‘Major fan girl’ admits to plagiarizing

Elliott Shaffner was fired from the Richmond Times-Dispatch this week after it was discovered the now former food critic plagiarized, Poynter reports.

Did I have malicious intent? No. Did I even recognize what I was doing was plagiarism? I did not. – Elliott Shaffner

Huh? How does one not recognize they are stealing someone else’s work?

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