DOWD, Maureen. Brilliant New York Times commentator and namecaller (Rummy, The Boy King,etc.). Egghead journalist who eventually squandered her journalistic talent on political shtick. Was reduced to lying about blogger plagiarism. See- Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall.

Dowd purloined a graph about Bush White House memos, but when exposed, claimed that she had heard the sentence from a friend. The passage is verbatim save for one phrase.

Josh clarified. “All Dowd did was change “we were” to “the Bush crowd was”. Now, I’m all for cutting & pasting. As a blogger I do it all the time, but I always give credit.”

Keep the journalistic faith babe.

Maureen, Un-ibidded or unattributed, it comes to the same thing. see- adj. Dowdy,Dowdier,Dowdiest