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An Insulting Mail From The Star’s Public Editor over #CarolineMutoko’s Plagiarism

Below is the exchange a friend had with The Star’s public editor. Read;

From: Public Editor <publiceditor@radioafricagroup.co.ke>
Date: September 11, 2012 11:14:46 PM GMT+03:00
To: Vince <@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Caroline Mutoko should apologize

My apologies; I thought that what was published on that website was Caroline’s column. I will look into this.

Best,

Karen Rothmyer
Public Editor
The Star

—– Original Message —–
From: “Vince” <@gmail.com>
To: “Public Editor” <publiceditor@radioafricagroup.co.ke>
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:43:18 PM
Subject: Re: Caroline Mutoko should apologize

So in short you’re saying plagiarism is ok?

Regards,

Vincent Chepkwony

Sent from my iPad

On Sep 11, 2012, at 2:58 PM, Public Editor <publiceditor@radioafricagroup.co.ke> wrote:

Thank you for your email to the public editor.  I’m at a loss to know what she should apologize for, in your opinion. But in any case as a columnist (this is an old column, if I’m not mistaken)she’s free to say whatever she wants to as long as it’s not libelous.

Best,

Karen Rothmyer

Public Editor

The Star

—– Original Message —–

From: “Vince” <@gmail.com>

To: “Public Editor” <publiceditor@radioafricagroup.co.ke>

Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 4:51:22 AM

Subject: Caroline Mutoko should apologize

Good morning.

So what do you say about this? The least Mutoko can do is apologize and life goes on. However, knowing her, she will never do that and instead may end up calling us readers numbskulls as usual

http://crunkfeministcollective.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/20-things-i-want-to-say-to-my-twentysomething-self/

Regards,

Vincent Chepkwony

Sent from my iPad

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