Although columnist Margaret Wente has been caught plagiarizing yet one more time by visual artist Carol Wainio, the Globe and Mail refuses to take real responsibility for it, saying only that “This work fell short of our standards, something that we apologize for. It shouldn’t have happened and the Opinion team will be working with Peggy to ensure this cannot happen again.”
Any reputable newspaper would have, in my opinion, fired Wente long ago. Inexplicably, the National Post‘s Terence Corcoran actually defends Wente. He can only do so by keeping his eyes firmly shut.