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Joe Seahawk
03-04-2007, 10:00 PM
The dude is ripping off my beat writing buddy Mike sando.. :harumph:

http://coldhardfootballfacts.com/Article.php?Page=1357&Category=1

Halfcan
03-04-2007, 10:00 PM
scum

RedDread
03-04-2007, 10:04 PM
Holy crap that's blatant.

noa
03-04-2007, 10:05 PM
What a moron. Even if you want to get fired, you should never plagiarize.

Fishpicker
03-04-2007, 10:12 PM
What a POS. I'm glad he was outed for the thieving bastard that he is.

Joe Seahawk
03-05-2007, 09:51 PM
ROFL


Monday, March 5, 2007
Globe suspends sportswriter for plagiarism
By Michael Paulson, Globe Staff

The Boston Globe today suspended without pay for two months a veteran sports reporter, Ron Borges, after allegations that he had plagiarized a portion of a football column from another sportswriter.

The Globe’s editor, Martin Baron, said Borges had included in his ‘‘Football notes’’ column last Sunday material written by a reporter for the News Tribune of Tacoma, Wash.

"‘The Globe does not tolerate plagiarism,"’ Baron said in a statement. "Extensive passages written by the Tacoma reporter were used verbatim in the column by Borges, and that is prohibited."

Borges will also be barred from broadcast appearances over the next two months, Baron said.

The plagiarism allegation was first lodged by a website, coldhardfootballfacts.com.

Borges, who has been a sportswriter for the Globe for 24 years, has for about a decade been the national football writer for the paper, and he also covers boxing. He previously was the beat reporter covering the New England Patriots, and he has on occasion been controversial for his contrarian views and his criticism of the Patriots’ head coach, Bill Belichick. Borges has won multiple honors for his writing, including being named Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year for four times since 1999.

According to Globe sports editor Joe Sullivan, Borges is a subscriber to an online notes exchange used by NFL writers, who share information with one another in advance of Sunday notebook columns that run in many newspapers. Sullivan said Borges took, without attribution, language posted to the notes exchange by the News Tribune’s Seahawks writer, Mike Sando. The information had been published Feb. 25 in the News Tribune, but Sullivan said Borges was not aware of that fact.

Borges’s column, like other sports "notes" columns in the Globe, contain a line at the bottom, reading, "material from personal interviews, wire services, other beat writers, and league and team sources was used in this report." But Sullivan said reporters are expected to use the shared notes for background material and not to lift the language directly from one another.

Borges declined to comment, but his union representative issued a statement saying: "The Boston Newspaper Guild stands behind Ron and the high-quality work he has done for the Globe over the years. We will work on his behalf to see that justice is served in this matter."

At the News Tribune, Sando declined to comment, but deputy managing editor Dale Phelps said in a telephone interview: "It's unfortunate that this happened, but from our point of view there's no anger or dismay. You have to take care of your house, and we have to take care of ours."

TrickyNicky
03-06-2007, 12:47 AM
why no comment from Sando? I would be tempted to talk mad shit on Borges

Taco John
03-06-2007, 12:56 AM
Can we be sure that Sando isn't actually a clairvoyant, and is actually looking into the future to plagerize Borges? Of course we can't. Nothing makes sense here! Look at me. I'm a poster defending a journalist for a major paper, and I'm talkin' about Clairvoyance! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you're sitting in these discussion boards deliberatin' and conjugatin' the Emancipation Proclamation... does it make sense?

No!

Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Sando could be a clairvoyant, you must acquit!

The defense rests.


/I made this up. Every last word. Credit to: me.

ClevelandBronco
03-06-2007, 01:43 AM
This e-mail was broadcast out tonight from the Boston Globe:

"There will be a story in Tuesday's Globe about this situation.

Joe Sullivan
Sports Editor"

Looks like Joe Seahawk's post above reproduces the text of that story.

Yeah, I complained to the Globe (even though I had misgivings about piling on Borges.)

It just came down to an injustice that was being done to a guy in Tacoma who is actually working vs. a more highly paid guy in Boston who is reaping the benefits of another man's work.

ClevelandBronco
03-06-2007, 02:03 AM
From the Globe's apology/CYA:

"Borges declined to comment, but his union representative issued a statement saying: 'The Boston Newspaper Guild stands behind Ron and the high-quality work he has done for the Globe over the years. We will work on his behalf to see that justice is served in this matter.'"

As a newspaper veteran, I translate the Globe's statement this way:

Good grief.

What an embarrassment this assclown is, but here's our problem: Over the years, he's won the kind of awards that we like to use to help sell newspapers. We've warned him that from this point on he'll be required to rephrase real reporters' work before he'll be allowed to pass it off as his own. We've assigned a copy editor to rewrite what Mr. Borges is too drunk, lazy, or stupid to rewrite himself. That should be enough to keep our asses out of the wringer, while allowing our own no-talent and/or too drunk and/or too lazy and/or too stupid award-winning columnist to return to the Globe and win even more undeserved awards.

Amnorix
03-06-2007, 05:54 AM
Couldn't happen to a nice piece of dog excrement. Here's hoping he gets fired and is never heard from again.

Ultra Peanut
03-06-2007, 06:55 AM
Can we be sure that Sando isn't actually a clairvoyant, and is actually looking into the future to plagerize Borges? Of course we can't. Nothing makes sense here! Look at me. I'm a poster defending a journalist for a major paper, and I'm talkin' about Clairvoyance! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you're sitting in these discussion boards deliberatin' and conjugatin' the Emancipation Proclamation... does it make sense?

No!

Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Sando could be a clairvoyant, you must acquit!

The defense rests.


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cadmonkey
03-06-2007, 06:55 AM
Ron Borges is the biggest piece of sh*t who can't write anything meaningful and now the rest of the country gets to join in the "What a f*cking moron" fan club we Bostonians have up here.

F*CK YOU RON BORGES!

Stewie
03-06-2007, 06:59 AM
Isn't this the 2nd or 3rd case of plagiarizing at the Boston Globe in the recent past?

cadmonkey
03-06-2007, 07:04 AM
Isn't this the 2nd or 3rd case of plagiarizing at the Boston Globe in the recent past?

2nd, Mike Barnicale did it a few years ago.

Skip Towne
03-06-2007, 07:06 AM
I'll bet Athan picks him up.

Bowser
03-06-2007, 08:51 AM
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LMAO