The hits just keep on coming
An esteemed writer at USA Today, Tom Squitieri, resigned under pressure today after he got busted for lifting quotes from the Indianapolis Star.
And how did he get busted?
The inquiry began after a copy editor found a sentence in Squitieri's Humvee story in March that was almost identical to one on another Web site. The editor killed the sentence and reported the finding to Adele Crowe, the paper's standards editor -- a position created in the wake of the Kelley debacle -- who began an examination of Squitieri's work. The single sentence was "enough to raise suspicion," [Editor Ken] Paulson said.That's from a Howard Kurtz column in the Washington Post.