March 24, 2006

The Results of French Homeschooling

Sometimes it is simply better to shut up and take your lumps. Ben Demonech has not learned that yet:

In his first public comments since resigning earlier today as a blogger for, Ben Domenech says his editors there were “fools” for not expecting an onslaught of attacks from the left.

“While I appreciated the opportunity to go and join the Washington Post,” Domenech said, “if they didn't expect the leftists were going to come after me with their sharpened knives, then they were fools.”

Ben, you can't hold the Washington Post to blame for your serial plagiarism, both during college, and afterward.

You don't have an inherent right to work for a major news organization, you don't have a greater level of privilege, and you certainly shouldn't expect a lesser level of accountability.

You don't get a free ride.

Do you think you are French?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 24, 2006 07:16 PM | TrackBack