Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Catching up with a former Voice intern (unfortunately not THAT one).

The Economist has apologized for plagiarizing a story that former Voice intern David Herbert wrote while in Uganda this summer. Yes, that David Herbert. (Turns out I'm not the only Voice alum who's "basically ethically bankrupt.")

Suggests Herbert, "If you reference this on your blog, try not to talk about my own indiscretions."

Sorry Dave. Maybe next time you'll think twice about telling a higher-up, "That's your lede? Why don't you print that out so I can wipe my ass with it."


D. Frances said...

So this guy is published (vicariously) in the Economist, and Jose Vargas writes for the Washington Post. Looks like being a former Voice writer is good for your career -- what's your excuse?

Nemesis of Evil said...

And you're forgetting Dan Stapleton, who is an assistant editor for PC Gamer -- basically he gets paid to play video games and write about them.

Of course, all of these people predate your arrival. Maybe you're pointing the finger in the wrong direction.

Kathy Schrenk said...

Claws out!

What's the prognosis for spawn of former Voice writers?

D. Frances said...

Offspring of former Voice writers get a free ride. Just check out our Mountain View Voice Foundation for the Furtherance of Descendants' Careers.

We call it "sprout clout."

As for interns under my tenure: doomed.