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Newest Nation News Journalist Is Robin Gregg – The Famous Plagiarist? THAT Robin Gregg?

Did The Nation News Publish An Article By THE Robin Gregg – The Plagiarist?

Perhaps there is more than one man named Robin Gregg who works as a freelance journalist… but we can’t find two!

Our online searches reveal a female author named Robin Gregg and a male author named Robin Gregg.

A male journalist & author named Robin Gregg is the Nation News’ latest guest columnist. (Hey… in true Nation News style, the header says “Guess Column”, but we know what they mean.)

Gregg’s article, GUESS COLUMN: Paparazzi Presstalks about the number of paparazzi chasing down the famous on Barbados and laments that our country doesn’t get a cut of the profits.

The footer at the bottom of the article describes Mr. Gregg in this way… “Robin Gregg is a Barbadian author and journalist, who spends his time between Los Angeles and London, when not in Barbados.”

As we said, we were able to locate two authors with the name Robin Gregg. One is the female author of Pregnancy in a High-Tech Age, while the other is a male freelance journalist who USED TO write for the New York Post. Could the Nation News Robin Gregg be #3?

Is the Robin Gregg who writes for The Nation News the same Robin Gregg who used to write for the New York Post?

From CNN… (link here)

N.Y. Post: Writer plagiarized from National Enquirer

NEW YORK (CNN) — The New York Post, one of the city’s most widely read tabloids, announced Tuesday that one of its freelance writers plagiarized an article from The National Enquirer.

Robin Gregg, who the Post said made infrequent contributions to the paper, wrote an article in the May 15 edition of the Post concerning Wal-Mart’s decision to stop selling Kathie Lee Gifford’s line of sportswear.

According to a brief statement issued by the Post, Gregg admitted Monday that he plagiarized material for the article from The National Enquirer and said he takes full responsibility.

A comparison of Gregg’s article and that of the National Enquirer reveals Gregg copied the original almost verbatim.

We were deceived by Mr. Gregg, and he will never contribute to the Post again,” said Editor-in-Chief Col Allan.

Richard Valvo, vice president of corporate communications at American Media Inc., which publishes The National Enquirer, said the Post had been “very forthcoming” in acknowledging Gregg’s plagiarism.

“All’s well that ends well,” Valvo said. “It has been clarified, and we are extremely happy that it’s been clarified.”

The revelation comes on the heels of a journalism scandal involving former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair. On May 10, the Times publicly accused Blair of “frequent acts of journalistic fraud,” including plagiarizing other publications and making up facts, scenes and quotes. Blair, a 27-year-old who worked for the Times for five years, resigned from the paper May 1.

Further Reading

Famous Plagiarists.Com – Robin Gregg, New York Post

Washington Post article here

Gregg is mentioned towards the end of the Washington Post article.

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