Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Now Will Margaret Wente Finally Be Fired?
When I last left Margaret Wente just over a week ago, she was bobbing merrily up and down along with the rest of the Con media, in the wreckage of the Harper regime.
Still praying for a miracle, and the destruction of Justin Trudeau.
But sadly for our Queen of the Globe, her deathly companion's prayers didn't work.
And she is still a snooty Con hack, and a serial plagiarist.
Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente has again been accused of plagiarism and the newspaper’s editor-in-chief has apologized, saying her work “fell short” of the paper’s standards.
After being caught in the act again by the blogger Carol Wainio at Media Culpa.
And although the Globe's editor-in chief David Walmsley is apologizing profusely and says Wente is deeply remorseful...
“This work fell short of our standards, something that we apologize for. It shouldn’t have happened and the opinion team will be working with Peggy to ensure this cannot happen again,” said Walmsley’s statement in the column.
Included in the column was a line that said Wente “deeply regrets these mistakes.”
This sordid story has gone from outrageous to pathetic. And is making them all look like idiots.
For whether Wente is deeply disturbed, and a compulsive plagiarist. Or she believes herself to be above the laws of journalism like our own Marie Antoinette...
She is in both cases deluded, and unfit to be a major columnist in a national Canadian newspaper.
You know, it's so pathetic I was almost tempted to feel sorry for her. For she clearly can't control herself.
Until I remembered what she wrote the last time she was forced to apologize back in 2012.
I’m far from perfect. I make mistakes. But I’m not a serial plagiarist. What I often am is a target for people who don’t like what I write. I haven’t always lived up to my own standards. I’m sorry for my journalistic lapses, and I think that, when I deserve the heat, I should take it and accept the consequences. But I’m also sorry we live in an age where attacks on people’s character and reputation seem to have become the norm.
Where she blamed others for making her lose her moral compass.
Nor for that matter can I forget how, despite what she says about attacking people's character, how cruelly she treated Elizabeth May after the Green leader embarrassed herself at that Press Gallery dinner.
Ms. May gets away with stuff that no other politician would – certainly no party leader. Imagine the fuss if any Conservative had delivered such a bumbling, profanity-laced speech to the nation’s leading journos. He would have been booed off the stage. He would have been judged unfit for his position and relegated to the nether regions of the party for the rest of his career.
So Wente deserves no mercy either, and should follow her own advice.
If she has a shred of dignity left she should resign, or offer up her head...
And if not the Globe should fire her.
Or better still demote her to writing obituaries.
For even if she steals their words, the dead won't complain...
Margaret Wente, a pathetic Con.
And a shameless plagiarist.
Whose time should finally be over...
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