Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Oil companies ("the five sisters") don't worry about plagiarism

First, the Denver Post has an interesting “fact v fiction” chart on BP’s response, especially regarding the reference to marine wildlife expert , the late Peter Lutz, by Justin Pritchard, Tamara Lush and Holbrook Mohr, AP, here  on June 10.

Then today (June 16) the Washington Post reports, in a story by Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin, about the “plagiarism” among the five sister oil company giants in drafting up their oil recover spill plans (link here). The plans seem to have been written by a Texas consulting firm called “The Response Group”, link here.

Corporate America is not the right place to do creative, independent writing! And, teachers, don’t use corporate America as the place for examples are set for “academic integrity”.

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