[FoRK] The Kaavya Viswanathan ("Harvard Novelist") plagiarism case

Stephen D. Williams < sdw at lig.net > on > Wed Apr 26 11:35:54 PDT 2006

Texas Truth (r) perhaps?

;-)  Apologies to all the Real Texans.

sdw

Aaron Burt wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 02:54:44PM -0500, Ken Meltsner wrote:
> [plagarism]
>   
>> Unfortunately, the student, who had graduated, brought in a lawyer and
>> stated that he would respond aggressively to any action by the
>> university.  Sadly, the university chose to drop the matter entirely,
>>     
>
> Brings to mind someone who showed a used-car salesman clear proof of
> odometer fraud, and was nearly assaulted for daring to question the
> salesman's integrity [sic].
>
> In my experience, habitual cheats counterattack reflexively and
> aggressively when they're caught, instead of apologizing or negotiating.
> It's not really an ego/belief thing, just the most effective response.
>
> Given recent politics, I'm tempted to dub it the "Texas Strategy".
>
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