Talk:Jonathan Yardley

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Edits and additions[edit]

What edits I did were light-handed, or so I hope. Wasn't sure footnoting to the entries for the bios of Exley and Lardner served the entry best, so I eliminated the notes thereof. The books themselves are in the bibiography section, with their respective ISBN numbers. AndreasKQ 03:38, 21 February 2007 (UTC) I think this article reads like a public relations press release. Compare it with that of Michael Dirda, another writer for the Wash. Post Book World. It's more modest even though Dirda is also a Pulitzer Prize winner -- and a better writer, in my opinion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Star-lists (talkcontribs) 02:23, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as stub, and the rating on other projects was brought up to Stub class. BetacommandBot 15:45, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Bush Whitehouse plagiarism case[edit]

Regarding this section, moved here:

Yardley's “Hoagy Carmichael's Memories, Straight from the Heartland,” published in ''The Washington Post'' on September 3, 2007, was plagiarized by [[Tim Goeglein]] as “Hoagy Carmichael's songs reflect his deep roots in Bloomington, Indiana”.<ref>[ "What was plagiarized"], [[Fort Wayne News-Sentinel]], 29 February 2008 (Accessed 3 March 2008)</ref> When [[Nancy Nall Derringer]] discovered Goeglein's plagiarism and revealed it at on February 29th, 2008, Goeglein resigned his White House job as Deputy Director of the Office of Public Liaison within hours.<ref>[ "Statement by the Press Secretary"], [[Tim Goeglein]], White House Press Release, 29 February 2008 (Accessed 3 March 2008)</ref>

Although well cited, I think it's too trivial to include, in this article. Yardley had nothing to do with the incident, it had no impact on him or his career. It should obviously be included in Tim Goeglein's article. If Yardley had gone on to use the incident for some other purpose (to attack the Bush Whitehouse, to advance his political views) it should be included - but Yardley was simply a victim of plagiarism. Green Cardamom (talk) 19:23, 11 January 2010 (UTC)