Slate – among other outlets – recently reported that Lehrer had been caught stealing…from himself.
“Media watcher Jim Romenesko claimed that Jonah, a newly minted New Yorker staff writer, copied his blog post “Why Smart People Are Stupid” from a 2011 Wall Street Journal story “The Science of Irrationality.” A few hours later, New York’s Joe Coscarelli and writer Jacob Silverman discovered a bunch more instances in which Lehrer reheated his leftovers.”
Is there a problem here?
Since I originally published my full post on Fast Track, other evidence has come out against Lehrer. But my original question about self-plagiarism still stands, and I want to know what you think. Is this okay, or not okay?