The Irish Daily Mail knocking off Mark Tighe’s Sunday Times piece about Bebo isn’t the first time a mainstream news outlet has knocked off a story though it was quite blatant this time round. Mostly though they’ve been lifting whole paragraphs from blogs or web forums without attributing their sources. Lazy reporting and to some it would be classed as basic thievery. So, since Awards.ie isn’t going to be used for another while, why don’t we set up the The Irish Press Plagiarist of the Year awards? 🙂 And to keep with the theme, this isn’t an original idea. I nicked it from Guido Fawke’s blog.