Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Times' story about the "miracle fruit" that makes everything taste sweet is a big ripoff of a Wall Street Journal piece.

A Page One WSJ story, at that. And it's not just that the Times wrote a piece on the same topic, which is common enough; they used a bunch of the same sources, and made the many of the same points in the same way. With not even a nod to the original!

This is a semi-gotcha—it could have been solved by simply giving a little credit.