A bit of research, made easy in these internet times, usually turns up the evidence.
The next step is what kind of action to take.
For Daily Beast experienced writer - Lizzie Crocker - the publication took down the plagiarized material. Crocker turned in her resignation and that was accepted. Here are the details from the New York Post.
The question then is: Why would any successful writer even try to lift someone else's material without attribution?
Since few writers get rich, all they really have is the satisfaction of content well-done. And, it's their content.
So, it seems crazy to pilfer another's content. That doesn't belong in the field of writing. Essentially, writers are old-line craftspeople who take great pride in their creations.
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