case Closed."
Earlier IPBiz post:
Posner snagged for plagiarism, again
**Separately, on the subject of plagiarism, Ghost Whisperer on 2 April 2010 had
"On Thin Ice," which showed that ghosts can haunt plagiarists.