Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gerald Posner snagged again?

Things are looking worse for Gerald Posner, the author of "Case Closed." After being forced out at the Daily Beast for plagiarism, there have been some more accusations of plagiarism, and of tampering with Wikipedia.

In a piece titled Posner Plagiarizes Again, Miami New Times talks about work on Posner done by Greg Gelembiuk:

So he ran Miami Babylon through Viper, free online software that scours the Internet to look for copied phrases. It turned up 16 new instances of stolen prose. New Times and author Frank Owen — whose book, Clubland, Posner had heavily plagiarized — found more problems.


On April 11, "miamiskull" — the same name Posner uses on his personal YouTube page — deleted a paragraph about evidence that he'd altered or misattributed quotes in Babylon. (Evidence is posted at

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Ironic turn in Gerald Posner plagiarism manner


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