Boston Globe won’t name editorial writer who lifted from

The Boston Globe isn’t naming the staffer whose editorial contained “similarities in phrasing and structure” to a op-ed that ran a few days earlier, but Globe-hater Howie Carr claims that Joan Vennochi has been suspended for two weeks for the infraction.

Joan Vennochi

I’ve emailed Vennochi and Globe editorial page editor Peter Canellos for comment. Sydney Smith of iMediaEthics also tried to confirm the report:

We wrote to the New York Times Co. asking who wrote the editorial, if the reports that Joan Venocchi [sic] wrote the editorial and was suspended were accurate, what, if any, disciplinary action would be taken against the writer, how the Globe found out about the “similarities,” if the editor’s note ran in print and for further comment.

The Times’ Bob Christie responded that “We are not going to comment past the editors note.”

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* Earlier: Globe admits to lifting material from WBUR commentary (