The Bob Lewis case is far from partisan — the mistake was about a Democrat, and people from both parties were sad to see him go. Good idea to set high standards, but Amy Gardner raises an interesting point — we excuse deliberate plagiarism but not honest mistakes?
Bob Lewis firing stuns Virginia media world – Dylan Byers – POLITICO.com.
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A big damn mistake, to be sure, but one that was corrected immediately, admitted and apologized for. I concur that the AP appears to be overreacting here, especially considering the context-free crap it often passes off as political reporting.