Just when you thought stealing from young adult chick lit was as low as it gets, a writer was caught lifting passages from Wikipedia. George Orwel, author of Black Gold: The New Frontier in Oil for Investors, admitted that he had taken five paragraphs from a Wikipedia entry on the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia.
It???s tough to tell what???s more distributing about this revelation: Orwel stealing from an encyclopedia or using a source in a scholarly book that is known for its inaccuracies. Either way, the George Orwell with two Ls in his name would not approve.